Showing posts with label icing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label icing. Show all posts
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
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Decorating Homemade Dog Treats

Stamped and shaped homemade dog treats on a black polka dot table cloth

Our current FAQs, Tips, and Troubleshooting mini-series is all about DIY dog treats and today we're talking about decorating homemade dog treats. Baked biscuits can be made and decorated in such a wide variety of styles that we split this treat type into three separate posts: our introduction to making homemade baked biscuit (cookie) style dog treats, today's decorating details, and tomorrow's shelf-life and storage post closing out the mini-series.

Friday, 20 September 2019
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Homemade Birthday and Special Occasion Dog Cakes

Our current FAQs, Tips, and Troubleshooting mini-series is all about treats. We'll be diving into homemade cookie/biscuit dog treats when the mini-series resumes next week, but first we're talking cakes and pupcakes. Yum!

Homemade meatloaf dog birthday layer cake with mashed potato frosting and candles (number 11)

Tuesday, 20 August 2019
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{RECIPE} Surf'n'Turf Dog Birthday Cake with Potato Frosting

Homemade dog birthday cake with frosting, sprinkles, and candles.

The dogs were beyond excited with all of the smells whilst this birthday cake was being prepared, but be forewarned that you may want to have the windows open, weather permitting! Haha! And don't get me started on the fridge after I made the error of popping the finished cake uncovered into the fridge temporarily. 

Monday, 29 April 2019
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Oli's 13th Birthday (Plus Surf'n'Turf Dog Birthday Cake!)

Elderly Dalmatian dog wearing a "Happy Birthday" bandana

Wowzas! Our beautiful boy is 13!  Thanks for all the social media love and birthday wishes you've shared with Oli for his birthday. We're always grateful to celebrate another milestone together, but after Oli's medical emergency last year and Tiger's recent passing, we've been feeling extra mindful and thankful this time around.  Now that our little blogging breaktime for Easter celebrations and ANZAC Day commemorations is past, we're back with photos from Oli's barkday and the details on our latest crazy cake: a doggone droolworthy surf'n'turf layer cake!
Monday, 20 August 2018
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Humphrey's 4th Birthday + Layered Lambcake Recipe

Meatloaf dog birthday cake with potato frosting, cranberry decorations, and candles

Woohoo!  Handsome Humphrey is four and all grown up. Where does the time go?  Did you see the impatient posers in my latest "milestone mugshot" snap?  Oh those rascals!  Sigh. Our Facebook furfriends and Instagram pawpals got a sneak peak at Humphrey's 4th barkday in last week's posts as we we took a month offline here on the blog to focus on recovery following Oli's health scare. And now, thankfully the whole furfamily is still together and we're back on the blog. And we have CAKE!
Thursday, 20 April 2017
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{RECIPE} Layered Pumpkin and Beef Dog Birthday Cake


Homemade layered meatloaf dog birthday cake with number 11 birthday candles

Mmmm...cake!  It's not a real party until there's cake!  Our beautiful boy Oli turned 11 this week, and we (of course!) had to celebrate...and that meant there HAD to be a doggone delicious barkday cake!

Monday, 3 April 2017
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DIY Iced Easter Eggs + Bunny Bone Dog Treats

Homemade Easter egg and bone dog treats with hard-set icing decorations

Although I make a lot (a lot!) of treats, iced dog treats are a special rarity around here. I prefer to bake and freeze treats for readily available variety and keep things pocket portable.  Sometimes though, you just need to have a little fun! Sugar-based human royal icing is not suitable for dogs and since hard-set dog treat icing is something many folks are keen to master, I thought I would share one of my icing experiments and a few tips here on the blog.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016
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{RECIPE} Turkey Meatloaf Birthday Layer Cake

Homemade dog birthday cake topped with two edible candle treats

You can easily make a dog-friendly birthday cake using a meatloaf-style dog cake or adapt a doggy pupcake/cupcake recipe, and a layer cake really makes things feel like a special celebration, doesn't it?  Humphrey's birthday cake was made from tasty turkey meatloaf iced in mashed potato frosting sprinkled with homemade dog jerky garnish, topped with edible birthday candle treats (recipe tomorrow). Special indeed!


Wednesday, 20 April 2016
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{RECIPE} Layered Meatloaf Dog Birthday Cake

Homemade meatloaf dog birthday cake with potato frosting and panko sprinkles

No birthday is complete without cake! A layer cake makes things all the more special, especially with fancy frosting and rainbow sprinkles.  We love indulging our beloved senior boy Oli, but in moderation and with healthy (or healthier) ingredients and add-ins where we can. He has always been an inherently voracious eater and maintaining a healthy weight through good diet and plenty of exercise is vital, especially as he grows older. With this in mind, I set out to bake him a birthday cake which was more of a special birthday meal than a treat.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016
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Pink Valentine's Day Beet Dog Treats (Four Ways!)

Homemade pink beetroot dog treats made with cookie stamps

Beetroot gives these Valentine dog treats a natural bright pink colour (and a boost of dog-safe veggie goodness).  The homemade treat dough is a beautiful bright pink playdough-like mix, which works great for rolling, shaped cutting, and stamping (as shown), but is just a pretty in simple flattened-ball cookies.  If you want make these extra special, carob drop "kiss" toppers look great with the pink, as does a carob "chocolate icing".


Wednesday, 19 August 2015
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{RECIPE} Tasty Turkey Meatloaf Dog Birthday Cake

Our next few posts will share the DIY details from Humphrey's first birthday, and what better place to start than with cake?  This is a party after all, so what not have the cake first! There is something about a nice tall layer cake that really makes it feel like a special celebration, isn't there?  The smell of meat cooking in the kitchen is a really exciting event for our dogs. For personal reasons, I converted to a vegetarian diet some time ago and hubby also limits his consumption, so meat isn't usually on the menu unless we are cooking for guests or (of course) the pampered pets. Since I wanted this cake to be more of an indulgent birthday dinner than a dessert, I opted to make it meaty - much to the joy and delight of my salivating sous-chefs.

Dalmatian dog with homemade turkey meatloaf birthday cake