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    • CommentTimeOct 27th, 2015 10:27pm (Oct 27th 2015)

    Keeper of the hens

    It was Zoey's birthday a week and a half ago, but we just haven't had time to bake her a cake. I've picked three batches of blackberries whilst out walking dogs, to use to colour the 'icing', and all but this last batch have gone off in our fridge as we've left them too long!!

    Today whilst walking a dog I found the last few blackberries of the year, so I picked them and knew I just HAD to bake a cake for Zoey when we got home...cue cake making!

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    We normally make our pups cakes with a fairly human recipe, but this time I decided to make it totally doggy!

    Ingredients: Lamb tripe mince, Rabbit & Cranberry wet dog food, various vegetables and herbs. The 'icing' is simply mashed potatoes, but I ruined it a little by not blending the blackberries, meaning it was a little pale and patchy looking...oh well, Zoey doesn't care ;)

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    It was a two tier cake, not that you could really tell hahaha

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    The cake didn't look much like a cake, but it was fun (and easy!) to make! We decorated it with a band of dog-friendly chocolate buttons, and a strip of a dog treat as a 'candle'!

    What a beast!

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    Kasper and Zoey got a slice each, and they really seemed to enjoy it. Normally when we give Zoey something she's never had before she sniffs it suspiciously and gives it a tentative nibble...she gobbled this cake down in record time!

    Head over to the forum to see more pics!
    • CommentAuthorEdge
    • CommentTimeOct 29th, 2015 1:50pm (Oct 29th 2015)
    You said the cake was a monster-I think it looks awesome I'd have eaten it! :bigsmile: It was really cute how much the dogs liked it, I really thought Zoey was going to turn her nose up and she did the exact opposite :bigsmile:
    • CommentTimeOct 29th, 2015 1:59pm (Oct 29th 2015)

    Keeper of the hens

    She definitely enjoyed that! That could be another sideline you could explore - meaty cakes for dogs!

    I'd probably forget it had meat in it and try some by mistake... :)
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 29th, 2015 6:32pm (Oct 29th 2015)
    She's such a lucky girl - no wonder she laughs so much!:face-smile:
    • CommentTimeOct 29th, 2015 10:52pm (Oct 29th 2015)

    Keeper of the hens

    The cake WAS a didn't turn out how I expected anyway :rolling:

    She really enjoyed fun to see her eagerly eating something completely new to her, I don't know if it's ever happened before! She's usually so suspicious :tooth:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeNov 4th, 2015 7:28pm (Nov 4th 2015)
    Your cake for Zoey looks great, Red..I know my pups would love something like that.:face-smile:
    • CommentTimeNov 6th, 2015 9:48pm (Nov 6th 2015)

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks Lynn! It was super quick to make - I just semi-froze some 100% turkey mince (so it would hold it's shape) with a few veggies mixed in, then covered it with mashed potato & blackberry icing!