Searching For The Best Birthday Cakes For Dogs In 2018?
Are you in need of one of the best birthday cakes for dogs? Then look no further!
Our canine companions are part of our family so it makes sense that we want to celebrate their birthdays with, presents, parties and of course doggy birthday cakes!
While there are tons of recipes online if you want to roll up your sleeves and start baking a canine-friendly cake, there are also some delicious and wonderfully decorated creations. Here we take a look at some of the best offerings and find out which birthday cake for dogs takes the biscuit.
Why have birthday cakes for dogs become popular?
The dog lifestyle market is booming with more and more owners treating their four-legged friends like humans, spa treatments, boutique hotels, dog weddings and of course canine birthday parties are all becoming increasingly popular.
After all, what discerning pooch wouldn’t want to spend some time with their doggy pals receiving gifts, tucking into liver cupcakes and popping the “pawsecco” (affiliate link) and as everyone knows the highlight of any birthday party is the cake.
Doggy birthday cakes are not the same as human birthday cakes they don’t contain lots of fat and sugar, in fact, most are baked using natural ingredients dog’s love such as peanut butter, carrots or carob (the dog-safe alternative to chocolate) Topped with either yoghurt or fondant icing many are decorated with biscuit bones or treats and some can even be personalised with your four-legged friends name and date of birth.
This simple recipe for a homemade doggie birthday cake will have Fido licking his lips
Things you will need
- Preheat oven to Gas mark 4 or 180° C
- Combine the peanut butter, egg, vanilla honey and oil in a large mixing bowl, add the grated carrot before sifting in the flour and bicarbonate of soda.
- When mixed well pour into the cake mould and bake for 40 minutes
- Leave to completely cool on rack
- Cover the top with cream cheese, doggie choc drops, yogurt or carob (optional)
Alternatively, you can click here for a dog-friendly cake mix
If you don’t want to make your own doggie cake there are plenty of readymade ones available
Your pet’s birthday comes around just once a year so why not give them a special treat. Take a look at these cakes, perfect for any doggy celebration!
Tips for throwing a dog birthday party
Planning any celebration takes a little time and some work but we’ve put together some tips to make organising your doggy celebration stress-free;
- Dog park
- Community centre
- Doggy day-care
Phileas Dogg Edible Gifts Eat Me Greet Me Rawhide Birthday Cake
Not a traditional cake but this lovely gift boxed rawhide cake will certainly last a lot longer and is great for dogs who wouldn’t benefit from the calories in baked goods. Coloured with EC and FDA approved colouring it even has an edible candle.
Dog Birthday 'Woofin' Gift Hamper
This gift hamper not only includes an iced “woofin” from the Barking Barkery for your pooch but a host of other treats to make their birthday extra special including cheese flavoured “pupcorn” a selection of dog chews, rope tugger, tennis ball, Alfie and Mollie venison treats and a bottle of dog beer.
Barking Bakery Dog Celebration Cake
This cake by the Barking Bakery looks very much like a human birthday cake and is the ideal centrepiece for any doggy birthday party. Surrounded by bone treats, coated with carob and with a tube of icing to write your own message it’s ideal for 2 or 3 pooches to share.
Rawhide dog cake with a candle & Natural Suede Piggy eco-toy
Most doggy birthday cakes are gone in seconds but this one by Purely Pooch is made of natural rawhide and while not made to share will last for hours. It comes in a pawprint giftbag with Peggy the Pig an eco-toy made from suede which will give Fido hours of fun.
Dog Birthday Cake Mix with Dog Biscuit Treats and Paw Print Dog Birthday Foil Balloon
This complete kit includes everything you need to make 6 large cupcakes and 10 bone-shaped biscuits for your dog’s special day. The peanut butter and chocolate flavour treats include a bone shaped cutter and cupcake cases as well as a pawprint birthday balloon and makes a great gift for your pampered pooch.
Whether you go all out and throw a fantastic doggy birthday party or just celebrate at home together you can show your pooch how much you love them by treating them to a celebratory birthday cake.
Either get baking yourself using a delicious dog-friendly recipe, like the one above, buy a mix like the excellent one from PawBakes or choose a readymade confection.
My recommendation for a birthday to remember, is the gift hamper by Pet Presents, as not only do you get a tasty chocolate flavoured “Woofin” but lots of other treats and toys for your best friend to enjoy.