A Birthday cake! For... my dog??
Posted on 07/15/2009 by gemcitytiffany
Okay, so some of you might thing I'm insane, just plain weird, have too much time on my hands... etc...
But I wanted to make my dog a birthday cake. I love him and evidently, I'm reproductively impaired or something so I don't have any children and he's what I've got. So I love him 110%. He is such a great little guy. I wanted to do something special for him. So I set out for the perfect recipe. I looked and discovered, for dog safe cakes, there are two options, sweet cakes... and meat cakes. The general conclusion, was that the meat cakes were, in fact, preferred by and better for dogs in the long run. The pro of the sweet cakes is that a human would also be able to enjoy in this cake. The meat cakes, though made of perfectly human-edible grade materials... you probably wouldn't WANT to eat lol.
I had found a lot of recipes, but nothing was really standing out to me as something I wanted to make. A lot of them had a lot of things in common and I started to think, "What does any cake REALLY need?" Eggs, oil... flour? Okay... so I decided, I wanted my cake to be mostly protein.
I made up a recipe:
-1 raw chicken breast, diced
-1/2 cup cooked rice
-3 tablespoons flour
-2 drops liquid smoke (for flavor)
-1/4 cup olive oil
I hope I'm not forgetting something, I just kind of made it up on the spot.
I dropped all this in my food processor and blended it until completely pureed, also adding water until I got the desired consistency.
I greased up a 4 inch cake pan and poured in the mixture. I baked at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. I thought it would take an hour, but it was perfect after 40 minutes.
After it cooled, I made some instant mashed potatoes sans butter and milk (just water) and colored them with food dye. I smoothed one layer onto the cake and put the rest in piping bags to pipe the cake with. It was amazing. The potatoes went on almost just as smoothly as buttercream and everything held up wonderfully!
I'm convinced if it weren't for the rice, by just looking at this cake, even cut up, you wouldn't be able to tell it wasn't a normal cake. I am actually really proud of the whole thing. I think it looks awesome, the writing is a bit sloppy, but piping mashed potatoes through a number 2 piping tip, turns out is the harder part haha. Eddy absolutely LOVED it. He went insane for it. He gobbled it up.
It was SUPER dense, so I gave him two small slices and the cat one little slice. They loved it so much!
My husband keeps threatening to try it haha.