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
-2 eggs
-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.
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layers_of_eli 16th-Jul-2009 02:14 am (UTC)
OH MY GOODNESS that second photo of Eddy is the CUTEST THING EVER!! I love his eyes about to pop out of his head :D So cute, too, that the cat got some birfday cake. Love this post!
gemcitytiffany 16th-Jul-2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
the dog got done with his first and then decided to finish the cat's for him... he was eating too slow I guess lol
ayappe 16th-Jul-2009 02:14 am (UTC)
SO CUTE!!! Oh my god, I think I just died of cute overload. I *love* the pictures of Eddy and his cake. And let me tell you, if I hadn't read the ingredients, I would've thought that was just a regular cake, it looks amazing! *Great* job with the mashed potato icing!
gemcitytiffany 16th-Jul-2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It went together better than I'd hoped!
cicada77 16th-Jul-2009 02:15 am (UTC)
That is so awesome!!! I am saving this recipe and my dog is getting it for his next b-day (but he'll have to share with the cats as well, lol)
___mari 16th-Jul-2009 02:15 am (UTC)
LOL that middle left picture. What a cute idea! It came out great!
studyphysics 16th-Jul-2009 02:19 am (UTC)
Haha, those pictures are great. Your cake looks fabulous. I wouldn't have known it was a meat cake!
vocabularies 16th-Jul-2009 02:20 am (UTC)
OH MY GOSH. This is the cutest thing ever! I'm going to try this for my baby's birthday next year :)
screamoutloud 16th-Jul-2009 02:21 am (UTC)
So cute!!!!!!!!!!!!

ninjasushi 16th-Jul-2009 02:27 am (UTC)
I couldn't help myself....

gemcitytiffany 16th-Jul-2009 02:30 am (UTC)
Bahahaha amazing!
It was the very moment he realized... wait... this is for ME??!!? Zomg!!1
maevegoddess 16th-Jul-2009 02:34 am (UTC)
Cutest post ever. He's so cute. Great cake btw. :)
julie_t1 16th-Jul-2009 02:34 am (UTC)
That is a beautiful cake! :) Cute dog, too!
mello_tune 16th-Jul-2009 02:44 am (UTC)
Okay this is the best thing ever. XD Please submit these to Cute Overload!! Too cute. <3
gemcitytiffany 16th-Jul-2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
I totally should!
spracker 16th-Jul-2009 03:04 am (UTC)
I was gonna ask if you tried it yet! You should.. just for kicks! I mean it sounds kinda like a casserole! (plus liquid smoke.. haha.. I dunno how that might taste though..) But that pic with his eyes bugging out is priceless!
gemcitytiffany 16th-Jul-2009 01:46 pm (UTC)
haha, I probably won't... but my husband might lol. He's far more adventurous than I am! It smells like chicken and rice... which is kind of gross/creepy... since it looks like birthday cake lol
junaberry 16th-Jul-2009 03:56 am (UTC)
this is THE shit. well done.
gemcitytiffany 16th-Jul-2009 01:46 pm (UTC)
:D Thanks!!
fel_k 16th-Jul-2009 04:18 am (UTC)
omg your dog is the cutest!
and lol at your husband for threatening to try it.
hahaha. lucky dog!
sara_k_s 16th-Jul-2009 04:35 am (UTC)
That's awesome, and your dog is a CUTIE PIE!
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