|Birthday Boy Marty!!|
Yesterday was Marty's 1st birthday. Marty is my brother Mike's miniature Australia Shepard. He is a little farm doggie, he helps himself to fresh vegetables from the fields, chases away the rabbits and does a great job herding all other animals and people to their appropriate places! Marty lives across the road from my parents, so they babysit him quite frequently and he gets along well with their dog, Ajax.
Pierre LOVES his dog family! So we thought we ought to have a birthday party for Marty with all of the trimmings!
|The dog family: Marty, Pierre and Ajax|
I found a cake recipe here: http://baking.food.com/recipe/dog-doggie-birthday-cake-193085 . I was out of a couple ingredients, so I adjusted to to this recipe.
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup corn oil
1/2 cup chicken, diced small
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1/4 cup carob chips
peanut butter and yogurt for frosting
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9X5 loaf pan.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter adding eggs, oil and meat. Stir in dry ingredients and pour into pan. Bake for 1 hour until golden brown and crispy on outside. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes and turn out, leaving cake on it's top side.
|Almost party ready!|
I took a sharp bread knife and cut away the sides and notched the ends, so the cake resembled a dog bone.
I then frosted with peanut butter and piped MARTY with greek style yogurt (ziploc bag with end snipped off) and decorated with some carob chips.
|Pierre's hat had to be customized!|
|Mike and Ajax; the uncles|
What a hit!!! The dogs absolutely LOVED the cake!! They even allowed us to put party hats on them and pose for photos (sort of) for another piece of cake! A birthday party was complete with some doggie take home treats in bags!