Friday, February 10, 2012

Kaiser's B-Day Cake Collection (Age1-6)

This photo was taken for...
Daily Dog Challenge - 96. 2/4 "Time Passes"
 Use your dog to take a photo that illustrates the passing of time today.

 Every year on Nov. 16th, I make a birthday cake for Kaiser.
These are his cake collections.
I enjoy making his B-Day cake and he loves it too!
I've made 6 of them so far and will make more and more for years to come!

Eating a whole cake was Kaiser's birthday tradition.
Of course the next meal was very simple and small.
He became super happy after finishing the cake
but at the same time too full to move around!

From 6th birthday, we decided to give him 1/3 at a time.
He's still super healthy but slowly getting old
so we thought it was better for his digestion.

I wish I could start a doggy bakery but because it's once-a-year thing,
I can cherish the time making each one of them.

Kaiser's BD Cakes (Age 1-6)

These cakes are not so hard to make esp. you don't need to worry about the taste!
For someone who's interested in making a doggy B-Day cake...
These cakes are made of three parts:

1. Meatloaf
Mainly beef but you can mix it with other kinds of meat like chicken or pork etc., some veggies, egg, oatmeal.
Blend all in a food processor, put in a pan and bake at 200C/400F for about 25 minutes.
I prefer using stewing beef rather than ground beef
because ground beef is usually too greasy and your cake will shrink.

2. Mashed potatoes
I use flakes and mix with fruit/veggie juice for colouring.
When you use juice, read the label and make sure it does not contain grapes.
It's easy to see if all the mixed fruit juice packages have pictures of the fruits inside.
I found some cranberry juice packages just show cranberries but they actually contain grapes and other fruits.

3. Toppings
Veggies, fruits, jelly, cookies whatever your doggy likes!
For the 6 year-old B-Day cake I made jelly with fruit juice and gelatin.

These cakes are salt, sugar and flour free!

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Love this idea? Then make one for your pooch!
I'm sure everybody loves it!


  1. Your cakes are exquisite, Kaiser is a lucky pup. Good decision to pare back for digestive purposes. I would love to have this post to reblog if you would ever consider it. As a Kitchen Counselor, the post fits with my Kitchen K9s section in both my KC blog and Jet's blog. Let me know.

    1. Thank you, Jet!
      Of course, I'm happy to share this post with you!
      The first cake was covered with strained yoghurt. Since the amount was too much, I changed the cream part to mashed potatoes from the next year.
      I used mashed winter squash for 5th cake for a change. It was ok but too soft. The mashed potato flakes work very well and give the cakes cute colours!

    2. I just added a photo of the cut cake!

  2. Wow, those cakes are gorgeous! Kaiser looks like he knows how lucky he is! Happy upcoming half birthday Kaiser!

    1. Thank you!
      It's once-a-year thing but when I start to prepare making a cake, he knows it will be his and won't leave the kitchen! 9 months to go till the next chance!

  3. Those are wonderful cakes! Hey Kaiser, ya think you could share the next one with your pals? Huh? Huh?

    1. Thank you Rumpy! We never had a chance to have a birthday party but we would love to make a bigger cake and share it with lots of furry friends!

  4. Those cakes look great! Your a pretty lucky guy Kaiser!

    1. Thank you! It's rather easy to make.
      I usually prepare the meatloaf part a day before so on the birthday it just needs to be dressed up! He loves those cakes!

  5. OMD! Your blog is wonderful and the cakes that you mom makes for you, Kaiser, are so delicious looking. Thank you for writing the directions. Happy to meet you on the blog hop! xx Berner Girls