Layered Birthday Cake for Your Dog!

4,691

25

18

Introduction: Layered Birthday Cake for Your Dog!

About: Maker guy with a lot of love for paper and cardboard. Recently also working with recycled plastics. other related interests are photography, youtube, recycling, etc :-)

Hello Instructables,

What's a birthday without a cake? Lets make a tasty one for your pet's celebration!

A basic cake is full of ingredients that are not that good for your dog so I needed to swap a lot. Think of flour, sugar, whip cream, fondant, chocolate etc. A lot of kitchen compromises going on here ;-).

This cake is made for Onyx who turned 2 last Sunday :-)
Happy Birthday!


Find Onyx on Instagram if you like :-) @frenchie_onyxx

Supplies

- basic kitchen supplies
- baking paper
- half a bag of frozen green peas
- 1 can of tuna on water ( the one with oil will be less healthy I think)
- 1 can of chicken frankfurters/hotdogs ( wash a little to reduce level of salt)
- 5 big potatoes
- grated gouda cheese ( I think cheddar
- optional: a little bit of butter and milk for the potatoe mash

Step 1: Prepping the Ingredients

Lets start with boiling the potatoes. We boiled a lot because most of it was for our own dinner :-) Open the can with the tuna and let the water leak out. Unfreeze the green peas by pouring boiling water over them. Open the can with the chicken frankfurters and wash them a bit with fresh water. After that cut them in the length. Grate some cheese or buy a pack of grated cheese like I did here.

Step 2: Make Tuna Mash Potato

Back to the boiled potatoes. Lets turn them into mash potatoes! Add a little bit of butter and milk to make it more creamy and coherent if you like but its not necessary. Also depends if your dog is okay with butter / milk. Mix the mash potato with half of the tuna and mix well.

Step 3: Making the Cake Base

Divide the tuna mash in 2 parts. Cover your working area with a sheet of baking paper. Shape both parts into a cylinder shaped cake base by hand, on top of the baking paper. Mine was about 9 or 10 cm in diameter and about 2 or 3 cm high. ( depends on the amount of potatoe you used. ) Hand forming them is not the best way to get a nice round shape so I used a plastic container as a 'cookie cutter' and trimmed of the edges. The trimmed mash went back on top of the cake base.

Repeat this step with the other half of the tuna mash so you will have 2 cylinder shaped cake base.

Step 4: Stacking and Shaping the Cake

Take one of your cake bases and cut off the baking paper around it. I kept an offset of 2 cm along the cake. Place this base on a plate and start with adding a layer of green peas on top of it. Follow up with the leftover tuna. Up next is placing the second cake base on top of your cake. *READ TIP FIRST* I closed off the layers by pushing down the edges of the top base so I actually spread it over the open sides. You can see it doesn't look very nice anymore so I had to restore it. I used a plastic card ( something like a credit card) to smooth the top and spread some of the mash to the sides (unfortunately forgot to make a picture of that process). Rotate the plate with one hand and use the plastic card to smooth the sides of the cake.

*TIP* use the mash potato you kept aside to close the side of the cake. By doing this you don't have to remodel the cake as much as I did.

Step 5:

Step 6: Time to Decorate the Cake

Now time for the fun part! :-) Decorate the cake with the chicken frankfurters, the green peas and the grated cheese. The frankfurters can be pushes into the cake a little bit and that was enough to keep it on place. Also push a little onto the green peas so they won't roll easily.

Step 7: Final Details and Picture Time!

I finished the cake with more greens and made a nice picture in this mint condition, since the doggo can't wait to attack the cake! :-)

Happy Birthday!

Kitchen Compromises Speed Challenge

Participated in the
Kitchen Compromises Speed Challenge

2 People Made This Project!

Recommendations

  • DIY Summer Camp Contest

    DIY Summer Camp Contest
  • Metal Contest

    Metal Contest
  • Make it Fly Challenge

    Make it Fly Challenge

18 Comments

0
millerfd
millerfd

1 year ago

Good idea. Thank you.

0
_Vyper
_Vyper

1 year ago

sorry pups, i'm eating it myself :P

0
LisaCaron
LisaCaron

1 year ago

I don't have a dog personally ... but my kids do. ( I have 4 furry grandbabies!)
I am so making this cake for them at Christmas. What a nice way of having them get a special treat like their human parents (and grandparents do.
Thank you for creating this.👍🏻

0
JoopB1
JoopB1

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you very much Lisa! Glad you enjoyed it and are planning to do this for Christmas :D

0
rozzieozzie
rozzieozzie

1 year ago

A potato tuna cake, what a great idea! I'll have to try this next year when my Mack turns 14!

0
JoopB1
JoopB1

Reply 1 year ago

Thanks and great to hear you are thinking about trying it for Mack! :-)

0
SueP170
SueP170

1 year ago

This is a wonderful idea... My Grandkids would enjoy making this for our dog.
The cheese might need to be replaced with grated carrot.
(Our lab/Rotty X thinks he's part rabbit. LOL)
Thanks for a great project that kids will love doing!

0
JoopB1
JoopB1

Reply 1 year ago

wow, that would also like supernice whit that carrot on top!

0
Gazelle Gold
Gazelle Gold

1 year ago

this is interesting idea, but unfornutately I do not have pet now.

0
RaymondR6
RaymondR6

Reply 1 year ago

You can make it and eat it for your own birthday, since it is much healtier than a regular cake.

0
JoopB1
JoopB1

Reply 1 year ago

I missed this comment. Eating it for your own birthday wouldn't even be that bad! :D

0
JoopB1
JoopB1

Reply 1 year ago

hahaha maybe borrow one? :P

0
ArthurJ5
ArthurJ5

1 year ago

Happy birthday! Great way to spoil your puppy.

0
JoopB1
JoopB1

Reply 1 year ago

haha thank you! yes, mission accomplished ;-)

0
goldenpoppy
goldenpoppy

1 year ago

I think this is so cute! My dogs would especially love this with some peanut butter on top!

0
JoopB1
JoopB1

Reply 1 year ago

that would be an amazing extra indeed! :D

0
JoopB1
JoopB1

1 year ago

Haha Jessy, I think Charlie would love this combo too! :-) tuna and chicken is always a winner for the doggo's! :-)

0
jessyratfink
jessyratfink

1 year ago

What a fun idea! Charlie might need one of these next year :D