These Dog Birthday Cake Ideas Are Truly Delicious
Dogs are more than dogs for some people. To pet parents, dogs are members of the family. They get Christmas stockings. They get their hair done. And they definitely get birthday parties.
Dog birthday cakes might seem over the top, but if you ask us (and any true dog lovers), they're pawesome. They're also cute, tasty and a great way to celebrate your furriest family member's special day.
What kind of cakes can a dog eat?
There are several common ingredients in cakes for people that should be avoided in dog cakes. Think chocolate, coffee, coconut, raisins and artificial sweeteners.
Luckily, there are tons of ingredients that are safe to use in dog cakes and treats. Peanut butter, applesauce, pumpkin puree and Greek yogurt are popular among pooches. To make things easier, try using a tried and true dog cake recipe. It's tasty enough for people to eat, too.
Note: If you give your dog peanut butter, make sure it doesn't have xylitol in it.
How should I decorate my dog’s birthday cake?
Dog-safe frosting can be used to decorate your dog's cake, but feel free to embellish it with treats and cake toppers.
Here are some ideas for inspiration:
What can I give my dog for a birthday treat?
Let's be real: Dogs aren't picky. They probably don't care if their dog birthday treats have their name on it in pink icing. A dish full of peanut butter would probably be just as much of a surprise, so any dog-safe people food will do.
Still, if you want to take cute photos or throw a dog birthday party, go crazy.
There are plenty of sweet, store-bought options:
Does PetSmart make dog cakes?
Not really. Some Petco's carry cute, fresh-made dog treats, but no large chain pet store has launched an official dog bakery section. They do, however, have some dog birthday cookies and a mix you can use to make a dog birthday cake from scratch.
Start with one of these:
Does Amazon sell dog cakes?
Again, if you're looking for a custom dog cake, visiting a local dog bakery is a safer bet. Amazon does, however, sell a ton of adorable dog birthday cookies and treats, plus mixes and molds to make your own.
Pre-made treat options:
For making dog birthday treats from scratch:
Can you get dog birthday cakes delivered?
It's way easier (and cheaper) to make your own dog birthday cake or pick up some dog treats, but Okra and Molly and The Dog Bakery are two solid options for dog cake delivery.
Honestly, though, simple dog birthday cookies are plenty good enough for photo ops and dog parties.
If you're making your own dog birthday cake, start with some inspiration.
Think you're dog would like something like that? Instead of the usual dog treats, treat your doggo to a really special treat.
You could even throw in some toys and gear as gifts.
Ordinary dog biscuits make a quick and easy cake decoration.
Make the celebration extra paw-tacular with a puparillo. Haven't heard of puparillos? They are like cigars for dogs.
Match your dog's party hat to the cake for extra-cute photos.
Remember party favors for the guests, whether they are small, medium or large.
And for the guest of honor, every furry monster needs a furry monster hat.
Anything can be a dog cake if you add a cute topper to it.
Then, it's time to eat.
A dog cake doesn't have to be giant to be delicious.
Any cake is a winner in dogland.
Remember, giving your dog a good time is the entire point.
If you think your dog loves you now, just wait until you show them all this birthday love.
So celebrate your fur baby's big day in style.
Our beloved canines don't get to enjoy as many trips around the sun as we do. Since they only have so many birthdays to celebrate, treasure each and every one, doggone it.
Raise the woof and top everything off with the best dog birthday cake ever.