on august 18, 2008, the best little bean was born. (yes, i love the synchronicity of her birthday, 8-18-8.. in case you wondered.)
on october 21, 2008, we picked her up from the airport.
for me, it was love at first sight.
for marshall, it was love at first sight.
even for randy dog, it was love at first sight.
today is penny’s birthday! she is two.
for her first birthday, i made pupcakes. you can see the post about that here.
this year, i baked her a cake.
cheesy birthday cake for your pup.
an original recipe by janetha g.
- 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup grated cheese
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
- enough milk to make “batter” consistency—i used skim milk
place all ingredients in a bowl. mix well.
you will have spectators.
pour into a greased 8” cake pan.
bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. when it is done, it should be golden brown and a toothpick should come out clean after inserting into the middle of the cake.
while the cake bakes, take an obscene amount of photos of the birthday girl. and of her brother, we wouldn’t want to leave anyone out.
once the cake has cooled a bit, place it on a plate.
spread a nice layer of natural peanut butter on top.
crunchy, if you want to make your pooch happiest.
adorn the cake with a “P” (or the appropriate letter) made of cheese.
sing to the birthday girl, while teasing her with the delicious cake.
let them eat cake!
randy looks like he is a little deprived here, doesn’t he?
pretty sure he was drooling.
poor randy dog, so picked on.
don’t be fooled. he ate his fair share of cake.
this was by far the best dog cake i have made!
i usually follow recipes, but this time i made up my own. marshall and i tasted it and agreed it was the best yet. it had a great, soft consistency and didn’t taste like cardboard. double score.
in honor of penelope’s birthday, i am giving away this cool organic dog treat cookbook/cookie cutter set! i snagged one for the birthday girl and decided to give one away to one of my dog-lovin’ readers.
- leave a comment telling me what kind of dog(s) you have and their name(s). tell me something you love about your dog(s)
i will announce the winner on monday, august 23.
xo. janetha g.