Happy Birthday Buckaroo

Just when all of you think I’m perfectly sane, I go out and bake a cake for my dog.This isa special day for Rocky, our 2nd born. He is a rescue, and sincewe don’t knowhis actual birthday, we celebrate the day we adopted him… two years ago today. He’s been a bit of a problem pooch as he has some slight behavior issues… Irefer to him as five pounds of raw aggression. However, once he gets to know you, this little guy doles out big buckets o’ love. That’s how he got the nickname Bucky, but he also answers to Rocky and Stinkster.

Thisisnot just a boring cake, but a savory one flavored with pureed chicken and… yes… that’s real bacon lining the sides. Carrots add sweetness and a nice fleck of color. The frosting is simply yogurt andcottage cheese pureed with a dab of swiss cheese (for extra stinky factor) and cake crumbs to make it stiff enough to be spreadable. The candles were Pupperonis cut in half. Good stuff. I’d almost eat it… ehhhh almost.

All Natural Ingredients list: Vegetable oil, eggs, chicken, flour, baking powder, carrots, low-sodium bacon, cottage cheese, yogurt, swiss cheese.

Before they got to eat the cake, the dogs had already worked themselves into a lather… its not often we have real bacon at home. I kept thinking of that obnoxious commercial fordog treatswhere the dog isyelling bacon,BACON, BACON!!!! The poor dogswere practically drooling with anticipation before I let them eat the cake. They both got a teensy slice of cake which theyate with a vengeance.

Also, a quick plug for Petfinder.com, where we found Rocky. I’m a big advocate of pet rescue and have rescued both of my dogs.If you’re looking for a fourlegged additionto your family, please considerrescuing an animal before going to a pet store. There are so many loving pets out there that need homes!



  • Aaron Kautz 11 YEARS AGO

    It looks sooo wonderful, very creative. Candance you are a simply delightful mommy! -A

  • Nicisme 11 YEARS AGO

    Hi Candace, I absolutely love your blog – your photos are awesome!
    I just added you to my reader and when I saw the photos of your cake I thought – OMG! That looks really good. Then I saw the bacon on the side and thought, well it’s different, and then I burst out laughing as I saw the dogs scarfing it down!
    It’s brilliant!

  • melissa 11 YEARS AGO

    awww, that’s beautiful!! happy birthday rocky. :)

  • peabody 11 YEARS AGO

    Wont think you are insane at all. I make my dog a cake too. And we even celebrate her 1/2 birthday because her birthday is the day before our wedding anniversary and often gets looked over.
    What fun…happy b’day to your pup.

  • Adrian 11 YEARS AGO

    Give a kiss to Rocky from us, happy B.D.!
    Maybe to the photograph too…

  • Rolanda (mom) 11 YEARS AGO

    wow !happy birthday rocky!you are the best “doggymama” !congrats!

  • Tartelette 11 YEARS AGO

    If my dog sees this, there will be no peace at the house!! Happy birthday Bucky!

  • Chocolate Shavings 11 YEARS AGO

    Those dogs look as happy as can be, and the cake looks beautiful – I’m glad I found your site!

  • Aran 11 YEARS AGO

    Lucky dog!!!!!!

  • Patricia Scarpin 11 YEARS AGO

    Well, I think that what you did is a beautiful thing and a labor of love. :)

  • nikkipolani 11 YEARS AGO

    I love Petfinder.com. That’s how I got my two cats (this past January). It’s a lovely cake :-)

  • Angie 11 YEARS AGO

    I meant to post the other day and forgot. . . that cake is too cute! I’m positive Sushi and Rocky thank their lucky stars for having such a great Momma :) Oh, and Papa too!

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  • TaratheFoodie 11 YEARS AGO

    Happy Birthday, Rocky! How cute!!!! Those puppies are lucky to have such a good mommy!

  • Erika Cope 11 YEARS AGO

    I was wondering if you’re willing to share your recipe for this. I made my dog a cake for his birthday last year (from a recipe I found on dogster.com) and it looks nothing like this.
    Thanks so much!

  • Jessica 10 YEARS AGO

    I was wondering if you’re willing to share your recipe for this cake you made. You see my dog is turning 2 this Sunday and I’m looking to make a good cake for him. I want to mention your cake looks great and he loves bacon. Thank you.

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  • I visited your blog after a long time today and was so thrilled to see all these new posts and the new design. As always, your food looks gorgeous.
  • The best!
  • wow great pictures! the filling sounds really interesting.. I have lots of leftover egg whites that I've been wanting to use up...I'm definitely making them! thanks for the recipe : )
  • I did have this salad when we visited the Philippines! It was certainly delicious and very fulfilling. Although this dish is more Japanese in origin, that restaurant gave it its own twist. The Filipinos really have a good palate for excellent food! Anyway, thank you for the recipe. I will surely give this a try!
  • Absolutely mind-blowing. I tried doing spoons once.....do your spoons have a rounded bowl or a flat surface. Did many break if you were trying to push it in a little to make it have a little depth.

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