Sunday, April 8, 2012

Luna's First Birthday Party

Several months ago, I saw a recipe for a dog cake (as in a cake for dogs)  and I've been wanting to make it ever since so I decided a dog birthday party was in order for our Luna's first birthday. Have you seen our Luna? Here she was as a puppy:

Here she is now:

The first thing we needed for a wiener dog party was wiener food for the dogs:

Next, we needed wiener food for the humans. We enjoyed hot dogs, little smokies, and smoked sausage.

A party isn't complete without cake! We had dog cupcakes for the wieners and cookies and cream cupcakes for the humans.

The dog cupcakes turned out awesome and were a lot of fun to make. I gave one to Luna to try the day before the party. She devoured it in 30 seconds and them spent 5 minutes licking her bowl. I would definitely recommend them.

Carrot Peanut Butter Dog Cake

1 cup white flour
1 top baking soda
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup shredded carrots
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup honey
1 egg
Mix flour and baking soda together and then add all other ingredients.
Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.
Frost with wiped non-fat cream cheese.
I doubled the recipe and made cupcakes out of the batter which made about 13 cupcakes. I baked them for about 20-25 mins. I only had enough whipped cream cheese for 9 of them with one package of cream cheese.
Here are the wieners eating their cupcakes:



Luna helped Axle eat his cupcake

And of course, we had party treats for the wieners:

Next up, cookies and cream cupcakes!

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  1. I may be asking a silly question, but what is a "top"? Is this a teaspoon, a tablespoon, or something else completely? I am brand new to your blog, but I will be back!

    thank you!

  2. Woops! It is supposed to be 'tsp' and is fixed now. Thanks for catching it and thanks for visiting my blog!

    1. hi Amy... its not fixed yet i dont believe...

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  4. We just made this for our Golden Retriever's birthday and the dogs absolutely LOVED THEM! Thankyou for the great recipe!

  5. I have a cupcake blog called My Year of Cupcakes. I'm promoting Adopt-A-Shelter Dog month all October and made your Doggy Cupcakes for dogs at Bideawee (a local shelter). Here's a link to the day I used your cupcakes, in case you wanna take a look:
    Thanks for the amazing recipe! My dog loved them!!

  6. I'm having a Seahawks and Dessert Party with our friends and family. Our Boyz are "making" the Pup-Cakes so everyone can take them home for their Fuzzy Family.

  7. I'm sO thrilled that I stumbled upon your blog! My dog is turning 1 next month and I'm looking for a homemade cake recipe. My dog's name happens to be Luna too ;) Thank you for this!

    By the way, the white flour can be all-purpose flour?

  8. Hey Amy Luna is beautiful I have two myself stumbled on your post while searching for homemade dog treats .. I would love to share you post about Luna party on my blog ,, my family thinks my two is to spoiled but you gotta love those dachshunds they are precious have a great day

  9. Do you have to use carrots or can you substitute it with something else?

  10. Looks like Axle doesn't want to share.

  11. Can we use peanut butter on the cake or do we need to use the wipped cream

    1. That's what I was wondering

    2. I whipped up some healthy(low sugar & sodium) peanut butter and frosted the cupcakes.

  12. Made these cupcakes to advertise my grooming business. Sold them at some local events for a fundraiser for our local animal shelter. They were the talk of the event. We even took the unsold ones to the shelter. The dogs felt special that day.

  13. Can just the cupcake (not the icing) be frozen?