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Walter’s doggo birthday cake

Posted on Nov 9, 2017 by in Food photography | 6 comments

This week, we celebrated my fur-son’s seventh birthday. How time flies. It seems like only yesterday we were bringing home our seven kilo bundle of joy.

Exhibit A:

*wipes tear*

Anyway, to give Walter a birthday treat, I decided to team up with the amazing Fay from Fayth Photography (@Fayth_Photography) for a doggo cake smash. She was so amazing with Walter. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. So, if you are in Canberra and in the market for a dog photo shoot, hit her up!

Boring disclaimer:

Now, to be clear, I am not a dietician or a vet. I have no expertise in what to feed a dog. I simply did some cursory Googling about the kinds of pantry items you can feed your doggo and threw together a birthday cake for my doggo. And, judging from the resulting photos, he freaking loved it.

Makes 4 x 6 inch doggo cakes

Doggo cake

400 grams of plain flour

3 teaspoons of baking powder

2 large carrots (grated)

4 eggs

250 grams of peanut butter

400 millilitres of rice bran oil

100 millilitres of whole milk

Doggo icing

Peanut butter

Rice bran oil

Make the doggo cake

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C.
  2. Grease four 6 inch cake tins and line with baking paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift the flour and baking powder.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and combine well.
  5. Evenly divide the cake batter between the prepared cake tins.
  6. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out of the centre of the cakes clean. Set aside to cool.

Doggo icing

  1. Spoon the desired amount of peanut butter into a bowl and loosen with the oil until the icing is a good consistency to pipe on the cake.

Assemble the doggo cake

  1. Once the cakes are completely cooled, using a small amount of doggo icing, affix one cake to a cake board or plate.
  2. Add the remaining doggo icing to a piping bag fitted with a star tip.
  3. Pipe the doggo icing on to the first cake in a fancy pattern. Repeat with the remaining layers of cake.
  4. If you want to kill two birds with one stone, add some mint leaves to freshen up your doggo’s breath.


  1. Awwww, how gorgeous. Happy birthday Walter! Your mummy loves you! We brought home a fur baby yesterday… (see my photo on Instagram). xx

    • Thanks Liz! Your new furbaby is beautiful!

    • Thanks so much Michele!

    • Thanks Serina! It was a hoot

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