Whether it’s your dog’s first birthday or her 20th, there’s no reason not to celebrate with the best dog birthday cake you can find! But where do you start? How can you be sure you’re making the right choice? As an experienced cake artist, I’m here to help you learn how to choose the best dog birthday cake for your furry loved one! And after reading this article, you should be ready to pick out the perfect cake based on your dog’s personality and preferences.
The size of your dog has a lot to do with which birthday cake you choose. A large-breed dog needs something significantly larger than a small breed. The birthday cake should be at least as tall as your pet’s shoulder for large breeds and only slightly higher than their belly for small breeds. For example, Labradors are much larger than Chihuahuas, so their cake should be much taller, but it shouldn’t be much wider because they’re already rather wide dogs.
What does your dog like? Maybe she has a favourite food, and it’s just a matter of using that for inspiration. Do you have a heavy-duty meat-eater, or is your dog more into processed foods and snacks? Pay attention to your dog’s likes and dislikes when choosing a flavour. If you can, test out some options before deciding, so you don’t get her hopes up. Some dogs will turn their nose up at what we think is an amazing flavour, so keep in mind that they don’t always appreciate our sense of taste.
While it’s easy to fall in love with a dog birthday cake that looks too cute to eat, if your dog has allergies, you may want to avoid pastel-coloured frosting. He might start itching after just one lick! Instead, opt for frosting that complements your dog’s fur. For example, dogs with black coats often see red or white frosting on their birthday cakes. And if you have two dogs? Make sure their colours compliment each other so they can enjoy licking matching cakes!
The best dog birthday cake is one that is good enough for human consumption. While you don’t want to waste time researching ingredients, it’s worth at least taking a glance at any dry goods used in your pet’s cake (such as flour or sugar) and making sure no gluten or other pet-unfriendly ingredients are lurking. An expensive, all-natural dog birthday cake doesn’t mean anything if your puppy ends up with an upset stomach, after all! The same goes for food colouring; while most products are safe for pets, you may prefer to skip artificial colours just in case—especially if your dog has an allergy or reacts poorly to them.
A dog birthday cake is an ideal way to celebrate your furry friend’s big day. When deciding what kind of cake you want, keep in mind that most dogs don’t enjoy chocolate or nuts. Other than that, feel free to be creative and come up with something truly special. However, keep in mind that your dog will probably enjoy whatever you give him, so if cost is a concern, don’t feel like you have to go all out—the look on his face will be worth it! And happy birthday!