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A Dog Cake Begins the Celebration!

Baking a dog cake for your dog is a true act of love, and a dog birthday cake or other themed cake can become the center of your celebration.

While cakes for dogs can look like they were made professionally, it’s very possible for you to make a great looking cake—that doesn’t take a lot of work!

All it takes is a little know-how, and a few kitchen tools…





Want to make a cake for your dog? Here are some ideas to help you get started:

Dog Birthday Cake Decorating
Dog Birthday Cake Decorating
Dog Cake Pan
Shaped Cake Pans for Dogs
Dog Birthday Cake Mix
Dog Birthday Cake Mix


Carrot Dog Muffins
Carrot Dog Muffins
Carob Dog Cake Recipe
Carob Dog Cake Recipe
Dog Treat Icing
Dog Treat Icing

These dog cupcakes were made using a Wilton Dessert Decorator Plus and they are on a Wilton cupcake stand.


Dog cupcakes on a Wilton cupcake stand


Special Occasions Require
Special Dog Treats

So when is it appropriate to make a cake for your dog? Here are some possibilities:


  • Your dog’s birthday - The most obvious occasion is a dog birthday party with his (and your) friends. A dog birthday cake can be a bone shape or it could be made with a dog hydrant cake pan. Or, if you prefer, you can make a cake that looks like a dog. Dog birthday cake decorating can be great fun!
  • Adoption anniversary - It’s an important day for both you and your dog. Celebrate the occasion with a special cake and a few friends to share the fun.
  • Graduation from Obedience School - Especially if you’ve had a long haul of it while learning basic obedience, it could be the perfect time to celebrate. Give your dog a special treat to show him that you’re proud of his accomplishment!
  • Halloween treats - If you live in a neighborhood where the dogs make the rounds with the kids, have some special pupcakes ready for the Trick or Treaters. Make sure you package them carefully, so that they will survive the evening until the gang gets home.

Whatever the occasion, a dog themed cake could be in order. And, I’ll let you in on a little secret. There are some of us who don’t wait for holidays and special occasions--to bake cakes for our dogs!


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