Pups on the Patio!

So, I work at a bar one night a week, Blind Bob’s, which I talk about here from time to time. Well, we decided to have a night where people can bring their dogs and come mingle with their favorite two legged and four legged friends. So Tuesday night was dubbed for doggies!

I was commissioned to make some treats.

But… I’m me. So I don’t do anything halfway. I go all out.
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Quite a few people came out, despite the cold. I think it’s safe to say, good times were had by all.
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Soooo if you’re not doing anything tonight… you know where to find me and Eddy!
Here’s a photo of him in a boat.
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Want to make your own yummy dog bones? I pulled this recipe off the web. It’s pretty easily customized though! I used beef broth instead of chicken and I added a couple of finely diced up organic carrots. I’ve made these before with a dash of liquid smoke for flavor as well!

2 teaspoons dry yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm water
2 tablespoons dry parsley
2 tablespoons minced garlic 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
3 tablespoons honey
1 egg
5-6 cups whole wheat flour

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C).

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in the parsley, garlic, broth, honey, and egg. Gradually blend in flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.

Transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth (about 3-5 minutes). Shape the dough into a ball, and roll to 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick. Using small bone-shaped cookie cutters, make biscuits! Transfer to ungreased baking sheets, spacing them about 1/4 inch (6 mm) apart. Gather up the scraps, roll out again, and cut additional biscuits.

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and turn over. Bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until lightly browned on both sides. Let cool overnight.

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Dinosaurs and Trains

This cake was pretty fun! Dinosaurs AND trains. For kids, I don’t know what’s much more fun than those two things. So, combining those things is a lot of fun for sure!
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My favorite part about this cake was piping the buttercream clouds. They just look so happy!
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I got to make Atreyu’s birthday cake last year as well! It’s crazy how fast time flies!

The Fish Cake

Whenever I get a project, I usually give it a nickname so that when I’m working on it, I can remember which cake I’m getting things for or baking for, need which pans for etc. Some times it’s something elaborate, but most of the time it’s pretty straight forward. This was simply… the fish cake.
A while back, at least a year ago, but probably more like two, I saw this fish cake pan somewhere at a yard sale or a thrift store or something for like a dollar. I knew I had to have it.
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It sat in my cabinet forever, but I knew one day, it would get it’s chance to be filled with batter and baked to perfect fish perfect.
So when my old friend Katie from high school contacted me asking if I’d ever done a fish cake, I sprung at the chance to say, “Nope, but I have JUST the pan!”

I made the fish strawberry as sort of a gross gesture to fish guts. I mean, it was a little boy’s birthday cake. They’re into that kind of thing… anyhow, I made a 1/4 sheet cake and dressed it up all boggy with crushed oreos, a pool of blue frosting, gummy worms and buttercream grass…
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I iced the fish and then proceeded to cover it in scales… one scale at a time. I used an icing tip as a cutter and cut out what felt like a million little circles and laid them one at a time.
One they were all laid, I added the other details and hand painted the entire thing with some diluted food coloring gels.
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It was so great to get to see my friend again when she came to pick up the cake. We got to catch up on things for a while before she headed out, delicious cake in hand.

Seems it was a big hit. I mean, what kid doesn’t like cake covered in oreos and candy?
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I guess you cut the heads off of fish before serving.
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By the time I was finished looking at photos of fish and painting this thing, I’d decided fish were hideous aquatic troll creatures. I would probably still have taken a bite of this one though.
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Eddy Turns 4!

My sweet, sweet chihuahua turned four and it’s become tradition to make him cakes every year! Not just any cakes though, meaty dog cakes :)

In case you missed the last post about this, check out: Eddy’s 2nd Birthday! and Eddy’s Third Birthday!

I sort of make up the recipe every year as I go along… flour, eggs, chicken stock… some sort of protein like chicken or beef, carrots, beans… good stuff. I pulsed it all together in the food processor and poured it into a greased pan.
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Yum? lol
I baked it at 350F for 45 minutes.
Then I made mashed potatoes with no butter or anything, just a little water. I tinted them with food coloring and used them as frosting.
End result:
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Perfect.

With all the banner panels my friends made for him!
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He was a tiny bit scared of the fire haha.
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He really wanted some cake though.

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Thanks so much to everyone who helped make Eddy’s birthday special! He was such a happy pup! Can’t wait to do it all again next year!

Very happy to announce this cake has been featured on musthavecute.com! I love being featured there! Spread on the cake joy!

Guinea Pig Cake!

This cake was for my brother for his birthday!
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He loves guinea pigs and currently has two. We constantly joke about how they eat them in some countries, so I thought this would be sort of funny.
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The little guy was so darn cute… I’m glad I decided it would be in terrible taste to make him red velvet inside hahaha. This isn’t an armadillo and this isn’t Steel Magnolias.

Sliced cake
Confetti cake seemed the most festive and well… the least threatening haha.

Here’s my brother with his cake:
My brother with his cake

Any for no reason at all other than to show off how fabulous my hair stylist is, here’s a photo of me, since I never post photos of myself on here.
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