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Friday, November 24, 2017

Puppy Cake: Perfect For Non-DIY Dog Moms And More

I am a Non-DIY Dog Mom. I am a decent cook, but a terrible baker. I can paint but I can’t sew, knit or make other clever crafty things. Anything that requires following directions or even worse, planning, forget it, not fun. When I am feeling creative, I just want to go with the flow and see what happens. I am a proud "just wing-it" kind of person and that doesn't really fly with DIY.

But sometimes we must put aside our principles for the greater good. This week we celebrated Ruby's four year anniversary with our family. The internet is filled with photos and videos of dogs eating cake, cookies, and enjoying birthday parties. Ruby deserved a cake, too (though she's kind of an introvert so parties aren't really her thing).

Ruby waits for her Puppy Cake and gosh the box smells good

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Puppy Cake: The Perfect Project For Non-DIY Dog Moms

My husband loves to follow directions (and remains puzzled with my disregard for directions). He's also a pretty decent baker, but sadly he wasn't available to make Ruby's cake. Fortunately, I found an alternative - Puppy Cake!

Puppy Cake is a wheat free cake mix for dogs with limited, real ingredients. It's easy-peasy to make (no fail) and pretty much foolproof even for DIY-rebels like me.

Add water, oil and egg to Puppy Cake mix and then bake

Puppy Cake is a super simple three step process: mix, bake, and frost. Just add water, one egg, and oil. Mini-Me insisted I measure instead of estimating the water and oil (clearly her father's influence). 

Puppy Cake fresh out of oven waiting for frosting

Mix everything up and then pop in the microwave or oven and a few minutes later you have the perfect dog cake or giant cookie, depending on your perspective. One mix makes a small cake or eight cupcakes. 

Frosted Puppy Cake with smiley emoji face made out of dog treats

Each Puppy Cake also comes with yogurt frosting - just add water and frost. Mini-Me added a personal touch by making an emoji smiley face with dog treats. 

Ruby digs into her birthday puppy cake and tries not to get it on her pink sweater

We made Puppy Cake Pumpkin Cake Mix (because Thanksgiving), but Puppy Cake comes in a variety of flavors like peanut butter and red velvet. Puppy Cake also makes doggie maple bacon ice cream and cheesecake mixes.

Ruby waits in her pink sweater for her birthday puppy cake
Give me back my Puppy Cake and no one gets hurt.

Ruby loved Puppy Cake and we will definitely being trying some of the other flavors and products. Once baked, Puppy Cake lasts five days in the fridge and several months in the freezer. So while we are enjoying Thanksgiving leftovers Ruby will be enjoying her Puppy Cake leftovers!

If you are a fellow Non-DIY dog mom, please check out more of my confessions here.

Puppy Cake Wheat-Free Cake Mix is perfect for Non-DIY Dog Moms everywhere

Disclaimer: This post is NOT sponsored. I purchased Puppy Cake on my own and plan to buy more.


Mark Muller said...

oh we love this baking mixes... not even the mama can fail with that (ok sometimes) I also love that there are the cutest cookie cutters in some of this boxes... a big yay for doggie baking mixes and 4 paws and a wagging tail

Molly the AireGirl said...

A snowman cake! It looks beautiful, Ruby, and I know it was SuperYummy!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh Ruby you lucky, lucky puppy, to get such foodables!!! and what a relief for mum to be able to make it fur ya &*> Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Marty the Manx said...

Oh SWEET! Besides us LOVING Ruby, Mom has been looking for some kind of cake that is pup friendly. We are heading right over there right now!
Marty and the Gang

Sandra said...

it sure looks like the cake passed the Ruby Taste Test..

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

I'd never heard of anything like a puppy cake! I LOVE that they did that. Maybe kitties will be next? By the way, even the best DIY would admit that sometimes the best inspiration and product comes from improvising a bit ;)

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Mom has made us homemade treats but never a cake. That looks so good and who doesn't love pumpkin!!! We will definitely paw her to check this item out.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Instructions....aren't those the things you look at AFTER you've screwed up a project?

Tenacious Little Terrier said...

I don't do DIY either! I can bake but Mr. N would rather I just throw a piece of meat his way. He doesn't like carbs.

Jana Rade said...

I am not much of DIY either. Mostly because there is not enough time. I'd rather spend the time mouse hunting with Cookie. Which I think she appreciates. So we don't fuss around with cakes, we just throw a steak on a barbeque. Cookie doesn't mind ;-)

Laika said...

Wish we could get that bakingmix here in Denmark.

Kinley Westie said...

It looks nommy to me!

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

A puppy cake? That is out of this world fantastic! You are a terrific mom

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Cake??? Did I read cake!!! It looks so good

Idaho PugRanch said...

That cake looks very delicious!!
Hazel & Mabel

Emma said...

We bought two of these on our own this year and loved them. Super easy and very tasty! Enjoy!

Madi and Mom said...

Well I'll be a monkey's Aunt that is one fine looking cake in honor of Ruby.
Mom said it looks like a big peanut butter cookie which she would totally eat in a nano second
Hugs madi your bfff

The Swiss Cats said...

What a smart idea ! That cake looks delicious ! Purrs

Sandy Kubillus said...

I like the smiley face! I have a box of Puppy Cake in my cabinet which I plan to bake on Buffy's birthday in February.

KB Bear said...

I am most definitely a non-DIY dog mom, so I am going to check out those cakes! We have one dog here who can't eat any grains so I love that it's wheat free!

I'm glad that Ruby loved it :)

Marv Marvelous said...

Oh! WoW!
I, Marvelous have directed Mommy to get one of these for Cinnamon who is coming here for Christmas. We KNOW she will love one! Thank You for giving us a review, telling us how they taste!

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

I'm so glad to hear there is another non-DIY pet mom out there! I am so NOT crafty it's sad. I'm glad Ruby enjoyed her cake. :)

Madi and Mom said...

Dearest Ruby...please tell your precious Mom that my mom started a personal is full of all kinds of true stories and things we think will make your mom cackle or shake her head or say OMDs I did that once. Here it is
Hugs madi your bfff

Denise Gruzensky said...

What a PAWsome product for another DIY challenged pet parent! 💙🐶

Beth said...

I love the way it is decorated! Even though I enjoy simple DIYs, I love good shortcuts too.

M Dawson said...

This did make me smile, what a pup treat this is for ANY dog!!!!

Sweet Purrfections said...

I used to be a DIY person years and years ago. I stopped doing it while writing my dissertation for my Ph.D. and then didn't have time to do anything. I'd like to get back into it now that I'm retired. Looks like a wonderful puppy recipe.

Robin said...

This is such a great idea! It is fun to have human-like treats that are safe for pets around the house. What pet owner doesn't want to involve their pet in the celebrations they take part in? Ruby seems very pleased that she has been this spoiled by you. :)

Sahara The Dog said...

This is both a hilarious idea but also a great one! I feel like I would mess up a fully homemade puppy cake but I'm pretty good at making things out of a box so that wouldn't be too hard!

Three Chatty Cats said...

I may just have to try this! Definitely sounds easy peasy!

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