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Mango Dog’s BDay Cake! (for dogs AND humans!)

March 25, 2014

Well, it has happened! Mango and I have not quite reached the landmark of an entire year of knowing each other, but we have reached his first birthday! And boy did we celebrate! First (yes, I know, he is a dog. BUT he is MY dog and he is a wonderful dog. The best. So he gets the best) there were presents! I got him a raw beef bone. Bones are not only an excellent source of yumminess and occupation for a dog, they are excellent toothbrushes. They keep plaque away and doggy brains happy. Winwinwin. Win. I also got him a Busy Buddy treat-hiding rope toy. So he has to work a little bit, but the toy magically dispenses treats for him! He has a few similar ones so it wasn’t his first rodeo, but he loves ropes, so I got this one to add to his collection…and he carried it around all day.

After breakfast and presents, we went downstairs for a typical day of dog walking and hanging out with dogs (gosh, don’t we have it just the best?). After a handful of walks (there were 36 dogs to be exact) we had Mango’s party! Shadow, a local aussie shepherd, joined us for some hoop jumping and tunnel running. AND some cake!

While not as sweet as the human version of cakes, it makes a nice breakfast treat for humans. And the dog, BEGGED for it.  But he is polite, and so he even waited on his candle to be lit and the song to be sung.

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Banana Carrot Pupcake:

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 ripe banana, mashed

1 large carrot, shredded

1/2 cup applesauce (unsweetened)

3 Tbsp maple syrup or honey

2.5-3 cups water

Directions: Preheat oven to 375. Mix everything together and place in 9×9″ cake pan or 6 muffin tins. Bake for 35min (cake) or keep an eye on cupcakes starting at 20min. Top with Pumpkin PB icing for extra delectability!1461161_1480202528870305_2052703818_n

PS…you cannot have a birthday without icing.

Peanut Butter Pumpkin ICING!

3/4 cup pumpkin (I used canned)

1/4 cup PB

1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions: Stir well, slather generously on cake. Try not to eat it all before you get it on the cake…or just make a second batch….

All in all is was an excellent day! And the dog, who is clearly going to pretend to be a puppy forever, is wondering when we might celebrate again.563211_1480388822185009_1438316656_n 1920247_1479819232241968_1643001504_n

Enjoy!

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