DIY Doggy birthday | Maple is 2!

IMG_9965.jpgGuess who has just turned 2! Can’t believe my little Maple has grown up so quick.

As it’s time to celebrate with some homemade items made just for Maple… and Hunter!

Hat(s) and of course a cake!

Making the Hat(s)

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Things you need:
– Scissors
A4 Felt sheets (2 colours needed)
Elastic (1m In brown)
– Fabric/all purpose glue
Pom Pom trim (1m in white)
– My template (print to scale)
– Pen

1. I printed out and cut with care my template I made for the hats.

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2. I placed the template on the back of my felt and drew round the template with my pen. I then drew and cut out a number 2 for Maples hat. I also marked out two dots where to stick the elastic (which is on the template). I put a layer of glue down the glue side and stuck together. (I put clips on to hold in place whilst drying).

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3. I then glued the number 2 onto the front. I then lay the pom pom trim next to the template and cut to size. I then glued the trim round the bottom.

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4. I then stuck the elastic on the inside and left to dry for a few hours.

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Making the Cake
Things you’ll need:
– 1 small round cake tin
– A mixing bowl
– Standard size cups for measuring
-1 tablespoon
– Blender
– Dog bone shapped biscuits (you can find this recipe HERE or you can buy some ready made from your local pet store)
– Coconut shavings (just for decoration)
– Pipping bag or bottle

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Ingredients for the main cake:
– 2 whisked eggs
– 5 tablepoons of organic peanut butter
– 2 tablespoons of organic honey
– 2 cups of organic wholemeal flour
– 1 and 1/2 cups of coconut flour
– 1 tablespoon of baking powder
– 1 and 1/4 cups of water
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– Coconut oil (for greasing)
– 3 Tablespoons of organic peanut butter & 1 mushed banana (for middle of cake)
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1. Preheat the oven to 170 oc/ 338 of and grease the tin with coconut oil and leave to one side.

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2. Combine all measured ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine together.

3. Scoup 1/2 the mixture into the pre greased tin and press down with spoon or fingers to fill the tin and carefully place into the oven for about 12/14 minutes (you can use a fork to prick the cake and no cake should be stuck to the fork).

 

4. Carefully take out the oven and leave to complete cool before removing the tin. Then grease the tin for the second half of the mixture to make the top of your cake. Put in the oven carefully for 12/14 minutes. Then leave to cool.

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5. Once both has cooled. Place them onto of each other to see what height it is compared to your bone shaped biscuits. (Either carefully fit a thin layer off the cake or the bottom of the biscuits – these will get stuck on later). Use 3 tablespoons of peanut butter and a mashed banana to glue the two cakes together.

 

 

Ingredients for the yogurt topping:
– 1/3 tub of organic natural yogurt
–  7/8 Organic blueberries

1. Wash and blend 7/8 blueberries, then stir into a cup with the organic yogurt.

 

2. Spoon and spread the yogurt all over the cake. Then stick the biscuits round the side and use string or ribbon to hold/help stick together.

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3. Leave out to dry for about an hour then use your piping bag or bottle to write a name or number onto the top of the cake and leave to dry again for an hour.

4. You can garnish the top with coconut shavings and store in the fridge.

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(Cake will last about 2 days)

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(Disclaimer: We moved the cake after the pictures and will let them have a little slice each later)

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*Note: Your cooking times may vary | Please check your dogs allergies & intolerances before using any ingredients | Make sure you take care when using any hot appliances or sharp objects | Treats and food are to be given in moderation.

#adorablecockers #diy #diydogcake #diydoghat

 

 

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