Plans for Bailey's 1st Birthday

Those who know me, know how much I love to plan a party!  Since Bailey our Black Lab will turn one on February 8, it seems like a perfectly good reason to celebrate.

The day Bailey became a part of our family, April 3, 2010.

Honestly, I’m hoping that making a home-made canine cake will inspire my two kids to spend some “quality time” in the kitchen.  (At this point, I’ll use any reason to get them interested in food prep!)

I’ve been told that dog cake recipes are relatively simple, which makes them especially kid-friendly.  They usually don’t involve too many ingredients or complicated steps.  Batches are small, so baking times are minimal.  What’s most appealing to me is that it doesn’t matter what the finished product looks like – a dog will eat it any way.  Best of all, Bailey won’t care that I have yet to perfect my piping skills!

What’s your favorite way to spoil your pet on his or her birthday?  Do you have a favorite recipe you’d like to share with me for a dog cake?