dog treat birthday candles • A Subtle Revelry

dog treat birthday candles

Our sweet pup turned six this month and we threw a little doggie birthday party! These doggie bone treat candles make me just giddy. They were really fun to light and sing around. Once we cut off the charred end they became an eatable present for our family’s loyalest friend.

To make the dog bone candles break apart a thick rope toy into smaller rope sections and wrap them individually in the dog pretzel dough. Leave about an inch of rope sticking out of the top and cover the rope with tin foil while baking.

To make the pretzel dough combine 1 tsp brown sugar, 2 tsp active dry yeast, 3/4 cups whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup dry milk, 1/2 tbsp salt. Add in 1/2 a beaten egg, 2 tbsp oil and 2/3 cup water. Mix well and kneed on a hard surface until your dough becomes a bit more firm.

Place ropes in the dough and bake 350 for 15 minutes, or until golden brown and firm.


  1. Gloria

    19 September

    My pup’s birthday was last week – he would’ve LOVED this!

    • Victoria

      19 September

      Still time to throw your pup one! The good thing is, they really don’t know the difference! ;)

  2. Lena

    19 September

    How adorable–one more reason to get us a pup!

  3. corrie anne

    19 September

    omg!! I love it. We’re dog lovers. Piper reminds me of our Pippa. She’s a choc lab/vizsla mix. :)

    • Victoria

      19 September

      Corrie Anne, Yes she is our Viszla. We were originally told she was a full breed when she was a pup, but obviously her brown soft hair begs to differ. We think she is mixed with Red Dobie. Whatever it is she is darn near perfect:)

  4. Alison

    19 September

    I will have to make these treats for my dog! She will love them:)


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  6. Lexy

    21 September

    I am so in love with this! We love our dog way too much. I may as well have given birth to the pup. Can’t wait to make these for him. Such a great DIY! :)

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  8. sweet vizsla! our vizsla’s birthday is this month, i just might have to make these for him. one question – how did you get her to sit so still?! ;)

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