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Dog Birthday Cake With Dog Treat Candles


Our sweet pup turned six this month and we threw a little doggie birthday party! We made a dog birthday cake for the event with really fun dog treat birthday candles to top the cake. Perfect for celebrating our favorite pup around! These doggie bone treat candles make me just giddy. I mean a birthday cake for dogs! How could you go wrong with that?

Dog Birthday Cake

Why Make Your Dog A Birthday Cake?

The dog birthday cake was easy to make and the candles are especially fun to light and sing around. Once we cut off the charred end they became an eatable present for our family’s loyalest friend. Along with this dog birthday cake recipe which is totally safe for your pup to eat and made out of her absolute favorite things.

I mean, why should only us humans have our favorite sweet treats on our birthdays. In my book our dogs should get just as much sweet tasting fun as they turn another year old. Plus, It’s just super fun for the kids to get to sing and give presents to their favorite 4 leg pup.

In case you need a present idea, this is our dogs favorite toy ever.

Dog birthday cake with dog treat candles

Dog Birthday Cake

Birthday cake for your dog with special dog treat candles!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Birthday cake for dog, dog birthday cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 dogs
Calories 223 kcal


  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup sweet potato or squash

To make the dog birthday cake frosting you will need:

  • 1 small banana
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 2 tsp butter softened
  • 3 tbsp flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine flour and baking soda in one bowl. Mix the butter, oil and eggs in a separate bowl.
  2. Stir the sweet potatoes, squash or whatever veggie your pup likes the best. Feel free to stir a little bacon into the cake as well. I mean it is a cake made for dogs after all!  Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix to combine.
  3. Bake in a small cake pan for 25 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool. While the cake is cooling whip all frosting ingredients together for a sweet topping to this new favorite dog friendly birthday cake.

How to make a cake for a dog

How To Top A Dog Birthday Cake

To make the dog treat candles to top off your dog birthday cake, you’ll start by breaking 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 dog birthday cake candles that are safe and editable 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.

Once mixed, add in:

  • 1/2 a beaten egg
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2/3 cup water

1. Mix well and kneed on a hard surface until your dough becomes a bit more firm.

2. Place ropes in the dough and roll the pretzel around  the rope, leaving a little rope out on each end. Bake 350 for 15 minutes, or until golden brown and firm.

Once the cake is made and the candles are place on top, the entire birthday celebration will be ready for your favorite pup! It is all easy for him to eat and enjoy. Celebrating the best pets to have. ;)


  • Gloria
    September 19, 2012 at 9:30 am

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

    • Victoria
      September 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm

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

  • Lena
    September 19, 2012 at 10:43 am

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

  • corrie anne
    September 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm

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

    • Victoria
      September 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      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:)

  • Alison
    September 19, 2012 at 4:52 pm

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


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  • Lexy
    September 21, 2012 at 9:47 am

    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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  • whitney @ thecurtiscasa
    October 15, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    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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  • Lynn
    November 15, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    My dogs birthday is tomorrow and Tess is so excited and so am i!!

    She is a teddy bear/poodle mix


  • Nikki
    July 4, 2019 at 9:53 am

    How is the sweet potato or the squash prepared prior to adding it to the cake mix?

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