So this post is a little belated an really just an excuse for some fun. I have a couple of drafts ready to go up soon; I’m sorry for the long break!
Our eldest dog turned 6 in July – he’s officially a 42 year old man – and we decided to celebrate. Yes, there are only 5 candles, these photos are from last year. The cake looked better and we didn’t have any candles this year.
To make this extravagant birthday cake for one (or more) spoilt doggies, you will need:
- 1.5 lb mince beef/pork etc
- 1 packet bacon strips
- 1 cup chopped veggies if you’d like to make it a little more nutritious
Line a rectangular baking dish with baking paper and put aside. Mix the veggies and mince meat together and press down into the lined baking dish.
Bake at 180 C/350 F for 40 minutes or so, until cooked through.
Meanwhile, create a bacon weave – this will be your “icing” – from the bacon strips (one over, one under – just like a basket) and bake in the oven, along with the “cake.” Turn once after 15 minutes and continue to cook for another 15; after this, monitor it until it looks fully cooked and slightly crispy.
Once they are both completely cooked, up-end the “cake” onto a serving dish and cover it with the bacon weave “icing.” Stick in the right number of candles and garnish with some colourful cooked veggies or some dog treats.