Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Happy Birthday, Topper!

I have three blogs: one for Mystery one for Chocolate and one for TeamBuilding. However, I don't have a general blog where I can post whatever comes to mind. Of course, I do that occasionally anyway on one or the other of my blogs. I do like to post photos and news about my animals, so today I'm posting on Mystery Fanfare for all you dog lovers out there. There is a mystery tie-in, sort of. Mystery Readers Journal had a recent issue focusing on Animal Mysteries (Volume 27:3) So, if you want to find out more about authors who write 'animal' mysteries, be sure and check out the Table of Contents or order a copy (available in hardcopy or as a PDF download).

Today is Topper's 5th Birthday. Happy Birthday, Boy! We adopted Topper when he was 8 months, and he's such a happy boy! He loves just about everything, including loud noises. So glad he's in my life. Here's the perfect Birthday Cake for his birthday. Our friends Elaine and Patrick recently made this cake for their dog Conrad's birthday.I have not tasted it. It's for dogs. Recipe is from The Honest Kitchen website (dehydrated, human-grade natural dog food and natural cat foods)

Be sure to scroll down for more photos of Topper. As you'll see, Topper and I share many of the same interests: Gardening, Books and the Beach. One passion we don't share is Chocolate. Chocolate is poisonous to dogs.

Pupalicious Birthday Cake

4 cups Force
2 table spoons Ice Pups
1 cup chicken stock
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons honey
1 cup plain yogurt

 ½ cups smashed up Smooches, Nuzzles or Pecks

For The Icing:
1 cup Plain Yogurt
2 strips Bacon

What To Do
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pre-grease a 10 inch cake pan (you can use butter or vegi oil). You can also line the pan with a strip of wax paper to encourage easy release. Combine in a bowl, the Force and the Ice pups and sift together. In a separate bowl combine the eggs and the yogurt. Whisk at high speed for 3 minutes. Gradually add in honey. Reduce the speed to low and add in the dry mixture cup by cup.
Then add in any extras you’d like and mix in.
Bake in oven for 25-35 minutes, until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. Let cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Cook up 2 pieces of bacon and chop them into small pieces. Carefully invert cake onto a serving dish. Ice with plain yogurt and sprinkle with bacon bits.
Serve up!!!


Barb Goffman said...

Beautiful photos. Happy birthday, Topper!

Janet A said...

Topper is one of my favorite dogs. He always offers me a toy to play with. He allows me to rub his head and ears. He leans on me in case I want to pet him. He lets me love hiim since I no longer have my own dog. Topper is well named, he is the top.

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, and Topper says Woof!!

H. L. Banks said...

Topper is a handsome dude - and such a wonderful, gentle breed. Great with children and adults.

vallerose said...

Did he like his cake? Such a wonderful happy dog and he always shows how much he likes me by trying to sit on my lap.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful boy Topper is. Happy belated birthday Topper from Sue and bassets, Peaches and Beau, also rescued dogs.