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Happy Birthday To Percy

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Percy is turning 11 years young today and to celebrate his first birthday with me I made him a cake and some dog friendly ice cream.  Now this cake is not sweet, as a matter of fact it’s a savory cake. Percy’s last visit to the Doctor revealed that he has high triglycerides,  I was putting a little olive oil on his food thinking that would be good for him, not the case for Mr. Percy. The Doc said no more olive oil, a little coconut oil is fine and some salmon oil for his heart but his diet should pretty much be fat free. He also needs to lose a little weight so cutting down portion size.

The layer cake is made from ground turkey breast mixed with vegetables and baked in round cake pans. I frosted and filled the cake with mashed potatoes and made some carrot ribbons to decorate. Percy and his friends will love this cake I’m sure. The special treat is ice cream, because it’s hot out this icy concoction should satisfy. I simply lightly sweetened some coconut milk with coconut palm sugar and added some vanilla, chilled and churned in the ice cream maker.

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Percy’s Birthday Cake

2 lbs ground turkey, (1 lb ground white meat and 1 lb dark meat)

1 carrot

handfull of kale

orange and yellow bell pepper

handful cherry tomato

handful parsley

1/2 cup oats

2 eggs lightly beaten

Process or chop the vegetables and add to the ground turkey along with the egg and oats mix to combine and set a side. Grease two 8 inch cake pans with coconut oil and laid a parchment round in each. Preheated oven to 350 degree’s. Distribute the meat in each pan and bake for approximately 30 minutes. Let cool for 10-15 minutes and then turn out on cooling rack.

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Mashed Potato Icing

2 russet

2 yukon gold

1/4-1/2 cup cream cheese

Peel and boil the pototoes, put through a food mill or potato ricer and mix in the cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. Place in oven set to 170 or 200 degree’s lowest setting to keep warm.

Assembling the cake

Lay one layer on serving platter, spoon some mashed potatoes and smooth, add other layer and repeat. Frost the cake with the remaining potatoes.

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Well, he loved the cake, as you can see all thats left is a carrot curl and a couple of crumbs. Later on tonight he will have a little bit of ice cream and we will deliver cake to his friends in the neighborhood.

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Emily sent me this photo of Percy as a puppy, isn’t he the cutest. Happy Birthday my sweet Percy, hoping there are many more.

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  1. What an awesome effort for your baby. 🙂 Looks like a real cake!

    June 16, 2016
    • LOL, thank you so much, it was really fun to do. Much easier than a regular cake, I think it’s a healthy cake for dogs and what dog doesn’t love meat.

      June 16, 2016
  2. Happy Birthday Percy. What a wonderful life you have! You should open a pet bakery Suzanne.

    June 16, 2016
    • Thanks so much Sharon, Percy dug into that cake. I think he knew it is his special day.

      June 16, 2016
  3. I thought it was a real cake ! No olive oil ? The doc is certainly right !
    Beautiful and certainly tasteful ! A fairy cake ( the cute dog thinks the same, he appréciates )
    Plein de petits bonheurs et heureux anniversaire ! amitiés – france 🙂

    June 16, 2016
    • Thank you so much no olive oil at all. His trigycerides were terribly high. Had no idea olive oil was the culprit. Hmmm… well coconut oil is good for you and can actually help lower cholesterol etc… thank you!!

      June 16, 2016
  4. Oh my squeeeeeeee!!! If this post was any cuter my head might explode. What clever ideas, Suzanne. You’re one in a billion. Happy birthday, Percy! Mega hugs.

    June 16, 2016
    • It’s funny right, looks like a real cake but it’s not. Percy loved it. Thank you so much and giving Mr. Percy a big hug from you.

      June 16, 2016
      • Love the turkey cake and potato frosting. I remember as a kid, the first time I saw (an aunt) make mashed potatoes using a cake mixer. (My mother used instant potatoes mixed with water and stirred with a fork. If it sounds disgusting, you are right.) Anyhow I couldn’t disconnect the part of my brain that said they should be sweet, because that was how cakes were made. LOL. So mashed potato frosting sounds perfect to me. 😀

        June 16, 2016
  5. Aww… Happy birthday, Percy! This cake is beautifully decorated!

    June 16, 2016
  6. Jocelyn #

    Happy birthday sweet Percy! Love to you and your mama from Jocelyn

    June 16, 2016
    • I’ve been thinking about you, thank you so much. Hope to see you soon and that everything is good.

      June 16, 2016
  7. Percy is so blessed you found him. What a great cake! So glad he gets to be spoiled by a loving momma as he grows old.

    June 16, 2016
    • Thank you so much Michelle, he is the best boy so glad he came into my life. He loved his cake, it was gone in a second.

      June 16, 2016
  8. OMG, Suzanne! That is the most precious cake!!!!! We used to celebrate with Frosty Paws, but you have gone above and beyond! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thank you! It was wonderful to see you both last Saturday! Xo

    June 16, 2016
    • Thanks so much Em for the gift, and it was so nice to see you on Saturday!!!

      June 16, 2016
  9. Happy Birthday Percy! Suzanne, this is such a creative way to make a doggie-friendly cake. I’m going to tuck this idea away for Maya’s birthday next year!

    June 16, 2016
    • Thank you Heather, maybe if Percy were younger I would have done a modified carrot cake or something like that but watching his health in his senior years is important. Honestly, dogs love meat so no matter what age I guess they would like this.

      June 16, 2016
  10. Happy Birthday, Percy! We both have June B-Days!

    June 16, 2016
  11. Suzanne, a very happy birthday to this cute little fellow, Percy and to you of course. This is the cutest cake I have ever seen. Carina

    June 16, 2016
  12. This is so adorable! What a fantastic idea. Happy Birthday Percy!

    June 16, 2016
  13. Hi Suzanne-Yay Mr. “Percy”- I just bet he loved it! Great Job. xx

    June 16, 2016
  14. Happy Birthday Percy! Please Suzanne can I be your pug?

    June 16, 2016
  15. Happy Birthday Percy!!! He looks too cute with his birthday bow tie. His cake is amazing, I never thought you could make a cake for dogs! Looked like Percy enjoyed it!

    June 16, 2016
  16. Maria DeBrango Stickel #

    Happy Birthday to sweet Mr. Percy! He is thanking his lucky stars he has you for his mom!!!!

    June 16, 2016
  17. From the first photo I wouldn’t have thought it was such an unusual “cake”! What a lucky dog he is to have found such a loving home with you.
    Happy Birthday! 🙂

    June 16, 2016
  18. Lucky boy!!! xxx

    June 16, 2016
  19. Oh, Happy Birthday sweet Percy 🙂 I hope you have the best day ever, 🙂
    Suzanne, you must be the best mommy ever, Percy is such a lucky boy to have you as his mommy. His cake is beautiful, and you can see he loved his cake, and I am sure he loved his ice cream 🙂 Please give the birthday boy a big love and a hug from me, I hope he has many many more beautiful birthdays with you 🙂 🙂 🙂

    June 16, 2016
  20. So….how many slices of Percy’s birthday cake did you have? 🎂

    HAPPY🎂BIRTHDAY🎂PERCY

    MAKE A WISH AND BLOW OUT THE CANDLES

    June 16, 2016
    • Well lol, none. Percy had a slice, we have some set aside for his friends Katie and Homer and then it will be Percy’s meal for the next couple of days. Percy could not wait for me to sing him Happy Birthday or blow out the candles he wanted to eat. LOL.

      June 16, 2016
  21. What a sweet mommy you are Suzanne! Happy Birthday Percy!

    June 16, 2016
  22. He’s a lucky boy. 🐶

    June 16, 2016
  23. Happy Birthday Percy! That is a beautiful cake for a handsome boy’s birthday. Hoping he has many more.

    June 16, 2016
  24. Happy Birthday Percy! What a cute picture of the lad! I am so happy that you and Percy found each other. Gorgeous cake you made for him! 😀

    June 16, 2016
  25. Percy is looking very stylish in his tuxedo! Happy birthday Percy 🙂

    June 16, 2016
  26. Someone’s a lucky boy! Very tasty!

    June 16, 2016
  27. Ahhh I love this post so much!! Percy is one very lucky doggie. Best wishes to him! Happy Birthday, Percy!!

    June 16, 2016
    • Thanks so much Patty and a big hug and kiss to Bailey from Percy and I.

      June 16, 2016
  28. Oh no, about missed Percy’s birthday Suzanne! Happy birthday to that lovable pug! Our dog is turning 14 on June 16. Hmmm, not sure I could pull something like this off of that magnitude but sure think some turkey burgers and mashed taters could be whipped up for her, lol! You are such a great fur-mom! xoxo (p.s. my dog LOVES carrots, so those curls would have been gone too.)

    June 16, 2016
    • Holy crap, it’s TODAY, LOL! They both share a birthday! OMG poor Hannah Banana got her regular dog food. Guess I’ll make her a treat this weekend. Jeez, how did I miss that I thought it was the 13th or something. OY!

      June 16, 2016
      • OH WOW, your fur kid’s birthday is today as well, well happy Birthday to Hannah Banana!!! Yes turkey burger and mashed potatoes will make a great treat. Percy loves potatoes, I normally steam a few varied colors and types for him and add to his chicken but special day that it is I added a little cream cheese and mashed. Ha, so funny, you didn’t even realize it’s today. You have me in stitches.

        June 17, 2016
      • It’s my daughter that always reminds me of her birthday, but today was her last day of school and then she worked after school until 10 pm last night. I texted her as soon as I remembered and she freaked out, lol! Hannah B got some extra grain-free treats from daughter when she got home. 🙂

        June 17, 2016
  29. What a great idea! And such a loving gesture to do for him 😊

    June 17, 2016
  30. Wow, you impress me Suzanne, this cake is awesome. Happy Birthday Percy, you’re a lucky boy! 🙂

    June 17, 2016
  31. Now that cake has to have Mr. Percy feeling like king for a day! Heck, John would feel like a king if I served it for him!

    June 17, 2016
    • LOL, you know this would be delicious, like a shepherds pie. This is fine for our fur friends but for the human kids I would add onion, spices, butter, cheese make it really delicious. Thanks so much Julie.

      June 17, 2016
  32. Hi Suzanne, oh Percy is so adorable in his little tux, so nice of Emily to send it to you and wow! what a spectacular looking cake, sounds kind of like a shepards pie.

    June 17, 2016
    • Thanks Cheri, yes thats exactly what it is a round shepherds pie. Thank you so much.

      June 17, 2016
  33. Oh, I could use some new dog recipes! I bet Choppy would enjoy the cake (well, maybe not the potatoes – they aren’t her favorite).

    June 17, 2016
    • I bet choppy would love this, Percy loves potatoes so it was a given that I would use them for this and they do make a very nice frosting. LOL.

      June 17, 2016
  34. So darn Sweet!! Happy Birthday Percy!!! xoxo

    June 17, 2016
  35. Okay Suzanne — the Guitar Mancer episode linking to one of your posts goes live just after midnight tonight. I also added a link to this post since it’s right after Percy’s birthday, and features champagne. 😉 I hope you and he had a pug-tastic birthday. 😎

    June 17, 2016
  36. Ok, now how darling is this! And that tux!! 🙂 Percy is one lucky boy!

    Mollie

    June 17, 2016
  37. Happy Birthday Percy, you’re one lucky pug 🙂

    June 17, 2016
  38. What a great treat for Percy. It’s lovely to see how much effort you put into all this to make sure it was good for his health. He’s a very lucky boy to have found you. I hope he had a great day!

    June 17, 2016
    • Percy had a very good day, long walks, special cake, he was a happy little pug. Thank you so much Millie.

      June 17, 2016
  39. What a great idea Suzanne!! That Percy is a lucky guy! You’re such a good dog-mom! Hope it was a sweet day of celebrating for you!!

    June 17, 2016
    • Thank you so much Rhonda, it was a very good day. Percy is so special.

      June 17, 2016
      • And he’s blessed to have you celebrating him!!

        June 18, 2016
  40. Sandhya #

    Suzanne, what a beautiful and healthy cake you made for Percy. It is so cute that he enjoyed the cake but left the carrot curl. You are such a thoughtful and loving mom. Happy Birthday to Percy!

    June 17, 2016
    • Thank you so much Sandhya, I know right, Percy left one carrot curl. He loved his cake.

      June 18, 2016
  41. Your cake for Percy was a great idea Suzanne 😀

    June 18, 2016
  42. What an adorable cake and Percy! I love this Suzanne!

    June 18, 2016
  43. I know the birthday boy must have been very appreciative of his tasty cake.

    June 19, 2016
  44. That is the coolest cake, Suzanne! I love how you frosted it with mashed potatoes. Percy is so fortunate! Come to think of it, I would like a cake frosted with mashed potatoes for my birthday. I love mashed potatoes! 🙂 Happy belated birthday to Percy!

    June 20, 2016
    • Thank you so much Shari, Percy LOVED his cake. His friends got some and I stil had quite a bit left which he finished just yesterday and I have never seen his so excited about meal time. I think I am going to have to make his shepherds pie often. I love mashed potatoes too!!

      June 20, 2016
  45. fab birthday cake for your beloved doggie! Cool!

    June 21, 2016
    • Thank you so much Sophie, Percy loved his cake.

      June 21, 2016
      • So beautifully on the outside too, treats like a real King! 😉

        June 21, 2016
  46. Happy Birthday Percy!! What a cake!

    June 21, 2016

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