Happy Birthday To Percy
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.
Percy’s Birthday Cake
2 lbs ground turkey, (1 lb ground white meat and 1 lb dark meat)
handfull of kale
orange and yellow bell pepper
handful cherry tomato
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.
Mashed Potato Icing
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.
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.
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.