I can hardly believe it, but our puppy girl is three! And, in crazy-dog-mom style, we had to celebrate!
So, feel free to judge me and leave this post now, or keep reading to see photos from Hattie’s 21st dog birthday party and a recap of her third year of life!
A few months before Hattie turned three, I jokingly said to Zach, “You know. Hattie will be 21 in dog years on her birthday. Wouldn’t it be so much fun to have a 21st birthday party for her? We could invite all her dog friends and get them puppy wine.”
To my surprise, Zach was on board! He did make me scale back. I mean, if I’d had it my way, there would’ve been balloons, dog beer and wine, a signature Hattie drink, and a long list of other things Hattie wouldn’t have cared about.
So, we settled on making a dog cake and inviting Hattie’s closest dog friends and their parents to hang out in our basement and play for the evening. It was amazing!
For the dog cake, I scoured Pinterest and ended up combining this cake recipe and this frosting recipe to create a naked cake. As you can see in the photos, Hattie LOVED it!
The other dogs too, which has me almost decided to make baking for dogs my new hobby. I mean, baking is fun, and it doesn’t matter if the cake is fantastic or subpar. Dogs are so happy to eat anything other than dog food!
My initial plan was to just take a couple photos of Hattie with the cake, but once she got a lick of the frosting, there was no going back! (Zach says she’s just like me in this way.)
So, I let her enjoy a little cake and then just added more frosting. I mean, it’s a cake for dogs. Germs don’t exactly matter here!
She was pretty sad when I put the cake in the refrigerator, so I can’t help sharing these! Ha!