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3 Easy Steps to Decorate a Beautiful Dog Birthday Cake

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Decorating a beautiful dog birthday cake can be kept simple or extravagant. It is best to start off with simple dog themed cakes to get used to decorating with dog safe frosting and other ingredients. Once you get the frosting consistency down and practice writing on top you can let your creativity free to do whatever cake theme you want. 

A popular, Doggy Drip Birthday Cake for your dog themed birthday party is easier than you think and will look amazing. This is a great cake to start with because you will be able to use three different consistencies of frosting for it. 

The first consistency is a normal frosting similar to human frosting, the next one will be a bit thinner for the drip over the sides of the cake and the last one will be a little thicker than the first consistency so you can pipe out letters, like “Happy Barkday”.  We don't write with frosting in this demonstration, but you can add writing to your drip cake. All you need is a dog safe cake, dog frosting and dog friendly food coloring and water then you can create your own adorable drip birthday cake for your dog!

Decorating and Baking a Dog Birthday Cake

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Decorating and baking a dog birthday cake is a lot of fun. Not only do you get to be creative, you get to spoil a dog on their birthday or gotcha day! 

When it comes to decorating fancy cakes, you will need to practice by making a simple dog birthday cake first. While drip cakes are a little bit more advanced they don't have to be… you can bake and decorate cakes that look professional but are simple to decorate. Check out these 3 tips for decorating a drip dog birthday cake with another cake stacked on top…

If you want to bake a small cake to stack on top of a larger cake, be sure you bake and frost it before the bigger cake on the bottom. After you bake and cool your dog safe birthday cake, frost both of the cakes with a dog safe frosting recipe that dries hard. Let the cakes air dry for @ an hour. If you want to use a wet on wet technique for your "number cake" check out this short video.

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Using a Drip Frosting Technique on your Cake

Once your larger, bottom cake is dry enough, mix up a small batch of colored frosting. We used Flower Petal Purple all natural coloring because it's our dog's favorite color! After we mixed it with water we took a spoon and added the frosting along the entire edge of the cake allowing it to "drip" over the sides. We then spooned the remaining frosting on the top of the dog cake and smoothed it out carefully with the spoon, as shown in this video.

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Adding the Finishing Touches to your dog birthday cake

We took the small "7" cake that we decorated and air dried in Step #1 and carefully placed it on top of the wet frosting so the "7" would securely dry on top of the entire cake. After that, we placed tiny dog bone shaped dog treats around the edges to complete the cute dog cake design, as shown here.

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