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Homemade Dog Treat Icing & Dog Cake Frosting Recipes

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Homemade dog treat icing recipes and dog frosting recipes are fairly easy to create. Just be sure to check all the ingredient labels prior to purchasing, you want to be sure you are using dog safe products. Most homemade dog treat icing recipes will need to refrigerated, if you are looking for a dog treat icing that doesn't need refrigeration I would recommend ordering a small pouch of Pastries 4 Pets dog treat icing or frosting mix to try out, it doesn't crack either!

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Cream Cheese Frosting for Dog Cakes Recipe

Cream Cheese is a very quick and easy product to use to decorate a doggy birthday cake. Simply let the cream cheese warm up to room temperature and mix in any human grade food color. Be sure to refrigerate your cake afterwards, you can freeze any leftovers for future treats. Non fat cream cheese is a good choice for the healthiest option.

Most cream cheese frostings will crack, be sure to take photos as soon as you are finished decorating. Your dog won't mind it cracking, it's all delicious!

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting for dog cakes Recipe

A great way to firm up your cream cheese to pipe letters or decorations on top of your dog's birthday cake is to add a tablespoon or two of all natural peanut butter to the room temperature cream cheese and stir. Be sure to double check the peanut butter ingredients and make sure it does not contain the ingredient xylitol. 

Refrigerate your finished cake for up to 3 days and freeze leftovers, remember to take photos immediately in case the frosting cracks.

Yogurt Honey Peanut Butter frosting or dog treat icing recipes for dogs

Non fat, sugar free yogurt also works well as a frosting. To stiffen it up add a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of all natural peanut butter (remember to check the peanut butter ingredients to be sure there is no xylitol in it).

Be sure to refrigerate this for up to 3 days and freeze any leftovers for future treats. Just like most homemade cream cheese frostings, these dog treat icing recipes tend to crack too. Take your photos immediately.

Tapioca Yogurt Dog Frosting that Hardens without refrigeration

While DIY homemade dog treat icing recipes are helpful and work great for your personal doggie birthday parties, most professional dog bakeries choose dog treat icing recipes that don't crack and dry hard without refrigeration.


Our favorite professional yogurt and tapioca dog frosting is Pastries 4 Pets Grain Free Frosting it comes premixed as a powder and all you need is a tablespoon of water and food coloring. It looks just like royal icing and can be piped as a cupcake swirl.

Either human grade food color or all natural dog safe food color powder can be used.

The best part? The dog cake frosting dries hard and needs no refrigeration. When I want to ship a dog birthday cake I use Pastries 4 Pets Rockin Hard Frosting it stays super hard and looks beautiful when it arrives. No refrigeration needed and it doesn't crack or melt! 

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