When it comes to dog party planning, one of the most frequently asked questions I receive via email is: How does one go about making dog friendly icing? Well don’t you worry, there are many ways to make icing for your pooch and most, if not all of the recipes, are easy, quick and simply pawsome! I know in our previous post on organizing dog birthday parties, I promised a cupcake recipe, but I thought it better to start with icing as that’s the fun part anyway, right?
Before I continue, I must stress that the recipes below are dog friendly! Though chocolate seems to be an obvious choice when making icing, you should NEVER give your dog chocolate! Chocolate, if ingested, can cause serious health problems for your pooch…it can even be fatal. So NO CHOCOLATE for Fido! Carob is a great chocolate substitute and can be found in most grocery stores. Many dog friendly icing recipes contain carob (as you will see in a minute). Carob is SAFE and droolicious! Now on to the recipes…..
Recipe One – Low-Fat Carob and Cream Cheese Icing
- 12 ounces of low fat (or non-fat) cream cheese – whipped cream cheese is perfect!
- 3 tablespoons of carob powder
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 1 tsp of honey
Recipe Two – Faux Chocolate and Banana Icing
- 2 cups of mashed bananas
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 6 tablespoons of carob powder
- 2 tsp of vanilla
- 3 tablespoons of flour
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
Recipe Three – Strawberry Delight
- 8 tablespoons of whipped, low-fat, strawberry cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons of plain, low-fat yogurt
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2 to 3 tablespoons of flour
Recipe Four – Basic Cream Cheese Frosting
- 4 ounces of low fat cream cheese
- 3 tablespoons of canola oil
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla
- 1 dash of honey
Recipe Five – Peanut Butter Icing (a doggie favorite!)
- 8 ounces of low-fat cream cheese
- 4 ounces of all natural peanut butter (creamy works best)
- 2 tablespoons of canola oil
Making your pup homemade dog treats is a lot of fun…but decorating them is even better! When it comes to dog friendly icing, be creative. There are many different types of food that work well as icing (peanut butter, cream cheese, yogurt, even mashed potatoes!). I once decorated a dog friendly birthday cake with two simple ingredients….dry dog kibble and water. I simply chopped the kibble in a food processor and mixed it with water until I achieved an icing like consistency. EASY! You can also use the chopped kibble as sprinkles! Your dog might not be impressed…but the humans attending your dog party certainly will be! Finely chopped carrots also work well as a decorative topper. So there you have it…simple yet easy to make dog friendly icing recipes that your pup will LOVE! Now what are you waiting for…go bake some homemade doggie treats…with icing, of course!