Hi B bakers .
So a lot of , you know , my dog waffles lying here beside me .
So he is a big part of bigger Bulger baking and a huge hit on social media .
I might add , he always gets tons of likes .
So it is Waffle's sixth birthday and I couldn't let that go by without celebrating with a dog friendly birthday cake .
So he's going to hang out here beside me , eat some carrots and we're going to make his birthday cake .
Now , as always , the recipe can be found on bigger boulder baking dot com and make sure you go over to my website because I do have a few pet friendly recipes over there .
Ok , waffles .
I have a feeling you're going to be no help at all .
So you lie there , hang out and we're going to make your birthday cake .
So I just want to start out by saying , you know your pet best .
So make a call on what they should eat .
I do say that everything in moderation .
So only give them a little bit of the cake , a little bit of each ingredient and they'll be fine .
Ok , waffles .
So let's start out in a nice big bowl .
So because I'm a man down here , I'm gonna make this really easy on myself and just start adding stuff into a bowl .
So add in your eggs , oil , honey , apple sauce , peanut butter and grated carrot and then whisk all these ingredients together .
So , so far , we're really liking the ingredients that are going into this cake .
So those are our wet ingredients into this .
We're gonna add in some whole wheat flour because it's a cake and it needs flour and then a little raising agent to give it that rise and then with a spatula just mix until it forms a batter .
So a little note about the peanut butter you want to use , use unsalted smooth and one that doesn't contain Zytol because that can be hazardous to dogs .
Now , unfortunately , this cake is not good for cats because it contains peanut butter and other ingredients that don't agree with them .
You've got peanut butter over your face .
I washed them yesterday in the tub .
I got them nice and clean and now you're filthy .
I'm surprised we've gotten this far and he's still here .
So let's get this into our tins .
Come here , waffles .
So divider mix evenly as you can without getting it eaten between your two prepared six inch tins .
These are nice little small tins and I'm actually going to put a link on my website because these are what you'd use for a smash cake for a child's birthday or for kind of bakery style cakes are really handy to have .
I already know waffles likes this raw , so I'm sure he's gonna love it baked .
So , there you go .
There's our dog friendly cake made in one bowl with one hand trying to stop our dog from eating it all .
Now we're going to pop these guys into the oven , bake your cakes off at 350 °F or 180 °C for roughly 30 to 35 minutes .
So now while our cakes are in the oven , let me tell you a little bit about waffles in case you don't know them waffles is a wheat and terrier loso mix .
We adopted him five years ago from NKL A which is a no kill shelter here in L A .
He was around £5 lighter .
He was shaved from head to toe .
Oh , he looked like a little line because he's , he had hair on top of his head and he had hair on his tail but nothing in between .
He was there by himself and they think he was living on the streets for a while .
He had really bad anxiety but myself and Kevin went to go see him in the shelter .
We loved him .
We knew that he was going to be a gorgeous dog .
Super lovely temperament , especially because he's a terrier mix .
He's just super friendly , really lovable .
If you've met waffles .
You'll know you're going to lie down , man .
You lie down there , you lie down , I'll tell the story .
So that was five years ago .
So now he's six and he's like a different dog .
A lot of time went into him , but he's really has transformed .
So if you want to see more of waffles , check out my Instagram , especially my stories .
Gemma underscore Stafford .
He is always in there making an appearance because he follows me around the house all day long .
So he makes for great Instagram content .
So true story once or twice , I've been out in my neighborhood and I know people have recognized me because of waffles every time they look at me and they look down at him and then they say is that waffles ?
Because you're famous because you're a famous doggie .
So our cakes are out of the oven as you can see my co star pieced out hard .
Now come here to me .
I want to show you what your cake looks like when it's done .
It is a little bit golden brown , just a little bit of color .
And then if you put your finger in the middle of it , it's firm underneath .
So it is nicely baked .
What I'm going to do now is set these aside , let them cool down completely in the tin .
So the layers of our cake have cooled down .
Now , the next part is super simple , what I have here is some smooth peanut butter .
Remember the note I said about peanut butter earlier .
No , at all .
What you want to do is just smear this on one layer of your cake , just a thin layer , pop on your hat or your top .
Then on the top of your cake frost it with a little bit more peanut butter just like that .
So here I have some birthday candles because waffles is very special and deserves birthday candles .
It's gonna pop those on top .
It's probably a good thing .
He's not here for this part because I want him to be really surprised when he sees the cake .
Not like fake surprised , gorgeous .
Look at that .
I have to say this is my first doggy birthday cake and it's pretty rocking .
I think that's really awesome .
So if I'm going to go to so much trouble to make my dog a birthday cake , of course , I'm gonna put it on a cake pedestal .
Make it look really nice .
Take it outside and do a doggy photo shoot .
Let's go .
So cut your dog a piece of cake , then slice the rest and keep it in the freezer for the future .
So I hope you enjoyed this Waffles episode .
He is such a big part of our team and our family .
I know I enjoyed it .
Probably not as much as he did .
But anyway , thanks so much for watching and I'll see you back here really soon for more bigger bolder baking .
Was that a nice birthday cake ?
Was that a nice birthday cake ?