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You guys know how much I love my dogs. Like, borderline, crazy dog lady love my dogs. I would like to think that when (and “if”) my husband and I have a child that I will stop with the monogrammed bandanas and over the top parties, and that I might even stop heating Stella’s food because she prefers it warm rather than cold, but let’s face it, none of those things are likely to happen regardless if we have 10 kids.
If you are new here, we have had Stella & Milo since they were puppies and both are about to turn 3. They are no strangers to my crazy dog lady partying ways and their party was featured all over the Internet and even used as a nationwide Angie’s list campaign mailer. That’s right, they ended up in mailboxes as far as NYC!
Murphy is our newest addition, however, joining our family last November and my initiation into the foster fail club. We weren’t really looking to own 3 dogs but one week with him is all it took for me to know I wouldn’t be able to let him go. He’s as sweet as he is beautiful and he has filled our home with lots of laughter.
We celebrated his 2nd birthday in true fiesta style (his birthday was the week of Cinco de Mayo) complete with sombrero, dog friendly taco cake, margaritas (for the humans), a macho nacho station……and 9 (yes, NINE) of his favorite Cavalier King Charles Spaniel pals.
I’ll be sharing his entire party later in the week but I wanted to give you a little peek and show you how easy his taco cake was to make!
To make the cake, you simply bake your favorite dog cake recipe in a small round pan. I used a 6 inch round and it was plenty big for my 3 dogs to share.
To decorate your taco, you’ll need:
shredded coconut (plus a drop or two of green food coloring) for the lettuce
chopped dog treats for the hamburger meat (I used the new Nudges® Grillers– looked real!)
low fat cream cheese (softened and placed in a piping bag) for the sour cream
peanut butter to serve as your icing
Slice the cake in a diagonal.
Frost the edges with peanut butter. My dogs are on diets, so I only did the outer edges.
Place together, peanut butter side to peanut butter side and add more peanut butter along the top to seal the slices together.
Cover with your chopped up Nudges® Grillers.
Sprinkle on the lettuce (coconut) and cheese. Use sparingly!
With your cream cheese in a piping bag (I was out of bags and used a ziploc bag) pipe on a bit of softened cream cheese.
I’m pretty particular about the treats I give to my dogs and am also considerate about the ones I give to friends. If it’s not good enough for my dogs, it’s not good enough for theirs. High quality with real meat as the #1 ingredient, I chose the Nudges® Sizzlers as favors for Murphy’s fiesta. They’ve been really enjoying the new Grillers so the 3 ounce bag of Sizzlers was the perfect size for favors. A good host/hostess always sends her guests home with a favor and canine guests are no exception!
We had Stella taste test just to make sure they were a-okay to gift our friends.
And someone thought it was her birthday and wore the sombrero around when Murphy yanked it off. 🙂
Have you seen the new Nudges® Grillers or Sizzlers? You can find them at WalMart!
I also noticed some new Jerky Cuts that my amigos are requesting I bring home next time.
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