Thursday, December 24, 2009

My Barkday Cake!

How time flies! I'm gonna be 3 years old next week and since the humans are having a x'mas eve party tonight, my M decided to have an early celebration for my Barkday too! So she's gonna make me a yummy cake. You can try out this recipe at home too but there's no guarantee how it'll turn out coz my M does everything in estimation.

Sorry if the photos turn out blurry or with a strange color cast coz my M left her camera at Scuba's house and she had to make do with her phone's camera.

First, you'll need these:

Of course, what's a doggie cake without meat? So you'll need this too:

Minced beef (or whatever meat), stir fried with chopped garlic. Then boil and mash the potatoes.

Mix them with the egg (coz I think the egg holds everything together)

My M happens to have some left over cream and she was afraid it'll spoil if kept for too long so she added it in as well but you can skip this if you want.

And how can a cake not have flour? So we have the healthier wholemeal version. It's also to soak up any excess juice if your mixture is too soggy.

Mix, mix, mix. I wanted to help but my M won't let me.

But in the end she found something that I can help out with.

I think this is a very good job for me, cleaning hands.

This year, my M decided that instead of the usual round or square cakes, she'll try something special. Can you guess what?

She's gonna make me a Me cake!

And this is what the finished me looks like!

Complete with 3D ears!

After that it's baking time, about 200 celcius for 30 minutes. Then the cake has to be cooled down before we can start decorating.

Speaking of decorating, my M was actually wondering if there's any sugarless, or healthy icing (for dogs). She's not a cake person so in the end she used cream cheese again. But she'd like to try something else (with some color hopefully) next year. Drop a note if you have a recipe please!

ok, so here's the cream cheese deco in progress...

And the completed one...

Now comes the hard part.... trying to put my name on it.

My M DIYed the 'icing' with mashed sweet potatoe (actually she cooked 4 sweet potatoes but ended up using only one).

Luckily my name came out all right.

And here come the hardest, hardest part....

Taking a photo with my cake but not being able to eat it... *pout*

My M says I have to wait til the pawty tonight to share with my friends.

PS: Psstt.... I've actually had a secret lick when she wasn't looking. Don't tell her that.

Friday, December 18, 2009

New Calendar!

My new 2010 Calendar is out! ok, it's not really mine, coz my baby sister and my big brother herbie are featured in there too. My M likes to use our photos and make it into a calendar every year so that she can admire us in the office.

Here's handsome/ pretty us!

Well, this year, besides the doggie version, she made another baby version for the grandparents. The baby version has more peektures of my baby sister, but me and my big brother herbie managed to sneak in some months. But I don't think it's as good as the doggie version so I shan't bore you guys with it.

On a side note, my M's friend found a white huskee look-a-like dog around Serangoon Gardens. The dog has no tag and not microchipped. Aunty SY said that the dog is very friendly. If anyone has lost a similar looking dog, please go to the SPCA quickly because that's where Aunty SY has sent it.

Monday, December 14, 2009

I really want that!

I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want...

I really, really want that froggie

(M: Helios sat there for a good 20 minutes just waiting for the frog at a friend's house. He didn't get it of course, but it didn't stop him from going back there to wait again every time he thinks some human is going near the frog)