Mr. Waddles’ Birthday Carrot Cake


Mr. Waddles’ Birthday falls on Christmas Eve.  I completely forgot to share his “carrot cake” that I made for his 1st birthday party!  Get it….Carrot….Cake??  Hahaha!  I know, I’m too funny!  And yes, we had a party for him but it was mainly an excuse to have guests over for dinner and drinks.  We did have a cake celebration for him in there somewhere.   🙂 Waddles’ loves carrots and peanut butter more than any other food in the pantry or fridge except perhaps maybe a steak but he can keep on dreaming!  We fill his Kong bone with carrots and peanut butter at least twice a day.  This kid is spoiled.

When we learned that dogs could eat carrots we were thrilled to stop buying boxes of dog biscuits or “cookies”.  Carrots are super super super duper cheap and healthy!  We use these as training treats and rewards!  For training treats I cut the carrots into little dime size pieces which he still loves but they won’t fill his tummy up too fast.  When it came time for a birthday treat I had to give the little man what he wanted, carrots and peanut butter.

All I did was trim the bottom off baby carrots to make them level and the same length.  Then I stood the carrots up on a plate in a cylindrical arrangement and tied them with a string.  Lastly I slapped some peanut butter on there and a candle!  Voila! Carrot Cake!

We let him pose for a photo with the candle lit but he just couldn’t sit still with a glorious pile of goodies in front of him so we had to blow the candle out.


I wouldn’t recommend giving your dog the whole carrot cake in one sitting.  We only let Waddles’ have 2 carrots.  He was mortified when we starting taking the plate away to put the rest in the fridge!  20150107_191412Waddles’ struggles to stay seated while his carrots are being untied.


My little kitchen helper

IMG_1869There in the background is Mr. Waddles.  He is never more than 2 feet away when I’m cooking in the kitchen or outside by the grill.  He doesn’t bark at me he just sits and waits for my clumsy hands to drop a glorious piece of heaven to the ground for his consumption.  Every now and then I toss him a baby carrot.  This kid can eat some carrots y’all!

I can’t get enough of this guy!


The two men in my life, but mainly the dog.


The proximal beggar.

Pictured above are the two men in my life.  My husband is the one with the red bushy beard and the small furry one on the right is Mr. Waddles.  I just thought I would share a little bit about these two as they will eventually start appearing in more posts.  🙂

These two fellas take full advantage of my passion for cooking.  My husband eats everything and so does Mr. Waddles.  I’d have to say Mr. Waddles takes the cake on the “eats everything” claim.  He has been known to devour several crayons, an entire sock, rocks, chalk, stuffed animals, towels, bedding, etc.

Mr. Waddles is persistently the best, yet unintended taste tester for all of my dishes.  He always…ALWAYS finds a way to snatch a taste.  He is very quick and sneaky.


Mr. Waddles moving in for the snatch.


On this particular occasion Mr. Waddles got caught stealing croutons from a salad while I was in the other room.


He absolutely loves eating plants….

Mr. Waddles is our fur baby and is a mix between a toy Poodle and a Yorkshire terrier.  He is always by my side and I’m sure it’s because I’m “the lady with food” in his mind.  Not yet a year old, he is still an energetic young pup!

You might have noticed his eyes.  Yes, he has human like yellow eyes as opposed to the typical dark brown eyes most dogs seem to have.  These “crazy” eyes have made for some pretty interesting facial expressions.  He has mastered the stare as you can see below.


This dog is so strange sometimes.


I was sitting next to this window in the back yard enjoying a sandwich. Mr. Waddles decided to relocate to a better begging spot.


Mr. Waddles absolutely loves puppuccinos from Starbucks!