5 October 2014

Jimmy Chew's 3rd Birthday

Today it was my Jimmy Chew's birthday.

It's been three whole years since the little fluff ball was born to a cute litter of Keeshond pups in Cambridge. Just a few weeks later, he was given a loving home with two rather nervous yet excited humans down in London town.

Jimmy has brought more joy and laughter to our lives than we ever could have imagined. He really is wonderful. This year, I fancied doing something a little extra special for him. I decided to make him his very own doggy birthday cake.

Now as you may be aware, I bake and decorate cakes for a living. A dog cake, however, was a first.

Made from lamb liver, eggs and self-raising flour, it surely had to be a canine's dream. The heavenly scent of my usual sponge cakes and brownies baking gently in the oven was replaced with the unpleasant stink of sheep innards. Several doors and windows were opened.

But when it came out of the oven - and despite the unusual shape - I was pleased with the result. It actually looked like a cake!

I carved, coated and decorated for a couple of hours and the job was done.

Jimmy Chew's edible dog bowl!

This morning, I presented JC with his birthday cake following a rousing chorus of "Happy Birthday To Fluff". I think he was impressed (with the cake, not our singing), appearing somewhat distracted as I tried to get him to pose for some birthday photographs.

I gave Jimmy a little slither as a breakfast treat (I removed the sugar paste icing...seems a waste, I know, but it's not great for dogs).

He sniffed and sniffed again before carrying the piece of cake off for further investigation. Happily, I can confirm he was a huge fan!

And was straight back for more!

Happy Birthday Mr Chew!


  1. This is such a cool post, it really made me smile. Happy birthday Jimmy Chew!!
    Lots of love,

    SilverSpoon London

  2. How cute is Jimmy Chew!!! Love that you made him a cake!

    1. He is a massive cutie ;) (spoilt too!) x

  3. Absolutely adore Jimmy Chew and happy birthday to him!


    1. Thank you! Will pass on your wishes! :D

  4. Awww!! Happy birthday Mr Chew! He's such a cutie, and those piccies of him as a fluffball pup are just adorable!!

    Rosie xx

  5. Happy Birthday little Jimmy! Oh my gosh how cute was he as a puppy?

    I think this cake is genius and you definitely shouldn't pass up the idea to add this to your website - I think you'd sell loads!

    Also, may I add, you look incredible!

    Katie <3

    1. Aw thank you Katie! Yes he was a VERY cute puppy :) x

  6. He is a darling! Let me know if you EVER need a doggy babysitter!! xx

  7. Those pictures where he's staring down the cake are the cutest! :) Happy birthday to your little fluff ball!

  8. Aw bless his cottons! Such a cute idea - he looks thoroughly pleased!

    Ceri x

    October Eleven

  9. This is just the most adorable post I have ever seen!!!!! Jimmy is such a cutie - and a lucky boy to have a mummy who treats him so well!! I need to get a dog ASAP! Miss my babies!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  10. Happy Birthday Jimmy Chew! I can't believe you made him a birthday cake... It's jaw dropping!!
    Emily xx
    My GingerBread Journey

  11. Happy birthday Jimbob, that is one magnificent cake you've got yourself!
    M x

  12. Happy birthday!!! He is so cute with his special cake. His cake looks lovely, I usually make something much more easier for my dog (link here to my dog's birthday, last month :D )

    Anca @ ancaslifestyle | UK


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