By Kopal Manglik
Animal lover and freelance writer, Kopal started the Facebook and Instagram page, @adoptdontshop.hk as a way of collating information about rescues available for adoption from all the shelters across Hong Kong, and has helped dozens of potential adopters find their paw-fect match! As a foster mama herself, Kopal has helped foster and successfully home 10 pups over the last year, and started the Hong Kong Foster Pawrents group to help others learn about fostering. When not involved in animal advocacy, Kopal is an avid reader and coffee lover, and you can find her looking for sunny spot to work in.
It’s your best friend's birthday coming up, and you’ve already bought the presents, the next thing is to sort out the birthday cake! So whether the celebration is just you and your doggo or the whole gang, here is a list of our favourite doggy birthday cakes!
Another human baker that does dog celebrations under the name of their Clifford Collection is Baking Maniac. If you are one of those paw-rents who wants your pup to have everything you are having you are going to LOVE their doggy donuts and advent calendars. Their birthday cakes are also incredible, with two options of carrot cake.
Make your own!
Finally, what better way to treat your dog than to put your own hard work and time into creating a truly custom and special cake for them? And they get to be a part of the entire process, eating all the crumbs that you drop along the way! Here is one of our favourite recipes.
Hong Kong’s favourite cake shop also does birthday cakes for your pooches! Their doggie cake is, as is reinforced by dogs everyone, paw-fect. It is sugar free and dog friendly and will add that extra special touch to your pup’s birthday party!
Since 2014, Slobber Bakery has been providing treats, accessories and custom birthday cakes for puppers around Hong Kong! Everything is handmade and has oodles of love poured into every bake. They also do some great mooncakes and other holiday treats so be sure to check them out!
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This global bakery, born out of the love of a rescue pup, Gracie, has locations across Hong Kong - Tsuen Wan, Kowloon, Happy Valley and Mid-Levels! They do a TON of great food options, but of course their celebration cakes are a great way to make any tail wag with excitement. And they have a ton of options, bone shaped, round or custom, which they will pipe with your pup’s name.
We love Chef Kellie’s mission "Watch your dogs thrive, not just survive", but more importantly, the pooches love her cakes as is obvious in the testimonials! She creates artisanal homemade birthday cakes with premium ingredients such as beef, turkey, fruits or vegetables. They can also be vegan or raw. And they come in a number of fun shapes and sizes including pupcakes for when you’re having a doggie party!
For a full birthday experience, you have to get your pooch the Birthday Box 🎉 from Baking Bark. If you get the birthday bundle, in addition to a decorated cake which has a personalised message e.g. “Bella is 2” or “Happy Birthday Spot”, your little one is surprised with a small toy, birthday crown and candle. A perfect Instagram memory!
If you are looking to spoil your pup (or cat!) with lovingly made treats, cakes and toys, checkout Hong Kong brand Pawsome Living. They use a selection of human consumption grade nutritious ingredients to make absolutely stunning custom cakes. Their Jurassic cake, with little dinosaurs and their duck cakes are particularly pup-ulor!
Beautiful, rich gluten free pet cakes, that will be adored by animals and humans alike is what you get when you order with playbow! They use high quality organic superfoods to create memorable cakes such as a gorgeously piped rose cake, an adorable pineapple cake and of course, festive Christmas cakes.
In addition to baking up a storm for humans across Hong Kong and Mumbai, they provide pet cakes for man’s best friend! You also have an option to choose flavours, such as carrot & peanut butter, mince beef, oats, carrots & peas, and apple, banana & peanut butter. So if your pup has a particular preference, or has dietary restrictions, you know exactly what is going into (along with a lot of love!) making their birthday special.