Your cat is a beloved member of your family. If your cat is about to celebrate a birthday, you will want to do something special for your furry friend. While many cats would just as soon opt for a peaceful day of napping and nibbling over a raucous party celebration, a special cat birthday cake is sure to be appreciated by every kitty. If your cat is not on any restrictive diets, this general guide will enable you to custom create a cake of natural ingredients that your cat will enjoy.
Choose Your Protein
Begin the kitty cat birthday cake project by selecting one of the following protein sources to heap into the mixing bowl.
- One five-ounce can of tuna that is packed in water
- One five-ounce can of salmon
- One five-ounce can of chicken
- One five-ounce can of crabmeat
Drain the liquid from the can, and place the solid ingredients into a bowl. In addition to the can of your choosing, you will also need to mix in one egg, which will help to bind the cake together.
For an optional third protein source to add to the mix, consider incorporating one tablespoon of grated mild cheddar or minced American cheese if your cat tolerates dairy products. Many cats are lactose intolerant, but some tolerate and enjoy dairy products without issue. Find here 5 foods your cat shouldn’t eat.
Choose Your Carbohydrate
Cats do not require a voluminous amount of carbohydrates in their diets. However, adding two tablespoons of one of the following items will add some healthy fiber and an additional nuance of flavor.
- Finely grated sweet potato
- Frozen green peas that you have thawed and drained
- Cooked brown rice
Mix and Bake
Combine the three or four ingredients until they are mixed. Line an eight-ounce ramekin with parchment paper, and then transfer the cake mixture to the prepared ramekin. Bake the cat birthday cake in a 350-degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cake is set. Allow the cake to cool after removing it from the oven.
Make It Special
As every chef knows, presentation is important when plating a culinary creation. Turn the cake out onto a special plate for your kitty. This may be a plate from an old set of chinaware that you no longer use, an extra stoneware plate or a cat-themed paper plate from the local party goods store.
Once you peel the parchment paper away from the cake, choose one of the following topper options for decorating the top of the cake:
- One large shrimp that has been cooked and minced
- Gravy that you can purchase from your local pet supply retailer
- One tablespoon of your cat’s favorite kitty treats
If there is a wide rim of the plate exposed, consider sprinkling a pinch of catnip on the plate around the cake. Alternately, you may choose to scatter a few cat birthday treats. For the final touch, you may wish to place a flameless birthday candle into the center of the cake to bring out the birthday mood for family members who wish to croon the birthday song when presenting the cake to the birthday kitty. Keep the kitty cat birthday safe from fire hazards, burnt noses and singed whiskers by avoiding birthday candles with real flames.
Just Add Presents
Preparing the cake is quick and easy. All you will need to do once it has been plated and decorated is to add gifts to the celebration scene. Everyone appreciates gifts on their birthday, and your cat is no exception. From catnip critters to jingling balls to interactive laser pointers, there are plenty of fun options that will enable you to offer your cat a couple of new toys to play with. The exciting prospect of new toys will entice your cat to work off some of those birthday cake calories and stay happy until the next holiday celebration.
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