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Birthday Bash!

I know I’m a bit obsessed over my Lily dog, but she’s my baby and always puts a smile on my face. 🙂 Mr. Prevention and I knew we wanted a bulldog YEARS before we got Lily. There was no doubt in anyone’s minds…this dog would be spoiled. Rotten.

We picked Lily up straight from the airport when we returned from our honeymoon last June. We knew the breeder and knew that Lily and her 6 sisters and 1 brother were in excellent hands. We went over several times to play with all the pups as they grew and our hearts belonged to Lily (who was named G’Dot at the time, standing for “Girl Dot” in reference to the dot on her head. Her brother also had a dot on his head and was appropriately referred to as B’Dot).

If you’re as proud a canine mama as I am, here’s a doggie cake recipe for you! Spoil your 4-legged son or daughter appropriately on their special day!

Hard to believe my baby is ONE today! Happy Birthday, Lily! I hope you enjoy your cake!

Note: I made one giant cake, cut it down the center length-wise and created 2 Bone Cakes by just cutting the shape with a knife. I think they’re cute 🙂

Doggie Bone Cake from Homecooked Em

1 1/2 cups flour
3 tbsp honey
1 mashed ripe banana
1 egg
1 1/3 cup water
tsp vanilla
1 tbsp baking powder


Mix all ingredients and bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean! And the frosting was a mixture of cream cheese, mashed banana, and peanut butter!

Candids from her first year:

Question: Do you have a pet? What are their names? Are you a dog person or cat person?

Happy Birthday Lily! 😉

P.S. Less than ONE WEEK left in the DO What you DON’T Challenge! Finish out strong, I’m going to want to hear from all (77!) of you on how you did!


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  1. April 27, 2010 / 6:15 am

    Happy Birthday, Lily!!! Sure looks like you picked the right people to live with! That bone cake looks yummy.

    We are dog people (we have four) and cat people (two). The dogs are Jake, Maggie, Jingles, and Daisy. The cats are Mitzie and MoMo.

  2. April 27, 2010 / 7:00 am

    Happy Birthday Lily! I am in love with the puppy pics. I’m a dog person but I’ve never had a cat or a dog so I really don’t know lol

  3. April 27, 2010 / 7:10 am

    Awwww!!! Happy birthday, Lily!!! Baxter and Ella say happy birthday as well!

    Those pictures just made my day ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. April 27, 2010 / 7:53 am

    AWW! Happy birthday to an ADORABLE dog! Your cakes are cute, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    My grandparents have a dog, which I consider mine because we’ve always rented places so the only acceptable pet was hamsters… haha. His name is Herman, and he’s a black cockapoo and a big baby. XD

    I love both cats and dogs, but cats hate me for some reason so I guess I’m a dog person. =\

  5. April 27, 2010 / 8:14 am

    Love the puppy pics!!! So adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. April 27, 2010 / 8:17 am

    Happy Birthday Lily! She is so cute. Bulldogs are the best. So glad you are having fun with her and loving the company. I’ve never had a dog, would love one, but I am never home, which would just be cruel.

  7. April 27, 2010 / 8:34 am

    Lily is so cute,Bday wishes to lily, hope he enjoyed the bone cake…very lovely and made it really well…have a nice day nicole…

  8. April 27, 2010 / 8:46 am

    Wow! Lily was the cutest little puppy!! She’s so lucky to be with you guys :-).

  9. April 27, 2010 / 8:49 am

    I am such a sucker for the dog pictures! She is sooooo adorable. Happy Birthday Lily. BTW–I like the dog cake.

  10. April 27, 2010 / 8:52 am

    Happy Birthday, Lily! You are such a great fur mommy to bake a cake. It looks (and sounds) delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I don’t have a pet. ๐Ÿ™ My nephew is SO allergic (and my sister), his poor eyes swell up when he’s around dogs or cats even for a minute. It stinks (for him and me! LOL).

    I’m doing MUCH better with the challenge this week – slacked off a bit last week, but I’m back on track and have been stretching everyday!

  11. April 27, 2010 / 9:01 am

    she’s grown up so much over the past year! Those pictures are adorable! I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Sadie. she just turned 1 in February ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. April 27, 2010 / 9:23 am

    Aww this post is adorable.
    It’s my cat’s birthday this month, but he’ll be 13 and honestly now he is just old and mean and annoying hahahaha. But your post has made me feel mean, so maybe I’ll get out some catnip later.

  13. April 27, 2010 / 9:27 am

    Lily is adorable. I love the picture of her half in the dog bed and half on the floor! I have a dog named Laverne- she’s a cockapoo (cocker-spaniel and poodle mix) and a cat named Clementine. They both live at my parents’ house but I visit often ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. April 27, 2010 / 10:27 am

    Happy birthday Lily girl! Joe gives you a big lick :). I think I’ll treat my pup to that cake. We have 3 pets, Joe our dog, Stoner our cat and Snoopy our bunny. We got Stoner as a kitten so he’s the craziest cat, he’s like a dog it’s hilarious. Him and Joe play so rough all the time it’s the funniest thing.

  15. April 27, 2010 / 10:41 am

    I wanted to let you know I said a prayer for you this morning. Love ya and I hope you know how much I appreciate you and your blog. You deserve the best out of life and I hope you are at peace with everything more and more.

    Happy birthday to Lily!!! She is so adorable. I love love love Bulldogs and have always wanted one of my own.

  16. April 27, 2010 / 10:47 am

    Absolutely adorable! The cake sounds great :).

    I grew up with dogs, and my husband and I have both a dog (Shelby) and a cat (Roxie) now. I think I’ll always be more of a dog person (John and I like to joke around that Shelby is our favorite “child”) but Roxie is an awesome cat. I don’t know what I’d do without my furry friends!

  17. April 27, 2010 / 10:48 am

    omg she was absolutely ADORABLE as a puppy!! And love your cake, shes got a good dog momma ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. April 27, 2010 / 10:52 am

    Happy birthday Lily!
    I have an 11 month old standard poodle who is having a birthday party next month! He is my baby and my love! My husband and I feel like a complete family with Dobby!

  19. April 27, 2010 / 11:24 am

    Happy Birthday Lily, OMG she was an adorable pup, still adorable, of course.

    I am dog person, Drake who is a rescue (he was put in a washing machine as a puppy) he is half great dane and his father was a whippet/lab cross. And Luna (Spirithawk’s Dark o’ the Moon) who is a Black Lab. Love my babies, mean hubby won’t let me get another one ๐Ÿ™

    I am doing well on my do what you don’t challenge, I have flossed 26 out of 27 days this month and run a mile 26 out of 27 days and no, I didn’t miss the same day on both ๐Ÿ˜›

  20. April 27, 2010 / 11:40 am

    Happy Birthday Ms. Lily!
    Thatch and the Smurf wish they could be there to share your cake.
    (the cats are acting disinterested)
    I love my little zoo – 2 dogs, 2 cats – although I’ve said several times ‘the zoo is full.’ No more animals joining our clan. I’ve always been a dog person – the cats are more my husband, but now that we have them I love them lots and lots.
    Animals make the world go round ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. April 27, 2010 / 12:06 pm

    Oh my gosh…Lily is freaking adorable!!! I bet you never have to turn away dogsitters!! ๐Ÿ™‚ HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILY!!!

  22. April 27, 2010 / 12:14 pm

    Happy Birthday, Lily!!!!! That cake is too adorable!!!

    I love animals…I currently have two cats (who I often feature on the blog!), but there’s no doubt in my mind that I’ll be a dog owner someday.

  23. April 27, 2010 / 12:29 pm

    So cute. Love the paw picture and, sometimes, I feel so tired that only half of my body makes it on the bed as well.

    To answer your questions, I don’t have a dog or cat but I’m more of a dog person. I have fish now. Only one, the plecostomus, really has a name — the stealth bomber.

  24. April 27, 2010 / 12:44 pm

    OMG just when I thought I could not love her anymore…you go and put up her puppy pictures! HAPPY BDAY LILY!

  25. April 27, 2010 / 1:05 pm

    She is too cute. I love the cakes you made for her. I have a dog named ginger and a cat named midnight. I am definitely a dog person. I was always terrified of cats, but when I found midnight under a dumpster abandoned by her mother, I fell in love with her. I had no idea what to do with a cat and she was so scared, so I took care of her for 4 months outside before I went away to school, then come home to visit and she was still there. She finally let me pick her up and I put her into the car and off to the vet we went. I have been more of a cat person since, but I guess I am mostly a fan of this cat specifically.

  26. April 27, 2010 / 1:12 pm

    So freaking cute!!! I LOVE bulldogs and told my mom I wanted one for Christmas. Instead I got a calendar.

    I have a cute kitty I had to leave in VA with a friend when I moved but right now I really really want a puppy! I want a puppy like normal people want children. But I travel for work so I have to hold off on puppy dreams until I have more time to devote to my little loved one. ๐Ÿ™

  27. April 27, 2010 / 1:46 pm

    oh she is a doll! happy birthday lily! love the cake-pepsi would have loved that ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. April 27, 2010 / 2:28 pm

    You are the best mommy ever! I have to summer doggie birthdays that I am saving this recipe for! Lily is so stinking cute! I feel like she is my dog haha!

  29. April 27, 2010 / 4:46 pm

    Happy Bday Lily! She was so stinkin cute when she was a pup (she still is of course!). Ive been wanting to make our dogs something doggish but they usually end up getting sweet potatoes instead!

  30. April 27, 2010 / 4:51 pm

    Awwwwwww, Happy Birthday Lily!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ She is so adorable!! You are such a good mama!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad the cake worked out for you!! How creative are you to make it into a bone shape!!! So cute!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. April 27, 2010 / 5:32 pm

    How freakin cute is Lily!? she is too adorable, i am a total dog person. I have two dogs, a miniture pincher named Maggie and a yorkie named Alfie. They are definately my children, I have two human babies and two doggie babies : ) give lily my love and that cake actually looked pretty good, hope she enjoyed it!!

  32. April 27, 2010 / 6:07 pm

    Lily is pretty much the cutest little thing I’ve ever seen! Happy Birthday to her!

  33. April 27, 2010 / 7:54 pm

    Your dog is so cute! We celebrate Ella’s birthday too! I need to make her a birthday cake.

  34. April 27, 2010 / 9:05 pm

    Happy BDay, Lily!!

    What a sweet puppy! Those pics when she is tiny are precious!

    I’m more of a cat person, but I love dogs too.

  35. April 27, 2010 / 9:46 pm

    Oh Lily is just the cutest thing!! I just love it when you post pictures of her. I especially love the one with the food bowl and the one of her “in” her bed. Too cute!

    I’m obsessed with my dog. She’s curled up on my lap right now (she doesn’t fit but she tries). We rescued her from the spca so I didn’t get to have her as a puppy. I wish I did – puppies are so cute!

    Happy Birthday Lily!

  36. April 28, 2010 / 6:48 am

    What a cute cake!

    For my sister’s dog’s birthday, he got a birthday hat and a plastic pool to swim in!

    I sadly only have a fish…

  37. April 28, 2010 / 8:56 am

    OH my GOSH!
    Your dog is so cute…ugh my heart melts when I see puppies!

  38. Josh Cosner
    April 29, 2010 / 7:25 am

    Lil Lil! We miss the gang in T-town and the Big-O. And Lilly and Bailey!

  39. May 1, 2010 / 2:11 pm

    Happy Birthday to Lily! She’s SO cute ๐Ÿ™‚ And your cake is just adorable.

  40. May 2, 2010 / 5:56 am

    Happy Birthday, Lily! Oh my goodness, aren’t you just the cutest dog! I love the puppy pictures, especially the one of Lily lying on her back, and of the three of you looking so happy!

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