8.30.2011

Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop #3




Hi, everybody ... it's me, Tucker!  Remember last week when I was calling Mom out for embarrassing me in front of all my blog friends for bringing store-bought treats to our bloggie pot luck?  (Really it's Kol  and Sugar's Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop!  But either way!)  

Anyway, here it is - another Tuesday, and despite her heartfelt promise to figure out something yummy and homemade that we could make (and take pictures of) for this week's TTBH, she did not come through. I gave her a stern talking to.  It went something like this:


Me:  "Hey, Mom?"

MP:  "Yes?"

Me:  "Remember how last week you PROMISED we would bake something together over the weekend?"


MP (looking nervous):  "Um ... uh-huh ..." 

Me:  "Well, I don't know if you've noticed, but it's Tuesday AGAIN ... and I want to participate in the Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop!  How can I do that if you won't help me in the kitchen?  You KNOW I don't have thumbs!"  


MP:  "Yes, I know I promised.  But there just wasn't time.  I'm really sorry.  Maybe next week."  

Me:  "That's not going to work this time.  I want to go Hopping and I can't do that without posting a recipe for something yummy AND homemade this time!  How will I hold my  head up in Blogville?"


MP:  "Well, I'm sorry, but I can't help you now, Tuck.  I'm ..."

Me:  "Don't say the W word.  Just don't!  I mean it!"


MP (nervously):  "Ok, ok.  Hey, I know ... how about if you post the recipe for your birthday cake?"

Me:  "Hmm ... I guess that would do.  And then I could post a few pictures of me enjoying my cake for the pups who didn't know us back then."


MP:  "GREAT idea!  I think everyone would like that." 


TUCKER'S 8TH BIRTHDAY CAKE:

Start with the muffin or quick bread mix or recipe of your choice.  We used this one from Whole Foods.  


(Mom's a little bit of a Nazi when it comes to our food.  Doesn't stop her from zipping through the magic food window on a pretty regular basis herself, though.  And not the ones that serve salad, either.  Just sayin'!)  Anyway.  

Prepare your mix or quick bread according to package directions.  This mix calls for 2 large eggs and 1/4 cup of vegetable oil (Mom prefers olive oil), and 1 cup of milk.  She also added about a cup of frozen thawed mixed berries because they're yummy and they make it look more festive when you cut into it.  Once it was cooled, Mom frosted my cake with strawberry cream cheese and topped it with Oreo cookies!  Just kiddin'! Oreo cookies are BAD for dogs.  (I personally am not convinced of this, and think it's a diabolical plan the Humans hatched to keep all the Oreos for themselves.  They can be selfish that way.  )  But fortunately our friends at Three Dog Bakery make these yummy fake Oreos:
When it was finished, it looked like this: 

I gave it a sniff ... and trust me ... it was yummy! 



My party guests thought so, too!






So ... that was my birthday cake ... Mom made Phoebe a similar one for her birthday.  It was a hit both times.  Next year, I told her she's going to have to try another recipe.


Now - before we forget, yesterday Finn told you about the Back in Black Adoption Event and what we here at Tucker Tells All are trying to do to help our readers help their local shelters and rescue groups.  


If you missed it, what we're doing is having a Comment-A-Thon and one person is going to get up to $100 to donate to their chosen rescue group or shelter in their name.  So don't forget to leave your comment HERE

And now check out these Black Beauties from Petfinder.com


MEET FRENCHIE

Want to take me home?  Email Ben@humanesocietytampa.org or call 813-774-4339


MEET BG
Want to take me home? Call 813-744-5660

(this girl is at Hillsborough County Animal Services - a high volume county run shelter, so we hope a rescue group pulls her out of there) 



10 comments:

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Happy Tasty Tuesday!!! and Happy 8th, Tucker. WOOF! that is a very fancy Oreo's for Doggies. Pretty n I bet its Tasty.
Golden Thanks for joining our TTBH and joining my TT giveaway. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Kolchak Puggle said...

That looks TASTY! I had never ever seen those fake Oreo dog cookies before! How awesome are those! Don't be too hard on your Mom. That dreaded W word can take a lot out of a human. I am sure that she will bake with you just as soon as that evil Job quits stealing all her time. Who is this guy anyways? He seems to be hogging all our Mom's lately!

Thanks for hopping with us for Tasty Tuesday! HOP ON!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We didn't get to do a Tasty Tuesday post this week, but we sure are glad you did - that is such a great recipe for a cake and easy too. Mom loves Whole Foods, so maybe we can get her to make us one too.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!! What a great pawty, Tucker and look at what your mum baked!! How absolutely yummy looking!! Paws up!! Yay!!

Sweet Frenchie and BG - me and Charlie hope you find good loving homes asap! take care
x

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh dat cake sounds great. Now, if only my birfday was sooner.

Sagira said...

Yum, this post is making me hungry.

tubby3pug said...

What an amazing birthday cake. Mom is going to have to look for those oreos for us, where do you get them? We've never seen them in the stores here.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Wow--You have a nice Mom. My Human has neffur baked me anything! (Not that I would deign to eat it if she did, but still....)

It looks like you had a pawsome birfday, Tucker!

houndstooth said...

Oh, I'm so hungry now! I need a late night snack!

Tell your mom she needs to buy the Three Dog Bakery cookbook for you. OMD! It's treat heaven!

Bunny

ocmist said...

We came over from Sugar's Blog Hop. Your Mom is very smart to put together a good dog friendly cake for you, and YOU are great to make her share it with US! Now WE will have to nag Grammy into making one for us, too! The Country Corgi Crew