Dog Biscuit Treat Decorating

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If you are looking to doll-up Fido's favorite treats then browse our list of decorating suggestions. Although it might be tempting to use your favorite frosting recipe we suggest you steer clear of products laden with sugar. The most popular topping is yogurt frosting. You can make your own (see recipes) or purchase pre-packaged products.

Icing Ideas

Icing In A Tube -A simple method of decoration is to use purchased icing in a tube.  These icings typically contain sugar so use sparingly.  Tubes are easy for children to work with.

a plate of decorated dog treatsFlavored White Chocolate Disks - Wilton Industries makes a line of white chocolate disks which come in a variety of colors including like red, green, pink, brown, and white.

The chips can be heated in the microwave or in the top of a double boiler on the cook top. We found using the double boiler more flexible than the microwave. You can add a teaspoon or so vegetable oil to make the mixture flow on more easily. Frosting can be spread or put into a pastry bag.

Doggie toothpaste - this is a suggestion we found on the web, we have not tried it.

White Chocolate - You may notice that white chocolate is a typical ingredient in many treat icing recipes. While chocolate is dangerous for dogs, white chocolate is safe.  The reason being, most all the caffeine substance in white chocolate has been removed. White chocolate is primarily cocoa fat, sugar, milk solids, lecithin and vanilla with next to no "chocolate liquor" the substance hazardous to dogs.

Perishable Frostings

These can be used for doggie cakes or cookies and should be refrigerated. 

Banana Carob

From Three Dog Bakery

  • 2 cup mashed banana
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 tablespoon carob flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 tablespoon unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Blend thoroughly and spread on cool cake. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. The frosting contains carob, which is a safe chocolate-like flavor substitute for chocolate.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 12 ounces nonfat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons honey
Beat with a hand mixer until fluffy. Frost cookies with a spatula or fill a pastry bag fitted with a fine tip and pipe onto cookies.

Cinnamon Vanilla variation: To the above recipe, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and 3 teaspoons of cinnamon.

Fun Fact about Dog Biscuit Treat Decorating

More Dog Treat Fun

  • Dog Treat Recipes - A large collection of homemade dog treat recipes to please your pooch.
  • Dog Treat Tins - Buy specialty tins for your homemade treats.
  • Make Your Own Dog Food - Commercial dog food is not always the healthiest food for your pet.  Learn how to make your own homemade dog food.

 

Icing Dipper Recipe

Use for the doggie equivalent of "black and white" cookies. Dog treats can be partially or fully dipped to coat then allow to dry.

Basic Dipper

  • 3 cups vanilla chips (white chocolate) 
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable powder for coloring (see below) 
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 

Melt the vanilla chips and add vegetable oil and colorings. Dip the tips of the cookies in the icing and place on waxed paper to dry.

Colorings

  • Pink Dipper - beet powder
  •  Green - spinach powder
  • Yellow - turmeric

You can also use paste food coloring.

Prepackaged Pet Treat Frosting

K9 Cakery - sells a variety of dog treat icing and dog treat decorating supplies.

 

More Homemade Dog Treat Tools
This dog treat baker gets a four star review from Amazon.  You can store your dog treat dough in the refrigerator and quickly bake up a fresh batch.

  • Piggy Dog Treats PoochBarkery.co
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Barbara Bowman graduated with degree in Foods and Nutrition from San Jose State University. As CEO of GourmetSleuth.com she spends most waking hours writing, cooking, eating, gardening and traveling.