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Happy Birthday, Bucky Baby

Today Bucky has been with us a year, and since we don't know exactly when he was born, we're celebrating it as his 8th birthday. I'm baking him a dog cake *this ought to be interesting* and here's the recipe (Happy, happy birthday, dogboy!)

1 cup white or whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 cup shredded carrots
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup honey (optional)
1 egg

Mix the dry ingredients. Add the remaining ingredients and mix quickly. Bake in a greased ring mold at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. You may frost this cake with low fat cottage cheese and decorate with carrot pieces. Store in the refrigerator. (Dogs will eat this without the honey added).

Today's fragrance, continued: I had previously experienced two (Black Rosette and Eleuria, formerly Con Brio) of the Strange Invisible Perfumes designed by Alexandra Balahoutis ... and firmly decided these were elegantly intellectual scent exercises wasted on me. SIP is no misnomer ... these are determinedly uncomfortable fragrances meant for the jaded scent palate of a perfumista who' s been everywhere and smelled everything; Balahoutis isn't aiming for the general populace, that's for sure.
Yesterday, however, a kind cognoscenti gave me a sample of L’Invisible and I have found a SIP that is not only wearable, but in its own strange way, beautiful. Although it's not in the fragrance notes (oak moss, resins, ylang ylang, blood orange, hibiscus, vanilla, rose, and lemon), I get an initial mentholated blast reminiscent of SL Tubereuse Criminelle. And after that it settles into a quirky chypre-y floral that I found captivating. Never say never.


Blogger ParisLondres said...

Happy Birthday Bucky!!
A big hug to you and the wonderful M!

Have a lovely day. The cake sounds great - hope it is gorgeous.


8:55 AM

Blogger actonbell said...

Peanut butter!!!! *wagging tail**
Happy birthday to Bucky:)

9:22 AM

Blogger clearing said...

Oh!! Happy Birthday Doggie Man!!! That cake sounds exceptionally yummy.

If we divide the recipe by 36 it would be perfect for our next hamster's B'day celebration. Carrots and Peanut butter and maybe some groats tossed in?!?!?! yum

Have a fabulous Birthday.


And I love your examination of the S.I.P.'s.... This last one does sound worth a try.

10:26 AM

Blogger still life said...

Happy Happy to Bucky! And he photographs so well...

10:29 AM

Blogger Fred said...

Bucky is a good looking dog. Happy Birthday!

10:42 AM

Blogger Jonniker said...

Gigundo Happy Birthday to BUCKY! xxoo to his mama, too.

1:48 PM

Blogger Kyahgirl said...

Happy Birthday big boy!

Your cake sounds, um, delicious? :-)


1:53 PM

Blogger colombina said...

Happy Birthday to Bucky! What a handsome dog.

SIP l'Invisible was like Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hide on me, started harsh, herbal and unwearable and then transformed into a lovely, citrusy, vanilla-y scent.

2:41 PM

Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

Happy Birthday Bucky!

Sure the cake tastes good, but what does it smell like?

3:29 PM

Blogger AP3 said...

Happy Birthday, Bucky boy!

4:27 PM

Blogger Annieytown said...

Happy Birthday Mr Bucky!
He is such a handsome devil!

5:20 PM

Blogger Bela said...

Joyeux Anniversaire, Bucky! Don't eat too much of that delicious-sounding cake! :-)

8:00 PM

Blogger Sum kinda princess said...

This month is our dogs' eight year anniversary too. I'm going to have to use this recipe. Thanks! And happy birthday to Bucky!!

3:31 AM

Blogger Tom & Icy said...

Yummy! Lucky Bucky!

1:10 PM

Anonymous janey said...

Happy B day boy! I was at an art fair last week and saw this booth full of delicious cupcakes and free samples . As I started to grab a few my friend nudged me and pointed to the other buyers. It was a doggie bakery. I gagged. It was very embarrassing. But your recipe looks kinda good. Is that what goes into doggy goods? I should have eaten the samples.

5:31 PM


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