Let’s get creative!
As you know, Wagalot offers a range of treats for you to make at home. We have cakes, cookies, donuts, ice cream, training treats and more. All the instructions are on the backs of the packs, but we thought we’d give you some extra tips for those who like to go the extra mile.
Why not bake the Yappy Woofday Cake mix in muffin tins instead? Or mini cupcake trays.
Still have that old cake pop maker in the back of the cupboard? Dogs love balls, especially the ones made of cake – decorate them like little basketballs or tennis balls. Just leave out the stick and you’re good to go.
In reverse you could make the strawberry pupcake mix into one cake.
One of our favourite ideas is turning the doggy ice cream into a doggy ice cream cake and decorating that! This goes down really well on hot days.
Instead of cake – you could try rolling the cookie dough into a plate sized cookie – but you might have to watch the cooking times to make sure the edges don’t burn. A giant cookie will give you a nice surface to write a “Happy Birthday” message on. Melt some carob or yoghurt (on the lowest possible microwave setting – more on this down there ⇓.), spoon it into a piping bag and away you go.
Some dogs are fussy. This we know. Some dogs just don’t want to eat mass produced, canned mush. This we understand. That is why our mad inventor came up with Meaty Loaf Mix & Zap!
If you aren’t yet familiar with our Meaty Loaf Mix & Zap – it is a meal additive that when added to your dog’s favourite mince, becomes a more complete and healthy dinner. As the name suggests you then make it into a meat loaf. It doesn’t stop there though. It can be shaped into hamburger rissoles, meatballs, or even sausages. We’ve even made it into cookies.
Other things can be added like pasta, rice and veggies.
Following a raw feeding plan? Cool – Meaty Loaf is great raw.
One not so common use for our Meaty Loaf – Freeze it into “sticks” for teething puppies. The cold can help if their little gums are sore.
Why not substitute the vegetable oil for coconut oil?
Throw in a handful of cranberries, pepitas or shredded coconut.
Roll out the dough and cut it any shape you can imagine. Our cookie dough mixes don’t spread while baking like human choc chip cookies do so they will keep the shape you cut them into.
Try decorating the cookies by dipping them in melted carob or yoghurt. Decorate the cookies like little balls, dip them in green yoghurt and stand them up to set. They’ll look like little balls sitting in the grass and will be easier for your pup to pick up.
Roll the dough into balls, flatten them and poke a hole about the size of a pen through the middle before baking. Once they cool tie a piece of ribbon through the middle to make them into Christmas tree decorations. Always remove the ribbon before giving the cookie to your pup though.
Gingerbread kennel without the gingerbread? Make the doggy version of a gingerbread house by rolling the dough into flat square pieces before baking. Hold the pieces together using melted carob or yoghurt. Decorate with cookies, bones, pupcorn, sprinkles, jelly beans, dried cranberries, coconut or anything else you think your dog will love. You might need more than one cookie mix, but we think it might just be worth it.
Rolling the dough into tiny marble sized balls will give you small, delicious training treats.
Spoil your pooch with an all doggy ice cream sandwich. Make Mix & Lick doggy ice cream and freeze overnight. Bake round, flat cookies. Once the cookies are cool, put a scoop of ice cream on one and squish it closed with another cookie. Voila!
Don’t forget to post pics of all your wonderful creations to our Instagram page – wagalot.com.au, and of course follow us to see what other people are making.
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