July 27, 2010Cakes 4 Claws: PupCakes 2 Go

Anyone remember those microwave cakes from the ’80s where you’d stir some water into the bag of cake mix, pop it in the microwave bundt pan, and “bake” it in the microwave in just a couple minutes? I LOVED THOSE THINGS… not so much for the taste, but because they were the perfect entertainment for a kid who wanted to pretend like she was cooking but whose mother perhaps didn’t trust her with a power mixer and hot oven.

PupCakes 2 Go are little microwave cakes for dogs and were voted Best New Product for 2010 at the Global Pet Expo. It’s easy to see why — they’re super easy and fun to make, inexpensive, and made from organic, wholesome ingredients (wheat, soy, and preservative-free at that). Melinda from Lucky Paws, the makers of PupCakes, sent me a couple boxes to try, and I relived a little ’80s fun whipping up a batch for Mingus and Dottie yesterday afternoon.

With PupCakes, all it takes to become a canine pastry chef extraordinaire is a little water, a little peanut butter, and a microwave. The powdered mix smells really good, just like cinnamon, and the PupCakes really do look and smell like real cakes when they come out of the microwave after a magical two and a half minutes. I was even tempted to try a tiny piece, and, well, they kind of tasted like those microwave cakes from the ’80s. But hey, they’re not made for humans, they’re for dogs. And the dogs? LOVED them.

And that preshy little purple tray? It’s reusable with PupCakes’ refill mixes. LOVE IT.

To find out how to get your paws on some PupCakes 2 Go, check out Lucky Paws’ website.

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  1. alexa’s avatar

    These are SO cute. I am so getting these for Topaz’s birthday in January. And maybe as gifts for some of my clients too… They’re just way to fun and adorable!

  2. Samantha & Paddy’s avatar

    Squeal!! So envious you got to try these out! We did a post about them on Barkzilla (http://www.barkzilla.net/2010/06/bone-appetit.html), but have yet to get our paws on them. They look divine– Mingus & Dottie are two lucky pups!

  3. Petite Emmy’s avatar

    Those look so awesome!

  4. Kate’s avatar

    This is SO CUTE. And I’m glad you tasted the biscuits, because I would have too.

  5. phetched’s avatar

    Alexa – they’d be great for client gifts because, well, they’re easy, but they can also be refrigerated for up to a week or so. Ming and Dot had some leftover PupCake with their breakfast this morning :D

    And one could also make much prettier PupCakes than mine (like the ones on the box)… all I had around the house yesterday was peanut butter, so I just spread a little bit of that on top. The pups seemed all right with that :D

  6. Becky’s avatar

    Brilliant! I’ve already got a list of pups in my head that need these as gifts (including my own, of course).

  7. Ashley’s avatar

    I’m so buying these for Pru’s 3rd birthday!

  8. Nancy Ghoshal’s avatar

    I tried them on 4 dogs, 2 loved it the other 2 did not like them at all.

  9. phetched’s avatar

    Hmm… well, more for the ones who loved them, I guess, right? ;)

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