Dog Treat Icing: 5 Easy Creative Ways You Can Improve It

Dog treat icing is a whole lot different than what humans would eat. Try and avoid using sugar or icing/confectioner’s sugar. If you must, use it only for the most special occasions. Your dog will appreciate how you made special dog treats for them, in creative and fun ways that are greatly improved over your usual dog treat icing. 

Easy Dog Treat Icing Recipes

Dog treat icing is used to decorate dog cookies and treats after they’ve been baked and cooled down, but many pet owners worry about whether they’ll turn their dog off the taste. There may also be concerns about your dog eating too much sugar, as they can also suffer from diabetes, just like humans do. 

Here are 5 creative ways you can improve your dog treat icing:

1. Cornstarch Paint

Dog treats will be unique if you “paint” on them. This technique will work better if you make larger dog treats, so there is space to decorate the surface. Mix up a batch of “icing” with 2 tbsp cornstarch, and 1/2 tbsp cold water. Separate the icing into three batches. Add a few droplets of food coloring to each: green for trees, blue for skies, brown for branches. Be sure to use a brand new brush for painting a design on the dog treats. This type of icing will nicely set in place when it’s dry. 

2. Cream Cheese

Mix up 8 ounces of a low fat cream cheese, 2 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp plain yogurt, and 3 tbsp flour. This is a good icing for when you don’t wish to add food coloring, but you want it to be as white as possible. Add your flour slowly, so you can create the best consistency for spreading. If you wish to do piping, add a bit more water so it can easily be squeezed out from the treat bags.

3.Hard & Glossy Finish 

You don’t have to wait until after baking to decorate your dog treats. With this technique, it’s done prior to baking. It also works better for treats around 2” wide. Prepare your dog treats and place them on your cookie pan. Take one egg and separate it. Pour the yolk into a bowl, and add 1/4 tsp water, and a few drops of food coloring. Whisk together thoroughly. Use a pastry brush to paint onto the surface of the treats, and bake normally. After you remove the treats from the oven and let dry, they will dry hard and glossy. 

4. Potato/Sweet Potato

This is a great icing for when you want your dog to consume healthy ingredients. You can put it onto dog treats, dog cookies, or dog cupcakes. Peel and cut up one regular or sweet potato. Mash it up, and add 1 tbsp parsley, and 1 tbsp sour cream. Mix it up well with your blender. Use a spoon to smooth the icing over the dog treats.

5. Fresh Whipped Cream

Pupcake with fresh whipped cream icing

This is such a quick, easy and cheap dog treat icing. Mix heavy cream in a large mixing bowl on high speed for approx 6 minutes or until the cream becomes think. You can place the fresh whipped cream into piping bags or you can spoon the mixture straight on top of the dog treat that you are making and top with fresh fruit or a dog friendly topping of your choice.

*If your dog has a dairy allergy, this icing will not be suitable for them.


Homemade Pup Cakes and Muffins

Pumpkin, Raspberry, Blackberry & Honey Pupcake's

Pumpkin, Raspberry, Blackberry & Honey Pupcake's: An Easy Recipe For All Dog Lovers!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Can Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Pure Honey
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups Water 
  • 150g Fresh Raspberries (chopped)
  • 150g Fresh Blackberries (chopped)
  • Olive Oil Spray

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Spray cupcake shaped silicone molds with olive oil or coconut spray (your preference)
  3. Blend the water, raspberries and blueberries together. Then pour the mixture into a mixing bowl and add the remaining ingredients and mix well. 
  4. Pour the mixture into the cupcake molds and then place them in the oven for 35 minutes. After 35 minutes take them out and leave them to cool for 1 hour. 
  5. Then top with whipped cream and dog friendly fruits of your choice. 

Blueberry Almond Cake

Ingredients: 

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 c. almond flour
  • 1/2 c. blueberries, chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp pure honey
  • 1 c. low fat cream cheese (icing)

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Using coconut oil, grease one Cake dish. 
  3. Place the honey, eggs, almond flour and coconut oil into a blender and blend until smooth.Once smooth, add the chopped blueberries and use a spoon to fold the blueberries into the cake mixture. 
  4. Pour the mixture into the cake pans and bake for 25 minutes. 
  5. Once cooked, Remove from oven place on a wire rack. Let cool before removing the can from the pan. You can decorate this cake with your choice of dog friendly icing.
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