Homemade dog treats are fun and easy for adults and children to decorate. Wether you are looking to decorate dog treats to sell at a Farmers Market or to decorate at home for a fun activity, quality dog treat ingredients is your first place to start. You can find quality flours at local grocery stores or online; just be sure they are all safe for dogs.
Rolling Dog Treat Dough
The easiest way to create homemade professional dog treats is to start with a firm, smooth dog treat dough and a shaped cookie cutter. While you a mix your dough, preferable in a stand mixer, you want to make sure it is not too wet. You want the dough dry enough to form a ball but not wet enough to stick to your gloves. Once your dough is mixed, roll it out with a rolling pin on a floured surface. If the dough is crumbly, add a couple of tablespoons more of water and mix it again in your dough mixer until it is no longer too dry. Roll the dough out and cut it with your favorite cookie cutter shapes, place on cookie sheets and bake them.
Decorating Dog Treats with Icing that Doesn't Melt
After the dog treat is baked and cooled, you can use your favorite tapioca based dog treat icing recipe or try using a dog treat icing that doesn't crack or melt. In this video demonstration we used dog treat icing from Pastries 4 Pets.
Before we added water to form the icing we added pink and orange all natural powder food colors. After the first, base color dried for @ an hour, we piped a thin white swirl in the middle of the flower and placed a tiny homemade dog treat bone while the white icing was still wet. We let the finished flowers dry overnight so the dog treat would dry securely on to the flower and viola! adorable dog treats.
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