Clark’s 1st Birthday – Cake Smash | Fun Friday

I bet most of you won’t be surprised by this BUT I have been planning this photoshoot for quite a while now! Clark’s first birthday was on Sunday (November 20th) and I thought it would be super fun to bake him a doggie-friendly birthday cake and do a cake smash session with him!

Just in case you want to bake your dog a cake, too, I found the recipe for it on! Here is the link. I doubled the recipe (which I really didn’t need to for such a small dog … but, oh well!) and I used a jumbo muffin tin to bake three little muffin cakes. Since the little cakes were so big (and doubled), it needed to bake about 15 minutes longer than the recipe specified. For the frosting, I mixed a small serving of Greek yogurt with a spoonful of peanut butter.

Clark had such a good birthday! We cuddled all morning and played all afternoon due to the sugar rush from the cake! He’s such a good boy and SO CUTE!

At just a year old, Clark now weighs 15 pounds! And the vet told me he officially needs to diet … *insert eye roll*. He is a little fatty sometimes but the better to snuggle, right?! He loves to burrow under the blanket on the couch and cuddle, he loves to bark at everything – people walking by, the wind, his kitto-sisters, our neighbors – I could go on and on … He also loves getting his belly rubbed! I can’t imagine life without the little guy. He brings so much light into my life and has been a steady rock for me over this most unpredictable year. The only thing missing is a little sister for Clark – but that won’t happen for another year or so! For now, I’m perfectly content just cuddling one little dude at a time.

Cake recipe from
Bow tie collar from Little Brotique

All photos are © Steph Parker Photo.