Flour, Frosting, and Fur Friends: Celebrating RSPCA NSW Cupcake Day Posted on August 23, 2023 RSPCA NSW celebrated our sweetest annual event this month! Cupcake Day is a month-long fundraising event that unites kitchens, canteens, and break rooms across Australia to raise some much-kneaded funds for animal welfare. We thought we would share a few irresistible pet-approved recipes, so that you and your furry friends can join in on the fun! Bunny Friendly Cupcake Ingredients 1 x handful of rabbit pellets (approx. ¼ cup) 1 x handful of hay (approx. ¼ cup) 1 x banana 2 x grapes or berries and greens/dried flowers for decoration Method Combine pellets and hay in a blender or food processor until they start to break down, then add half a banana. Continue to blend until just combined, then, using clean hands, scoop the mixture out and form patties with your hands into the desired shape. In a preheated oven, bake the patties at 180 degrees for 5-7 minutes, then take them out and allow them to cool. They should become firmer as they cool down. For the icing, mash the banana until it is easy to spread. Chop up your grapes or berries. To assemble the cake, start with a patty, then add a layer of banana and berries, repeating until you have three layers. Spread banana over the top and decorate with greens/flowers. Let your bunny friend enjoy!! Pooch Approved Pupcakes Ingredients 2 large bananas ¾ cup water 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter 1/3 cup of honey 2 eggs 1 ½ cups flour 2 ½ tsp baking powder 1/4 cup olive oil Method Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a cupcake tray with cupcake liners. Mash 2 large bananas with the peanut butter in a bowl. Mix in honey and eggs and mix well until smooth. Mix in flour, water, oil and baking powder and mix well until smooth. Fill cupcake liners ¾ full with mixture and bake for 22 minutes until the top is golden. Allow cupcakes 3o minutes to cool down once removed from the oven. Once cupcakes are cool you can start on the frosting. Frosting Boil a potato in water for 20 minutes until soft and crumbly at edges. Drain pot, add yoghurt, honey and water. Beat with an electric beater, until smooth and creamy. Once the mixture has a frosting consistency, frost cupcakes. You can also add a little treat on top for decoration. Let your pooch enjoy! With just over a week left, If you’re interested in hosting your very own Cupcake Day you can sign-up to bake for an ‘amazing paws’ via the RSPCA Cupcake Day website and help bring joy and sweetness to animals in need. Your Cupcake Day event can be held at home, school, or work, giving you the purrfect reason to get out your utensils and bake a real change for vulnerable animals.