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Canines get their paws on Christmas cake

Tuesday, Dec 04, 2012 - 01:02

Dec. 4 - A Japanese pastry chef whips up cakes filled with dog-friendly ingredients to spice up the holiday season for his four-legged customers. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.

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Don't know what to get your pup for the holiday? Well depending on whether your pooch was naughty or nice, nothing will say Merry Christmas quite like this canine cake? Owners can eat it too, but Japanese pastry chef Naohiko Nagatini designed it with dog-friendly ingredients. And at his bakery in Tokyo, it's proven to be a popular confection. (SOUNDBITE) Naohiko Nagatini, pastry chef and owner of Finocchio Italian Restaurant, saying (Japanese): "The birth rate's declining here in Japan, so dogs have pretty much become like children and people want to share Christmas with them. But if it's just the grown-ups, the humans eating cake, well the dogs put on a really sad face. They want to have some themselves and get upset if you don't give them cake too." Finocchio Italian Restaurant has already filled 70 orders for the cakes, available for $73 U.S. dollars of $6,000 yen per slice. Survey says? It's paw-licking good.

Canines get their paws on Christmas cake

Tuesday, Dec 04, 2012 - 01:02

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