It’s a dog’s life, they say – and Zereen Lunn’s pets know all about that after their owner devised a series of recipes for home-baked canine treats.
Now Zereen, of Hunters Bar, is sharing her ‘pupcakes’ with the rest of the area’s doggy population… through her Artisan Barkery business.
By day, Zereen works in Sheffield council’s finance department, but in her spare time she has developed a unique range of dog-friendly cakes and biscuits. They include personalised bones, do-mutts and Barkwell tarts.
“I could never find special treats made of ingredients I’d be happy to feed my dogs, so I started to make my own,” she says. “My passions are cooking and dogs ; this means I get to indulge in both!”
The cakes are gluten free, with no artificial preservatives, sugar or salt.
They are all tried out on her husband and daughter, as well as dogs Fraser and Hugo. And they went down a treat with her friends’ pets, so she took a market stall – and had to bake extra to meet demand.
The products are now available regularly from the Artisan Barkery Facebook page or Bradway Pet Shop. They will also be on sale at this weekend’s Bakewell Baking Festival.