In other news: Anna Polyviou just made Australia’s largest cake for dogs

And it was devoured faster than you can say, “Scooby Snacks.”
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To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Scooby-Doo an epic pooch party was thrown for the birthday boy, with the largest dog cake ever made in Australia and a guest list of puppy pals – from greyhounds to Pomeranians. .

The cake was designed by celebrity chef and Masterchef guest judge, Anna Polyviou. Standing at 1.5 metres tall and weighing over 120 kilograms, the cake took days to make and a team of people to assemble.

Anna said: “The collaboration was my dream job, I grew up watching Scooby-Doo and still watch it with my niece and nephew. It brings back so many happy memories for me enjoying my coco-pops on a Saturday morning trying to solve the mystery with the gang. I’m a big kid at heart so not much has changed, I’ve just moved on to oats.”

Like at any party where cake is involved, it didn’t last long and was quickly devoured by the dogs in attendance.

Aside from the sheer size and weight of the cake, the judge of Family Food Fight says the most challenging aspect of creating this cake was making sure it was safe for dogs to eat.

“I didn’t want any dogs to get sick so we spent a lot of time checking what they could and couldn’t eat. The ingredients include wholemeal flour, honey, carrots and on the outside we’ve got potato mash, yoghurt, cream cheese and obviously dog biscuits,” says Anna.

It’s the largest dog cake ever made in Australia!

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As the Executive Chef at Sydney’s exclusive Shangri-La Hotel, Anna is known for creating wild and colourful sweet treats.

However, been involved in making a Scooby-Doo cake is one project that is very close to her heart.

“I’m a huge fan of Scooby-Doo. I just love it. I started watching it when I was really young. It’s good to see how many generations have watched it. My grandma watched and now my niece and nephew watch it. It’s really special.”

Anna Polyviou can now add this impressive dog cake to her list of amazing cake creations.

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5 snack-size facts about Scooby-Doo

  1. The animated series was created 50 years ago, in 1969.

  2. The show follows four teenagers— Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy and their talking brown Great Dane, named Scooby-Doo – work together to solve mysteries.

  3. In 1979, Scooby’s tiny nephew Scrappy-Doo was added to the series.

Sarah Michelle Gellar along with her now-husband, Freddie Prinze Jr. starred in the 2002 live-action movie, Scooby-Doo.

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  1. The 2002 live-action movie Scooby-Doo starred some Hollywood A-listers including Freddie Prinze Jr. (Fred), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Daphne), Matthew Lillard (Shaggy) and Linda Cardellini (Velma)

  2. A 3D computer-animated adventure film, Scoob! is set to be released in 2020. Voice actors attached to the film include, Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried and Gina Rodriguez.

  3. You can catch Be Cool, Scooby – Doo! now on Boomerang. What’s it about? The Scooby gang is back with a modern comedic twist on the beloved classic.

WATCH: Anna Polyviou at work!

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