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Scooby-Doo Celebrates his 50th Birthday with Australia’s Largest Dog Cake

Created by pastry chef Anna Polyviou, the cake was devoured by all of Scooby’s furry friends 

ZOINKS! Scooby-Doo has turned the big 5-0 and Boomerang (Foxtel Ch 715 or Fetch Ch 255) has celebrated by throwing a huge birthday bash attended by Scooby’s furry friends with Australia’s largest ever dog cake.

To celebrate half-a-century of Scooby snacks, 50 years of meddling kids and five decades of epic mask reveals, chef Anna Polyviou has created Australia’s largest dog cake weighing over 120kg and sitting at over 150cm high

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.” 

The birthday party, which was held in Sydney, was a cacophony of food, fur and fun with lots of dogs of all shapes and forms who devoured, destroyed and enjoyed the delicious dog cake. Guests included insta-famous dogs, Coco, The Norton Mouse Pugs (pictured) Hugo the Bichoodle and Beren the Lab to name a few.

Dog cake experts, Woof Gateaux boutique pet bakery Sydney, consulted on the project to ensure the cake was sugar-free, dairy-free and wheat-free. 
This meant the dogs could enjoy the nutritious treat without worrying about their waistline. Jason Blachowski from Woof Gateaux Boutique Pet Bakery Sydney said: “It has taken us years to refine and develop a cake recipe that dogs can enjoy. We are thrilled to be a part of the celebrations. As a dog lover, I have always loved Scooby-Doo, I’m pretty sure I often morph in-to the Scooby voice when I am talking to my own dogs...ruh-roh!” 

“The cake took over three months to create, from ideation to realisation, and is a nod to Scooby’s insatiable appetite,” says Robi Stanton, Vice President and General Manager of Turner Australia, which operates Boomerang. “We really wanted to create an event that captures the good memories that Scooby-Doo has made with so many fans around the world. It is an incredible milestone to turn 50, and to still look so good!”

So, if you’re having a ruff day, just pug-get-about-it and enjoy the paw-sitively pawfect video. 

Scooby is currently starring in the brand-new series Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?, where the Mystery Inc. gang will be welcoming new members as they’re faced with some of their toughest mysteries to date.

Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo will be having some of the biggest names in celebrity and pop culture on their team, past and present, fictional and real.

Celebrities that will be helping Scooby and the gang on their mysteries include NBA superstar Chris Paul, recording artist Halsey and Australian singer Sia, Ricky Gervais, Kenan Thompson, Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Mark Hamill, Steve Urkel (voiced by Jaleel White), Batman, Sherlock Holmes, The Flash, Wonder Woman and many more! Catch the brand new series on Boomerang, weekends at 7pm.

About Scooby-Doo

For 50 years, the Mystery Inc. gang has entertained Scooby-Doo fans with zany hijinks, action-packed adventures and engaging mysteries that have captivated viewers of all ages. What started as a Saturday morning cartoon, exploded into an enormously successful franchise encompassing multiple spin-off series, original animated and live action films, consumer products and much more. Now fans have the opportunity to enjoy the original series which launched Scooby-Doo into worldwide stardom.

Scooby-Doo follows the adventures of four teens, Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and his lovable, but cowardly Great Dane, Scooby-Doo, as they travel far and wide in their stylish van, the Mystery Machine, to solve mysteries involving ghosts, monsters and other supernatural forces. Their entertaining adventures are always filled with hilarious hijinks and sometimes even catchy musical moments. Through teamwork and clever investigation, the teen sleuths solve case after case, while unmasking the villains who are usually behind each of the mysteries they encounter.

About Boomerang

Boomerang provides light-hearted and fun moments, showcasing a mixture of internationally recognised comedy and fantasy series to more than 144 million households worldwide, including 34 million in Asia Pacific. Favourite shows include Tom and Jerry, Mr. Bean, Grizzy and the Lemmings, Scooby-Doo, The Garfield Show, My Little Pony and The Looney Tunes Show. A companion channel to Cartoon Network, Boomerang is a dynamic and quirky place where girls and boys can be inspired, laugh and play with the whole family. In Asia Pacific, Boomerang is owned and operated by Turner, a WarnerMedia company.

MEDIA RELEASE, 18th September 2019

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