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Bake a Bone homemade doggie treat appliance!

HillJ Jan 20, 2013 04:20 PM


Okay, now I can think of about a dozen dog loving friends who would want this gadget asap!

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  1. Tripeler RE: HillJ Jan 20, 2013 04:31 PM

    Gasp, I wonder how long it will be before we start seeing these at garage sales and flea markets.

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      Kris in Beijing RE: Tripeler Mar 31, 2013 07:54 PM

      My daughter and I have a "game" at the Thrift Store that we started when we arrived in 08/11-- we see a roundish, usually either red or white, Cooker Thing, and before we open it, we have to guess what the inside "grid layout" will be.

      We've seen:
      cake pop,
      crimped hand pie, round
      crimped hand pie, oval
      1" cubes [still not sure-- chocolate? brownie BITES?]
      ridged slanted [Geo F style]
      deep pocket waffle
      2 triangle sandwich
      4 triangle sandwich
      smooth/ no pattern

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      rockycat RE: HillJ Jan 20, 2013 04:35 PM

      How hard is it to roll the dog biscuit batter and cut it with a bone-shaped cutter? I have a photo of my daughter at 3-years-old doing just that. For that matter, the dog really doesn't care if the treat is shaped like a bone, a disk, or a blob as long as it's food.

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        ttoommyy RE: rockycat Jan 21, 2013 01:38 PM

        I feel the same way about these human-food equivalents:


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          sunshine842 RE: ttoommyy Jan 21, 2013 02:20 PM

          that and a cake-pop maker are exactly what went through my mind.

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        HillJ RE: HillJ Jan 20, 2013 04:37 PM

        Ha! I think it's fun, like any other gadget we buy to make life fun and easy. I know the dog doesn't care...hahhaha.

        And for dog owners who don't really bake a novelty.

        1. sunshine842 RE: HillJ Jan 20, 2013 10:47 PM

          wow -- that one redefines the word unitasker.

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            HillJ RE: sunshine842 Jan 21, 2013 06:17 AM

            really no different than an Easy Bake Oven.

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              sunshine842 RE: HillJ Jan 21, 2013 06:38 AM

              oh, not at all!! -- I prepared endless banquets and pastries in my Easy Bake (in my mind, anyway) -- it at least did work as a toy, even if I wasn't baking in it

              Somehow I figure the dog would be royally pissed if I handed him a make-believe biscuit.

          2. meatn3 RE: HillJ Jan 21, 2013 09:30 AM

            "A new innovation that will change your pets life!"

            I find these infomercials hysterical. I suspect this product will do well. I too can think of a number of people who would like this.

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              HillJ RE: meatn3 Jan 21, 2013 09:58 AM

              Right, you have to embrace the humor in gorilla marketing to appreciate why I think it's just fun...but I have no doubt this doggie gadget will appeal to some dog owners.

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                HillJ RE: HillJ Jan 22, 2013 05:25 PM

                Not one pickup over my use of gorilla (Guerrilla marketing)

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                  sunshine842 RE: HillJ Jan 23, 2013 07:19 AM

                  there are so many people who don't know the difference that I wasn't sure if it was intentional or not.

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                    HillJ RE: sunshine842 Jan 23, 2013 08:05 AM

                    just me being a goofball.

            2. DuchessNukem RE: HillJ Jan 21, 2013 10:01 AM

              Dang, those biscuits do look tasty.

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                rockycat RE: DuchessNukem Jan 21, 2013 01:06 PM

                Try the epicurious dog biscuit recipe:

                We've gotten great feedback from the dog owners we've shared them with and, by all accounts, people find them pretty tasty, too.

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                  HillJ RE: rockycat Jan 21, 2013 01:16 PM

                  There's a thread on NAF that's all about doggie biscuit recipes for dog lovers (like me).

                  I was hoping this thread would focus on the gadget. Thanks.

              2. CindyJ RE: HillJ Jan 21, 2013 02:10 PM

                I don't want the gadget. I want the mixes!

                I've got a book of recipes for doggie biscuits and other treats, but they're a nuisance to make and the ingredients aren't things I usually have in the house. But if I could buy a packaged mix -- like making a Betty Crocker cake -- that'd be perfect. Add water, roll and bake. I'm sure there are mixes out there. Next time the granddog comes for a visit, I'll be sure to have some homemade treats for her.

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                  HillJ RE: CindyJ Jan 21, 2013 02:15 PM

                  Health food pet aisle & pet stores sell mixes.

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                    craftyladyii RE: CindyJ Apr 16, 2013 01:42 PM

                    Go online and you will find a LOT of recipes for both dog AND cat treats!!!!! EASY recipes!!!

                  2. DuchessNukem RE: HillJ Jan 21, 2013 08:15 PM

                    Well, sheesh. Now that I've thought on it (and laughed about it with the Duke), now I've thought of a friend that would love it. A dude who I've walked in on holding his 80# lab mix on his lap like a baby.

                    Damn you hillj!

                    1. PattiCakes RE: HillJ Jan 22, 2013 09:45 AM

                      But it only makes four at a time! Sheesh indeed.

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                        HillJ RE: PattiCakes Jan 22, 2013 09:56 AM

                        Yeah, I agree that's a design flaw. But then again, the Easy Bake Oven made one little cake at a time...and waffle irons make 4 waffles at best...sometimes less.

                      2. foodieX2 RE: HillJ Jan 22, 2013 10:00 AM

                        As silly as that thing is my son would love it. We make dog biscuits the old fashion way. Poor deprived child.

                        1. free sample addict aka Tracy L RE: HillJ Jan 26, 2013 07:52 PM

                          I received and have given doggie showers (like baby showers). I could see this being a fun novelty for appetizers at the party.

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                            HillJ RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Jan 26, 2013 07:54 PM

                            We've attended dog funerals and dog birthday parties and treats were always served....some for their humans too.

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                              meatn3 RE: HillJ Jan 26, 2013 09:55 PM

                              I've always thought it would be fun to have a doggy cafe. Your customers are always happy! The thought just makes me smile.

                              I've been to several yappy hours. Kind of an outdoor happy hour for the wagging set. In the summer frozen chicken stock pops were a big hit.

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                                HillJ RE: meatn3 Jan 27, 2013 04:58 AM

                                Yappy hour...that's adorable...and I have not heard the phrase. Fun!

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                                  meatn3 RE: HillJ Jan 27, 2013 09:32 AM

                                  Some of the animal organizations put it on as a fund raiser. Treats and drinks (species appropriate) for people and dogs, vender booths, rescue organizations, activities, raffle drawings. A lot of fun and amazingly the dogs get along well!

                                  Lots of owners interested in specialty treats for their fur children too.

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                              cheryle314 RE: free sample addict aka Tracy L Mar 26, 2013 09:15 AM

                              It would be perfect for that! It's so easy to use, and inexpensive as well!! I love mine! Going to make little baggies for my relatives doggies to have! It's great and worth the $30!!!!!

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                              cheryle314 RE: HillJ Mar 26, 2013 08:11 AM

                              I just got mine.....and I LOVE it! It's so easy and simple! Generally it's things you have in your cupboard already (if you cook or bake, which my sis does not lol). I've made 3 batches of bones already! And I just got it yesterday ;) my dogs love them! Even trying to do their tricks out of no where because they just want one lol I just love this gadget!! Best investment ever!

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                                HillJ RE: cheryle314 Mar 26, 2013 08:28 AM

                                How exciting, a satisfied customer review! Well, you made my day!

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                                  cheryle314 RE: HillJ Mar 26, 2013 08:58 AM

                                  I absolutely recommend this product. Think of all the money you go and spend on doggie bones and treats, it really adds up! The Bake A Bone is only $30, and the ingredients you use to make these biscuits are cheap in comparison! I made peanut butter bones, Parmesan Herb bones and cheesy bones! Oh my goodness did they smell so good while they baked! They are more like a biscuit than a bone, they're much softer & more moist. And no worries if a younger child gets a hold of one, it's ingredients we use in our own food ;)

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                                    HillJ RE: cheryle314 Mar 26, 2013 09:00 AM

                                    When I posted this OP I was hoping someone would take one for the team and give it a try. Makes a lovely gift! Thanks for sharing your experience-you list a # of pros for buying one.

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                                      cheryle314 RE: HillJ Mar 26, 2013 09:09 AM

                                      It would make a great gift! And it's also great for pet parents who take concern in what their fur baby eats ;) it even has a vegan recipe and a vegetable recipe for those who want those types of products! And also many meat recipes that take real meat to make! Even a molasses cookie one ;) banana bisscotti as well!! Too many to list, so many to try lol I'm super excited about mine!

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                                        HillJ RE: cheryle314 Mar 26, 2013 09:10 AM

                                        The gadget came with a recipe booklet?

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                                          cheryle314 RE: HillJ Mar 26, 2013 09:20 AM

                                          Oh my, yes!!!! There are 30 recipes and even icing recipes to coat or decorate them! And I'm sure you could also find more recipes on line and use those as well. But I really think they covered a wide variety of recipes! Ones for birthdays, thanksgiving, southern, breath mints,carrot cakes, cinnamon, oats, bagel, tuna....the list goes on!!! Lol

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                                  DuchessNukem RE: cheryle314 Mar 26, 2013 09:45 AM

                                  I did break down and order one a couple of weeks ago for my friend's b-day. Glad to hear your positive experience with it! My friend is always looking for new ways to spoil his dogs.

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                                    cheryle314 RE: DuchessNukem Mar 26, 2013 01:27 PM

                                    He will love it ;)

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