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Bake a Bone homemade doggie treat appliance!

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

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

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    1. re: Tripeler

      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

    2. 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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        1. re: ttoommyy

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

      1. 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. wow -- that one redefines the word unitasker.

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          1. re: sunshine842

            really no different than an Easy Bake Oven.

            1. re: HillJ

              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. "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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            1. re: meatn3

              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.

              1. re: HillJ

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

                1. re: HillJ

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

            2. Dang, those biscuits do look tasty.

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              1. re: DuchessNukem

                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.

                1. re: rockycat

                  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. 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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                1. re: CindyJ

                  Health food pet aisle & pet stores sell mixes.

                  1. re: CindyJ

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

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

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                      1. re: PattiCakes

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

                        1. 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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                          1. re: free sample addict aka Tracy L

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

                            1. re: HillJ

                              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.

                              1. re: meatn3

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

                                1. re: HillJ

                                  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.

                            2. re: free sample addict aka Tracy L

                              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!!!!!

                            3. 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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                              1. re: cheryle314

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

                                1. re: HillJ

                                  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 ;)

                                  1. re: cheryle314

                                    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.

                                    1. re: HillJ

                                      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!

                                      1. re: cheryle314

                                        The gadget came with a recipe booklet?

                                        1. re: HillJ

                                          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

                                2. re: cheryle314

                                  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.