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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday Baking


6 days and counting until our first craft show at "Crafts in Chelsea", Saturday, Oct. 17th at PS 11 (21st Street between 7th & 8th Avenues). We been researching craft shows and one thing that has been mentioned several times is having "something" to give away. Mom vetoed candy. (Let's face it - she has no willpower and was afraid she'd eat all the candy herself) I thought - What's a better treat - than an actual TREAT! So this afternoon Mom has been busy baking dog treats. I of course was in charge of quality control.

Our friend, Mary, owned a dog bakery in Arlington. She was kind enough to give Mom some of her secret recipes. One of my favorites is FUNNY BONES. A peanut butter bone shaped cookie. (Which works perfect for the branding of Central Bark Designs - as a bone is our logo).

First you mix.....


Then you use your best bone shaped cookie cutter...

Then place them in on a silpat mat (Mom loves these for baking cookies)...

I hang out by the stove just in case I need to check on them.....15:00 is a looong time...

Then we let them cool. I check for any that may be a little too crispy and take care of those right away....

Next is the packaging. We have 2 options and I can't decide which one is best. Let me know which one you like....

Option #1 (Personally if it were up to me I'd put 2 cookies in this bag) The tag has a picture of one of our mats on the front - and our contact information (etsy store site) on the back...

Option #2 is just one cookie - and our label. Websticker.com made our label stickers. It's a great company in Vermont. I think Mom went with them not only because of their excellent products (and pricing)but because they have an office dog - that happens to be a golden! How sweet is that to go with your peeps to the office every day!

Our label has both our logo - and website information.

I can't decide which one is better. Let us know what you think. Option 1 (cello bag with picture tag) or Option 2 (fry bag with sticker). All this supervising has exhausted me! I'm going to curl up with my squirrel and Mr. Bunny and call it a day....thanks for voting!

10 comments:

Ben said...

#2 - For a human easier to assemble. For a dog, easy access. It looks like I could stick my snout in there and just grab the cookie and not wait for the peeps to untie the package.

Plus #2 is more original.

Ben

Subi's Mom said...

I vote for #2 because I think it looks neater, more professional and because only one treat makes the other bag look too empty.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

We like bag # two but do think that you should have at least one cookie wrapped so folks can see it. People like to know what they are getting in a bag they can't see through.

The Other End Of The Leash said...

Definitely #2, looks really appealing and enticing. I think people will want to buy them... I would!

The Duchess said...

We also vote for #2 :) Yum yum!

Kisses,
Emma Rose

MAGGIE MARIE said...

Abbey,
Tell Mom I vote for #2; as said before, it looks very professional. Good Luck with the Show!!

central bark designs said...

And the winner is...#2. Thanks for the quick responses. 5 days and counting.....We're hoping the show goes well - if it does - Mom's thinking of taking me with her next summer for some shows on Cape Cod!

The Matters of Style Girls said...

I know voting is closed, but I definitely concur with #2! Looks very modern and the logo is eye-catching!

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Too late for voting, but my choice was number 2 also! Looks great!

Miley said...

For all it's worth I like #2, def looks easier and a little neater. Those treats look yummy no matter what you put in them!!! Good luck!!

lotsa licks,
Miley
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