I am laughing at the picture of these in The Spatulatta Cookbook. This cookbook is meant for parents cooking with their children -most of us have clean counters. It is really a cute cookbook so if you have a budding cook this looks like a good choice to me. http://www.spatulatta.com/recipes/134-doggie-appreciation/519-wiener-dogs I can't wait to do these with my GS. Maybe this is how I can get DH to eat a dill pickle sliced lengthwise. Ask his sons, the guy eats them on hamburgers only b/c they are sliced the "right way". :) You need toothpicks.