Bakeosaurus Rex http://bakeosaurusrex.com Edible Art Wed, 03 Oct 2018 16:49:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/bakeosaurusrex.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/cropped-Bakeosaurus-Rex-Logo-1.png?fit=32%2C32 Bakeosaurus Rex http://bakeosaurusrex.com 32 32 92922946 Bakeosaurus Rex Hatching Party http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2017/02/13/bakeosaurus-rex-hatching-party/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2017/02/13/bakeosaurus-rex-hatching-party/#respond Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:03:37 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1910 Bakeosaurus REX Hatching Party

SAVE THE DATE: March 4th  

REX is Coming SOON!!!

March 4th is his official due date, and Dinosaurs are known for their timely arrivals.

Come witness him break from his egg to greet us all and join the Bakeosaurus Rex family.

For more information please submit your email address in the form above.  (See the green banner at the top, with the red button?  Secure your invitation today.)

We cannot wait to celebrate what God
has done with Bakeosaurus Rex these
last two years, with YOU!!!

]]> http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2017/02/13/bakeosaurus-rex-hatching-party/feed/ 0 1910 Where did the name Bakeosaurus Rex come from? http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2017/02/06/where-did-the-name-bakeosaurus-rex-come-from/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2017/02/06/where-did-the-name-bakeosaurus-rex-come-from/#comments Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:17:36 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1907 My dear friend Therese was recently reading my How Did I Get Here post and asked me to finally most the story of where our name came from.  So, here is goes…

 

My oldest son, Elijah (5) loved Toy Story when he was 3 (which is the age he was when my youngest, Judah, turned 1 and Bakeosaurus Rex was born.) his FAVORITE Toy Story Toons was/is Partysaurus Rex (WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN IT?! It is okay, Disney Pixar has a Sneak Peek on YouTube, click here to see it.)

Since he loved it so much, naturally -saurus Rex got added to a lot of words to describe things to Elijah.  A few examples include:

Crabbysaurus Rex

Sleepysaurus Rex

Sillysaurus Rex

Bakeosaurus Rex

The week before Judah’s 1st birthday, I had barricaded myself in the kitchen using baby gates and kitchen chairs so that I could practice and refine my baking projects for Judah’s birthday party.  Whenever Elijah would ask for my attention (with his father sitting right next to him, isn’t that how it always goes?) I would say, “Just a minute buddy, mommy is Bakeosaurus Rex right now, I am almost done”  So you could say,

It stuck.

  1. Have you ever noticed BRex only has one tooth?  The reason why is because Judah only had one tooth on his first birthday.
  2. Did you notice what hand BRex is holding his spoon in?  Why the left?  I am left handed.
  3. Why is Rex’s bowl red?  Red is my husband, Nicks favorite color.
  4. Why is Rex’s hat too big for his head?! A chefs is too big for Judah, he is who I drew Rex after, remember, although I think Judah is going to be right handed, the verdict is still out.

Bakeosaurus Rex Logo

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Other Cookie Creations http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/11/other-cookie-creations/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/11/other-cookie-creations/#respond Sat, 11 Jun 2016 02:39:07 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1899 In addition to custom cutouts we make other cookie creations, check them out below:

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Teacher Cookies http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/11/teacher-cookies/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/11/teacher-cookies/#respond Sat, 11 Jun 2016 02:09:28 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1870 I taught for 8 years, my husband has been in education longer than that.  I believe education is one of the most rewarding yet sometimes under appreciated fields of work.  Teachers are not only the people in a child’s life who, during the school day, facilitate learning in an engaging way, they are SO MUCH MORE. This image from http://anneinglisteachingphilosophy.weebly.com/educator-roles-and-responsibilities.html captures some of what I am talking about.  Teaching is mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually draining (and 100% worth every minute) which is why breaks (especially summer) are necessary… okay okay stepping off my soap box while you check out this image:

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because I feel so passionately education, I believe teacher’s need to feel appreciated, not just one day a year (the first Tuesday of May as designated by the calendar) everyday, any day, hence… our line of Teacher Appreciation Cookies.  If you have an idea of a different design you would like to give the teachers in your life, please, let us know.  We would be honored to create them for you!

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St. Patrick’s Day http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/11/st-patricks-day/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/11/st-patricks-day/#respond Sat, 11 Jun 2016 01:05:50 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1868 ]]> http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/11/st-patricks-day/feed/ 0 1868 Fourth of July http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/fourth-of-july/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/fourth-of-july/#respond Fri, 10 Jun 2016 23:59:05 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1875 ]]> http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/fourth-of-july/feed/ 0 1875 Easter Cookies http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/easter-cookies/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/easter-cookies/#respond Fri, 10 Jun 2016 23:51:35 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1866 ]]> http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/easter-cookies/feed/ 0 1866 Father’s Day Cookies http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/fathers-day-cookies/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/fathers-day-cookies/#respond Fri, 10 Jun 2016 23:40:09 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1873 ]]> http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/fathers-day-cookies/feed/ 0 1873 Valentine’s Day Cookies http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/valentines-day-cookies/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/valentines-day-cookies/#respond Fri, 10 Jun 2016 22:51:02 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1864 ]]> http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/valentines-day-cookies/feed/ 0 1864 Cookie Pops & Bouquets http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/cookie-pops-bouquets/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/cookie-pops-bouquets/#respond Fri, 10 Jun 2016 21:58:15 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1858 Are you interested in gifting a Cookie Pop or a Cookie Bouquet?  Perhaps something as a center piece for your big event? Let us know why you need, and we will create it just for you.

 

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CookieGRAMS http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/cookiegrams/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/cookiegrams/#respond Fri, 10 Jun 2016 21:38:37 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1853 CookieGRAMS are Mailable (USPS) compact containers of JOY! aka 1 (square) to 4 (circle) custom cookies you gift to someone local or not-so-local (by way of the United Postal Service).

Don’t see one that suits your needs?  Let us know what you what you are looking for, and we will create it for you.

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Cookies by Holiday http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/cookies-by-holiday/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/cookies-by-holiday/#comments Fri, 10 Jun 2016 19:41:51 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1849 Click on the pictures (or words) below to view each holidays gallery:

Christmas Cookies

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Valentine’s Day Cookies

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St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

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Easter Cookie

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Teacher Appreciation Cookies

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Mother’s Day Cookies

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Father’s Day Cookies

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Fourth of July Cookies

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Halloween Cookies

Halloween Cookies

Thanksgiving Cookies

Thanksgiving Cookies

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Wedding and Anniversary Cookies http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/weddinganniversary_cookies/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/weddinganniversary_cookies/#comments Fri, 10 Jun 2016 19:12:28 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1844 ]]> http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/weddinganniversary_cookies/feed/ 1 1844 Baby Related Treats http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/baby-related-cookies/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/06/10/baby-related-cookies/#comments Fri, 10 Jun 2016 18:59:31 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1842

Gender Reveals 

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Father’s Day Contest http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/05/25/fathers-day-contest/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/05/25/fathers-day-contest/#respond Wed, 25 May 2016 20:44:13 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1655
My husband on his first Father’s Day with our son, Elijah

Who has shown you a father’s love?  Do you see it in watching your husband fish with your kids?  Do you feel it when your father-in-law teaches you how to replace your brake pads?  Do you feel when your brother tells you he is proud of you?  We want to hear about the “Fathers” in your life.  (Keep in mind, this does not have to be your biological father.  This can be ANYONE who has shown you a father’s love.  A grandpa, coach, friend, brother…)  We want to celebrate that person in you life by helping to win them FREE COOKIES!  If the father isn’t local (La Grange/Lockport-ish Illinois) we will ship the winning cookies FOR FREE too!  Take a look below to determine which Father’s Day cookies remind you most of your nominee.

Now, how to enter:

  1. Share this post on your Facebook page.
  2. “Like” the Bakeosaurus Rex Facebook page.
  3. Post a picture of the person you are nominating (only one nominee per person) on the Bakeosaurus Rex Facebook Page with a caption telling us WHY they are you’re nominee/why they should win the cookies. (How have they shown you a father’s love, and what makes them the fabulously wonderful person they are.) including #FreeCookies4Fathers (be sure the spelling and such is correct)
  4. Mention the cookies you are trying to win for them.  (if you need a reminder of their names, look below)

Want a second entry?

  1. Follow Bakeosaurus Rex on Instagram
  2. Share a picture of the person you are nominating (with caption telling us WHY) @BakeosaurusRex on Instagram including #FreeCookies4Fathers #HappyFathersDay and #BakeosaurusRex
  3. Be sure to mention the cookies you are trying to win for them.

How do I WIN!!!!

The nominated picture with the most LIKES (on the Bakeosaurus Rex Facebook Page PLUS on Insagram) will win their selected cookies for their nominee.  (Encourage your friends and family to “like” the picture, (you “share” the picture from the Bakeosaurus Rex Facebook page to your own wall also to ensure all your friends see it).

Details: Contest runs from Wednesday May 25th Central Time till Wednesday June 8th 7pm Central Time. Collect the most “likes” In those 14 days and WIN!!!! Winner will be notified Thursday June 9th by 7am Central Time.  

HAVE FUN!!!

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Grand Opening and 1st Bakeiversary http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/04/21/grand-opening-and-1st-bakeiversary/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/04/21/grand-opening-and-1st-bakeiversary/#respond Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:21:01 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1653

May 7th Bakeosaurus Rex will be hosting their Grand Opening at United Kitchen in celebration of their 1st Bakeiversary!  Have you registered for your Invitation yet? If not, see that green bar at the top of my site? Put your email in there.  Invitations are going out Thursday April 21st (TOMORROW).

We cannot wait to celebrate with you!

Love,

Bakeosaurus Rex

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t-shirts http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/04/11/t-shirts/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/04/11/t-shirts/#respond Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:30:36 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1606 FullSizeRender-6

I just HAD to write a post about these ADORABLE t-shirts, my graphic designer, and friend Toni, of Streamline Creations (check out their website and Facebook page, you need a logo? t-shirts? business cards? I did too! She is GREAT!!!) created for me!

Of course I HAD to put it on the minute I opened the box!

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Photo Credit: Elijah Bean Detman
Photo Credit: Elijah Bean Detman

Would you like to sport a Bakeosaurus Rex shirt too?  Toddler, Youth and Adult shirts available.

Place your order before Sunday, April 17th to ensure your shirt is to you in time to celebrate our Grand Opening, May 7th.  (Subscribe in the green bar above for your official invite)

Out of state? No problem! We will ship your shirt to you, and you can join us via social media for our Grand Opening Celebration and Our First Bakeiversary!

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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ORDERED!!!!

 

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Cookies for a Cause http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/04/04/cookies-for-a-cause/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/04/04/cookies-for-a-cause/#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2016 13:26:48 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1597 Do you have a cause you feel passionately about?  (What is it? Comment below) We do! You can check them out in the gallery below.  Did you know, when a cause ribbon or any cookie for a cause is purchased, a portion of the proceeds goes to an organization benefiting those who are directly effected by the cause the cookie represents?  Here are some we did a World Down Syndrome Day cookie:IMG_1134

Photo Credit: Bridget Conlan, United Kitchen$1 from each cookie sold went to GiGi’s Playhouse.  Thank you to our friend Jennifer Weil for suggesting Gigi’s as the beneficiary of the funds collected!  Do you have an organization that has been a blessing in your life?  If so, we want to hear about it! Let’s be a blessing back to them through GiveosaurusRex. We also offer fundraising opportunities.  Contact us to see how, together, we can be a blessing to others.  #blessingothersonecookieatatime

 

“Every man should give as he is able, as the Lord your God has given to you.”

– Deuteronomy 16:17

“…..‘For sure, I tell you, because you did it to one of the least of My brothers, you have done it to Me.’”

-Matthew 25:35-40

Here are some more Cookies for a Cause we have created:

 We cannot wait to create MORE!

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Month One: Bakeosaurus Rex http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/03/29/month-one-bakeosaurus-rex/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/03/29/month-one-bakeosaurus-rex/#respond Tue, 29 Mar 2016 02:04:32 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1437  

It has been a completely amazing experience working out of the shared kitchen.  I have learned SO MUCH, and my cookies SOLD OUT my first week!!!

Let’s back it up, it hasn’t all been sunshine and rainbows…

This has been a period of relearning.

I fought (through prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit!) feelings of defeat and frustration as I relearned EVERYTHING.

(Let me also say, My husband has been very supportive, my mother-in-law has been very generous with her time, watching the boys, and the owner has been SO HELPFUL! She and the other business owners through the kitchen are great!)

I am relearning everything, from baking times and temps to my routine of chill-roll-cut-bake, which has now become chill-room temperaturize-roll-chill-cut-bake.

Cutouts and Dino Grahams relearned, I shall tackle my other treats some other time.

I also learned exactly HOW LONG everything takes.

Like how long it takes for Royal Icing to dry.  At home I would just come back to my project in the morning. It takes HOURS, lots of hours to dry.

Decorating also takes hours.

The whole process takes days! Hahah! Which I guess I never paid much attention to before.  One day to make and chill the dough.  One day to bake the cookies.  One (sometimes two) day(s) to decorate.  (Half a day to dry) One day to package.  It truly is a labor of love and boy do I LOVE IT!

Thank you to everyone who has visited United Kitchen, and those who have supported my business through prayer, purchases, and pre-orders!

Sincerely,

Bakeosaurus Rex

Photo Credit: Bridget Conlan

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It is happening… http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/02/23/it-is-happening/ http://bakeosaurusrex.com/2016/02/23/it-is-happening/#comments Tue, 23 Feb 2016 21:26:12 +0000 http://bakeosaurusrex.com/?p=1423 For those of you who do not know, WE ARE GOING PUBLIC! This dream, we didn’t even know we had, (God’s plan is ALWAYS better than our own) is coming TRUE!

After much prayer and being calmed to wait on God’s timing, we are taking the paperwork steps to begin another chapter in the Bakeosaurus Rex book.  Now to wait… again… for everything to be properly filed and submitted so we can begin baking out of a shared kitchen in La Grange, Illinois, United Kitchen.

We are making great use of this time by taking the opportunity to refine our menu (thanks to all of our taste testers in the community, who have been receiving Feedback Packs, and helping us refine not only our menu, but our recipes too! see our Facebook for more details ) and order the supplies we need to hit the ground running when we get the green light.  Check out our labels! What do you think?

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We will keep you updated!

-Bakeosaurus Rex

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