Yeni and I started Bearkery® with a simple idea — bake what we love.
I love cookie cakes.
The Big Fred Cookie Story
My love for baking cookies comes directly from my Grandmother. My earliest memories have me helping out in her kitchen; dropping cookies onto the sheet and watching them bake through the oven window.
My grandmother was very generous to me; but she was also very strict. No matter how often I asked, no matter how many times I tried… there would be no baking of large cookies.
“It will never bake correctly,” she’d say as she handed me the bowl to “clean.”
Back at my parent’s house, they’d let me experiment. Grandma was right. Either the ends would burn or the inside would be uncooked.
There seemed to be no way to properly cook a really big cookie!
When Yeni and I opened the bakery, young Fred’s passion for the big cookie was reignited. Yeni, possessed by Grandma, echoed her words.
“It won’t cook right,” she yelled as I ignored her and kept experimenting.
(Tip to husbands: Don’t ignore your wife. Even if you’re right, like I was, you’ll still be wrong.)
After a lot of trial, error, and formulas I finally achieved my dream.
The Big Fred Cookie weighs in at more than 2 pounds. This isn’t a flat cookie cake. No, no, no.
This my friend is a true big cookie. The cookie my younger self dreamed of making and the cookie I’m excited to share with you.
Like I said before… at Bearkery®, we bake what we love. I love this cookie and am proud to have it bare my name. Now, if you excuse me, I’m still in trouble from ignoring my better half.
Two Ways to Purchase
You can either ship the Big Fred Cookie to any location in the US or if you’re in the Gainesville area you can order one and pick it up the same day (with buttercream, images, messages, and more).
You can purchase the Big Fred Cookie directly from our website or, if picking up from the bakery, please call us at +1 (352) 336-8955.