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This memory was added on: August 26, 2010
Even though I'm a guy I loved the Easy Bake Oven for the reason it kept my sweet tooth in heaven when I was a kid. My girlfriend down the street got one and it was second love. Those cup cakes were as good as the real thing, even though smaller, and I could imagine the cakes were really bigger [the frosting was literally the icing on the cake]. So even though I never had one myself [thank goodness] that EBO did play an important part in my being a Boomer. Now my wife uses a real oven, the cupcakes and cakes are bigger and so is my belly. [I don't think it works off a light bulb, either].
This memory was added on: August 26, 2010
When I was little, Santa brought me an aqua Easy Bake Oven (which used 2 – 100 watt light bulbs) for Christmas. My dad’s birthday was Jan 2 and I had already mastered the oven by that time so I offered to make my dad’s birthday cake that year. My mom usually made his cakes but the first one burned and the second fell in the middle so my dad ended up with the little chocolate covered yellow cake that I had made (with only one candle on top) and a cherry cobbler for his birthday. Both of those were cut into fourths so everyone had a small piece.
My dad had quite a few birthday cakes through out his life but the one that he loved the best…was the one I baked on that little aqua Easy Bake Oven. I remember being so proud as I brought that little chocolate covered cake out to the table for his birthday.
This memory was added on: April 18, 2010
I received my Easy Bake oven in the early 1960's (turquoise or aqua green). The next year I received the pop corn popper. I still have both. In 1986, a dear friend gave my daughter the yellow Easy Bake oven that her and her sisters grew up playing with (it is still in the original box). Both ovens (with pans and mixing bowls) and the corn popper are displayed in my kitchen alongside my Imperial Sugar "My First Cookbook" and my Suzy Homemaker mixer. One glimpse of them brings back wonderful memories of my grandmother and my childhood.
Glenda C. Hearn Srp, R.N.
This memory was added on: August 18, 2009
I got my aqua easy bake oven when I was probably around 8 or so. That was 40 years ago and I still have it. Unfortunately, there are no accessories and there's no place to put a pan if I had one. I remember opening it up on Christmas Eve. My dad said he couldn't afford one for me but I opened the gift and there it was. I loved making the mixes that came with it and I remember my dad asking for another "piece of rubber" when I made the pizza. I hope someday to get another aqua easy bake oven with accessories. What a memory!
This memory was added on: October 26, 2008
I was lucky. I had two ovens -- one was aqua and one was the olive green color of the 70's. They were so cool!
I loved making brownies and cakes. I tried to make the pizza and it tasted nasty!
This memory was added on: September 27, 2008
I was 6 when I got my first Easy Bake Oven. Oh, what tasty treats! Mom would always provide some extra ingredients that we could mix in with our packets. Things like chocolate chips, walnuts, coconut and believe it or not once pickles! Mom was from Georgia and her Grammy used to make Blondies with diced pickles. Mom loved that memory and thought that we would too. I have to say, though, it was not a big hit. I don't think we did that one again, but we did make these really cool cakes with happy faces on top made out of chocolate chips and coconut for hair. I loved my Easy Bake Oven!
This memory was added on: June 20, 2008
I had the Holly Hobby Bake Oven - what joys of making cakes and cookies with it. My daughter has now had the Easy Bake Oven for the past few years...every year for Christmas, she gets more goodies to bake in it. She ten years old. :-)
This memory was added on: March 19, 2008
I was only 2 when we got our avocado green easy bake oven, which I now know was the 1969 model (just like me!). My brother desperately wanted one for Christmas, but attitudes as they were at that time, this was deemed not an option, and Santa brought it as a joint gift (somehow fine to play with if his sister owned it).
Fast forward to 1982 and I was heartbroken to discover my brother had given our mint condition easy bake oven to the 2 year old next door (who did not have a reputation for being kind to toys!). I wanted to keep it for my own children!
Thank goodness for ebay. When my son turned 2 I started hunting, and we have just started our easy bake adventures together at 3. Resplendent in Avocado green, it came with 2 of the original pans, but sadly no muffin tins.
Now we are just figuring out bake times.
This memory was added on: October 23, 2007
I recall having a easy bake oven during the 60s, I used to cook cakes for my older brothers, they would ask me to,
when my oldest brother went to Vietnam in 1963, he wrote to me and asked me to bake him some and my mom wrapped them up and we put
them in a box and sent them to him.
I have so many happy memories and some sad ones, when my other brother went to Vietnam, he asked for the easy bake cakes too, I didn't
find out till I was grown, that he nevner got to eat the last batch I sent to him, he was killed by a roadside bomb in Vietnam, they
found the cakes in his pockets, but The easy bake oven is a great memory, knowing he loved them so much, he carried them around with
him in Vietnam, kinda wish i still had that oven.
This memory was added on: April 28, 2007
I remember wanting an Easy bake oven for christmas, but being a boy, my parents never gave me one. Finally, I saw one at a garage sale for $1. I had the dough and purchased it. I remember having fun with my brothers and sister making things with it. We used regular cake mixes and even made little pizzas using frozen bisquit dough. Wow, what a great toy. I purchased one for my daugheter a few years ago for christmas but she simply wasn't interested. Kids these days are simply overwhelmed with toys and advanced technology. Nevertheless, the Easybake oven gave me an interest in cooking but didn't make me a sissy. A great toy and great memories
This memory was added on: April 9, 2007
This was a cool toy. I baked cakes for my older brothers and their friends. Imagine...all that from a light bulb! Once it oozed out because I ran out of the mixes and used a regular cake mix...what a mess. I later bought one for my own daughter, but I don't think she enjoyed it quite as much as I did.
This memory was added on: March 18, 2007
This was the best ever! I loved my easy bake oven! I played with it constantly and if I still had it I'd probably still be playing with it!
This memory was added on: March 3, 2007
My Lord! I loved my Holly Hobbie Easy Bake Oven! It was that toy that started my catering career! I would love to have one to put in my shop! I cooked everything in that oven. My mother was very upset with me when I used up my baking mixes in one day, so she refuse to get me more. Well, I thought all baking mixes were the same so I went into the kitchen and broke out the Duncan Hines Cake mix. I added water like I was suppose to and put it in the pan. After five minutes I went to get my cake out and the thing was stuck! I cried to my mom and when she went to help get it out, she saw the mess I made in my room! She was pissed and had to rearrange the kitchen because of me. At three, I could read and I started going for the eggs and everything else to cook on my little fake oven! Ahh the memories! The spankings! Those were the good ole days. I truly suffered for my craft but it paid off! Thank you, Holly Hobbie!!!
This memory was added on: February 16, 2007
I never had an oven but my neighbor friends did. Those cakes were always the best ever. I remember it was pink and we never knew that it was a mere lightbulb that heated up the oven!
I did more baking as a kid than I do now as an adult. Maybe I need another Easy Bake Oven?
This memory was added on: January 30, 2007
I too, never got an Easy Bake Oven, but always pined for one (my cousin had one). I recall getting a big box of Easy Bake mixes from somewhere, but never the oven. This was the one where you could make bubble gum, even. I ended up eating the powdered gum out of the package because if I cooked it in my mom's oven, it came out like globs of hard plastic! I was mortified when I first saw the Easy Bake microwave. I mean, sure they have to keep up with technology, but OH, tamper with my MEMORIES??!! :-D
This memory was added on: December 31, 2006
My sister and I got an easy bake oven for christmas just liked we had hoped. After playing with it a bit we went to the store with my mom. When we returned home all the packages of cakes and other things were completely opened and cooked and eaten by our brothers! That was the end of it for us they never bought us more supplies. We just pretended after that. What a bad memory:( Brothers be nice to your sisters!
This memory was added on: December 30, 2006
I got one last year for Christmas from my sister-in-law who knew that I felt deprived because I never had one as a child. Tonight I'm making two recipes to bring to her since I finally got around to using it. I felt like I was seven and no longer deprived!
This memory was added on: December 27, 2006
I have a yellow easy bake oven that I got when I was a child in 1974. I still have it and the original book in my hope chest. I cherish them. I used to make cakes in the summer for all the neighbor kids.
This memory was added on: December 25, 2006
i just gave my 6 year old daughter my holly hobbie bake oven for christmas ,she is so excited, and so am i. i used to bake mini pizzas in it,and many other inventions. i hope she will be as fond of it as i was.
This memory was added on: December 22, 2006
I just brought my seven year old daughter an Easy Bake Oven for this Xmas and it brought back soooo many memories! My sister(who is now a pastry chef!) and I shared one and she totally hogged it but made the cutest cakes! She would make double layer "cakes" and when the mixes were gone we used Jiffy cake mixes which produced the same yummy but gummy lol cakes. That lighbulb got that little pan hot! I remember being burned a few times trying to push out the cake, which at times stuck to the insides of the oven. My sister got so ruthless that she would sell them to our cousins and friends for 10 cents! We had great fun, I hope my daughter experiences the same fun...minus the burns!!
This memory was added on: December 14, 2006
I never had the good fortune to own an easy bake oven when I was a child. I wanted one so bad. My husband and son purchased one for me for my 35th birthday and we ate cake all day!!
This memory was added on: December 9, 2006
im such a spoiled brat becasue i had 3 easy bakes ow fun memories i just bought the new easy bake oven there getting better every year this year they now have a magic cool pan grabber.im waiting for the year 2020 to sell my easy bake on ebay that is if they still have ebay.
This memory was added on: December 8, 2006
Back in 1977 I bought an Easy Bake Oven for my daughter who was three years old at that time. that summer my husband's father came down from chicago to spend the summer with us, and low and behold he had a birthday the very same week. Well, my daughter baked him a cake with her oven, however before he could come in from outside to see it, she had eaten it all by herself. she then told him that she had done so. What a laugh we all had that day. Well I was cleaning out a closet the other day and I found the little oven there all tucked away on the shelf intact. I called my daughter and told her that the oven was still here and we decided to surprise her daughter with it on Christmas day. Jasmine is nine, my daughter is now Thirty Three and the little oven is still going strong! They will be coming in from Fort Sill in Oklahoma for Christmas and it will be a joy to perhaps see a smile on her face when she gets her first oven.Although the oven works, it' hard to find the utensils to bake in. But it's still a joy to have. Thanks Easy Bake for a loving long rel.ationship
1974 (Edith's birth year)
This memory was added on: December 4, 2006
I did not have an Easy Bake but the Suzy Homemaker version, and I recently purchased it on ebay. What a thrill it was to see all of those familiar burners, dials, handles, and colors once again! Back then (I must have been 8), I played for hours, whether I was actually baking or not. My mom placed my oven up on a small children's play table, which allowed me to gaze in through the lovely orange oven door with ease.
This memory was added on: December 2, 2006
I remember getting a suzy homemaker oven for Christmas when I was about ten, I kept it for over twenty years, gave it to my sister for her small daughter, was destroyed soon after. I bought my daughter the easy bake oven, when she was ten,not sure what happened to it, she is now 31, I just won a brand new 1983 easy bake oven on ebay, can't wait to surprise her with it. Oh I also won an 1968 Suzy Homemaker oven for myself, it's nice to relive wonderful memories
This memory was added on: December 1, 2006
I got my Holly Hobbie bake oven for Christmas in 1978. I loved it. Now, my daughter wants an Easy Bake Oven. I have been looking for a Holly Hobbie oven for her, but have been unsuccessful in finding one...She is in to Holly Hobbie and thinks the Holly Hobbie model of the Easy Bake Oven looks really cool...With the repopularization of Holly Hobbie, I hope that Mattle will re-release that classic item...
This memory was added on: November 28, 2006
It was the 60's I was in the 4th grade....Christmas time....when I saw that green easy bake oven under the Christmas tree...I thought what could be better! Then I saw my purple bike with a banana seat (purple glitter-like) high rise handle bars....it was awesome! And no doubt the best Christmas I can ever remember.
This memory was added on: November 22, 2006
oh i remmember those days when i played with my easy bake oven i got the pink and blue microwave version i first saw it in the early 90s t the age of 4 my aunt bought it for me at walmart but i didnt cook with it only pretend so my mom returned it.i then bought another one still 4 years old and i had to return it because the mixes were open and i bought another one i pretended for a week or so while my mom looked for a the light bulb she finally unscrewed it and put the light bulb but i couldnt play with it with out supervision my mom baked the yellow cake with out help from me she thought i would burn myself but she was good enough to buy me one.i only used it ounce its probley in my attic all dusty.but i saw the new easy bake real meal oven and bought it fun times with it.i was at walmart again and saw the new version it had a stove top and look like a real oven but 15 times smaller and its going to be the thanksgiving sale soon i will buy that neww oven that is 22 dollars half the price for 13 dollars at target
This memory was added on: November 21, 2006
I'm 46 yrs. old, and still have my (aqua) Easy Bake Oven. I got it for Christmas in 1965. I will always remember the distinct smell of the cake mix, and being so proud of baking the cakes 'all by myself'. I couldn't read the instructions, so my family had to read them to me. It is one of my most prized possessions, and I alway feel so warm inside when I look at it. It reminds me of wonderful childhood memories, and when Christmas was magical.
This memory was added on: November 20, 2006
My mother, Lauren Robinson (Gardiner), was in 2 easy bake oven commercials. She is on the box of the very first easy bake oven released, in 1963. She did the commercials in Dallas Texas. I am looking for videos or pictures from those commercials. If anyone can find them please feel free to send them to my e-mail Anddroid17@AOL.com or my mom's Lauren@LaurenGardiner.com.
P.S. She can still cook like the easy bake oven days... Holla!
This memory was added on: November 13, 2006
Of all the gifts I remember receiving throughout my childhood, nothing brings to mind the nostalgia and fondness as my Easy Bake Oven. I had the beautiful aqua oven, and it was my favorite toy of all time. I remember baking the little cakes, pretzels, biscuits, and pizza (with the powdered sauce and cheese). My parents were such good sports when I brought out these delectible treats to be split five ways with the family. I remember shopping for extra boxes of mixes at Kiddie World or Gemco, and being so excited to try a new one! Our kids now days are so used to having electronic games and toys, and will never really understand the miracle of cooking over a 60 watt light bulb :)
This memory was added on: November 6, 2006
I got my Easy Bake (green) in the mid to late 70's and I still have it. My daughters are 2 & 4, so I have a few years before I take it out of the box and share with (i.e. bore)them with stories of my early cooking adventures.
This memory was added on: October 31, 2006
I had a Suzy Homemaker oven, not an Easy Bake, around 1969. I remember how much I loved having tiny little bowls and spoons and pans and cookie cutters -- I think I used the SH oven for a couple of years before I started baking in a full-sized oven.
All these years later, I have a daughter who's asking for an Easy-Bake Oven for her sixth birthday. And I can't wait to see how much she'll enjoy mixing up tiny cakes and baking them by 100-watt.
This memory was added on: October 30, 2006
Having to bake small cupcakes and stuff that tastes terrible I really love making them even though they were in such a mess. It was lovely and yet very fun with. It's just fun to make beleive.
This memory was added on: October 29, 2006
When I was a little girl I wanted an Easy Bake Oven. My best friend had one and I was jealous. Last year, my 17 yr. old son and I saw a program on the food channel about them. I shared my childhood wish. Several months later, my son gave me one for my 49th birthday. I was going through chemo for breast cancer at the time,and the fact that he had remembered that wish was very special.
This memory was added on: October 28, 2006
I had the aqua easy bake oven. My mother wouldn't let me play with it unsupervised. My family feels the same way when I use the oven today! What I remember the most is never getting any new mixes after the ones that came with it were used up. I had to rely on the cookbook that it came with. Does anyone remember the "Crazy Cake" recipe? Everytime I smell vinegar, I think of it!
This memory was added on: October 24, 2006
I'm with you Kim. I never had one nor did I ever ask for one. I also don't remember knowing anyone who had one. I just remember the commercials on TV. I truly wish I would've had one to have good memories of that but hey! I have great memories with my other neat toys I had.
This memory was added on: October 19, 2006
Who doesn't have an easy bake oven memory from the 70's? The only memory I have is not getting one, EVER. It seemed like all the kids I knew had one, but I never did. I don't remember asking for one either but I do remember secretly pining for it. I had many other neat toys from that time period, but not an easy bake oven. SIGH.
This memory was added on: October 18, 2006
I had the Holly Hobbie one, which I loved! It was just like a real old-fashioned stove and it worked great. I had tons of other Holly Hobbie stuff too, dolls, bedspread, and some cards that you lace around the edges.
This memory was added on: October 11, 2006
My older sister had an easy bake oven. My one and only memory is that she actually was able to burn the cake she was making! Still to this day my large family teases her about it, and she it was probably a sign of things to come as I've never seen her eat anything but burnt toast!
This memory was added on: September 12, 2006
My youngest sister got an Easy Bake Oven. We spent so much time baking terrible cakes. Daddy was always a good sport and ate them, no matter how terrible they were. Last week, one of my sisters ( I have 4) bought us a brand new oven. We've been collecting recipes and plan a bake off this weekend.
This memory was added on: September 5, 2006
I got a pink Easy Bake oven for Christmas when I was about 10 years old and not only did I get the oven but I got a huge 'accessory box' along with it that had cake, cookie, pudding, apple pie and blueberry muffin mixes, plus all the miniature pans, beaters, utensils, etc. to make all those little mixes. What a spoiled child I was!
This memory was added on: August 27, 2006
I got my easybake oven for christmas, I was almost 10 being that my birthday was the day after christmas. The first thing I made with mine was a birthday cake for me and a friend of mine whose birthdays was the same day. He didnt eat any, but I tried. LOL.
This memory was added on: August 24, 2006
Well i guess I wasnt your typical boy lol,but i remember getting one for christmas when i was about 8.It was only the start of a life long love of cooking,one of my favorite hobbies.Thank God for my Mom whos battle with my so called macho Father resulted in her winning the fight to buy it for me.Thanks Mom fer fighting the great battle,being there for me then and always.I love you very much
This memory was added on: August 23, 2006
I had the yellow easy bake oven. It was THE most important thing on my Christmas list that year (I think 1966) I saw it in my Mom's car trunk a few weeks before CHristmas, and asked her if that was my Easy Bake, and she told me "no", that it was for the girl next door, and that she was keeping it hidden for her mom. I remember crying for hours, but lo and behold, it was under the tree on CHristmas morning. My mom was trying to throw me off by saying that it was for the girl next door. My younger brother and sister and me used to make cakes for our dad. Some of them were kind of gross---(chocolate with red hots and those silver bb balls comes to mind.) But he always acted like they were the most delicious things he ever tasted.
This memory was added on: July 29, 2006
Hello again, This is Deb and John with a word to the un-informed. The Easy-Bake Oven has never stopped being in production or demand since they first came out in 1963. My wife says that she had one when she was just a little girl and they still make them to this day. She says that you can buy them almost anywhere, to include the following stores: Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Big Lots, Kay Bees Toys, and Toys'R'Us, just to name but a few. My wife tells me that although they may have changed their designs somewhat, they still the same operating system as before, and have come up with a vast amount more of mixes, and foods to cook with the Easy-Bake Oven too nowadays. We hope that this bit of information will be of help to any and all collectors, parents and or family members seeking that one memorable gift to give.
Deb and John
64' & 69'
This memory was added on: July 27, 2006
Well, You can have your child or grandchild start thier own Easy Bake memorys now. Hasbro owns Easy Bake Oven and it is still in production and still has supplies and parts availible. check out thier site at: http://www.hasbro.com/easybake/ and let new generations Enjoy Easy Bake Oven.
This memory was added on: July 22, 2006
I remember getting an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas 1968. It was yellow and it was the best thing. I used to pretend to heat up baby bottles for my dolls and the stuff you could make in it, wow however, bubble gum and peanut butter did not work out very well. You could burn stuff in it, the 100 watt bulb got very hot. I wish I still had one. I feel my grandchildren are missing out on so much.
This memory was added on: July 22, 2006
both my girlfriend and i were discussing this "toy" of our childhood neither she nor I recall ever getting any cake mixes other than what came with the oven...we were ripped off and so was the maketing stratagy of the corporation...that is for our generation anyways. Thank you!
This memory was added on: July 19, 2006
My mom and dad divorced in 1966. That year, when my father asked what I wanted for Christmas, I told him I wanted an Easy-Bake Oven - and lo and behold, when we visited him that Christmas, there it was! It was aqua-colored. I remember making the yellow cake with chocolate icing, and I'd decorate it Brach's Lemon Drops (anyone remember those?). Every once in a while a package would arrive from my father and new stepmother, and inside would be more Easy-Bake Cake and Cookie Mixes!
This memory was added on: July 16, 2006
My sister got an aqua one in the late sixties when she was six or seven. I remember we attempted to make a batch of peanut brittle. Mom was not there at the time. This ended badly as the piping hot goo cascaded out of the little tin pan and onto the hardwood floor in my bedroom. It took about three hours of scrubbing to get it all up before Mom came home. We still laugh about it.
This memory was added on: July 11, 2006
Hello there, My wife Debbie and I, were looking through this site, and found one of the toys, that we both remembered from our childhood. We're both children of the 60's, 70's and 80's. The Easy-Bake Oven was a constant toy commercial and product, that we both share fond memories of. She got her Easy-Bake Oven in the early 70's when she was around 7 or so years old. She tells me how she clearly remembers the Christmas that she and her sister finally got one. She says that it was a green Easy-Bake Oven, and came with several packets inside the box, one brownie, one cookie, one yellow cake mix, and icing. She says it also came with toppings for each packet too. She and her sister loved making all the snacks that came inside, and sometimes making snacks from cake mixes her mom would make, that were not part of the Easy-Bake Oven products. One minor gliche came with the problem of the heat source for the machine she says. It needed a 100 watt bulb that did not come with the box, and that sometimes the bulb inside would collect dust on it, that is until she says the newer ones came out, with some kind of dust filter, for the bulb, like the one she bought her daughter some 30 years after getting hers. They have way more things now to buy for them, with is not fair at all... LOL... They always seem to have better stuff now then when we were kids my wife says. But other than that, she says it worked fine, and that, they loved it. Now my recollections came by a different way, it was from seeing my female cousins, along with some of the neighborhood girls, make snacks with their Easy-Bake Ovens, and trying to sell some of their cakes, cookies, and whatever else they made, to us boys, for nickles or dimes. All us boys then, would probably have eaten bugs, if the girls had just been mean and asked us to do so, but they did'nt, and thank goodness too. They were really kind to us, and we felt it was'nt such a bad trade off anyhow. Heck what boy in his right mind, would have turned down a brownie, or a mini pizza, from a cute girl, who was winking at you, and only charging you a dime for them. Well worth the price back then, and still to this day too, I say. Yeah, it may be true, that some of the products did'nt taste all that good looking back now, but neither my wife, nor I, would ever trade the wonderful memories we both have of them fond old carefree days, and of those fun and tasty snacks, that was a part of our childhood.
John and Deb
(Deb)-64' & (John)-69'
This memory was added on: June 21, 2006
I had the Holly Hobbie one. I loved using the giant wooden paddle to pull the cake out. This is @ my mom's house. I had Holly Hobbie everything - sleeping bag, doll sets, bedspread, paint-on shirt kit...
This memory was added on: June 11, 2006
I always wanted an Easy Bake Oven, but my Dad said I didn't need one because we had a real oven. :(
This memory was added on: June 9, 2006
My sister (Lisa 1962) was the lucky one who got the Easy-Bake oven for Christmas. Since Mom made us store it in Lisa's bedroom closet, we didn't use it much, although we did hide in the closet and eat the frosting mixes.
When I was all grown up, I bought my daughter the new Easy-Bake -- the one made to look like a frickin' MICROWAVE, for Heaven's sake -- and I let her keep it in the kitchen where she could actually use it. Even found her recipes on the internet for one tiny cake, one little batch of cookies. Making new memories with her helped heal my own sick closet/frosting memories.
My sister gave me the Easy-Bake Christmas ornament a few years ago! It looks great on the pink aluminum tree in the bathroom.
This memory was added on: May 20, 2006
My mom wouldn't let me have an Easy Bake Oven for fear of it catching on fire! Because yeah, a 100 watt light bulb could do that.
This memory was added on: May 16, 2006
Our dear sweet Elizabeth. We can hardly believe that you are graduating from high school this year. How fast 18 years have gone. Yes, time goes so so fast. Which leads into the whole Easy Bake Oven issue. The story goes something like this. When I was a little girl my sisters and I would bake on our Easy Bake Oven all the time. How I remember the yellow cakes with chocolate frosting. We would bake them and eat them up as soon as the cakes came out of the oven. Then you came along. I couldn't wait to buy you your very own Easy Bake Oven. I remember standing in the toy aisle and we would look at the ovens and you wanted one of your own. I would look down at you and say "you will get one when you get a little older". This went on for several years. Then one day you again asked for an Easy Bake Oven and when I looked at you the little girl had grown up. I said "honey, I think you are just too old for an easy bake oven". Well, you have never let me forget this major error that was made. How you love to tell your friends "I never got an Easy Bake Oven, first I was too young and then I was too old"! So as we celebrate this special day with you, please accept this gift of your very own Easy Bake Oven. We love you, Mom and Dad
This memory was added on: May 11, 2006
i always wanted an easy bake oven, but my parents would never get one for me!
when i was in college on a whim i went to toys r us and bought myself one and made cakes and brownies with my roommate all night :) that was pretty much the only time we used it, but i just wanted the satisfaction of making a light-bulb heated baked good.
This memory was added on: May 2, 2006
When I ran out of cake mix I started making mini-hamburgers in my easy bake oven, purchased from a neighbor's yard sale- it was acqua blue and I LOVED it!!!
This memory was added on: April 26, 2006
I received a Holly Hobbie oven for my 6th birthday. The "heating element" was actually a 100-watt light bulb. Because I didn't like yellow or plain vanilla cake very much, I used the yellow mix to bake a cake for my dad; I put the finished cake in the kitchen and told him he could have it whenever he was ready. He was on the couch, reading, but said, "OK, thank you! I'll eat it soon." I'd check the cooling cake every two minutes or so to see if he'd got to it yet. Ten minutes later, I reminded him his cake was still waiting for him. He said, "I know, I know; let me finish this chapter." Five minutes after that, I couldn't wait anymore, so I ate the cake myself. Dad just laughed. "OK, but you owe me a cake, right?" he said, winking.
This memory was added on: April 24, 2006
I luv'd my easy bake oven so much.Me and my sister would take turns baking and just eat the cakes as we made them.We'd eventually cook until we got sick ..lol.Anyway,i luv'd my Easy Bake Oven so much that i recently bought one for my lil' girl...
This memory was added on: April 17, 2006
I had my easy bake oven and when i ran out of mix my grand mother would give me some of her cake batter to use. That taste better than the one in the box anyway.the time to get cooked took for ever, but it was stil fun,until i dropped a pan down inside and could not clean it out. My easy bake oven was Green and all plastic with small metal pans
This memory was added on: April 16, 2006
When I was around 5 or 6, I asked for a red EBO for Christmas. I still do not have one and suffered through childhood from EBO envy. Grandpa forbid mom ever to buy me one because he thought they were dangerous, but the real reason was I had severely burned my hand reaching onto the surface of a pancake griddle when I was 3 and they did not want a repeat of that episode. BUT last weekend I was listening to a local cooking show on the radio in LA that featured David Hoffman, author of the new Easy Bake Oven Gourmet Cookbook, discussing the recipes celeb chefs like Bobby Flay and Mark Bittman had contributed and some of the fabulous things they had come up with. I was instantly inspired to not only buy the book on Amazon, but promptly jumped on eBay to bid on a 1972 avocado never- used oven in original packaging. As a foodie who did not take a serious interest in learning to cook until late in life maybe because I NEVER GOT THAT DAMN OVEN, I can't wait to begin making Rick Bayless' Chilaquiles recipe when it gets here. I'm still gonna get one even if I have to run to Toys R US for a newer one.
I loved reading everyone's stories on this site and I am glad to know I am not the only one who was deprived of this truly amazing toy that has brought so much joy and priceless memories to many. Thanks to sites like this and eBay, we can all be kids again.
This memory was added on: April 14, 2006
My easy bake oven was green and black. I remember when we would go shopping that I would look in the toy section for those little boxes that the cake mixes would come in. A friend of mine still feels scarred for life because she didn't get one when she was a kid. It was one of the first things she bought her daughter when she was old enough to have one. Thanks for the memories:)
This memory was added on: March 28, 2006
I remember going to a friend's house play with her and her easy bake oven. My parents give me my own one for christmas. My was yellow and looked like a tower that was the first ones that I can remember. I special memory was using for the first time that christmas evening. My mom and me baked a yellow cake with chocolate frosting.
Janice A. Fowler
This memory was added on: March 17, 2006
I still have my easy bake oven from the 70's and I still love to make cakes in it with my neice's children. I have the original box also and will never part with it. I used to bake my brother's cakes in it and they loved to eat them. It's a fun oven for all little girls to have.
This memory was added on: March 17, 2006
When I was younger, I too had an easy bake oven,. It was the mid seventies and my brother and cousins would get all stoned and baked and have me make them cakes and brownies. As strange as this is, it's one of my favorite childhood memories.
This memory was added on: March 15, 2006
I had the aqua Betty Crocker version. My two brothers squalked about how crappy my baking would be. They ate everything that came out of that oven. I couldn't keep up with the demand.
This memory was added on: March 15, 2006
I can almost taste those little round pink candies, and feel the sticky jelly inside under the sugary outer crust.
My little sister eventually ruined my EBO by sending through dough made predominantly of toothpaste. I'm still bitter, Maria.
This memory was added on: March 10, 2006
my mom bought me one of these and i hated it i liked to really bake. this thing made horrible food and it took like 4 hours to make a cookie it was horrible
This memory was added on: March 9, 2006
i never had an easy bake oven,but my mom told me that was one of the things she begged her mom for!!
Even though they are not avalible any more I think i might always want a retro "Easy Bake Oven!!!!
This memory was added on: March 7, 2006
I remeber getting my easy bake oven in the mid 60's. Mine was aqua, and needed a high wattage light bulb to bake. One of my fondest memories when was my Nana stayed over one Saturday night and helped me make a pizza with my oven. I will never forget how terrible that pizza tasted. My Nana and I laughed about for many years. Thanks to my easy bake oven I will always cherish that memory forever.
This memory was added on: February 5, 2006
I wrote before...I was published in the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Press article with my picture and cakes from my original Easy Bake Oven, December 22, 2004. The yellow double decker with popcorn attachment. I even made cakes for the article...I have used it will all my nieces and nephews, now my grand nephew. 1963 and they are still in their original boxes. The article was done as I was the only they found locally that not only still had it but still used it. That was such a special two Christmas' one when I had to wait for my Dad to put in the light bulb and two in my forties to still be interested and someone do an article on ME!
This memory was added on: February 2, 2006
So many of us boys were jealous that we couldn't have one of these. If only a picture of a BOY was also on the front of these boxes, we MIGHT have been able to talk our parents into getting one for us. Damn you girls!
This memory was added on: January 24, 2006
Howdy! Hey, I'm a guy, and I remember the Easy Bake Oven! Had to be the late 60's. My neighbor had one. She bought it to our house. I think it needed a light bulb. 100W I think. Then we mixed up the mix, I can't remember how, and took it to the nearby church where they had an outlet outside the building. I think we watched it for 10 minutes or so, and a little pie was cooked! Cool!
This memory was added on: January 20, 2006
It is so great to read all of these stories about the great Christmas gifts and how simple they were. My sister had one and then a few years later she got this thing that made pretzels. I can't remember the name right now but I still have it. It is pretty ruff shape. I have tried to keep some of these things that were hers as we lost her in a car accident in 1983. But we have some awesome memories of her and she was the best cook in the county!! I dont know what ever happened to the EZ bake oven though.
This memory was added on: January 16, 2006
When I was younger, all I wanted for Christmas was an easy bake oven. It was my dream gift, and even though my Christmas morning was always very warm and my family was around me, I never got my easy bake oven. I did, mind you, get other things that I still enjoy and love to this day.
Finally, when I was 15, in 2005, I received an Easy Bake Oven from my friend, not my family. You should have seen my face when I ripped open that paper. My life is now complete, I told them. I've been baking up a storm ever since, and I love it as if I was still seven years old.