When the Easy Bake Oven was introduced in 1963, over 500,000 little girls got one! Cooking that was done by the heat of a light bulb on mini ovens that looked just like mom's and also came with its own little baking mixes put smiles on the faces of every little girl who received one. I thought I was "Big Stuff" with my turquoise oven that made "My Size" cakes. And I continued the tradition when Caitlin was about six years old by purchasing her one for Christmas. I went a step further by also getting her an apron and chef's hat...
While Sarah had been busy with the new baby and moving from Natchitoches to Alexandria, she just hadn't had the time to pull Parker Ann's Easy Bake Oven out and bake with her. So, when I asked to pick her up for the day to spend some time with her, she asked if I'd like to take the Easy Bake Oven to my house and bake with her. Ummm...HECK YEH!
I took out one of my "fancy" plates to put the cookies on. Because pink cookies really deserve to be served on a "fancy" plate.
Parker Ann and I had so much fun "Easy Baking" that day. Over the decades, many toys have come and gone but I believe that the Easy Bake Oven will last forever because this is a life skill toy that little girls will never grow tired of.