classic Christmas gift Easy Bake Oven
One of my favorite toys when I was a child was my Easy Bake Oven. It seemed such a grown up thing to do, make a cake all by myself. I remember the oven was an ugly teal blue and it took forever for the cakes to bake, but it was a lot of fun.
The Easy Bake Oven was introduced by Kenner in 1964 and was an immediate hit. This oven wasn't the first working toy oven but it was the one that took off.Kenner sold over 500,000 ovens in the first year.
You mix up the prepackages mixes by adding water and then put into the small cake pans. There was a plastic pusher to put the cake pan over a light bulb. The oven got its heat from a 40 watt bulb, which can generate a surprising amount of heat. It would take a while to bake, but it make a pretty nice cake.
- Mrs Beasley - A Family Affair
Who could forget the 1966 TV show starring a Bachelor, a Butler and three unexpected chidlren and a doll by the name of Mrs. Beasley. Every girl under the age of 12 had to have one. Mrs. Beasly was...
- Educational Wooden Toys: Tinkertoys Better than Ever
The new Tinker Toys come with classic wooden shapes and connectors, but add several fun new pieces as well, including wheels and hinges. Your kids don't have to be future engineers to reap their benefits. Buy these educational wooden toys online.
- The Magic of Barbie Dolls
Since then, Barbie dolls have gained worldwide popularity and have managed to withstand the test of times. From its original design, this doll went on to have more than 1 billion fashions, including national...
More by this Author
Humor has changed somewhat through the years but funny is still funny. I have been collecting some old jokes from about 1900 and I thought I would share a few. I have only included ones that are actually funny and I...
Large free cross stitch pattern of the painting, Mona Lisa.
Links to dozens of free cross stitch patterns, many based on vintage advertising images, especially fruit crate label designs.