Last week, I opened a gift I’d secretly wished for many years ago, but never told my parents- nor Santa. The little kids were napping and my oldest was at school, and there was a big white box on my doorstep holding the new Ultimate Easy Bake Oven inside!! I used to get so excited when I’d go to a friend’s house and they had the Easy Bake. I tried to act all cool and nonchalant, but inside I was all “wheeeeeeeeeeeeee I get to bake and I’m a kid” at their houses. So.much.fun.
Times have changed for the Easy Bake- the new design is far more sleek, more hip, more modern than before, and there’s no more cooking with a light bulb. They even make whoopie pie mix for the Easy Bake. Little tiny whoopie pies. Teeny tiny cookies, cupcakes, and cakes. The whole thing just screams fun for everyone. Who wants to cook dinner like a grownup when there’s an Easy Bake oven around? NOT ME! (Oh wait. I don’t usually want to cook dinner anyway…)
The Ultimate Easy Bake gets to a toasty 375 degrees inside. Outside, its cool to the touch. That’s not to say you shouldn’t be exercising caution, because I firmly believe you always should when cooking…but its a nice feature that gives a littel peace of mind. You should always have your child using this under adult supervision. The recommended age for this toy is 8+ so if and when my oldest uses this, it will be with my very close supervision and likely only me using the oven itself (and not just because I don’t want to share my new toy…) [click to continue…]