Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Birthday Hoopla Light Bulb Baking

I just recently celebrated my birthday and apparently I turned 10 again!
  I had myself an easy bake oven party!
First up, decor and activities!
I asked Hubs for a vintage Easy Bake Oven (circa 1964) for my birthday and he found me one in good condition on ebay.  It came with the original box, mixing bowl, mini spatula, rolling pin, and 3 baking pans.  No cook book but recipes are easy to find online or just use Jiffy.
I got it several weeks in advance so we could give it some test runs on cookies and mini pies.  Even with it being 50 years old it still produces fabulous and yummy results.
 In preparation for my party, I baked several mini strawberry cakes for us (Hubs, PB, and myself) to decorate with icing and sprinkles.
I think you can figure out which ones I decorated and which Hubs and PB did!
For some simple party decorations, I put up a few paper lanterns and attached printouts of these adorable vintage reproduction Mini Food Boxes that were originally for use with Easy Bake Ovens or any rival brands (Simple Simmering Stove?) during the late 50's/ early 60's.  I also placed some of the little boxes on the sideboard and table for more Easy Bake Oven ambiance. 
Easy Bake Ovens are really great to use for portion control (each pan can only hold 1/4 cup) and because it takes about 15 minutes to bake each serving, having seconds is usually not going to happen.  But since it is so fun to peer into the little baking chamber and then decorate your own treat it doesn't quite seem like a bad deal.
Next up....more cake!


Catherine said...

That is the very same Easy Bake Oven I had when I was little! It's a thing of beauty!

I've seen some very clever people put in a lower watt bulb, add a switch to the cord and make it into a nightlight. Cool because you could still use it to bake with a higher watt bulb.

my house is cuter than yours said...

That is a clever idea! Multi-functional!