I never had an easy bake oven as a little girl. I don't have any fond memories of baking a perfect little cake to share with my friends. When Emily got one for Christmas I was almost as excited as she was. How much fun this would be! Before Aunt Pam went home last weekend, we decided to give it a try.
Pam is the hooded person. It was early morning, no make-up. Hair not done. I don't blame her. I'm not in any pictures either.
The kids are really excited. Until we read the instructions and find out the light bulb needs to pre-heat for 15 minutes.
Um, seriously? This is all of the batter? We are going for the yellow cake here.
Emily puts it into the oven and we wait 15 minutes for it to cook.
Times up. Push it through to the cooling area for another 10 minutes.
It looks okay. But it looks more like a sugar cookie consistency not cake.
We sprayed the pan. What the heck happened?
We'll just frost it. There, that's MUCH better.
Ben refused to eat it. Smart kid.
After coughing on her first bite...
Emily finished the "cake"...barely.
It took 40 minutes to bake an "easy" cake with a light bulb. Honestly, it tasted pretty disgusting. I don't know if it was operator error or what. I know I'm not the best chef, but my family isn't starving.
Next time, I'm going with Betty Crocker. Add some water and 3 minutes in the microwave and we'll have something that looks like this:
I love Betty Crocker.