In keeping with my recent "retro" theme, allow me to share with you my happy little Easy-Bake Oven. This is not just any Easy-Bake Oven, mind you. It's the original model, circa 1963.
My Easy-Bake still has all the original pieces -- the rolling pin, bowl, measuring spoon, and baking trays. I even have the original cookbook. And, as you can see from the happy little glow of the light bulb, it still works just fine.
Growing up, I would make cookies and cakes and have them ready for Dad when he got home from work. No matter how bad they tasted, he always ate them and raved about the quality.
We eventually packed away the Easy-Bake, bringing it back out when Daughter was three or four years old. She, too, frequently baked cookies and cakes. And we dutifully complimented her on the quality.
After Daughter moved on to the "big girl" oven, I didn't pack away the Easy-Bake. After all, Easy-Bake is more my speed anyway.
In fact, I still have a few cookie mixes on hand. Methinks today might be a good day to whip up a batch. The quality is excellent, ya know.