So many memories of burning cakes in my Easy-Bake. If I recall correctly the heating element was simply a light bulb. The best was when my neighbor shoved twigs and plastic in her Easy-Bake oven. There was a massive flame shooting from the oven and caught the Elm tree on fire. The only thing better than this were Shrinky Dinks. Great idea to bake plastic in the oven. And who knows what was in those dyes.
The Easy-Bake Oven is a working toy oven manufactured by Hasbro that originally used an ordinary incandescent light bulb as a heat source, but later began using a true heating element. By 1997, more than 16 million Easy-Bake Ovens (in 11 models) had been sold.
The oven comes with packets of pastry mix and small round pans. (Additional mixes can be purchased separately.) After water is added to the mix in the pan, it is pushed into the oven through a slot. After cooking, the cake is pushed out through a slot in the other end.