Easy Baking with a 100-Watt Light Bulb Takes Me Back

The combination of my Peter Pan complex and our weeklong celebration of food meant one thing: Calling in an Easy Bake Oven. Turns out, no matter how old you are, cooking with a light bulb is (sorta) fun. [Hasbro]

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I remember scorching the hell out of my first little easy bake oven chocolate cake. I ate it anyway and was thrilled to have created something. Now I am all grown up and the cakes come out of the oven perfectly, but none of them will ever be as special as that first burnt offering from my bright yellow easy bake oven.