Bacon’s Show and Tell

31 Jul

Is it time for Bacon’s Show and Tell now?  I thought it would never get here this month.  This month we are highlighting the one toy that you really wanted as a child but never got while growing up. This should be really interesting today to see – here we go with mom’s.

When mom was little, she wanted an Easy Bake Oven.  I bet there was more than one person who wanted this that didn’t get it.  Can you believe that over the years, there have actually been 11 Easy Bake oven models?

In 1963 (way before mommy was hatched – snorts), the first one came out.  It was turquoise and cost $15.95.

In 1965 (still before mommy’s time – snorts), Hasbro introduced Easy Pop Corn Popper, Birthday Cake, Party set and Kid dinners for the Easy Bake Oven.  I guess that was one inventive way to get kids to eat their veggies.

In 1968 (mom still not born yet), General Mills came out with boxed versions for the Easy Bake oven.

Finally when mom was born in 1969 – see all of this wonderful stuff led to mom’s birth – Hasbro came out with the Easy Bake oven in green with more dials and even a hood.

Then in 1970, the green was replaced with gold and it cooked cakes twice as big.

In 1978, the Easy Bake Oven went stream lined and came out looking like a brown and white microwave.

Over the years, more improvements were made and more colors and sizes.  Nowadays, the price of the average Easy Bake Oven goes between $29.99-$39.99, depending on what kind you get.  So not much of a price difference really in 51 years.  So many kids have loved these and played with them over the years.

Mom looks back and says she wanted one then but now she has a ‘real’ oven.  She didn’t miss out on anything growing up in not having one… well maybe more calories on her butt but then again that’s a good thing she didn’t have one – snorts.


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41 responses to “Bacon’s Show and Tell

  1. wallaceandsamuel

    07/31/2014 at 1:55 am

    Ooooooh mom says if they had those in SA she’d definitely would’ve wanted one too – she LOVES baking!!
    Our post is up and ready for reading 🙂 –

    Wally & Sammy

    • PigLove

      07/31/2014 at 10:20 am

      Awesome my friends – thanks so much for participating today. I think I kind of want a Wendy House now for sure. Just think I could paint is some manly pig colors and enjoy a place of my own. That’s what I’m snorting about – 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  2. easyweimaraner

    07/31/2014 at 2:27 am

    I agree with your mom such a Bake Oven (with MY name!) was a must have… my mom’s special menu was cacti with modeling clay :o)… and guess what? the Bake Oven is featured in my post today too!

    • PigLove

      07/31/2014 at 10:21 am

      I saw it and I loved it brother!! Mommy always wanted one. Just between you and me – she might have learned to cook more if she had one – snorts. I mean, I’m not dishing the omelets she makes me cause those are the BOMB. I just wished she made them more often. XOXO – Bacon

  3. The Canadian Cats

    07/31/2014 at 6:51 am

    hahaha Mom remembers them fondly. She wanted one but never got one. Mom didn’t like dolls but loved cut outs. So she usually got cut outs for Christmas.


    • PigLove

      07/31/2014 at 10:23 am

      That is so cool! Mommy wasn’t much into dolls either. She did save the very last doll she ever got which is way cool. I won’t even begin to tell you what she did with her one and only Cabbage Kid doll – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  4. Molly The Wally

    07/31/2014 at 7:41 am

    We probably would have liked one of those better than the rotten toy hoover we ended up with LOL. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

    • PigLove

      07/31/2014 at 10:24 am

      Toy hoover?! Really? Snorts – OMP that is awful. A play toy to ‘clean’. Shakes piggy head. I’d rather mom have the Easy Bake oven. That means I could get the rejects… oops what am I talking about? I get those now when she actually attempts to cook – double snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  5. sally

    07/31/2014 at 7:42 am

    My sister used to have a chatty cathy doll, this would have been mid sixties, I would have been five or six she was ten. The doll was big or seemed that way too me. My sister used to climb up on a chair and hide the doll in the top of the wardrobe, I was never big enough to get to it and had to beg my sister to have a go with chatty cathy, you pulled a string from the back of her neck and she spoke to you. Here she is

    • PigLove

      07/31/2014 at 10:26 am

      OMP! Mom remembers those! That was the highlight of the time back when. The memories – oh my! Thank you my friend. That’s awesome. XOXO – Bacon

  6. Reilly & Denny

    07/31/2014 at 8:14 am

    Mom couldn’t think of anything she wanted when she was growing up – she wasn’t much into toys and such

    • PigLove

      07/31/2014 at 10:27 am

      aaww – My mommy actually like to play school and read a LOT. XOXO – Bacon

  7. Mumsy's Little Chancy Man

    07/31/2014 at 8:36 am

    I had a friend that had one of those ovens, it actually baked cookies pretty good. Hugs and snout kisses

    • PigLove

      07/31/2014 at 10:27 am

      ooohhh yummy. Do tell my friend. I ❤ cookies. XOXO – Bacon

  8. Frankie and Ernie

    07/31/2014 at 9:26 am

    THOSE came out WAY after our mom was cooking in a REAL oven… Butt we agree with EASY… if it has HIS name on it… the thingys MUST have been GRRRRREAT.

    Now about yesterday’s Shop Around the World… it seems that TP was a Major topic fur DISGUSTING. Just sayin… hehehehehe

    • PigLove

      07/31/2014 at 10:28 am

      Snorticles. Yep, it has to be great if Easy is in the name. It would have been fun as a child. Thank goodness mom makes real cookies in the big oven now… although daddy tells everyone that the oven is a huge paperweight in the kitchen since mommy doesn’t use it that often. He’s so funny!
      Yeah TP was a disgusting but useful topic of info yesterday. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  9. Coccolino

    07/31/2014 at 9:34 am

    Bacon sorry we always miss these fun post ideas! Easy bake ovens were the best. I will get one for my daughter one day and I know she will absolutely love it.

    • PigLove

      07/31/2014 at 10:29 am

      Yes she will! The imagination is endless. And if she uses it as a child, she will *want* to go into the kitchen to create. Awesome! XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. Wish I was closer. She could cook for me – oink.

  10. fozziemum

    07/31/2014 at 9:51 am

    I don’t believe we ever had them here Bacon…the only time I ever saw one was on a Seinfeld episode hahaah 🙂 but I would have loved it!!! and yes it was out IN my time…older than dirt….hugs and loves Fozziemum xxx

    • PigLove

      07/31/2014 at 10:30 am

      Snorts – you’re like fine wine my friend. It gets better in time – always remember that. ❤ XOXO – Bacon

      • fozziemum

        07/31/2014 at 10:33 am

        And cheese bwahahahha I am off to beddies..Must be a full moon Pickles is throwing herself at Al-cat -razz’s door handle trying to bust out..bad luck kitty..if you all just slept and didn’t act like nutcases you could stay in the house free range..urghhhh the wind she’s a blowin…and the temps are dropping right down overnight and into tomorrow..brrrrrr hugs and loves Fozziemum ❤ ❤

      • PigLove

        07/31/2014 at 10:46 am

        aaww – sweet dreams my friend. Stay warm and nice cuddles. XOXO – Bacon

  11. katsrus

    07/31/2014 at 10:52 am

    I had an easy bake oven. Loved mine. I didn’t realize they had so many models.
    Sue B

    • PigLove

      07/31/2014 at 10:58 am

      Mommy did because she wanted one so bad over the years. It was fun, wasn’t it? Did you make lots of cool things – cookies perhaps? Tell me about it. XOXO – Bacon

      • katsrus

        07/31/2014 at 11:02 am

        I just made the cakes and frosted them. That was my favorite.

      • PigLove

        07/31/2014 at 11:06 am

        Licks piggy lips. That sounds so fantastic!! XOXO – Bacon

  12. Nylabluesmum

    07/31/2014 at 1:17 pm

    I never had an easy bake oven because I thought it was ‘too girly’….
    So my Father got me my 6 shooters & holster! Boy did the rest of the family have apoplexy….they thought I would turn into a mass murderer….hahaha! i didn’t nor did I ever learn to bake 😉
    Thanks for the fun post theme Bacon…
    (I just might go buy myself a small train set yet…)
    Love Sherri-Ellen x0x0x0

    • PigLove

      07/31/2014 at 1:26 pm

      aaww – mommy was a tomboy growing up. She was more into climbing trees and tying up her Cabbage Patch doll to trees then playing with toys – snorts. That explains a lot doesn’t it? Well she does have FIVE older brothers. XOXO – Bacon

  13. Nylabluesmum

    07/31/2014 at 7:40 pm

    Yow Bacon so waz me Mum playin ‘Cowboyz n Indianz” n allwayz beein an Indian n WINNIN!! she lubbed to play sportz n run n bring home sallymandurz n snakez….iz amazin her Nanna lived to bee allmsot 90 😉
    Mum did NOT play wif dollz at all; she did turrible fingz to Barbie dollz n made da gurlz cry; da boyz thott Mum waz bery clever tho’ 😉
    Lub ❤ Nylablue ❤

    • PigLove

      07/31/2014 at 7:51 pm

      Snorts. Your mommy and my mommy would have been real buds growing up my sweet purr thing. Mommy loved to climb trees too. XOXO – Bacon

  14. Nylabluesmum

    07/31/2014 at 7:52 pm

    Me agreez our Mumz wuud have had so much fun together….still say dey are reelated sumhow! 😉
    Lub ❤ Nylablue ❤

    • PigLove

      07/31/2014 at 7:53 pm

      I think they are too. XOXO – Bacon

  15. angelswhisper2011

    08/01/2014 at 4:01 pm

    Granny never had an oven when she was little. Maybe her pawrents were afraid she’d burn down the whole kitchen. She did that almost with a chemistry box, you know..MOL… 😀
    We’re a little bit later with our entry, Bacon, but here we are with our contribution
    Pawkisses for a Good Night 🙂 ❤

    • PigLove

      08/01/2014 at 4:54 pm

      aaww thank you my friend so very much for participating. I left you a reply on your blog 🙂 We need to have a revisit-childhood-sleep-over-party – you think? XOXO – Bacon

      • angelswhisper2011

        08/01/2014 at 5:08 pm

        I think that will be soooo much fun, Bacon, but for now we have to put our old bones first for a good night rest, before we can pawty 😀 MOL. Thanks for making this possible, we loved it. Have a good night my furriend. Pawkisses 🙂

      • PigLove

        08/01/2014 at 6:31 pm

        Aaww thank YOU my sweet friend. Sweet dreams! XOXO – Bacon

  16. pawedblog

    08/02/2014 at 4:32 pm

    Hahaha aww I read about this is Easy’s post too! How odd it has his name in it… I don’t think we ever had those when I was child, but I’m pretty sure I would have wanted one too, if they were!
    Hugs, Carrie and pups x

    • PigLove

      08/02/2014 at 7:06 pm

      Snorts. It would have been nice. I mean maybe mom would be in the kitchen more if she had one. Don’t tell her I said that okay. XOXO – Bacon

  17. Amanda

    08/12/2014 at 4:02 pm

    I sorry people who never had and easy bake oven ended up with 3 models and two of one modelin my childhood. I was born in 1985 and so yeah. I did have total of 4 easy bake ovens but not all at same time

    • PigLove

      08/12/2014 at 4:36 pm

      They seemed like such a fun thing to have. Maybe if my mom had one, she would bake more now. You think? Snorts. XOXO – Bacon


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