Light Bulb Baking

What's It About?

This first definitive retrospective of the Easy-Bake® Oven celebrates its journey from children's toy to pop culture icon and inductee to The National Toy Hall of Fame. The book explores the innovation, history, economics, commerce, advertising, and marketing behind the toy’s 50-year history. This book is a must-read for vintage toy collectors, nostalgia buffs, foodies, and anyone who has ever peered through the oven's watch-it-bake window, eagerly anticipating the moment they will be able to serve and enjoy their very own culinary concoction.

About the Author

Todd Coopee is a writer, award-winning business owner, toy historian, and pop-culture enthusiast. His affinity for nostalgia, vintage toys, and baking fed his passion for the Easy-Bake Oven, which led to his 2013 retrospective, Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake® Oven.

Todd lives in Ottawa, Ontario and has been known to bake tiny treats for his friends and family.

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This first definitive retrospective of the Easy-Bake® Oven celebrates its journey from children's toy to pop culture icon and inductee to The National Toy Hall of Fame. 
ISBN:
9780991748419 (paperback)
ISBN:
9780991748402 (hardcover)
Pages:
178
Size:
8.5 x 8.5