Ah, my beloved Easy-Bake Oven brings back great memories. As you can imagine, that magical miniature oven was a dream come true for the food freak I was destined to become. Evidently, the Easy-Bake Oven continues to inspire future food freaks all over the country every day. Right here in our own backyard, we have a finalist in the Easy-Bake “Baker of the Year” competition that will take place on May 7th in Walt Disney World. Jersey’s own, 11 year old, Taylor Spallanzani, has been named one of 7 finalists to compete for the coveted title of Easy-Bake “Baker of the Year.”
I asked Taylor how she came up with the idea for her winning “Pumpkin Surprise” treat. She told me “It was around Halloween and I had made some pumpkin bread recently and it inspired me to use the pumpkin to bake the cake. My dad and I thought it would be a good idea to use the pumpkin.” Evidently, Taylor gets her culinary influences from both her Mom and Dad. Dad is the cooking instructor and Mom takes on the baking. Taylor admits she also likes watching Guy Fieri because he’s “fun.” I have to agree. Taylor says “I love to bake in my Easy-Bake Oven because I can do it by myself when I am not allowed to use the regular oven.” I have a feeling the title “Baker of the Year” is just the beginning for this budding bakery chef. As far as Taylor is concerned, her goal is to grow up to be a chef that both cooks AND bakes.
In honor of Taylor’s exciting adventure to the finals in Walt Disney World, we are giving away one Easy-Bake Oven.
To enter, leave a comment with your favorite memory or creation using your Easy-Bake Oven or a comment about the special boy or girl you’d like to get
started on their baking career.
Deadline for entries is Tuesday, April 21st at 11:59pm. Winners will be chosen with the help of Random.org.