One of the most memorable things I remember growing up as a child was baking with my mom. Just two years ago my cousin (who was turning 13) asked for an Easy Bake Oven for her birthday. At first I thought she was kidding. Next month she will turn 17 and I think she still uses it. There is something very rewarding about baking and cooking your own food. It is also a very creative activity for children, I know Little Man LOVES to help in the kitchen.
What better way to start you child's Independence of baking than with an Easy Bake Oven?
Hasboro, the makers of Easy Bake Ovens have been hosting the "BAKER OF THE YEAR" contest.
On April 7, 2009 they announced the seven finalists who will be flown to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, where they will compete for the title of EASY-BAKE 2009 "Baker of the Year" on May 7, 2009. These seven children represent different states all over the country. Each finalist will be assisted in the kitchen throughout the competition by their baking “sous chef" - a parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle.
One of the finalists this year is from our bakyard! From Olympia, WA MaCall Prengel, 10 years old. Her entry "S'mores Snacks/Chocolaty Peanut Butter" is two exceptional treats rolled into one. The combination of sticky marshmallow, creamy chocolate and gooey peanut butter will have judges asking for "s'more." MaCall will have a helping hand in the kitchen from her mom Danelle.
The other finalists are are follows:
Drew Adams: 9 years old from Elizabeth, West Virginia
Elizabeth Adams: 12 years old from Elizabeth, West Virginia
Catherine Ralston: 12 years old from New Albany, Ohio
Morgan Sartor: 8 years old from Portland, Connecticut
Taylor Spallanzani: 11 years old from Morganville, New Jersey
Hannah Toomey: 11 years old from Allentown, Pennsylvania
During the EASY-BAKE 2009 “Baker of the Year” finals, contestants will once again be judged on creative use of ingredients, presentation, ease of preparation, and taste. The grand prize winning pair in the EASY-BAKE 2009 "Baker of the Year" contest will receive a culinary-inspired trip for four to San Francisco, CA, where the group will visit local food-related sites and attractions. The six runners-up will each receive a $500 VISA gift card and a one-year supply of EASY-BAKE Brand mixes. All finalists will have their recipe and a photo of their creation appear on the EASY-BAKE website.
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