Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake® Oven

by Todd Coopee

icon-pages Pages: 178
icon-ruler Size: 8.5 x 8.5
icon-isbn ISBN: 978-0991748419 (paperback)
icon-isbn ISBN: 978-0991748402 (hardcover)

Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven is the first definitive retrospective of the Easy-Bake Oven. The award-winning book celebrates the toy’s journey from children’s toy to pop culture icon and inductee to The National Toy Hall of Fame.

In the book, Todd Coopee explores the innovation, history, economics, commerce, advertising, and marketing behind the toy’s 50 year history. It’s 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.

Light Bulb Baking garnered Todd Coopee two awards in 2014: Silver Best New Voice (non-fiction) Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Award and Bronze Best Regional Non-Fiction (Canada-East) Independent Publisher Book (IPPY) Award.

About Todd Coopee

Todd Coopee

Todd Coopee is a toy historian and award-winning author.

Through his writing and speaking, Todd takes audiences on a journey of celebration and appreciation of the objects that inspired curiosity, thought, experimentation, and wonder during the formative years of popular culture development in North America.

Todd lives in Ottawa, Ontario and can often be found exploring vintage toy fairs and antique markets, looking for unique objects to add to his collection.