2009: Easy-Bake Oven MasterChef
Chef Catherine Ralston, a 12-year-old received the title of “Baker of the Year” on this day in 2009. She competed against six other finalists and all had to create something yummy using an Easy-Bake Oven. Ralston’s Queen of Hearts Strawberry Tart was a huge hit. Created by Kenner (now Hasbro) in 1963, the Easy-Bake Oven, a toy oven that really bakes (using a lightbulb) originally debuted in turquoise. It has been recorded that over 500,000 units of the appliance were sold during its first year. (Image: Wikimedia)
- 1901: Gary Cooper (actor)
- 1917: David Tomlinson (actor)
- 1930: Totie Fields (comedian)
- 1954: Amy Heckerling (film director)
- 1959: Michael E. Knight (actor)
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