Press & other media coverage about Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven

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How the Easy-Bake Oven Has Endured 53 Years and 11 Designs

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Food52, an online destination for food lovers, wrote about the enduring appeal of the Easy-Bake Oven. I was delighted to provide my thoughts on the toy oven and why it continues to hold a place in the hearts and minds of so many people.

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Light Bulb Baking Referenced in National Geographic

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National Geographic calls Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven “…a catchy and comprehensive history of the Easy-Bake…” in their article titled How Easy-Bake Ovens Taught Us to Cook.

That’s mighty high praise given the source.

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Light Bulb Baking Photos Featured in Our Wisconsin Magazine

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When Our Wisconsin magazine contacted me with a request to use images from Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven for an upcoming article, I couldn’t turn them down. Their article is a retelling of a memory involving one girl’s request for an Easy-Bake Oven.

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A Look Back at the History of Easy-Bake Ovens

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GoodHousekeeping.com featured a number of original images from my book, Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven, in an article that provides a glimpse into the history of the toy oven.

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Light Bulb Baking featured in holiday book gift guide

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Apt613.ca has put together their annual holiday book gift guide focused entirely on Ottawa-based authors and creators. Light Bulb Baking gets a shout-out. Check it out here »

Which Easy-Bake Oven Are You?

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Today is the Easy-Bake Oven’s 51st anniversary! With over 30 million ovens sold to date, and about 13 different models sold since 1963, there’s bound to be one that best represents you. To celebrate, take our fun quiz and find out!

Light Bulb Baking reviewed and profiled by Wink Books

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Wink reviews books that “demonstrate what paper books can do”. I’m honoured that Light Bulb Baking made the cut! Read the review »

Award-winning Ottawa Author to Visit Perfect Books for Book Signing Event

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Ottawa author Todd Coopee will visit Perfect Books in Ottawa for a special book signing and meet-the-author event, on Saturday, June 21. Read the press release »

Light Bulb Baking featured in video series by YouTube Channel Lucky Penny Shop

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Family-friendly YouTube channel Lucky Penny Shop gave a shout-out to Light Bulb Baking as part of their on-going historical retrospective on the Easy-Bake Oven View the video »

Recognition Continues for Ottawa Author

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Todd Coopee Awarded Independent Publisher Book (IPPY) Award for Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven; second award for the unique book. Read the press release »

Ottawa Author Todd Coopee Wins Prestigious Book Publishers Award

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Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven awarded Silver Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Award Read the press release »

Light Bulb Baking now in iBook format!

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The book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. It can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Download a copy »

Light Bulb Baking YouTube Channel Surpasses One Million Views

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The Light Bulb Baking YouTube channel – where you can see a range of Easy-Bake Oven TV commercials – has proven to be a big hit!In a short period of time, it has surpassed one million views! Visit the channel »

Easy-Bake Oven Shout Out from Gizmodo

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Gizmodo featured the The Collectors Weekly article about the history and evolution of the Easy-Bake Oven.

It’s nice to see the Easy-Bake Oven still resonates with so many people! Read the article »

Collectors Weekly Interview

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Collectors Weekly recently interviewed Light Bulb Baking author Todd Coopee for their piece titled, Easy-Bake Evolution: 50 Years of Cakes, Cookies, and Gender Politics.

This is a great in-depth article about the history of the toy oven.

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

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“In the millions of toys that come and go, there are few that hold the prestigious honor of having an enduring, positive impact on the life of a child… Coopee does an enchanting job of capturing that in this book!”

Thank you to Michelle Spelman of Examiner.com for a great review of Light Bulb Baking! Read it here »

Bake-off and book signing in Cincinnati!

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On Tuesday, January 21, Joseph-Beth Books in Cincinnati, Ohio will host Light Bulb Baking author Todd Coopee for a special book signing and bake-off. The event starts at 7pm.

Apt613 just released their holiday gift list of books by local authors.

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Apt613 just released their holiday gift list of books by local Ottawa authors. Thrilled that Light Bulb Baking is mentioned! View the list here »

Book Signing in Washington D.C.

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Light Bulb Baking author, Todd Coopee, will be at the Old Town location of the Washington D.C. eatery, Teaism. Where: 682 N St Asaph Street (Alexandria, VA)
When: Sunday, December 15 at 3pm

Author Todd Coopee talks to Joel Haslam of CTV Ottawa’s Regional Contact

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He spoke about his book Light Bulb Baking, A History of the Easy-Bake Oven and played Rock’em Sock’em Robots.

Hilarity ensued.

Check out the broadcast segment here.

Light Bulb Baking featured in Cincinnati Toymakers Holiday Gift Guide

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The Cincinnati Game and Toy Industry Professionals released their 3rd annual 2013 Cincinnati Toymakers Holiday Gift Guide last week and Light Bulb Baking made the cut.

It’s great to be included in this gift guide with other amazing gift ideas for the holidays. The Magic 8 Ball is a classic! And, of course, the Easy-Bake Oven. View the entire guide »

Author Todd Coopee will be on 580 CFRA’s Sunday Morning Blend at 9:45am

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Author Todd Coopee will be on 580 CFRA’s Sunday Morning Blend today at 9:45am.

He’ll talk with host Dan Pihlainen about Light Bulb Baking and the innovation, history, and marketing behind the toy’s 50 year history.

Easy-Bake Oven cooks up warm memories for Ottawa collector-turned-author

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Ottawa Citizen writer, Bruce Deachman, talks with Light Bulb Baking author, Todd Coopee, about his evolution from toy collector to author and discusses why the Easy-Bake Oven has captured the imaginations of children for generations.

Todd Coopee talks to Don Landry on News Talk 1290 CJBK about Light Bulb Baking

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Today at 3:45pm, Light Bulb Baking author Todd Coopee will join host Don Landry on his radio show, London @ Large, on News Talk 1290 CJBK to talk about Light Bulb Baking and the enduring appeal of the Easy-Bake Oven.

Todd Coopee talks to Larry Fedoruk on Newstalk 610 CKTB about Light Bulb Baking

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Todd will join Larry Fedoruk on Newstalk 610 CKTB today around 3:30pm to talk about Light Bulb Baking and the Easy-Bake Oven’s journey from children’s toy to pop culture icon.

Todd Coopee chats with Radio Host Mike Bullard about the appeal of the Easy-Bake

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Today at 12:45pm: Light Bulb Baking author Todd Coopee will be talking with Mike Bullard on his show, Beyond the Mic, about Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven.

Bake Your Cake and Eat it Too! Light Bulb Baking: featured on the front page of The Toronto Star’s Life section.

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The article provides an excerpt from the book that focused on the history of toymaker Kenner’s ubiquitous oven and its place in North American toy culture.

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Easy-Bake Oven Author Brings ‘Light Bulb Baking’ to Angel Food Bakery

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Patty Wetli of DNAinfo Chicago chats with Todd Coopee in advance of Chicago book signing at Angel Food Bakery. Read the article »

Book Signing in Chicago

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Angel Food Bakery in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood is hosting author and toy historian, Todd Coopee, for a special book signing event and celebration of the release of his new book, Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake® Oven.Where: 1636 W Montrose Ave (Chicago, IL)
When: Sunday, November 17 at 2-3:30pm

Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven Book Review and Interview

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“…and the gorgeous layout and design showcases the baked goods, all the different models, and vintage advertisements. Even if you’re not hip to the Easy-Bake scene, it’s worth checking out…”

Thank you to Pop Rewind for the great interview and review of Light Bulb Baking! Read it here »

Why the Easy Bake Oven continues to fascinate us

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Reporter Robert Everett-Green of The Globe and Mail checks out Light Bulb Baking and the continuing allure of the Easy-Bake Oven.Read the article »

Light Bulb Baking: Photo Booth Fun

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We set up a photo booth at the Light Bulb Baking book launch and signing—it was a big hit! There were some great moments captured.

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Light Bulb Baking: Book Launch and Signing

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Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven book launch and signing at Art-is-in Bakery in Ottawa on November 4, 2013.

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Leanne Cusack chats with Todd Coopee about the Easy-Bake Oven on CTV Ottawa News at Noon

Light Bulb Baking author Todd Coopee takes a trip through the history of the Easy-Bake Oven with Leanne Cusack on CTV Ottawa News at Noon

Talking about the Easy-Bake Oven on CTV Morning Live Ottawa!

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Light Bulb Baking author Todd Coopee talks about the Easy-Bake Oven on CTV Morning Live Ottawa with hosts Jeff Hopper and Lianne Laing. It was great fun, even if the cookies weren’t fully baked!

Light Bulb Baking makes an appearance on Rogers TV Daytime Ottawa

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Todd Coopee joins Derick Fage and Lois Lee of Rogers TV Daytime Ottawa to talk about Light Bulb Baking.

New Book Celebrates History of the Easy-Bake® Oven – One of the World’s Most Successful Toys

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Retrospective of best-selling toy for 50 years details journey from children’s toy to pop culture icon.

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D is for Dinner: a trifle from an Easy Bake oven

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There were laughs, trifle, and a lesson on how to open the oven door (hint…..you can’t).

Listen to Light Bulb Baking author Todd Coopee talk about the Easy-Bake Oven with Alan Neal on CBC Ottawa’s All In A Day.

http://www.cbc.ca/allinaday/columnists/2013/10/30/d-is-for-dinner-a-trifle-from-an-easy-bake-oven/

Ottawa Book Launch and Signing Event

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Ottawa author Todd Coopee will launch his new book, Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven, at a special book signing event at Art Is In Bakery on Monday evening.

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