Happy birthday, Easy-Bake Oven!

Warm up those lightbulbs, that cake's not going to slowly bake itself. November 4 is National Easy Bake Oven Day and, if you're lucky, your cake will be brown by then. It's also the 58th birthday of this not-as-dangerous-as-you-might-think childhood favorite. Over at NationalEasyBakeOvenDay.com, they've got vintage Easy-Bake ads, downloadable paper crafts, sendable e-cards, and a fascinating visual timeline. This toy oven sure has changed since its early days!

THEN: 1967 ad/image via nationaleasybakeovenday.com
NOW: 2021 version/image via Walmart