One of each please 🙂
It starts off innocently with an Easy Bake oven.
You learn how to cook with a lightbulb, only to realize that the portions just aren’t big enough. Soon, you move to cooking snacks with Mom on the big stove. Next you start looking at the mixes and sneaking in a baking session or two as a latch-key kid before Mom and Dad get home.
You buy your first cake mix at 13.
Eventually you discover that you know more about cooking than the Home-Ec teacher, and are now able to whip out perfect cakes, pies, cookies and such with ease. You’re up until all hours of the night, perfecting the mixes with your own ingredients. The angel food cakes need more bounce, and the muffins simply don’t have that certain secret nuance.
You spend your Fridays at restaurants, taking pictures of dessert. Your Saturdays are devoted to recreating them in your special way.
Face it: You probably started like Little Shelly Sugar in this ad, with a love for sweets and kitchen fortified by your Mom’s hard-core appliances. Chances are you have a few of them still, gracefully draped in brown or avocado green. Your friends may chuckle at the colors, until they taste your desserts.
It’s okay, because we need you to make our lives sweeter 🙂
Bon Appetit Magazine - January 1978