The Partiologist: DIY Easy Bake Oven Mixes!

Friday, January 10, 2014

DIY Easy Bake Oven Mixes!

How many of you bought an Easy Bake Oven as a Christmas gift?  I think every year I try and find someone to give an Easy Bake Oven.  I had one as a child, my girls had one and now I want everyone to have one.  Having an Easy Bake Oven could possibly be how The Partiologist got her start and possibly her love for chocolate! 
 
After gasping at the price of the mixes, I bought them anyway, because they were cute.  And because who wants an oven without anything to bake?  Now that the newness has worn off, and the mixes are probably gone, the poor child will have to wait until their birthday to start baking again...Well, not if I can help it!  I created some DIY Easy Bake Oven Mixes with...CUTE PACKAGING!

DIY EASY BAKE OVEN MIXES

Not only did I find the perfect box to present them in...
I made the cutest toppers complete with directions on back!
 
 

Twelve different mixes, twelve different toppers complete with directions!
 
 

After finding easy bake recipes online, I had to divide them to make one mix.  My plan was to try them out in an actual Easy Bake Oven.  By the time I finished making the labels, dividing the recipes, filling the bags, adding the toppers, etc...well, I was exhausted.  So you're going to have to give it a try and accept my apologies if it doesn't go as planned.  If all else fails, have them feed their creation to their Dad or any other unsuspecting family member.  Just remember, I did my part...they are CUTE!

Each individual mix~
 
 
12 DIY Easy Bake Oven Recipes and Labels
Coconut Snowball Cookies
Oatmeal Cookies
Chocolate Sprinkle Truffles
S'mores
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Chocolate Cake
Thumbprint Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Vanilla Frosting
Brownies
Chocolate Frosting
Sprinklicious Cake
 
If you have a mix or recipe you'd like to convert to an easy bake size,
here's a handy chart I made just for that purpose!
 

And printable labels so you can make cute mixes too!
 

The name of the mix is printed on the bottom half of the card and the directions are printed on the top half.  Just punch them out, fold and they're ready to go!
 

Or print on cardstock, cut and fold.
There are four mix labels on each printable.
 
First you'll need to fill the bags with these coordinating recipes~
 

Each recipe is for the dry ingredients to fill the bags.
Here they are printed out on Avery Index Cards.
 
 
Add them to your recipe box!
 

There are three recipes on each printable~
 
After filling the bags with the dry ingredients, fold over the top and staple.  Hot glue the corners down to add the topper.
 

Add a little hot glue across the bottom of the label.
 

Attach the bag to the label and add more glue to the top of the bag and seal.
 

One down, eleven to go...
 

A perfect gift for Valentine's Day!
And a couple little tags to show the Love~
 

In two sizes!

Punch it out and tie it on with narrow ribbon.
 
 
And of course the perfect size box to present all twelve mixes!
 

Soon we'll have little bakers baking all over the world! 
 
 Lovin for the Easy Bake Oven!
 

 

80 comments :

  1. I too had an Easy Bake Oven, but do remember not having much to bake in them. Even back in the day the mixes were expensive, so I'd get more as gifts. What you've created is wonderful and any Easy Bake Oven owner would love to have them.

    Beth @ Hungry Happenings

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    1. I still love the EBO and think this will keep little ones in the kitchen for a long time! :)

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  2. This is just fabulous! What a wonderful idea and a wonderful thing you have done for anyone who is the proud little owner of an Easy Bake Oven and loves using it. No more waiting for special occasions to restock their recipe pantry!

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    1. I was so happy to create these for my niece, who has an easy bake oven tucked away! :)

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  3. I had an EBO too. :) Good memories. You are a GENIUS for coming up with this, Kim. And the packaging is out of this world adorable. What little girl wouldn't squeal with delight to receive such a wonderful gift. :) ♥♥

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    1. Oh yes, they were such good memories, every little one should experience that! Thanks Pam!

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  4. What an awesome gift, any young girl would be thrilled to receive it! I used mine til it died and then I still have the pans decades later (well, at least one!). I love the designs you made, they turned out gorgeous!!

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    1. Would you believe I still have pans from my girls oven packed away somewhere??

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  5. Genius just genius. My daughter got an EBO for Christmas and plenty of mixes to go with it. But, when they run out these will be perfect for my little baker and her mommy to do together. Most things we have on hand. I think you've got yourself a winner here. I LOVE the pink and brown tags. Your packaging is adorable. from,twobeautifulgirls

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    1. Oh, and they WILL run out - happy baking! :)

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  6. Kim, you never cease to amaze me! I'm hoping that Seraphina will want an EBO when she gets older. In the meantime, I'm totally bookmarking this for years down the road ;) Hey, I do it with clothes, why not awesome ideas like this? (the largest clothing size I have for her is 4 YEARS old....I know, but it was a great clearance find! :)

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    1. With you as her mom, I KNOW she will want an EBO oven! I did the same thing with clothes for my girls - always bought when they were on sale for years ahead!! :)

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  7. Any chance you could make some labels for little boys? My boys got an easy bake for Christmas as they love to bake like mommy, but they probably wouldn't like the girly colors and designs. If you could that would be awesome! Thank you either way for the recipes and printables. They're just what we need!

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    1. I am hoping to find the time to recreate the labels with some fun boyish colors. It may take some time so I don't know when I'll have them finished. Thanks for the comment! :)

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  8. These are absolutely adorable! What a great idea. Thank you for sharing all your great ideas! This is amazing!

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  9. oh my goodness look at all the work you put in to make this for your niece! now that's what i call a labor of love! just absolutely awesome, like a baking store in a box. dang i want one! :)

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    1. Yes, it was more work then expected, but I am excited to give it to her!! :)

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  10. I never had an Easy Bake oven, nor did my daughters, but now I have three granddaughters (sisters) and you can bet I am going to get them one, with these added mixes! So fun and fabulous, Kim! THANKS!

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    1. Oh you must get an easy bake oven for YOUR house and bake with your granddaughters! Thanks Sue!

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  11. This is a fantastic idea...will feature tonight!:)

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    1. Thank you Jill - how exciting - I will look forward to the feature! :)

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  12. This is so cleaver! I love your brain and all the wonderful ideas it makes :)

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    1. You make me smile Lisa - and you make my brain smile too! :)

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  13. This is the greatest idea!! I always wanted an EBO, but my mom said the cake mixes were too expensive (cue the violin . . . ) You went the extra mile by providing the labels, too!!! You're awesome, Kim :)

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    1. Well, now you can get that EBO - and make all the mixes! :)

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  14. Thank You so much for the VERY adorable gift idea! I just LOVE it :)

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    1. Thank YOU Lori for the sweet comment! :)

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  15. I thought, at first, that you were selling these little kits! I was so surprised when I realized that you were giving this Step Mom the instructions and downloadable ability so I can make it myself for my new 'daughter'! You are clever, generous, and a super nice person all the way around!

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    1. It's comments like this that make me want to continue to work hard and share my creativity! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this note! :)

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  16. I am so excited to have found this!! I am going to make a ton of them and package them up really pretty to give my daughter for Christmas this year. I can't believe the time you put into providing everything I need to make these look so professional and beautiful!! Thank you so much!

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    1. What size/type of bags did you use?

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    2. Aww, you are so very welcome, I am happy that you are going to make and give them to your daughter, she will love them as did my niece. The bags are 3" x 4" from Wilton, I also added a link above.

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    3. I made 4 of each mix and boxed them nicely for Christmas. My daughter was so excited! It was her favorite gift....even over Santa's gifts!! She made the chocolate cake with the chocolate frosting 1st and I must say...it is the BEST EBO cake we have every tasted!! Thank you sooooo much for this wonderful gift you've given my daughter and I!

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    4. I am thrilled that your daughter loved them, thank you for letting me know!

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  17. Thank you, thank you!!! I just got an Easy Bake Oven for my granddaughter for Christmas and I can't wait to see her face when she unwraps it. She loves to cook and bake in the kitchen and she's been asking for an EBO since she was two years old. Bless you for putting this all together!!!!!

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    1. I am so excited for your granddaughter to unwrap her EBO, she will LOVE it and I'm so happy you like my DIY cookie mixes!

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  18. Where do you get your templates with the great colors and designs? I would like to make some different recipe cards, but don't know where to start to make them myself? Thank you

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    1. I bought all the digital clipart backgrounds and frames on Etsy and then made the DIY Mix Printable in Avery.

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  19. You are amazing!!! These are so adorable! Thank you so much for this! I got my twin girls each and EBO for Christmas because they love to bake and decorate cupcakes and cakes. I was hoping to add some homemade recipe ideas just because I was worried about what might be in the actual EBO mixes....and the outrageous cost too. Thanks so much for your time and creativity. You're a gem!

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    1. You are so sweet and I thank you so much for the comment! :)

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  20. You are so dang cute!! Thank you!

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  21. Oh my goodness! This was exactly what I was looking for and it is perfect! My son wants an easy bake oven but his allergies actually prevent him from enjoying *any* of the mixes so all of these fun recipes with cute labels will be even more perfect than the actual mixes and I don't have to worry over trying to make recipes myself (they would be a guaranteed disaster)! I couldn't thank you enough!

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    1. I am thrilled to know that I've helped you with your mixes and your son will be able to enjoy his Easy Bake Oven!

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  22. hi! I'm so excited to try this! My niece is getting a easy bake for Christmas! I'd like to make these up to give to her with it. I couldn't get the recipes to download for 3 and 4. Is it just me? everything else came up great.

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    1. I'm so happy you like these! I just tried to download 3 & 4 and they both worked for me, maybe try again, good luck!

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    2. It worked!! Thank you so much for all of this!!!

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  23. Should the brownie recipe have cocoa powder in it? Thank you! Going to make these this weekend for my niece!

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    1. Happy you're going to make these! The brownie recipe call for 1 tsp. chocolate syrup, however, I'm sure you could substitute cocoa powder.

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  24. I Was thinking about making your recipes in "bulk" so my niece could make each one more than once. Any suggestion on what amount they could take out of the container? I'm planning on just multiplying your recipe by 5 or so.

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    1. I would use the amounts that are listed in the ingredients of each mix to take out of the bulk amount. I hope this is what you mean! :)

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  25. This is perfect. Thank you for sharing. Does this work with the new EBO?

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    1. I really don't know, but I'm sure they would! Thank you for the comment!

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    2. yes, it would work, but I believe that the baking time would be a little different.

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  26. I cannot thank you enough for these!! I have 3 little girls who all want an easy bake oven for Christmas, but there is no way I can afford the mixes. Thanks to you they will be cooking all Christmas day. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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    1. You are so very welcome! I am more than thrilled that so many little girls and boys will be baking this Christmas! :)

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  27. I can't seem to get these to print. When I click on the links, the documents just come up blank. Any suggestions?

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    1. Whitney, I'm so sorry you're having trouble printing. I just clicked again and check and I am able to open the labels. Maybe try a different browser, although I'm not sure why this is happening to you.

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  28. I love this! It is just what I am looking for. I do not one problem which is probably an oversight on my part but where are the directions? I see the directions for the mixes but not for putting them together with the water etc to bake? Thanks in advance

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    1. The directions on how to make the desserts are on the back of the bag topper. The front shows what it is and the back tells how to make it. So happy you found these!

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    2. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! It was an oversight on my part. With your directions and taking time to read the instructions, I now have it all printed off for my sweet grandbaby!! Thank you for solving our last minute problem this year! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  29. These really are great! Thank you for sharing all your hard work. My daughter just got an EBO for.christmas and I was olanning on giving her this set of mixes for her birthday in a few weeks. Has anyone tried the recipes though???

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    1. I gave all these mixes to my niece, sounds like she had a blast with them. I'll have to ask how everything turned out.

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  30. Thank you for your wonderful recipes, they are a lifesaver. We actually got my daughter the Lalaloopsy oven for christmas and were not able to find mixes in the stores. When we looked online they were expensive. I found your post and we tried the chocolate cake and frosting recipe. They came out so well. My daughter used her two older brothers as her taste testers, they gave her a thumbs up and wanted her to make another cake. Lol! Thanks again for your wonderful recipes!

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    1. Thank YOU so much for sharing your DIY Easy Bake Mix experience! I love that she used her two older brothers as her taste testers! :)

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    2. We were about to mix the Sprinklicious Cake together, I noticed that it did not call for any sugar. I just wanted to double check to be sure I was reading it right.
      Ingredients list flour, baking powder, salt, and sprinkles. Directions list vanilla, veg. oil, and milk.
      Is sugar not needed for the recipe?

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    3. I'm not sure why I didn't list the sugar, any cake would need sugar, right? I will edit this to add 2 1/2 tbsp. sugar to the recipe, thank you so much for letting me know.

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  31. What program did you use to design you labels? I love them and would love to design some to go along with some single serve hot cocoa mixes. Thank you!

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    1. I actually bought digital paper on Etsy and designed and printed them in Avery. Thanks and good luck with the cocoa mix labels! :)

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  32. were are the recipes i need to know so i can make it tomorrow for my daughter

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    1. The recipes are all listed above, highlighted in pink. Click on the link and a printable recipe is available.

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  33. Ok I think im confused. Where are the what wet ingredients do we add to each and how much? I've read everything more than once and cant find it.

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    1. Look for the printable:
      Easy Bake Label I
      Easy Bake Label II
      Easy Bake Label III
      They are highlighted in pink and if you click on the link, it will take you to the printable. There you will find the additional ingredients and instructions. Hope this helps.

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    2. I also just went and enlarged the highlighted links for the printable.

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  34. Because of your wonderful post, I have decided to get each of my twin granddaughters an Easy Bake Oven for this Christmas. (yes, I do research and buy early). But one question I have in researching these 'new' ovens are that they are the 'Ultimate' ovens. Do these recipes work for the new ones that are out on the market or are these for the older EBO that cooked with a light bulb? thank you for a wonderful blog, I so enjoy your wonderful creativity!!!!

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    1. After doing a little research, I found the new Ultimate oven has a higher baking temperature. I would think these mixes would work just the same, maybe just a little less time baking. I love that you're planning early and getting your shopping done!

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  35. Thanks so much! The is going to go perfect with our easy bake oven!

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    1. So happy you're going to use the DIY Easy Bake Mixes! :)

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