Sunday, January 12, 2014

Good Free App of the Day: Easy-Bake Treats

Baking can be a lot of fun for children, but it can also be a sensory nightmare for others. The fact is that cooking and baking is a life skill that individuals need to learn about at some point. What better way to practice baking than with a FREE virtual Easy-Bake Oven?

A child (or even an adult) can make cupcakes, cookies, cakes, cake pops, pizzas and pretzels with this fun app. Use your creativity to mix, decorate and eat without any mess. Show kids how much fun baking can be with Easy-Bake Treats, while easing them into the real thing.

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Unfortunately, this app is not available in all iTunes stores.

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External links to more apps by the developer and to the privacy policy. Also able to email pictures or upload to Facebook from the app. Ad along the bottom for the New 50th Anniversary Easy Bake Ultimate Oven at ToysRUs.com.
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Easy-Bake Treats has a wide range of options for baking and decorating for free.  Once a child has picked something to make, such as cupcakes, there are many more possibilities for the type. Do you want Gingerbread, Candy Cane, Rainbow, or maybe just plain vanilla? A quick dump of the mix and the water, along with a big stir will have the batter ready in no time. With Easy-Bake, the ingredients are limited, but the creativity in making is not. Fill a pan with the batter, and then it is ready to be baked in one of two oven colors.

Once baked, it will be time to decorate; and with so many choices, a child has endless possibilities.  There are frostings, decorating pens, decorations, and candies. My favorite part of decorating is the candles. Candles can be added to a decorated item, and then a child can actually blow the candles out. The app asks for access to your microphone, and it picks up a user blowing onto the iPad! Kids will have a lot of fun blowing out candles, and then it will be time to eat.

This app has very few sounds, and the ones that are present can be turned off in settings. Limited sounds, no mess, no textures that can cause sensory issues and no hot oven make this a wonderful app for introducing baking to children. A wonderful FREE app that works on a life skill is a must have in my opinion.
 


From iTunes:
Another way to have fun with EASY-BAKE? The EASY-BAKE Treats! app let’s you make, bake, decorate, eat and share yummy virtual cakes, cupcakes, cookies, cake pops and now rockin’ pizza right from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Pick your mix, fill the pan with batter and water, mix it all together, choose an oven and slide the pan into the virtual EASY-BAKE Ultimate Oven to cook. Shake your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to get your treats out of then pan and then choose from an amazing number of delicious frostings and candy toppings or pizza toppings to create your perfect virtual treat. Fill the decorating pen with any frosting and create amazing designs. You can now add candles to your cakes and cupcakes too! Candles can be lit and re-lit for even more fun! Blow into your device or shake the device to blow out your candles.

Once you’ve baked and decorated your treats, you can show off and share your delicious virtual creations with your family and friends via email or Facebook. And of course you can eat them! You can even choose the perfect tablecloth and plate to serve your yummy treat!

Features include:
•4 rockin’ pizza shapes, including round, guitar, heart and skull shapes
•9 pizza toppings
•12 different cake batters
•12 different cupcake batters
•12 different cake pop batters
•5 different cookie batters
•33+ types of frosting , including peppermint, eggnog and cinnamon spice
•75 decorations, including candy letters and holiday-themed decorations
•Includes 3 striped candles and 10 numbered candles (numbers 0-9)
•10 kinds of plates and 6 tablecloths, to give your virtual Easy-Bake treats the perfect presentation
• Pick between a purple oven and a black oven to bake your virtual treats
• A decorating pen with different tips to choose from
• Now you can make pretzels (twists, ropes, and nuggets)


Mixes and other ingredients displayed in the EASY-BAKE Treats! app may not reflect items available for use with the EASY-BAKE Ultimate Oven product.

EASY-BAKE is a trademark of Hasbro. © 2013 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.EASY-BAKE is a registered U.S. trademark of Hasbro, Inc.

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Heather S. wishes she could decorate cakes and cupcakes in real life as well as she can in this app!

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