I'm not a baker! I say that with total confidence! So, an Easy-Bake Oven works well in our house. Zoe got one for Christmas, and we've gotten a great deal of use out of it. It's almost fail-proof. The new ovens are much different compared to when I was a kid. You just turn it on and push the little pan part way through the oven. When it is ready you push it farther through and use the flipper to pull it out the other side. The instructions are easy and, usually only require a little bit of water (measured with measuring spoons). I don't like the instant mixes usually, but Zoe really wanted this and loves to bake. It just seemed to make sense, because of my lack of ability in this area. She loves it!