Watch SNL’s Aidy Bryant Teach a Master Cooking Class Using Only Easy-Bake Ovens
In the video produced by Bon Appetit, the comedian attempts to teach three unenthusiastic “young gentlemen” how to bake a chocolate cake in the lightbulb-powered, toy oven—all while calmly imparting cooking advice and dishing out laugh-out-loud commentary along the way.
First task: Making the batter. After instructing her students to add 1 teaspoon of water to the powdered cake mix and seeing the thick, chalky results, Bryant quickly changes strategy: “Here’s a top tip for all your bakers out there: Just wing it on the measurements. That’s what we’re doing and it’s really paying off.”
Next up: Putting “the goop in the pan.” What’s goop? Bryant is glad you asked. “[It’s] a technical term I learned from Mario Batali,” she says.
“Is that the guy who’s, like, on Extra? The Mario guy?” asks kid chef Ollie, who adorably mistakes Mario Lopez for Batali.
“Yes,” jokes Bryant. “And he makes the best beef I’ve ever had in my life.”
Last step: Baking and frosting. After the star enthusiastically pushes a cake pan through the oven and onto the floor, Bryant quickly calms her (unfazed) bakers.
“It’s okay. We are all okay. And guess what? The pan landed right-side-up! And it’s actually ice cold. So, we all good!” she laughs.
So, how did the desserts turn out in the end? “One thing I like about it is that it’s uncooked. For as much ‘tude as we’ve given it on the taste, we’re all still eating, aren’t we?”