Watch SNL’s Aidy Bryant Teach a Master Cooking Class Using Only Easy-Bake Ovens

02/17/2016 at 04:57 PM ET

Aidy Bryant Easy Bake

Aspiring pastry chefs, be prepared to take detailed notes … and then throw them promptly away. Because Saturday Night Live star Aidy Bryant‘s Easy-Bake Oven cooking class is in session.

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.

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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.

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“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.

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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?”

Class closed.

—Chancellor Agard

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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I really like Aidyn. She’s very funny and entertaining to watch!

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I love love love her.

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