February 17, 2016 04:57 PM

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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