Sunday Video: How to Make a Garbage Cake With Aidy Bryant

In which the SNL star prepares a dessert that must be seen to be understood.

When Aidy Bryant asked whether Sandy and Gabby wanted to come over to her house to make a garbage cake, we didn’t even know what a garbage cake was. But because we already had a major crush on Aidy—and her weird ’n’ wonderful characters on Saturday Night Live and her Instagram and, OK, her great taste in T-shirts—the answer was YES. We learned that the garbage cake just has to be seen to be truly understood. Rooks and cooks, Aidy will show you how it’s done:

Special thanks to Owen Cohen, who wrote the songs in this video.


  • Melisa March 2nd, 2014 12:13 PM

    cutest thing ever!!!

  • o-girl March 2nd, 2014 12:34 PM

    guys i’m dying
    ok so aidy seems like a really great host for some reason??? like she knows the necessity of having 2 forks??? also where does one obtain eye candies because that’s important ! gabby’s eyebrows are amazingly on point/all her makeup is. also i laughed a lot you ‘women’ are such babes

    • Gabby March 2nd, 2014 1:28 PM

      1. we got them in the cake decorating section of a craft store!
      2. thank you <3 <3 <3

  • sonnentanz March 2nd, 2014 12:43 PM

    THIS IS AMAZING! aidy is my new favorite person. also i am definitely making a garbage cake soon :)

  • Ally_O March 2nd, 2014 12:49 PM

    This is magical <3

  • Anya N. March 2nd, 2014 12:49 PM

    TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!! this cake came just in time!!!! now bring it to me

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  • amescs March 2nd, 2014 12:50 PM

    i was smiling super hard through the whole thing gahhh it was so great

  • anna eve March 2nd, 2014 12:56 PM

    This looks so fun! I didn’t even think Aidy Bryant could get any more awesome, but it looks like she just did :)

  • megggggggggghan March 2nd, 2014 1:06 PM

    LOVE! This was so funny and cute and perfect. My favorite moment is when Aidy suggests singing and starts singing Jewel and nobody knows that song bhahahahahah

  • simooone March 2nd, 2014 1:14 PM

    I love Aidy and this looks like it was actually the best day ever.

  • Sim March 2nd, 2014 1:30 PM

    Gabby WHURR is your sweater from? I need it in my lyf. xx

  • Milala March 2nd, 2014 1:50 PM

    this is funny and adorable and i want to eat that cake and aidy you are SO funny on snl :D loved this!

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  • pizzaface March 2nd, 2014 3:14 PM

    Omg I totally adore this, I NEED to make this sometime and then just eat it after admiring it for 3 hours and taking 1000 pictures of it.

  • pizzaface March 2nd, 2014 3:17 PM

    Also, omg those sugar eyeballs and basically candy ornaments are so awesome. I wish they just sold all that kind of creepy stuff in shops in my town.
    Maybe they do have that kind of things in the (only) craft store around here but then it will probably be like 9 euros for 5 little thingys :0
    And I’m a teenager so hey I don’t have money. Anyways. Okay bye. Loved the vid.

  • Jenny March 2nd, 2014 3:35 PM

    This is my happy place

  • june785 March 2nd, 2014 5:24 PM

    i love this so much i’m so glad you guys did this with aidy she’s the best this rocks <3

  • Katherine March 2nd, 2014 5:37 PM

    This is amazing. Someone give me two forks!

  • mangointhesky March 2nd, 2014 6:26 PM

    This was amazing!
    I know this is a bit unrelated, but I just got the second rookie yearbook in the mail and IT IS SO AMAZING!

  • eza_236 March 2nd, 2014 7:19 PM

    This looks like happiness in cake form, and like such a lovely time! I wish I had such beautiful people to do this with! Thanks for brightning my day Rookie!

  • teafandoms March 3rd, 2014 5:00 AM

    I feel like I need this cake in my life

  • Pattymafu March 3rd, 2014 12:41 PM

    I’m absolutely loving this! definitely doing one of these for my lil sis b-day! yumyyy

  • AidaA March 3rd, 2014 2:29 PM

    ahhhhhhhhhh I’m definitely doing this! Cake is the greatest thing ever

    this is so sad but my name is Aida which is kinda close to Aidy???

    Yeah she’s perfect

  • lollie March 3rd, 2014 2:45 PM

    This is great! It looks so good! :)

  • Monq March 3rd, 2014 4:22 PM

    This cake is just perfection. Definitely making this in the near future. Thanks, Aidy & Rookie!


  • rachiebombs March 23rd, 2014 7:08 PM

    I just wanted to let you know that you inspired a drawing of mine. Love the video!