As co-host of “The Great American Baking Show,” Ellie Kemper is surrounded by talented and “charming, charming” bakers who she compares to “doctors” and “scientists.” But that doesn’t mean the actress — known for her roles on “The Office” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” — was inspired to bake desserts of her own.
While speaking to Rach, Ellie says she had “a desire to learn how to bake” for a couple of days, but then realized:
“This is hard. I can’t bake,” she says.
However, Ellie says the last thing she successfully whipped up was a gooey butter cake — famous in her home state of Missouri — made with cake mix.
“It’s not so much baking as it is assembling, and I’m all for that. And it turns out great because the measurements are there.”
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