The BEST Episodes of Kids Baking Championship

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2021

Network: Food Network

In Food Network’s series Kids Baking Championship, hosts and judges Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli will lead eight talented kid bakers through challenges designed to find the most-impressive and creative young baker. In each challenge the contestants, ranging in age from 10 to 13, will be tested on their baking skills and originality as they whip up delectable desserts, including creative cakes, mouthwatering cookies and pastries.

The Fruit of Your Labor

#1 - The Fruit of Your Labor

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 2, 2020

Fruit is an important element of baking, so Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the final three bakers to make fruit cakes, but not the holiday kind. Instead, they have to make cakes that look like actual fruit! One baker will walk away with the title of Kids Baking Champion.

star 8.45
11 votes
Ice Cream Cone-a-copia

#2 - Ice Cream Cone-a-copia

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 10, 2020

Ice cream cones are for more than just holding ice cream. Hosts Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the seven kid bakers to create impressive ice cream cone cupcakes in order to stay in the game.

star 8.38
13 votes
Beyond the Fringe

#3 - Beyond the Fringe

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 6, 2020

To kick off the season, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are going back to the 1970s as they challenge the 12 young competitors to make shag cakes. Each baker must make a cake in their chosen flavor and then decorate it to create a shag texture. Groovy, man!

star 8.31
16 votes
Unicornucopia

#4 - Unicornucopia

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 5, 2018

With their plush tails, pointy ears, brightly colored manes and, of course, magical horns, there's a lot to love about unicorns. Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli challenge the eight kid bakers to use their imaginations to create a unicorn cake that illustrates a specific emotion.

star 8.31
29 votes
Desserts Doing Good

#5 - Desserts Doing Good

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 11, 2019

Valerie and Duff host the ultimate bake sale for the finale; they challenge the remaining three bakers to create cakes using bake sale items like toffee or rice cereal treats with a bake sale theme.

star 8.30
20 votes
Freaky Flavors

#6 - Freaky Flavors

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 11, 2019

Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli are cooking up something unusual in the science lab ... it's the freaky flavor tarts challenge! Each of the seven young bakers must create a large tart featuring a freaky flavor like jalapeno, goat cheese, yuzu, pink peppercorn, anise, blue cheese or curry.

star 8.29
17 votes
Selfieclairs

#7 - Selfieclairs

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 6, 2018

A brand-new group of kid bakers introduce themselves via delicious "Selfieclairs"! Using a selfie as inspiration, the bakers create eclairs in assigned flavors and then decorate them to serve as a pate a choux pastry introduction.

star 8.26
19 votes
Edible Expressions

#8 - Edible Expressions

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 8, 2021

In the cookie face challenge, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge each of the five bakers to create a giant cookie face with 3-D features that communicate an assigned expression like happy, sad, angry, surprised or excited.

star 8.25
12 votes
One Potato, Two Potato

#9 - One Potato, Two Potato

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 3, 2020

Potatoes aren't just for french fries anymore -- they're for decorating. Hosts Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman ask the eight remaining bakers to carve potato cutouts and create colorful potato-print cookies.

star 8.20
15 votes
1, 2, 3 Delicious!

#10 - 1, 2, 3 Delicious!

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 13, 2020

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the 11 young bakers to create assigned Neapolitan desserts featuring chocolate, strawberry and vanilla.

star 8.19
16 votes
Pizza For Dessert

#11 - Pizza For Dessert

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 8, 2018

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman have a special challenge boxed up and ready to deliver to the 11 kid bakers; the kids have to get creative to turn pizza into a sweet treat by creating dessert pizzas.

star 8.17
23 votes
Spots and Stripes Forever

#12 - Spots and Stripes Forever

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 14, 2019

Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli take the 11 young bakers on a safari of sweetness as they challenge them to create mini cheesecakes with colorful animal prints, from tiger and zebra stripes to leopard and giraffe spots.

star 8.17
24 votes
Flying Colors

#13 - Flying Colors

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 28, 2020

Hosts and judges Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman embrace the brushstroke decorating trend by asking the 12 young bakers to create colorful and delicious brushstroke mini cheesecakes.

star 8.17
6 votes
International Intrigue

#14 - International Intrigue

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 26, 2019

The six young bakers must fake it to make it as Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge them to create imposters that look like international dishes, such as sushi or shish kebab, but taste like dessert.

star 8.14
14 votes
Cover Story Cakes

#15 - Cover Story Cakes

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 5, 2018

In the finale challenge, Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli task the remaining three bakers to create a birthday cake in celebration of Food Network Magazine's 10th birthday. The winner will go home with $25,000 and the title of Kids Baking Champion

star 8.10
20 votes
Splatter Up!

#16 - Splatter Up!

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 5, 2019

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the nine young bakers to get creative and colorful; Cakes in assigned flavors like chocolate, red velvet and coconut are splattered with color and the brighter and crazier, the better.

star 8.10
20 votes
Picnic Time

#17 - Picnic Time

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 18, 2021

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman love picnics, but desserts don't always fit into a picnic basket. They challenge the eight young bakers to create portable hand pies and a dressed-up version of "ants on a log."

star 8.10
10 votes
Opposites Attract

#18 - Opposites Attract

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 4, 2019

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman put the eight young bakers in teams and challenge them to each make half a cake that combines with their teammate's half-cake to make a whole cake representing an opposites theme like fire and ice, night and day, land and sea or big and small.

star 8.10
21 votes
The Spice is Right

#19 - The Spice is Right

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 25, 2021

Desserts get a balanced hit of sweet, savory, bitter and sour from Chinese five-spice powder, which is a mix of star anise, Szechuan peppercorns, fennel, cinnamon and clove. For this challenge, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman ask the seven young bakers to create Chinese five-spice desserts to stay in the game.

star 8.09
11 votes
Comfort Food Dessert Imposters

#20 - Comfort Food Dessert Imposters

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 16, 2017

The most beloved challenge of all pulls up a seat at the local diner! The remaining 10 kid bakers must create a comfort food dessert imposter -- meatloaf, fried chicken, mac and cheese, and more -- to keep their place at the table.

star 8.09
35 votes
Lunchbox Impostors

#21 - Lunchbox Impostors

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 12, 2018

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman have fond memories of the lunches they took to school as kids, so they're challenging the six kid bakers to look at lunch in a new way. From a PBJ sandwich to chicken nuggets to a turkey wrap, the bakers have to turn common lunchbox foods into lookalike dessert masterpieces.

star 8.03
31 votes
You're in the Ballpark

#22 - You're in the Ballpark

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 3, 2018

Thirteen-year-old singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne and her puppet Petunia hang out at the ballpark with Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman while they enjoy their favorite stadium snack of all -- popcorn! This buttery treat inspires the Big Bake challenge where the kid bakers are tasked with making over-the-top popcorn desserts.

star 8.00
19 votes
Desserts to the Rescue!

#23 - Desserts to the Rescue!

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 12, 2019

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the eight bakers to defend Bird Island or Pig Island in this round inspired by the Angry Birds 2 movie. Each baker makes a dozen cupcakes based on a movie character, then they team up to build an edible island.

star 8.00
16 votes
Stuffed Puffs

#24 - Stuffed Puffs

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 16, 2015

The kid bakers are hard at work creating the dough and delicious fillings for their stuffed puffs, when Duff and Valerie announce a savory twist.

star 7.97
36 votes
Lunch Box Desserts

#25 - Lunch Box Desserts

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 1, 2016

The six remaining kid bakers get creative as they invent lunch box desserts. The good news? Trading items is allowed. The bad news? Carrot sticks are tough to work into a dessert!

star 7.97
36 votes