The BEST episodes of Kids Baking Championship

Every episode of Kids Baking Championship ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Kids Baking Championship!

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.

Last Updated: 7/3/2024Network: Food NetworkStatus: Continuing
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Biz Kids: Power Lunch Imposters
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9.17
6 votes

#1 - Biz Kids: Power Lunch Imposters

Season 11 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/30/2023

Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli know that in business sometimes you need to go to a fancy restaurant and sit down over a nice meal to seal a deal. To honor this tradition, the bakers must create power lunch imposter desserts, like crab cakes with wedge salad, steak with fries and even escargot! When the check arrives, one baker is sent home.

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Earn Your Stripes
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9.00
7 votes

#2 - Earn Your Stripes

Season 10 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/7/2022

For this challenge, hosts and judges Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman ask the six remaining kid bakers to take a walk on the wild side and make zebra cakes with striking interior stripes. In the end, one baker is eliminated.

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Biz Kids: Birthdays Are Big Business
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9.00
3 votes

#3 - Biz Kids: Birthdays Are Big Business

Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/27/2023

There is one event that is the staple of any baking business, and it keeps Duff busy all year round -- birthdays! In order to find out which flavor they’ll be making, the kid bakers must record a commercial for their baking business and sell Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman on why they'd make a great birthday cake. The top commercial maker will assign the flavors, and the best young baker wins $25,000 and the title of Kids Baking Champion!

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Selfieclairs
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8.78
23 votes

#4 - Selfieclairs

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/6/2018

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.

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Bite-Sized Birthday Party
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8.67
18 votes

#5 - Bite-Sized Birthday Party

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/10/2018

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman love birthday parties at the park so they're taking this inspiration to the Big Bake Challenge. The kid bakers are tasked with creating bite-sized birthday party desserts for an outdoor birthday party and serving them on mini picnic tables!

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You're in the Ballpark
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8.64
22 votes

#6 - You're in the Ballpark

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/3/2018

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.

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Ice Screamers
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8.56
18 votes

#7 - Ice Screamers

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/20/2018

In a moment of serendipity, Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli create an ice cream sandwich with a doughnut ... which gives them a great idea! The kid bakers will have to turn unexpected baked items like waffles, blondies and cupcakes into outrageous ice cream sandwiches.

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Imposters Italiano
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8.56
18 votes

#8 - Imposters Italiano

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/27/2018

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman love Italian food so much they're challenging the bakers to create lasagna dessert imposters! The bakers must create meat lasagna, spinach-and-mushroom lasagna or veggie-pesto lasagna imposters if they want to stay in the game.

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star
8.50
4 votes

#9 - Bake to School: Art Is in the Pie of the Beholder

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/22/2024

What do you get when you combine mosaic art and baking? You get one of the hottest trends in baking, mosaic pies! In this challenge, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman ask the kids to make these colorful pies filled with cubes of gelatin suspended in creamy pie filling. The mosaic that cracks under pressure will be headed out the door.

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Float Like a Butterfly
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8.46
13 votes

#10 - Float Like a Butterfly

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/27/2021

To kick off this special season featuring the youngest cast ever, hosts and judges Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman ask the 12 kid bakers to pay homage to the brilliant transformation of the butterfly by making colorful carved butterfly cakes. After judging, one baker leaves the competition.

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Biz Kids: The Customer Is Always Right
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8.43
7 votes

#11 - Biz Kids: The Customer Is Always Right

Season 11 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/13/2023

As a bakery owner, Duff Goldman receives some VERY unusual requests from customers, and he's using them as the inspiration for a "Make It Work" desserts challenge. In this test, Duff and Valerie will ask the bakers to make a delicious dessert using an unexpected flavor combination, like strawberry and balsamic or banana and grapefruit. The kid bakers who can go with the flow move on, while the least successful dessert maker goes home.

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Winning Colors
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8.38
21 votes

#12 - Winning Colors

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/17/2018

Thunder claps and lightning strikes greet the bakers but when the storms pass, a rainbow appears and inspires the final challenge -- rainbow cakes! Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman want cakes that have rainbows on the inside and outside. Whoever has the best rainbow cake will win $25,000, a spot in Food Network Magazine and the title of Kids Baking Champion!

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Cereal Psych Out
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8.36
11 votes

#13 - Cereal Psych Out

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/17/2022

Hosts and judges Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman ask the nine kid bakers to turn miniature cookies and chocolate-covered dried fruit or nuts into cookie cereal. Glass of milk, anyone? One baker is eliminated.

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Biz Kids: Interview with a Baker
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8.29
7 votes

#14 - Biz Kids: Interview with a Baker

Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/6/2023

Part of running a successful business is being a good leader, so Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman hold interviews to hire two team leaders who will assign flavors in the cream puff cake challenge to give their team the best chance at winning. Bakers with the same flavors are put head-to-head during judgement, and the side with the most wins earns immunity for their whole team. One baker from the losing side heads for the exit.

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star
8.25
4 votes

#15 - Bake to School: Bake Sale

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/15/2024

What's the tastiest fundraiser at school? A bake sale! For this challenge, hosts Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are the customers as the kid bakers work in teams to decorate their own bake sale booth and stock it full of their assigned sweets. The baker with the least successful desserts will have to pack up their booth and go home.

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BBQ LOL OMG
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8.22
9 votes

#16 - BBQ LOL OMG

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/31/2022

Desert Imposter. The kids will make your favorite Picinic Food with Cake. Yum Yum. When you are given Lemons you make Desert?

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Biz Kids: Smashing Success
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8.20
5 votes

#17 - Biz Kids: Smashing Success

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/2/2023

A successful business often captures the public's attention with a unique product or a new spin on familiar things. Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli challenge the biz bakers to tantalize their customers by combining two sweet treats into one dessert mash-up, such as Cheesecake and Eclairs, Pecan Pie and Donuts, Brownies and Tiramisu, and more. In the end, one baker is eliminated.

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star
8.20
5 votes

#18 - Bake to School: Spirit Day

Season 12 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/27/2024

It's school spirit day, and the theme is tie-dye! Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the kid bakers to make tie-dyed doughnuts and ice cream with two different flavored swirls. It's a lot of color, a lot of flavors and a lot of fun as the four remaining bakers compete for the three spots in the finale. When the day is done, one baker will go home.

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star
8.20
5 votes

#19 - Bake to School: Jumping for Joy

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/8/2024

It's every kid's favorite part of the school day -- recess! And what would recess be without the timeless game of hopscotch? Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman ask the kid bakers to honor this classic game by making blondie hopscotch puzzles! Whose blondies will be hopping into Duff and Val's hearts and who will be hopping home?

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Unicornucopia
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8.19
31 votes

#20 - Unicornucopia

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/5/2018

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.

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Ice Cream Cone-a-copia
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8.19
16 votes

#21 - Ice Cream Cone-a-copia

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/10/2020

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.

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Defying Gravity
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8.17
23 votes

#22 - Defying Gravity

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/13/2018

Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli challenge the kid bakers to make magic by creating cakes with a gravity-defying illusions on them. Whose extraordinary cake will rise to the top?

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Biz Kids: Cookies Are for Closers
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8.17
6 votes

#23 - Biz Kids: Cookies Are for Closers

Season 11 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/20/2023

This isn't your grandma's cookie! Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the kid bakers to put their own stamp on one of today's biggest trends: the loaded cookie. They want the bakers to really go crazy while making batches of two different types of over-the-top cookies. The more toppings, filling and frosting the better for this semi-final challenge!

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Cosmic Delights
star
8.10
10 votes

#24 - Cosmic Delights

Season 10 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/14/2022

Hosts and judges Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman ask the bakers to combine a lot of small parts to create one big whole by making cosmic cupcake pull-aparts decorated to look like the sun, a rocket, Saturn, a comet or the moon.

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1, 2, 3 Delicious!
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8.10
20 votes

#25 - 1, 2, 3 Delicious!

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/13/2020

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

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