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.
#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.
#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.
#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!
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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
#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.
#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."
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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!