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.
Garden-themed decorating is gaining in popularity, so Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the 11 young bakers to create garden cakes decorated with actual fruits, herbs and other natural ingredients -- no glitter, sprinkles or fondant allowed.Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
As any business owner knows, sales trends change all the time, and you have to keep up. In this cupcake challenge Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman assign each baker a cupcake flavor that reflects current market popularity, including snickerdoodle, s'mores, PB&J, strawberry lemonade, cinnamon toast and peanut butter chocolate. Then in a super-sized twist, each baker must pair up with their neighbor to create a new cupcake that will predict a trendy flavor in the future. When the flour settles, one baker is eliminated.
For the finale, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman focus on biomes -- large regions of Earth with specific climates that are home to certain types of living things. The three final bakers must make cakes based on a specific biome: rainforest, desert or coral reef. The young baker with the best biome cake earns $25,000 and the title of Kids Baking Champion!Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman turn up the heat and ask the remaining eight bakers to incorporate chilies, peppers, cayenne and more into their chocolate creations. The kid bakers must balance the heat in their sweets, so that they showcase the flavor without overwhelming the judges' taste buds.Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
What were desserts like when hosts Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman were kids? The remaining eight bakers must update old school desserts like coconut cream pie or German chocolate cake into trendy "throwback" eclairs.Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Cute little pets serve as the inspiration for incredible sweets when the last five kid bakers standing must create a dessert inspired by the animal they are paired with: guinea pig, turtle, rabbit, mini pig or silkie chicken.Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Move over unicorns, there's a new animal after our hearts. The nine young bakers must create llama cupcakes in a chosen flavor. Hosts and judges Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman also welcome a special guest — a real live llama!Watch Now:Amazon
The key to growing a small business is getting good reviews, and food festivals are the perfect place for new customers to sample food and create "buzz." Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli ask the bakers to create festival-friendly desserts in a jar, like cheesecake, banana pudding, brownies, lemon meringue pie or strawberry shortcake. Then, the bakers taste each other's treats, and the business with the most "thumbs up" earns immunity from elimination, while the least successful dessert maker goes home.Watch Now:Amazon
Welcome to the Dinosaur Park! Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the four bakers to show off their baking and building skills by making 3-D dinosaur cookies in the shape of a T. rex, velociraptor, stegosaurus, brontosaurus or triceratops.Watch Now:Amazon
Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the five young bakers to each make a poke cake with fillings such as pureed fruit or pudding. To increase the cuteness factor, they must decorate it to look like the pokiest little critter -- a hedgehog!Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
To earn a spot in the finale, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman ask four kid bakers to impress them with a two-flavor sheet pan pie. Then the three final bakers must make a cake that reflects one of Earth's biomes: desert, rainforest or coral reef.Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Macarons are a wildly popular dessert, and macarons decorated with faces are a definite trend. Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the nine young bakers to create macarons decorated with happy faces and sad faces.Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli bring the galaxy into the kitchen by asking the five kid bakers to make colorful and imaginative intergalactic desserts. And because astronauts in space eat freeze-dried foods, the bakers must also use freeze-dried ingredients in their out-of-this-world creations.Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Time to hop on the "Eclairis Wheel" as the nine remaining kid bakers take on a sweeping new trend in baking: the radically elevated and decorated eclair. This cream-filled challenge will test the young bakers to the max!Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Kids Baking Championship snack mine is the inspiration for this week's challenge as hosts and judges Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman ask the 11 young bakers to use three snack items -- potato chips, pretzels and chocolate candies -- in one delicious kitchen sink dessert. In the end, one baker goes home.Watch Now:Amazon
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