Kids Baking Championship

The WORST episodes of Kids Baking Championship

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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: 7/1/2022Network: Food Network
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Garden of Eatin'
star
6.50
12 votes

#1 - Garden of Eatin'

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/28/2020

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.

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Party in the Sky
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7.13
15 votes

#2 - Party in the Sky

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/4/2021

What's that beautiful arc of color in the sky? It's a rainbow! For this challenge, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman task the 10 young bakers with working in teams to create vibrant and dazzling cupcake rainbows.

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Location, Location, Location
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7.17
12 votes

#3 - Location, Location, Location

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/22/2021

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!

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Pie Squared
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7.33
12 votes

#4 - Pie Squared

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/15/2021

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.

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Three Square Meals
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7.33
15 votes

#5 - Three Square Meals

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/11/2021

It's the most-anticipated challenge of the competition -- dessert imposters! Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the nine kid bakers to create breakfast, lunch and dinner imposters.

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Sammy Whammy
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7.37
16 votes

#6 - Sammy Whammy

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/20/2020

It's the most anticipated episode of the season — dessert impostors! Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the remaining 10 bakers to create desserts that look like sandwiches. Order up!

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Architectural Digestible
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7.38
13 votes

#7 - Architectural Digestible

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/24/2020

Interior decorating is the inspiration as Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the five bakers to create beautiful decorations and mouthwatering layers in showstopping trifles.

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Puzzle Me This
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7.41
22 votes

#8 - Puzzle Me This

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/4/2019

It's always a puzzle to determine which three bakers will make it to the finale; Valerie and Duff make it a sugar cookie puzzle.

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Sand Castle Sweets
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7.43
23 votes

#9 - Sand Castle Sweets

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/26/2018

With spring and summer approaching, Valerie and Duff are reminded of hanging out at the beach; the remaining four bakers are challenged to create a cereal treat sand castle filled with two different baked goods.

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Llama Drama
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7.44
16 votes

#10 - Llama Drama

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/27/2020

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!

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Puppy Treats
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7.47
15 votes

#11 - Puppy Treats

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/1/2021

The competition has gone to the dogs! Supercute puppies, to be exact. To celebrate Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman pair each of the six bakers with an adorable, adoptable puppy and challenge them to create a cake that reflects their puppy's happy life after adoption on his or her first birthday.

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Dinomighty
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7.50
14 votes

#12 - Dinomighty

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/2/2020

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.

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I Lava Volcano
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7.50
44 votes

#13 - I Lava Volcano

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/9/2017

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman task the 11 remaining kid bakers with creating volcano Bundt cakes that spew smoke and edible boulders. The red-hot challenge will test these amazing bakers to their fiery core!

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Throwback Eclairs
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7.50
40 votes

#14 - Throwback Eclairs

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/30/2017

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.

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Hole-y Hedgehogs
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7.52
21 votes

#15 - Hole-y Hedgehogs

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/2/2019

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!

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Eclairs Gone Wild
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7.53
49 votes

#16 - Eclairs Gone Wild

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/11/2016

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!

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Everything but the Kitchen Sink
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7.56
9 votes

#17 - Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/3/2022

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.

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Dessert Imposters 2.0
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7.56
34 votes

#18 - Dessert Imposters 2.0

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/15/2016

The most beloved challenge from the first season of Kids Baking Championship is back with a twist. For dessert imposters 2.0, the four remaining kid bakers must make a dessert item that looks like a savory dish and also create a savory cupcake for "dessert." It's dinner in reverse!

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Let's Taco About Baking
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7.57
21 votes

#19 - Let's Taco About Baking

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/25/2019

Dessert impostors come in all shapes and sizes, so Valerie & Duff challenge the five young bakers to make sweet dessert tacos that look like the real thing.

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Picnic Time
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7.57
14 votes

#20 - Picnic Time

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/18/2021

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."

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Out of This World
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7.57
28 votes

#21 - Out of This World

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/19/2018

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.

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Cake and Ice Cream 2.0
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7.58
33 votes

#22 - Cake and Ice Cream 2.0

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/22/2018

Creativity is the name of the game, and Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli have a classic combination in mind -- cake and ice cream! They challenge the nine kid bakers to take new and creative approaches, like ice cream cone drip cakes, to their cake and ice cream desserts.

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Cookielicious
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7.58
38 votes

#23 - Cookielicious

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/1/2018

Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli throw a curve ball at the 12 kid bakers by asking them to make layered, tiered, stacked and beautifully decorated cookie cakes.

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Beauty Is in the Pie of the Beholder
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7.60
20 votes

#24 - Beauty Is in the Pie of the Beholder

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/9/2019

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman present the four young bakers with late-summer fruit and challenge them to bake a beautiful, delicious pie. Only the cream of the crop will make it to the finale!

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I Doughnut Know What to Think!
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7.63
19 votes

#25 - I Doughnut Know What to Think!

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/19/2019

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman ask the seven young bakers to make a giant doughnut cake. Using Bundt cake pans, the bakers make a cake in an assigned flavor like strawberry or maple and then decorate it to look like an oversized doughnut.

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