THE YEAR ENDS ON A SWEET NOTE WITH THE RETURN OF FOOD NETWORK’S “KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP”
New Season Premieres Monday, December 28th at 9pm ET/PT
On Monday, December 28th at 9pm ET/PT Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman welcome a dozen new talented young bakers into the Kids Baking Championship to see whose skills will measure up in difficult baking challenges, including rainbow cupcakes, dessert imposters, and more! For the first time, the bakers’ parents are backstage watching and reacting to the ups and downs of the ten-week competition. Only one will take the cake and the sweet grand prize of $25,000, a spot in Food Network Magazine, and the title of Kids Baking Champion!
All the flavor and fun kicks-off on Monday, December 28th at 9pm ET/PT with an added new element to the series as the bakers’ parents are there reacting to every twist and turn of the competition. On the premiere, the bakers show off their brushstroke decorating skills with colorful and delicious mini cheesecakes. One baker will surpass the rest with flying colors. Then, at 10pm ET/PT it’s another new episode as the young competitors must create garden cakes decorated with actual fruits, herbs, and other ingredients from the garden.
The ten-episode season is filled with exciting new challenges, the latest dessert trends, and lots of irresistible sweets. One challenge, celebrating Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl, has each baker paired up with an adorable, adoptable puppy and they must create a birthday cake that envisions their four-legged friend’s life after adoption. In another challenge the kid competitors must make a giant cookie face with 3D features that communicate an assigned expression. Each week one baker will be surprised to land at the bottom of the bunch. On Monday, February 15th it’s the final two episodes of the competition. At 9pm ET/PT, Valerie and Duff task the bakers with creating a sheet pan pie, with two delicious pie fillings, a tasty crust, and great decorations. Three bakers earn spots in the grand finale at 10pm ET/PT and must bake their most impressive desserts yet in order to rise to the top and be crowned the winner.
“Kids Baking Championship has become a family-favorite showcasing mini bakers with major skills, and now the bakers’ families are included on the new season,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “The bakers’ parents reactions from backstage add a new element of excitement to this action-packed competition.”
Kids Baking Championship competitors include: Keaton Ashton (Sugar City, ID; age 13), Haylin Adams (Glasgow, KY; age 11), Jonah Anderson (Harrisburg, PA ; age 12), Cydney Cain (Prospect Park, PA; age 10), Andrew Clark (Madison, MS; age 10), Trey Gordon (Davenport, IA; age 12), Bella Luu (San Jose, CA; age 12), D’Von Mills (Lithonia, GA; age 12), Namiah Phillips (Long Beach, CA; age 12), Miabella Ramirez (Katy, TX; age 11), McKenzly Sandefer (Conway, AR: age 11), and Nemo Tsai (Ann Arbor, MI; age 10).
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About Kids Baking Championship TV Show
New Season Premieres on Food Network and discovery+ on Monday, December 27th at 8pm ET/PT
On Monday, December 27th at 8pm ET/PT the family-favorite dessert competition series returns for a new season as Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman welcome a dozen of the youngest bakers ever to the Kids Baking Championship. The ten-week competition will test the kid contestants, ages 8-11, in difficult themed challenges. From kitchen sink sweets, to cream puffs, and to dessert imposters, they must showcase their impressive baking skills and techniques. Only one incredible young baker will rise to the top to earn the sweet grand prize, including a spot in Food Network Magazine and the title of Kids Baking Champion.
"This youngest kid bakers season of Kids Baking Championship is the most adorable and impressive yet. These tiny kids show off their outsized baking skills far beyond their years," said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc. "I was stunned to see what an 8-year-old can create and know viewers will be too."
The ten-episode season is filled with new challenges featuring the latest dessert trends, as well as innovative twists on the most popular sweets. On the premiere, the kid contestants pay homage to the brilliant transformation of the butterfly by making colorful carved butterfly cakes. Throughout the season the bakers show off their abilities and creativity as they whip up irresistible sweets, from cosmic pull apart cupcakes, to zebra cakes, and kitchen sink desserts full of salty and sweet snacks.
On Monday, February 21st it's the final two episodes of the competition. At 8pm ET/PT, Valerie and Duff test the four remaining kid contestants' knowledge of the loaded food trend, where they must create loaded milkshakes topped with two different homemade baked goods. Three bakers earn spots in the grand finale at 9pm ET/PT, where they must make championship-worthy, two-tiered cityscape cakes that capture the quintessential sights of one iconic American city - San Francisco, New York City and Washington DC. One young baker will take the cake to win.
Kids Baking Championship competitors include: Nadya Alborz (Knoxville, TN; age 10), Joseph Bostick (San Diego, CA; age 10), Lucia Calonge (Cincinnati, OH; age 10), Santiago Corso (Huntington Beach, CA; age 11), Caroline Gross (York, PA; age 10), Summer Haque (Yorba Linda, CA; age 10), Ellora Martinez (Yorba Linda, CA; age 9), Sarah Patel (Knoxville, TN; age 10), Riya Shah (Fort Meyers, FL; age 11), Finley Sheers (McLean, VA; age 10), Benjamin Steinhauser (Hillsborough, NJ; age 8), and Ava-Leigh Wright (Atlanta, GA; age 10).
Fans can relive the most dramatic, creative, and adorable moments with video and photo highlights at FoodNetwork.com/KidsBakingChampionship. Plus, go behind the scenes with Duff and Valerie for an exclusive tour of the set, watch as they react to past seasons, and discover more baking tips and tricks. Follow all the action on social media using #KidsBakingChampionship.
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