Kids Baking Championship

Kids Baking Championship is a competitive reality baking program produced by Levity Entertainment Group for the Food Network. Each week, the children compete to make the best dish, and are judged on presentation, taste, and creativity. All nine seasons of the series have been hosted and judged by actress Valerie Bertinelli and baker Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes. In 2018, the show enjoyed its highest ratings ever, eclipsing Goldman's earlier show, Ace of Cakes, as the network's highest-rated series ever.[citation needed][1]

Kids Baking Championship
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons12
Production
Running time60–63 minutes
Production companyLevity Entertainment Group
Original release
NetworkFood Network
ReleaseFebruary 2, 2015 (2015-02-02) –
present

Most seasons have had twelve contestants, while some have had as few as eight. In most seasons, the prizes awarded along with the title of "Kids Baking Champion" have been $25,000 in cash and a feature in Food Network Magazine. Seasons two and three did not include the article, while in season one the winner received $10,000 and a full kitchen remodel for their parents' house instead of the $25,000; in addition, a re-creation of their winning cake was sold by Charm City Cakes.

The seventh season premiered on August 5, 2019.[2] On November 19, 2020, it was announced that the ninth season would premiere on December 28, 2020.[3] On November 18, 2021, it was announced that the tenth season would premiere on December 27, 2021.[4]

Season 1 edit

Contestants edit

Rank Baker Age Location Place
1 Hollis Johnson 12 Jacksonville, Florida Winner
2 Annika Coffman 11 Boise, Idaho Runner-Up
3 Natalie Venable 11 Westlake Village, California Finalists
Jackson Fujimori 11 Torrance, California
5 Cody Vasquez 12 Gilbert, Arizona 5th Place
6 Payton Pelaez 10 San Francisco, California 6th Place
7 Caroline Binkley 12 Delaware, Ohio 7th Place
Anthony Smith 11 Rochester, New York

Elimination table edit

Place Contestant Episode
1 2 3 4
1 Hollis IN IN HIGH WINNER
2 Annika HIGH LOW WIN RUNNER-UP
3 Jackson HIGH HIGH LOW FINALISTS 1
Natalie IN WIN IN
5 Cody WIN IN ELIM
6 Payton LOW ELIM
7 Caroline ELIM
Anthony ELIM
  (WINNER) This baker won the competition.
  (RUNNER-UP) This baker made it to the finale, and was in second place.
  (FINALIST) This baker was eliminated in the finals.
  (WIN) This baker won the baking challenge.
  (HIGH) Baker was one of the judges' favourite bakers that week, but didn't win.
  (IN) Baker got through to the next round.
  (LOW) Baker was one of the judges' least favourite bakers that week, but was not eliminated.
  (ELIM) This baker was eliminated from the championship.

^1 : Jackson and Natalie were eliminated before the winner was announced.

Episodes edit

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Title Original air date
1"Bake Sale"February 2, 2015 (2015-02-02)

The first challenge is to make 2 baked goods fit for a bake sale, in two hours. In the middle of the baking, Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli give the bakers a twist: to incorporate peanut butter and jelly.

Winner: Cody

Winner's Dishes: Lemon Pound Cake and a Razzleberry Pie (Raspberries, Blackberries and Blueberries.)

Recipe Incorporated: Raspberry Vanilla Pudding Pie with Peanut Butter Crust

Lost: Anthony and Caroline

Loser's Dishes: Anthony – Blueberry Lattice Pie, Chocolate Mousse Tart and a Peanut Butter Jelly cookie. Caroline – Upside-Down Peach Tart with Oatmeal Lace Cookies and Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes.
2"Dessert Imposters"February 9, 2015 (2015-02-09)

The 6 bakers are tasked to make a dessert imposter that looks savory but is actually sweet. The 6 choices were bagel (Hollis), sushi (Annika), pizza (Payton), taco (Cody), burger (Natalie), and spaghetti (Jackson). Duff and Valerie throw in the challenge of making the bakers incorporate a side kick to the original plan.

Winner: Natalie

Winner's Dish: Vanilla Cupcake Bun, Brownie Meat Patty, Coconut Lettuce, Licorice Tomatoes, and white chocolate Thousand Island Dressing with a sidekick of parmesan cheese fries (apples fried and baked with powdered sugar.)

Lost: Payton

Loser's Dish: Snickerdoodle Cookie Crust with Marshmallow Cheese, Peanut Butter Cups as olives, Gummies as peppers and fondant as pepperoni with a sidekick of garlic bread (pie dough rolled with cinnamon and sugar and baked with icing.)
3"Stuffed Puffs"February 16, 2015 (2015-02-16)

The 5 bakers are challenged to make 2 dozen stuffed puffs made from pâte à choux dough in one and a half hours. Duff and Valerie throw a monkey wrench in everybody's plans by changing the plan from making all sweet to half savory.

Winner: Annika

Winner's Dish: A lemon cream puff with a savory cheddar cheese cream puff.

Lost: Cody

Loser's Dish: A chocolate ricotta cream puff with an eclair filled with figs, blue cheese and prosciutto.
4"Celebration Cakes"February 23, 2015 (2015-02-23)

The 4 bakers are challenged to make a celebration cake for the finale. The cake must be at least three layers. Valerie and Duff throw another twist and tell the kids they need to make a "party favor" and give the kids ideas. Annika makes a dark chocolate cake with a raspberry cream coat and frosting. Jackson makes a lemon cake. Hollis makes a lemon cake. Natalie creates a lemon cake with cream cheese frosting. Jackson attempts to make macarons, but they crack. He then makes shortbread. Annika makes lemon bars. Hollis makes a sugar cookie. Natalie makes a cake-in-a-jar. The judges have two standouts; Annika and Hollis. Hollis wins the $10,000, her cake in Duff's collection and the industrial kitchen set.

Winner: Hollis

Runner-Up:Annika

Finalists:Jackson and Natalie

Season 2 edit

Ten young bakers compete for the title of Kids Baking Champion and $25,000. Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli are the hosts and judges again.

Contestants edit

Rank Baker Age Location Place
1 Rebecca Beale 13 Graham, Texas Winner
2 Yahshimabet Sellassie-Hall 12 Oakland, California Runners-Up
Matthew Merrill 11 Great Falls, Virginia
4 Peggy Fischer 10 St. Johnsbury, Vermont 4th Place
5 Jane Haviland 10 Ann Arbor, Michigan 5th Place
6 Alex Portis 12 Monroeville, Pennsylvania 6th Place
7 Emma Wensing 11 Austin, Texas 7th Place
8 Colby Lacasse 10 Blue Hill, Maine 8th Place
9 Ryan Wilson 11 Danville, California 9th Place
10 Alex Alcorta 10 Austin, Texas 10th Place

Elimination table edit

Place Contestant Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Rebecca IN WIN IN IN IN IN WIN WINNER
2 Yahshimabet HIGH IN HIGH HIGH IN LOW LOW RUNNERS-UP
Matthew IN IN LOW WIN HIGH WIN LOW
4 Peggy IN LOW WIN LOW WIN IN ELIM
5 Jane WIN IN LOW HIGH LOW ELIM
6 Alex P. HIGH IN IN IN ELIM
7 Emma IN HIGH IN ELIM
8 Colby LOW LOW ELIM
9 Ryan LOW ELIM
10 Alex A. ELIM
  (WINNER) This baker won the competition.
  (RUNNER-UP) This baker made it to the finale, and was in second place.
  (WIN) This baker won the baking challenge.
  (HIGH) Baker was one of the judges' favorite bakers that week, but didn't win.
  (IN) Baker got through to the next round.
  (LOW) Baker was one of the judges' least favorite bakers that week, but was not eliminated.
  (ELIM) This baker was eliminated from the championship.

Episodes edit

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Title Original air date
1 (5)"Pie à la Mode"January 4, 2016 (2016-01-04)

For the first challenge, the bakers are asked to make a perfect pie. The twist was that they had to make ice cream.

Winner: Jane

Winner's Dish: Jane's Grandma Jean's pecan pie with a side of chocolate shaved ice cream.

Lost: Alex A.

Loser's Dish: A chocolate cream pie with a cinnamon ice cream.
2 (6)"Eclairs Gone Wild"January 11, 2016 (2016-01-11)

The bakers are given the task of making 12 eclairs that have "gone wild" with color and flavor. A twist arrives with the bakers making 4 cream puffs in the shape of their favorite animal.

Winner: Rebecca

Winner's Dish: A caramel bacon eclair with a mouse cream puff filled with a lime and a raspberry pastry cream.

Lost: Ryan

Loser's Dish: A cookie butter eclair with a snail cream puff filled with the same eclair pastry cream.
3 (7)"'Hot' Chocolate"January 18, 2016 (2016-01-18)

The bakers are given the challenge of creating any chocolate intensive dessert, but a twist shows up requiring that they use chilies, hot spices and hot sauce in their dessert.

Winner: Peggy

Winner's Dish: A chocolate cayenne brownie with a raspberry coulis and a sriracha ice cream.

Lost: Colby

Loser's Dish: A chocolate cayenne cake with a vanilla buttercream frosting with a chocolate cayenne ganache.
4 (8)"Macaron Stackaron"January 25, 2016 (2016-01-25)

The remaining kids are given the challenge of creating macarons of any flavor. The twist is that they must stack them to 5 inches tall. If they do not stack them to the required height, they are not eligible to win, but it does not mean they are out of the competition.

Winner: Matthew

Winner's Dish: A chocolate cherry macaron and a S'mores macaron.

Lost: Emma

Loser's Dish: A chocolate macaron filled with a cream cheese frosting and raspberry coulis.
5 (9)"Lunch Box Desserts"February 1, 2016 (2016-02-01)

The bakers are given the task of creating desserts using items in a lunch box. The twist is that they must use another item given out: banana chips or carrots.

Winner: Peggy

Winner's Dish: A chocolate zucchini cake with an orange sauce and a coconut carrot ice cream.

Lost: Alex P.

Loser's Dish: An open-faced ice cream sandwich featuring an almond butter cookie with a pumpkin seed ice cream with sauteed strawberries and carrots.
6 (10)"Candymonium"February 8, 2016 (2016-02-08)

The excited bakers are challenged to create desserts using 3 types of candy. The twist is that they must use a blow torch somewhere on their dessert in a way that makes sense.

Winner: Matthew

Winner's Dish: a peanut butter chocolate sachertorte with a torched meringue.

Lost: Jane

Loser's Dish: A sour candy cake with a sugar stick frosting with chocolate candies and torched marshmallows.
7 (11)"Dessert Imposters 2.0"February 15, 2016 (2016-02-15)

The bakers are challenged to make dessert imposters, the favorite challenge from last season. The twist is that they must create a savory cupcake along with their sweet imposter.

Winner: Rebecca

Winner's Dish: A BLT with yellow cake bread, white chocolate lettuce, strawberries as tomatoes, marzipan bacon and buttercream mayonnaise with a corn cupcake with mashed potato frosting.

Lost: Peggy

Loser's Dish: Nachoes with phyllo dough chips, lemon curd cheese, white cake as chicken, and lime zest as cilantro with a butternut squash cupcake with a guacamole frosting.
8 (12)"Spring Break Cakes"February 22, 2016 (2016-02-22)

For the final challenge, the bakers are given the task of creating cakes based on common "Spring Break" destinations: the beach (Rebecca), the amusement park (Matthew) and camping (Yahshimabet). The twist is that they must include a curd filling in their cake.

Winner: Rebecca

Winner's Dish: A lemon chiffon cake with a strawberry buttercream with lemon and strawberry curd, decorated to look like the beach.

Runners-Up: Matthew, Yahshimabet

Matthew's Cake: A chocolate cake with an orange buttercream filled with an orange curd and decorated to look like a roller coaster car found at an amusement park.

Yahshimabet's Cake: A mocha cake and a chai spice cake with buttercream and filled with orange curd white chocolate ganache, decorated to look like a camping trip.

Season 3 edit

Contestants edit

Source for first names, hometowns, and age:[5]

Rank Baker Age Location Place
1 Aidan Berry[6] 12 Shalimar, Florida Winner
2 Justice Faustina[6] 12 Napa, California Runners-Up
Kaniyah Cary[6] 10 Portsmouth, Virginia
4 Cole Frederickson[6] 12 Thousand Oaks, California 4th Place
5 Audra Tow[6] 11 Aurora, Colorado 5th Place
6 Jason Intravartolo[7] 11 Seattle, Washington 6th Place
7 Reese Smith[6] 10 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 7th Place
8 Maya Jindal[6] 9 Great Falls, Virginia 8th Place
9 Keili Gorczyca[6] 10 San Francisco, California 9th Place
10 Dylin Musgrove[6] 12 Augusta, Georgia 10th Place
11 Charlotte d'Arabian[6] 10 Coronado, California 11th Place
12 Brooke Cumberland[6] 9 Old Greenwich, Connecticut 12th Place

Elimination table edit

Place Contestant Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Aidan IN WIN HIGH HIGH LOW WIN IN LOW WIN WINNER
2 Justice HIGH IN IN IN WIN WIN WIN HIGH IN RUNNERS-UP
Kaniyah WIN HIGH IN LOW HIGH IN IN WIN LOW
4 Cole IN HIGH HIGH WIN IN WIN HIGH IN ELIM
5 Audra IN IN LOW IN IN WIN LOW ELIM
6 Jason LOW LOW WIN IN IN LOW ELIM
7 Reese HIGH IN IN LOW LOW ELIM
8 Maya IN IN LOW IN ELIM
9 Keili IN IN IN ELIM
10 Dylin IN LOW ELIM
11 Charlotte LOW ELIM
12 Brooke ELIM
  (WINNER) This baker won the competition.
  (RUNNER-UP) This baker made it to the finale, and was in second place.
  (WIN) This baker won the baking challenge.
  (WIN) This baker was on the winning team of a team challenge.
  (HIGH) Baker was one of the judges' favorite bakers that week, but didn't win.
  (IN) Baker got through to the next round.
  (LOW) Baker was one of the judges' least favorite bakers that week, but was not eliminated.
  (ELIM) This baker was eliminated from the championship.

Episodes edit

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1"Life Is a Carnival"1/2/17 (1/2/17)

In this episode, the bakers are challenged to make carnival themed cupcakes. Duff and Valerie throw a twist in which the kids have to incorporate kettle corn and other small carnival treats.

Winner: Kaniyah

Winner's Dish: A vanilla popcorn cupcake with a vanilla buttercream frosting.

Lost: Brooke

Loser's Dish: A lemon cupcake with a sweet pretzel filling and a vanilla frosting.
2"I Lava Volcano"1/9/17 (1/9/17)

The kid bakers have to make tropical volcano cakes for the challenge. A twist is tossed-in, in which they have to make edible boulders.

Winner: Aidan

Winner's Dish: A passionfruit cake with a banana buttercream with cream-filled cookie boulders.

Lost: Charlotte

Loser's Dish: A ginger cake with a chocolate ganache frosting with chocolate and fondant boulders.
3"Comfort Food Dessert Imposters"1/16/17 (1/16/17)

The remaining bakers must create a comfort food dessert imposter — meatloaf (Cole), fried chicken (Justice), mac and cheese (Audra), PB&J (Keili), chili (Reese), roast beef sandwich (Maya), hot dog (Dylin), meatball sub (Aidan), grilled cheese sandwich (Kaniyah), and a burrito (Jason). The bakers are then asked to make a side of chips and salsa.

Winner: Jason

Winner's Dish: A crepe tortilla filled with pound cake as chicken and chocolate as refried beans with a side of chocolate and buttercream salsa with crepe chips.

Lost: Dylin

Loser's Dish: A vanilla hot dog bun with a vanilla buttercream hot dog, mustard, ketchup and relish, with a side of cherry salsa with phyllo dough chips.
4"Color Me Wow!"1/23/17 (1/23/17)

The bakers are given the challenge of creating a tye dye cake to resemble the 60's. A twist is that they must make a swirled ice cream.

Winner: Cole

Winner's Dish:A fruit flavored cake dyed multiple colors with a fruit swirl ice cream.

Lost: Keili

Loser's Dish: An apple cinnamon cake with lemon and raspberry with a swirl ice cream.
5"Throwback Eclairs"1/30/17 (1/30/17)

The kids are challenged to make eclairs based on old desserts: Coconut Cream Pie (Cole), Black Forest Cake (Justice) German Chocolate Cake (Maya), Chocolate Pecan Pie (Audra), Pineapple Upside Down Cake (Reese), Cherry Cheesecake (Kaniyah), Banana Cream Pie (Aidan) and Grandmas Apple Pie (Jason). A twist comes in when the kids must make something with dried fruit.

Winner: Justice

Winner's Dish: An eclair filled with chocolate cherry whipped cream topped with a chocolate apricot ganache.

Lost: Maya

Loser's Dish: An eclair filled with chocolate pastry cream and topped with dates.
6"Breakfast Desserts"2/6/17 (2/6/17)

Valerie, the queen of pancakes, and Duff, the king of waffles challenge the bakers to make cakes out of one of the two breakfast items. Team are decided with a coin draw, and the winning side does not face elimination. A twist is that they must use breakfast cereal in their dessert. Justice, Audra, Aidan and Cole were Team Waffle, and Kaniyah, Jason and Reese were Team Pancake.

Winner: Aidan

Winner's Dish: a cinnamon roll style waffle with swiss meringue buttercream topped with cinnamon crunch cereal and a side of cinnamon crunch cereal ice cream.

Lost: Reese

Loser's Dish: A carrot cake pancake with a vanilla buttercream topped with melted chocolate and a cherry.
7"Mobile App Cookies"2/13/17 (2/13/17)

The bakers are given the task of creating sugar cookies to resemble apps and must explain what the app does. For example: SnackChat, DessertCraft, Noodle Maps, etc. A twist is that the bakers must use citrus in their dessert.

Winner: Justice

Winner's Dish: An orange cookie with a glaze and artistic app designs.

Lost: Jason

Loser's Dish: An orange cookie with a vanilla glaze and designs. (Jason had no explanation for his apps)
8"Pet Shop Joys"2/20/17 (2/20/17)

The bakers are challenged to create desserts based on animals: a rabbit, a turtle, a silky chicken, a guinea pig and a mini pig. The twist is that the bakers must include a friend for their mini pet dessert.

Winner: Kaniyah

Winner's Dish: A pineapple upside down cake with a cat sugar cookie and a pineapple ice cream. (Kaniyah's animal was a rabbit).

Lost: Audra

Loser's Dish: A banana cake with a vanilla frosting and fondant chickens with a mini pet friend of a fondant egg the chicken laid. (Audra's animal was a silky chicken).
9"Molecular Kidstronomy"2/27/17 (2/27/17)

The bakers are given the difficult task to create desserts with molecular ingredients: the smoking gun, the maltodextrin, etc. The twist is that the bakers must use old fashioned whisks in some way.

Winner: Aidan

Winner's Dish: A S'mores tart with a graham cracker crust, a smoked chocolate ganache, peanut butter snow and whipped cream.

Lost: Cole

Loser's Dish: A smoked apple pie with an apple ice cream and peanut butter snow with whipped cream.
10"Superhero Grand Finale"3/6/17 (3/6/17)

The bakers are given the final task of creating cakes resembling a made up super hero. The twist is they must create a super villain too.

Winner: Aidan

Winner's Dish: a lemon rosemary olive oil cake with a swiss meringue buttercream with a cookie super villains. His hero is named Prism, and he created color. His super villain is Dismal, and he makes everything gray and dull.

Runners-Up: Kaniyah, Justice

Justice's Dish: A rose water cake with a vanilla butter cream and a rice cereal treat villain. His hero was Weather Man, and he controls the weather. His super villain is The Evil Sun, and he wants it to be hot all year long.

Kaniyah's Dish: A lemon rosemary blueberry cake with a vanilla buttercream and a cookie villain. Her hero is Catastrophe Girl, who prevents the catastrophes from happening. Her super villain is Mr. Rotten Potato, who stayed in a refrigerator too long and turned evil.

Season 4 edit

Contestants edit

Source for names, age, and hometowns:[8]

Rank Baker Age Location Place
1 Linsey Lam 13 Closter, New Jersey Winner
2 Abby Martin 13 Franklin, Wisconsin Runners-Up
Alex Czajka 12 Edmonton, Alberta
4 Bryn Montgomery 11 South Hill, Virginia 4th Place
5 Julia Betz 12 Key Biscayne, Florida 5th Place
6 Luke Jonsson 13 Rancho Santa Margarita, California 6th Place
7 Aditya Pillutla 12 Cary, North Carolina 7th Place
8 Soleil Thomas 12 Livingston, New Jersey 8th Place
9 Beverly Hepler 10 Foster City, California 9th Place
10 Grady Holloway 11 Chesterfield, Missouri 10th Place
11 Gareth Bennett 10 Gaithersburg, Maryland 11th Place
12 Michael Platt 11 Bowie, Maryland 12th Place

Elimination Table edit

Place Contestant Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Linsey IN IN HIGH IN IN WIN HIGH WIN LOW WINNER
2 Abby IN WIN IN WIN WIN IN WIN LOW LOW RUNNERS-UP
Alex LOW HIGH HIGH LOW IN LOW LOW HIGH WIN
4 Bryn IN IN LOW IN WIN HIGH IN IN ELIM
5 Julia HIGH IN IN IN WIN IN IN ELIM
6 Luke IN HIGH IN IN LOW IN ELIM
7 Aditya WIN LOW WIN IN IN ELIM
8 Soleil IN LOW IN LOW ELIM
9 Beverly HIGH IN LOW ELIM
10 Grady IN IN ELIM
11 Gareth LOW ELIM
12 Michael ELIM
  (WINNER) This baker won the competition.
  (RUNNER-UP) This baker made it to the finale, and was in second place.
  (WIN) This baker won the baking challenge.
  (WIN) This baker was on the winning team of a team challenge.
  (HIGH) Baker was one of the judges' favorite bakers that week, but didn't win.
  (IN) Baker got through to the next round.
  (LOW) Baker was one of the judges' least favorite bakers that week, but was not eliminated.
  (ELIM) This baker was eliminated from the championship.

Episodes edit

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1"Cookielicious"1/1/18 (1/1/18)

The bakers have to make a cookie cake in an assigned flavor. The flavors are: snickerdoodle (Beverly and Bryn), chocolate (Linsey and Abby), chocolate chip (Luke and Julia), oatmeal raisin (Aditya and Soleil), sugar (Alex and Gareth), and peanut butter (Michael and Grady). The twist was they had to edibly and legibly write their name on their cake.

Winner: Aditya

Winner's Dish: Spiced oatmeal raisin cookie cake with spiced buttercream.

Lost: Michael

Loser's Dish: Peanut butter chip cookie cake with peanut butter buttercream.
2"Pizza For Dessert"1/8/18 (1/8/18)

The bakers had to turn pizza into dessert pizza. The twist was they had to incorporate an original pizza ingredient (tomatoes, ricotta cheese, hot peppers, bacon, or basil).

Winner: Abby

Winner's Dish: Blondie crust pizza with maple cream cheese and bacon.

Lost: Gareth

Loser's Dish: Pie crust pizza with raspberry ricotta buttercream.
3"Lemon BFFs"1/15/18 (1/15/18)

In honor of Valerie's favorite food, lemons, the bakers had to make lemon bars with another assigned ingredient. They were: pecan (Linsey), raspberry (Grady), blueberry (Aditya), blackberry (Luke), cherry (Julia), walnut (Beverly), strawberry (Abby), ginger (Alex), coconut (Soleil), and almond (Bryn). The twist was they had to make an edible lemon decoration.

Winner: Aditya

Winner's Dish: Blueberry lemon bar.

Lost: Grady

Loser's Dish: Raspberry lemon bar.
4"Cake and Ice Cream 2.0"1/22/18 (1/22/18)

The bakers had to make ice cream cone drip cakes inspired by a popular ice cream flavor. They were: pistachio (Abby), Neapolitan (Bryn), chocolate peanut butter (Aditya), cookies 'n cream (Soleil), mint chocolate chip (Linsey), butter pecan (Luke), chocolate chip (Beverly), vanilla raspberry swirl (Julia), and rainbow sherbet (Alex). The twist was they had to make ice cream on the side.

Winner: Abby

Winner's Dish: Pistachio cake with pistachio buttercream.

Lost: Beverly

Loser's Dish: Chocolate chip cake with chocolate chip buttercream.
5"Doughnuts Go Nuts!"1/29/18 (1/29/18)

The bakers worked in teams. They had to make an artful design with doughnuts. The twist was they had to incorporate a textural element in their doughnuts. They were: Aditya and Alex, Linsey and Luke, Abby and Julia, and Bryn and Soleil. The winning team earned immunity from elimination. The twist was the bakers had to add texture to their doughnut (corn flakes, fruit cereal, graham crackers, pretzels, chocolate sandwich cookies, peanuts, potato chips, macadamia nuts)

Top Team: Abby and Julia

Winner: Bryn

Winner's Dish: Bacon doughnut with maple glaze.

Lost: Soleil

Loser's Dish: Lemon doughnut with blueberry glaze.
6"Unicornucopia"2/5/18 (2/5/18)

The bakers had to make a unicorn cake in an assigned emotion. They were: surprised (Julia), angry (Luke), happy (Linsey), loving (Alex), worried (Abby), sad (Aditya), and shy (Bryn). The twist was they had to make a baked nameplate for their unicorn. Duff got a tattoo inspired by the winning cake.

Winner: Linsey

Winner's Dish: Confetti cake with raspberry purée and vanilla buttercream.

Lost: Aditya

Loser's Dish: Lavender cake with vanilla buttercream and blueberry purée.
7"Lunchbox Impostors"2/12/18 (2/12/18)

The bakers had to make dessert imposters inspired by classic lunchbox items. They were: bologna sandwich (Linsey), turkey wrap (Julia), tuna salad sandwich (Luke), PB&J (Abby), chicken nuggets (Bryn), and ham and cheese sandwich (Alex). The twist was they had to incorporate a juice box into their dessert imposter.

Winner: Abby

Winner's Dish: "PB&J" with "strawberry yogurt".

Lost: Luke

Loser's Dish: "Tuna salad sandwich" with apple juice granola.
8"Out Of This World!"2/19/18 (2/19/18)

The bakers had to make intergalactic desserts with an assigned freeze-dried fruit. They were: mango (Abby), peach (Alex), banana (Bryn), strawberry (Linsey), and apricot (Julia). The twist was they had to make an edible sun.

Winner: Linsey

Winner's Dish: Strawberry sugar cookies with royal icing and rice cereal sun.

Lost: Julia

Loser's Dish: Cream puffs with apricot pastry cream and cereal treat sun.
9"Sand Castle Sweets"2/26/18 (2/26/18)

The bakers had to make a rice cereal treat sandcastle and fill it with 12 baked goods. The twist was they had to incorporate pineapple in their desserts.

Winner: Alex

Winner's Dish: S'mores rice cereal treat castle and piña colada tarts.

Lost: Bryn

Loser's Dish: Pineapple rice cereal treat castle and orange pineapple sugar cookies.
10"Cover Story Cakes"3/5/2018 (3/5/2018)

The bakers had to make cakes for Food Network Magazine's 10th birthday. The twist was they had to make a topper with the number 10 in honor of the magazine turning 10.

Winner: Linsey

Winner's Cake: Chocolate cake with coconut cream and raspberry buttercream.

Runner-Ups: Abby and Alex

Abby's Cake: Vanilla bean cake with lime, strawberry, and vanilla buttercream.

Alex's Cake: Pumpkin spice cake with spice pastry cream and orange cream cheese frosting.

Season 5 edit

Nine young bakers compete for the title of Kids Baking Champion, $25,000 and a spot in Food Network Magazine. Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli are the hosts and judges again.

Contestants edit

Rank Baker Age Location Place
1 Natasha Jiwani 13 Bellevue, Washington Winner
2 Taylor Inouye 12 Kailua, Hawaii Runners-Up
Matthew Azuma 12 Glendora, California
4 Issi Neufield 11 Dallas, Texas 4th Place
5 Saylor Herrin 11 Ailey, Georgia 5th Place
6 Davey Treen 10 Akron, Ohio 6th Place
7 Mekdes Bass 10 Boulder, Colorado 7th Place
8 Enzo Cosani 10 Orlando, Florida 8th Place
9 Zach Atlas 13 New York, New York 9th Place

Elimination Table edit

Place Contestant Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 Natasha IN WIN IN HIGH HIGH WIN WINNER
2 Taylor WIN HIGH HIGH IN IN HIGH RUNNERS-UP
Matthew IN IN IN LOW WIN LOW
4 Issi IN LOW IN WIN LOW ELIM
5 Saylor HIGH IN WIN IN ELIM
6 Davey IN IN LOW ELIM
7 Mekdes IN IN ELIM
8 Enzo LOW ELIM
9 Zach ELIM
  (WINNER) This baker won the competition.
  (RUNNER-UP) This baker made it to the finale, and was in second place.
  (WIN) This baker won the baking challenge.
  (HIGH) Baker was one of the judges' favorite bakers that week, but didn't win.
  (IN) Baker got through to the next round.
  (LOW) Baker was one of the judges' least favorite bakers that week, but was not eliminated.
  (ELIM) This baker was eliminated from the championship.

Episodes edit

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1"Selfieclairs"8/6/18 (8/6/18)

The bakers had to make six selfie éclairs in an assigned flavor. They were: strawberry (Issi), raspberry (Matthew), chocolate hazelnut (Saylor), mango (Natasha), salted caramel (Zach), cookie butter (Taylor), apple (Mekdes), S'mores (Davey), and cinnamon (Enzo). The twist was they had to write an edible hashtag on one of their selfieclairs. The winner's éclair got posted on Duff's Twitter account.

Winner: Taylor

Winner's Dish: Tie-dye éclairs with cookie butter pastry cream.

Lost: Zach

Loser's Dish: Éclairs with salted caramel pastry cream.
2"Defying Gravity"8/13/18 (8/13/18)

They had to make a gravity-defying cake with candy as the gravity-defying element. They were: chocolate peanut butter candies (Taylor), jelly beans (Davey), chocolate candies (Saylor), candy butterflies (Mekdes), gummy bears (Issi), sour gummies (Matthew), candy flowers (Natasha), and fruit candy (Enzo). The twist was they had to incorporate fresh ginger in their cakes.

Winner: Natasha

Winner's Dish: Confetti cake with ginger pastry cream, American buttercream, and candy flowers.

Lost: Enzo

Loser's Dish: Chocolate cake with lemon filling, ginger buttercream, and fruit candy.
3"Ice Screamers"8/20/18 (8/20/18)

The bakers had to make an ice cream sandwich with an assigned baked good and ice cream that they made from scratch. They were: waffle (Taylor), brownie (Issi), French toast (Natasha), doughnut (Davey), cupcake (Saylor), blondie (Matthew), and cookie (Mekdes). The twist was they had to make a sauce to go along with their ice cream sandwich.

Winner: Saylor

Winner's Dish: Confetti cupcakes with peach ice cream and strawberry, raspberry, blackberry coulis.

Lost: Mekdes

Loser's Dish: Dark chocolate peanut butter cookies with chocolate ice cream and cookies 'n cream sauce.
4"Imposter Italiano"8/27/18 (8/27/18)

The bakers had to make lasagna dessert imposters inspired by different lasagna types. They were: meat lasagna (Natasha and Issi), spinach and mushroom lasagna (Taylor and Saylor), and veggie pesto lasagna (Davey and Matthew). The twist was they had to make an imposter classic Italian side dish to go with their lasagna. They were: calamari (Natasha and Davey), garlic bread (Taylor and Saylor), and stuffed mushrooms (Issi and Matthew).

Winner: Issi

Winner's Dish: "Meat lasagna" (crêpes with ricotta, basil, and strawberry sauce and Parmesan) with "stuffed mushrooms" (chocolate rice cereal treats).

Lost: Davey

Loser's Dish: "Veggie pesto lasagna" (blondies with cream cheese frosting) with "calamari" (rice cereal treat doughnuts).
5"You're In the Ballpark!"9/3/18 (9/3/18)

Darci Lynne and Petunia guest starred on this episode. The bakers had to make baseball inspired desserts with popcorn. They were: cookie bar (Matthew), tart (Taylor), cheesecake (Saylor), Bundt cake (Natasha), and macaron (Issi). The twist was they had to make an edible baseball or something they could find at a baseball diamond.

Winner: Matthew

Winner's Dish: A: Shortbread cookie bar with dulce de leche chocolate ganache and popcorn. B: Popcorn marshmallow treat baseball.

Lost: Saylor

Loser's Dish: A: French toast bacon cheesecake with graham cracker and popcorn crust. B: Caramel popcorn rice cereal treat baseball.
6"Bite-Sized Birthday Party"9/10/18 (9/10/18)

The bakers had to make 24 bite-sized desserts for a bite-sized birthday party. The twist was they had to incorporate bananas in one of their desserts.

Winner: Natasha

Winner's Dish: A: Banana macarons. B: Rainbow sherbet cupcakes.

Lost: Issi

Loser's Dish: A: Mint chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter banana cream cheese frosting. B: Cowboy cookies.
7"Winning Colors"9/17/18 (9/17/18)

The bakers had to make a rainbow cake that looks like a rainbow on both the outside and the inside. The twist was they had to make an edible pot of gold.

Winner: Natasha

Winner's Cake: Vanilla cake with citrus frosting and rainbow rosettes.

Runner-Ups: Matthew and Taylor

Matthew's Cake: Lemon cake with raspberry filling and lemon vanilla buttercream.

Taylor's Cake: Two-tier yellow cake with lemon curd and strawberry buttercream.

Season 6 edit

Twelve young bakers compete for the title of Kids Baking Champion, $25,000 and a spot in Food Network Magazine. Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli are the hosts and judges again.

Contestants edit

Rank Baker Age Location Place
1 Paige Goehner 11 Blaine, Minnesota Winner
2 Davis Sams 13 Vancouver, Canada Runners-Up
Meadow Roberts 10 Minneapolis, Minnesota
4 Jaxon Remillard 11 Mansfield, Texas 4th Place
5 Nyah Rosado 11 New Rochelle, New York 5th Place
6 Madison Totaro 10 Austin, Texas 6th Place
7 Karthik Vemparala 11 Somerset, New Jersey 7th Place
8 Jenna Alnatur 9 Clifton, New Jersey 8th Place
9 Misha Jones 12 Annapolis, Maryland 9th Place
10 Gavin Crawford 11 Houston, Texas 10th Place
11 Brooklyn Kyzar 12 Silverhill, Alabama 11th Place
12 Kasey Moeggenborg 13 Rockford, Michigan 12th Place

Elimination Table edit

Place Contestant Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Paige IN HIGH WIN LOW WIN IN LOW HIGH LOW WINNER
2 Davis IN IN IN HIGH IN WIN IN WIN WIN RUNNERS-UP
Meadow WIN IN IN IN LOW IN WIN IN HIGH
4 Jaxon LOW IN IN WIN HIGH IN IN LOW ELIM
5 Nyah IN IN WIN IN WIN HIGH LOW ELIM
6 Madison IN WIN WIN IN WIN LOW ELIM
7 Karthik HIGH IN WIN IN IN ELIM
8 Jenna IN LOW LOW LOW ELIM
9 Misha HIGH LOW WIN ELIM
10 Gavin IN IN ELIM
11 Brooklyn LOW ELIM
12 Kasey ELIM
  (WINNER) This baker won the competition.
  (RUNNER-UP) This baker made it to the finale, and was in second place.
  (WIN) This baker won the baking challenge.
  (WIN) This baker was on the winning team of a team challenge.
  (HIGH) Baker was one of the judges' favorite bakers that week, but didn't win.
  (IN) Baker got through to the next round.
  (LOW) Baker was one of the judges' least favorite bakers that week, but was not eliminated.
  (ELIM) This baker was eliminated from the championship.

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1"Bakin' With Bacon"1/7/19 (1/7/19)

In honor of Duff's favorite food, bacon, the bakers had to make bacon cupcakes with another assigned ingredient. They were: chocolate (Nyah), ginger (Davis), marshmallow (Madison), coffee (Jenna), cherry (Karthik), pecan (Brooklyn), cinnamon (Paige), peanut (Meadow), peach (Jaxon), maple (Misha), caramel (Gavin), and cream cheese (Kasey). The twist was they had to incorporate Valerie's second-favorite food, marzipan.

Winner: Meadow

Winner's Dish: Vanilla cupcakes with peanut butter bacon frosting.

Lost: Kasey

Loser's Dish: Vanilla cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and bacon.
2"Spots and Stripes Forever"1/14/19 (1/14/19)

The bakers had to make animal print mini cheesecakes in white and another assigned color. They also had an assigned animal. They were: white and turquoise cheetah (Nyah), white and magenta zebra (Jenna), white and pink leopard (Gavin), white and orange zebra (Davis), white and red cheetah (Brooklyn), white and lime green giraffe (Madison), white and blue leopard (Jaxon), white and yellow zebra (Karthik), white and brown tiger (Misha), white and dark green tiger (Meadow), and white and purple giraffe (Paige). The twist they had to incorporate honey in their cheesecakes.

Winner: Madison

Winner's Dish: White and lime green honey cheesecake with graham cracker crust.

Lost: Brooklyn

Loser's Dish: White and red honey cheesecake with graham cracker crust.
3"Brownies vs. Blondies"1/21/19 (1/21/19)

Duff prefers brownies, and Valerie prefers blondies, so they divided the bakers into two groups. The bakers had to make a brownie or blondie cake with an assigned ingredient. They were: walnuts (Davis and Karthik), peanut butter chips (Meadow and Misha), white chocolate chips (Jaxon and Madison), almonds (Gavin and Paige), and pumpkin (Jenna and Nyah). The twist was they had to incorporate sprinkles and get the sprinkles to stick. The winning team earned immunity from elimination.

Team Brownie: Davis, Meadow, Jaxon, Gavin, and Jenna

Team Blondie: Madison, Nyah, Karthik, Paige, and Misha

Top Team: Team Blondie

Winner: Misha

Winner's Dish: Peanut butter chip blondie with caramel sauce and orange sprinkles.

Lost: Gavin

Loser's Dish: Almond brownie with almond buttercream and blue sprinkles.
4"Macaron Madness"1/28/19 (1/28/19)

The bakers had to make six macarons with happy faces and six macarons with sad faces. The twist was they had to make a crumble to go around their macarons.

Winner: Jaxon

Winner's Dish: Happy: Vanilla macaron with cream cheese buttercream. Sad: Vanilla macaron with espresso buttercream. Twist: Graham cracker crust crumble.

Lost: Misha

Loser's Dish: Happy: Macaron with Swiss buttercream and lemon curd. Sad: Macaron with Swiss buttercream and caramel. Twist: Vanilla wafer cookie crumble.
5"Opposites Attract"2/4/19 (2/4/19)

The bakers worked in teams. They had to make a 2-sided opposite cake in an assigned theme. They were: fire (Paige) and ice (Nyah), day (Meadow) and night (Karthik), land (Madison) and sea (Jaxon), and big (Davis) and small (Jenna). The twist was they had to incorporate a classic combination in their cake. They were: lemon (Nyah) and lime (Paige), chocolate (Jaxon) and peanut butter (Madison), white chocolate (Jenna) and macadamia nuts (Davis), and apples (Meadow) and cinnamon (Karthik). The winning team earned immunity from elimination.

Top Team: Paige and Nyah

Winner: Madison

Winner's Dish: Chocolate cake with peanut butter cream cheese frosting.

Lost: Jenna

Loser's Dish: Raspberry lemon cake with white chocolate royal icing.
6"Freaky Flavors"2/11/19 (2/11/19)

The bakers had to make a tart with an assigned freaky flavor. They were: yuzu (Paige), jalapeño (Nyah), blue cheese (Karthik), goat cheese (Davis), anise (Meadow), curry (Jaxon), and pink peppercorn (Madison). The twist was they had to incorporate milk chocolate.

Winner: Davis

Winner's Dish: Sablé tart with milk chocolate goat cheese pastry cream and caramelized pears.

Lost: Karthik

Loser's Dish: Walnut crust tart with pear pastry cream, caramelized pears, and blue cheese crumbles.
7"Monkey See, Monkey Bake"2/18/19 (2/18/19)

The bakers had to make monkey bread volcanoes with an assigned tropical fruit. They were: mango (Madison), pineapple (Jaxon), orange (Paige), coconut (Meadow), banana (Davis), and passion fruit (Nyah). The twist was they had to make a lava sauce to dip their monkey bread in.

Winner: Meadow

Winner's Dish: Coconut monkey bread with coconut cream lava sauce.

Lost: Madison

Loser's Dish: Mango monkey bread with chocolate lava rocks and mango sauce.
8"Let's Taco About Baking"2/25/19 (2/25/19)

The bakers are asked to make dessert imposter tacos. Each of the bakers were assigned a different type of taco: chicken (Davis), ground beef (Jaxon), shrimp (Paige), pork (Nyah), and fried fish (Meadow). The twist was that they had to make a churro from scratch to go on the side.

Winner: Davis

Winner's Dish: Imposter taco with fried crepe as the taco shell, blondie as chicken, white chocolate as lettuce, and melted marshmallows as cheese, with a raspberry mango salsa, honey creme sour cream, and chocolate orange churro.

Lost: Nyah

Loser's Dish: Imposter taco with pie dough as the taco shell, cake as pork, chocolate as lettuce, and red airbrushed marshmallows as tomatoes with a churro.
9"Puzzle Me This"3/1/19 (3/1/19)

The bakers have to make sugar cookie puzzles with a nice design and an assigned flavor: spice (Meadow), raspberry (Jaxon), lemon (Davis), and butterscotch (Paige). The twist was that they had to additionally make a cookie in the shape of a key.

Winner: Davis

Winner's Dish: Lemon sugar cookie with lemon royal icing with lemon sugar cookie key. Davis designed his cookie like the Mona Lisa.

Lost: Jaxon

Loser's Dish: Raspberry sugar cookie with raspberry buttercream with raspberry sugar cookie key. Jaxon designed his cookie like a flower garden.
10"Desserts Doing Good"3/8/19 (3/8/19)

For the final challenge, the bakers are given the task of creating cakes based on school clubs with an assigned bake sale treat. Paige got Chess Club and chocolate covered pretzels. Davis got Dance Club and toffee. Meadow got Drama Club and rice cereal treats. The twist was that they had to use fresh cherries somewhere in their cake.

Winner: Paige

Winner's Dish: A chocolate cake with cherry pie, mascarpone, and crushed chocolate covered pretzel filling.

Runners-Up: Davis, Meadow

Davis's Cake: An Earl Gray cake with cherry buttercream filling topped with a toffee cookie crumble.

Meadow's Cake: A lemon ginger cake with cherry buttercream filling.

Season 7 edit

Aired August 5, 2019 - September 16, 2019.[9] Nine young bakers compete for the title of Kids Baking Champion, $25,000 and a spot in Food Network Magazine. Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli are the hosts and judges again.

Contestants edit

Rank Baker Age Location Place
1 Trevin Alford 11 Washington, Indiana Winner
2 Sophie Tate 12 Stansbury Park, Utah Runners-Up
Tarek Husseini 13 St. Louis, Missouri
4 Taylor Pusha 12 Roanoke, Virginia 4th Place
5 Brooke Waters 11 Selma, Alabama 5th Place
6 Brady Stewart 11 San Angelo, Texas 6th Place
7 Tori Church 12 Nashville, Tennessee 7th Place
8 Dharma Sabapathy 11 Austin, Texas 8th Place
9 Sophia Elrod 10 Nashville, Tennessee 9th Place

Elimination Table edit

Place Contestants Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 Trevin WIN WIN WIN LOW LOW HIGH WINNER
2 Sophie IN IN LOW WIN HIGH WIN RUNNERS-UP
Tarek IN WIN IN IN IN LOW
4 Taylor LOW IN HIGH IN WIN ELIM
5 Brooke IN LOW IN HIGH ELIM
6 Brady HIGH HIGH IN ELIM
7 Tori IN WIN ELIM
8 Dharma IN ELIM
9 Sophia ELIM
  (WINNER) This baker won the competition.
  (RUNNER-UP) This baker made it to the finale, and was in second place.
  (WIN) This baker won the baking challenge.
  (WIN) This baker was on the winning team of a team challenge.
  (HIGH) Baker was one of the judges' favorite bakers that week, but didn't win.
  (IN) Baker got through to the next round.
  (LOW) Baker was one of the judges' least favorite bakers that week, but was not eliminated.
  (ELIM) This baker was eliminated from the championship.

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1"Splatter Up!"8/5/19 (8/5/19)

The bakers had to make splatter cakes with assigned flavors. The twist was to make a personalized cake topper. The winner of the challenge receives a signed apron from Duff and Valerie.

Winner: Trevin

Winner's Dish: Red Velvet Cake with white chocolate chips and cream cheese buttercream (also used for paint splatters)

Lost: Sophia

Loser's Dish: Chocolate Chip cake with Vanilla buttercream with royal icing splatters
2"Desserts to the Rescue!"8/12/19 (8/12/19)

The kid bakers were divided into four teams of two to make bird or pig cupcakes in honor of The Angry Birds Movie 2. At the start, there were two teams baking bird cupcakes (Red or Chuck) and pig cupcakes (Leonard and Garry) The twist was the teams had to switch partners (each team would have one bird and one pig cupcake) and create an edible Bird Island display.

Top Team: Tarek and Trevin

Winner: Tori

Winner's Dish: Cinnamon Cupcake with Cream cheese frosting (Red)

Lost: Dhrama

Loser's Dish: Vanilla Lime Cupcake with Lime buttercream (Chuck)
3"I Doughnut Know What to Think!"8/19/19 (8/19/19)

The bakers were tasked to make giant doughnut cakes. The twist was for the bakers to incorporate coffee somewhere in their cakes (they can use instant coffee, cold brew, or coffee extract).

Winner: Trevin

Winner's Dish: Coconut cake with coffee ganache, coconut buttercream, topped with macaroons

Lost: Tori

Loser's Dish: Cherry cake with cherry pie filling and coffee glaze
4"International Intrigue"8/26/19 (8/26/19)

For this season's Dessert Imposters challenge, the bakers were asked to make dessert imposters that looked like certain international dishes. The twist was to make an edible credit card.

Winner: Sophie

Winner's Dish: Shish Kabob (honey cake pop, candied citrus peel, mango and white chocolate truffles) and butter cookie credit card

Lost: Brady

Loser's Dish: Fajitas (chocolate brownie with crepes, modeling chocolate, and buttercream) and shortbread cookie credit card
5"Hole-y Hedgehogs"9/2/19 (9/2/19)

The bakers were tasked to create poke cakes with a hedgehog theme. The twist was to make 3 edible bug decorations.

Winner: Taylor

Winner's Dish: Mocha cake with caramel filling, vanilla buttercream, chocolate cake pop hedgehog and bugs

Lost: Brooke

Loser's Dish: Carrot cake with spices pastry cream, vanilla buttercream, rice cereal treat hedgehog, and marzipan bugs
6"Beauty is in the Pie of the Beholder"9/9/19 (9/9/19)

The four bakers make pies with a late summer fruit (apples, blueberries, blackberries, and nectarines). The twist was to make ice cream from scratch.

Winner: Sophie

Winner's Dish: Blackberry pie with lemon ice cream

Lost: Taylor

Loser's Dish: Caramel apple pie with cinnamon ice cream
7"Out of This World"9/16/19 (9/16/19)

The last three bakers make cakes that look like a spaceship, aliens or another planet. The twist was to make a cookie that looks like Earth.

Winner: Trevin

Winner's Cake: Orange cake with pineapple curd and passion fruit buttercream (Planet cake) and Macarons with orange buttercream (Earth twist)

Runner-Ups: Sophie and Tarek

Sophie's Cake: Coconut cake with strawberry coulis, lime curd, and buttercream (Alien cake) and coconut sugar cookie (Earth twist)

Tarek's Cake: Chocolate cake with mint chocolate chip buttercream (Spaceship cake) and lemon sugar cookie (Earth twist)

Season 8 edit

Contestants edit

Rank Baker Age Location Place
1 Graysen Pinder 13 Wilmington, North Carolina Winner
2 Reggie Strom 12 Bend, Oregon Runners-Up
Sam Occhiogrosso 11 West Hartford, Connecticut
4 Morgan Chaffin 11 Glen Burnie, Maryland 4th Place
5 Liam Bizjack 12 El Dorado Hills, California 5th Place
6 Naima Winston 11 Baltimore, Maryland 6th Place
7 Avner Schwartz 12 Haverford, Pennsylvania 7th Place
8 Anthony Fontanez 12 Belmar, New Jersey 8th Place
9 Saleem Sandhu 12 Yuba City, California 9th Place
10 Elise Sammis 11 Chapin, South Carolina 10th Place
11 Sahana Gade 11 Sugar Land, Texas 11th Place
12 Phoebe Gore 11 New York, New York 12th Place

Elimination Table edit

Place Contestant Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Graysen IN LOW WIN WIN IN IN IN LOW HIGH WINNER
2 Reggie WIN IN IN IN IN IN WIN WIN LOW RUNNERS-UP
Sam HIGH IN IN IN IN HIGH IN HIGH WIN
4 Morgan IN IN IN IN WIN LOW HIGH IN ELIM
5 Liam IN IN IN IN IN IN LOW ELIM
6 Naima LOW WIN IN IN LOW WIN ELIM
7 Avner IN IN HIGH LOW HIGH ELIM
8 Anthony IN HIGH IN IN ELIM
9 Saleem IN IN LOW ELIM
10 Elise IN IN ELIM
11 Sahana IN ELIM
12 Phoebe ELIM
  (WINNER) This baker won the competition.
  (RUNNER-UP) This baker made it to the finale, and was in second place.
  (WIN) This baker won the baking challenge.
  (HIGH) Baker was one of the judges' favorite bakers that week, but didn't win.
  (IN) Baker got through to the next round.
  (LOW) Baker was one of the judges' least favorite bakers that week, but was not eliminated.
  (ELIM) This baker was eliminated from the championship.

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1"Beyond the Fringe"1/6/20 (1/6/20)

Inspired by the 1970s, Duff and Valerie tasked the kid bakers to create "Shag" cakes. The twist was to include canned fruit (peaches, cherries, pineapple, and mandarin oranges) into their cakes.

Winner: Reggie

Winner's Dish: Lime olive oil cake with mandarin orange filling and vanilla buttercream

Lost: Phoebe

Loser's Dish: Lemon cake with lemon curd and peach buttercream
2"1,2,3 Delicious!"1/13/20 (1/13/20)

Duff and Valerie have the bakers create desserts with the flavors of Neapolitan (chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry). The twist was for the kid bakers to create strawberry fans to decorate their plates.

Winner: Naima

Winner's Dish: Vanilla eclair with strawberry pastry cream and chocolate ganache

Lost: Sahana

Loser's Dish: Sugar cookie sandwich with strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla buttercream filling
3"Sammy Whammy"1/20/20 (1/20/20)

For this season's Dessert Imposters challenge, the bakers were tasked to make dessert imposter sandwiches. The twist was to add a side to go with their sandwich (dill pickles, coleslaw, fruit cup, potato salad or cucumber salad).

Winner: Graysen

Winner's Dish: BLT on White bread (Cream cheese pound cake with homemade fondant, coating chocolate and candied strawberries) with Potato salad (pound cake with Swiss meringue buttercream)

Lost: Elise

Loser's Dish: Banh Mi on a Baguette (páte à Choux with blondies, raspberry puree, and shredded coconut) with Potato salad (swiss buttercream with blondies)
4"Llama Drama"1/27/20 (1/27/20)

The kid bakers take a llama as inspiration to create llama cupcakes. The twist was to make edible grass and dirt.

Winner: Graysen

Winner's Dish: Coconut cupcakes with pineapple filling and coconut buttercream with brown sugar crumble "dirt" with coconut "grass"

Lost: Saleem

Loser's Dish: Chocolate cupcake with toasted marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs (S'mores) with chocolate cookie crumble "dirt" with lime zest "grass"
5"One Potato, Two Potato"2/3/20 (2/3/20)

The bakers to asked to create sugar cookies and decorate them using potato stamps of their own design. The twist was to stamp a cookie with their first name initial.

Winner: Morgan

Winner's Dish: Lemon vanilla sugar cookie with royal icing

Lost: Anthony

Loser's Dish: Lime sugar cookie with lime royal icing
6"Ice Cream Cone-a-Copia"2/10/20 (2/10/20)

The kid bakers were tasked to make ice cream cupcakes inside ice cream cones. The twist was for them to make their own ice cream from scratch.

Winner: Naima

Winner's Dish: Maple bacon cupcakes with maple buttercream, topped with bacon and chocolate ganache

Lost: Avner

Loser's Dish: Mint chocolate chip cupcakes with mint chip mousse and mint chip buttercream with a side of mint chocolate chip ice cream
7"Mama Mia!"2/17/20 (2/17/20)

The bakers had to make a plate of Italian rainbow cookies with one of the following flavors: hazelnut, cherry, almond, lemon, apricot, and espresso. For the twist, they also had to make their own pizza bites to serve with their cookies.

Winner: Reggie

Winner's Dish: Hazelnut Italian rainbow cookies with strawberries and gianduja butter and prosciutto two-cheese pizza bites

Lost: Naima

Loser's Dish: Italian rainbow cookies with cherry jam filling, and chocolate ganache and pepperoni, spinach, mushroom and BBQ sauce pizza bite
8"Architectural Digestible"2/24/20 (2/24/20)

The five remaining kid bakers had to make decorative trifles inspired by interior design. The twist was to create granola from scratch.

Winner: Reggie

Winner's Dish: Vanilla pound cake with passion fruit fillings (curd and mousse), coconut mousse, honey cashew granola, raspberries, blackberries, and mangoes

Lost: Liam

Loser's Dish: Chocolate espresso cake with orange pastry cream, chocolate mousse, raspberries , Mandarin oranges, and chocolate granola
9"Dinomighty"3/3/20 (3/3/20)

The final four bakers were asked to make dinosaur sugar cookies, which had to stand on their own. The twist was for the kids to create an edible dinosaur egg.

Winner: Sam

Winner's Dish: Lemon-lime T-Rex cookie with vanilla royal icing and chocolate brownie egg

Lost: Morgan

Loser's Dish: Spiced sugar cookie with royal icing and spiced cake pop egg
10"The Fruit of your Labor"3/10/20 (3/10/20)

For the finale, the three bakers are challenged to make cakes decorated to look like fruits (pineapple, watermelon, or orange). The twist was to incorporate nuts (walnuts, almonds, or pecans) into their cake.

Winner: Graysen

Winner's Dish: Pineapple (chocolate cake with cream and almond caramel fillings, caramel buttercream, and white icing)

Runner's Up: Reggie and Sam

Reggie's Cake: Watermelon (orange olive oil chocolate chip cake with chocolate pecan mousse, orange curd and American buttercream)

Sam's Cake: Orange (chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting, pastry cream and toasted walnuts)

Season 9 edit

Contestants edit

Ages stated are at time of filming.

Rank Baker Age Location Place
1 Keaton Ashton 12 Sugar City, Idaho Winner
2 Jonah Anderson 12 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Runners-up
Bella Luu 12 San Jose, California
4 Haylin Adams 11 Glasgow, Kentucky 4th Place
5 Nemo Tsai 10 Ann Arbor, Michigan 5th Place
6 D'Von Mills 12 Lithonia, Georgia 6th Place
7 Namiah Phillips 13 Long Beach, California 7th Place
8 Cydney Cain 11 Prospect Park, Pennsylvania 8th Place
9 Miabella Ramirez 12 Katy, Texas 9th Place
10 McKenzly Sandefer 12 Conway, Arkansas 10th Place
11 Trey Gordon 13 Davenport, Iowa 11th Place
12 Andrew Clark 12 Madison, Mississippi 12th Place

Elimination Table edit

Place Contestant Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Keaton WIN IN IN WIN IN HIGH IN HIGH LOW WINNER
2 Jonah IN IN WIN LOW WIN WIN IN IN HIGH RUNNERS-UP
Bella LOW IN IN IN HIGH IN WIN LOW WIN
4 Haylin HIGH IN WIN HIGH IN IN HIGH WIN ELIM
5 Nemo IN LOW WIN IN IN IN LOW ELIM
6 D'Von IN HIGH IN IN LOW LOW ELIM
7 Namiah IN IN IN IN IN ELIM
8 Cydney IN WIN LOW IN ELIM
9 Miabella HIGH IN IN ELIM
10 McKenzly LOW IN ELIM
11 Trey IN ELIM
12 Andrew ELIM
  (WINNER) This baker won the competition.
  (RUNNER-UP) This baker made it to the finale, and was in second place.
  (WIN) This baker won the baking challenge.
  (WIN) This baker was on the winning team of a team challenge.
  (HIGH) Baker was one of the judges' favorite bakers that week, but didn't win.
  (IN) Baker got through to the next round.
  (LOW) Baker was one of the judges' least favorite bakers that week, but was not eliminated.
  (ELIM) This baker was eliminated from the championship.

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1"Flying Colors"1/4/21 (1/4/21)

Winner: Keaton

Winner's Dish:

Lost: Andrew

Loser's Dish:
2"Garden of Eatin'"1/4/21 (1/4/21)

Winner: Cydney

Winner's Dish:

Lost: Trey

Loser's Dish:
3"Party in the Sky"1/11/21 (1/11/21)

The ten bakers were divided into five teams of two to make three cupcakes (six total in each team) to form a cupcake rainbow display. Each team was also assigned a different piping technique for their cupcakes. The twist is that the bakers had to make meringue clouds.

Top Team: Nemo and Jonah

Winner: Haylin

Winner's Dish: Lemon cupcake with lemon curd and lemon buttercream

Lost: McKenzly

Loser's Dish: Peanut butter cupcake with vanilla buttercream
4"Three Square Meals"1/18/21 (1/18/21)

For the season's Dessert Imposters challenge, the bakers were assigned to create impostors based on a Three Course Meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner). The twist was to incorporate avocado into their dessert imposters.

Winner: Keaton

Winner's Dish: Hamburger (orange cake with brownie patty)

Lost: Miabella

Loser's Dish: French toast with toppings (pound cake with candied bacon, mixed berries, avocado cream and dulce de leche)
5"Picnic Time"1/25/21 (1/25/21)

The bakers were divided into four teams of two to make hand pies with an updated version of "Ants on a Log". The twist was that one teammate would have to make caramel to go with their team's hand pies.

Top Team: Jonah and Keaton

Winner:Jonah

Winner's Dish: Blueberry nectarine hand pie

Lost:Cydney

Loser's Dish: Cranberry apple hand pie
6"The Spice is Right"1/25/21 (1/25/21)

The bakers are tasked to make desserts of their choice using Chinese five spice. The twist is that they would have to incorporate fresh ginger.

Winner: Jonah

Winner's Dish: Macaroons

Lost: Namiah

Loser's Dish: Five spice eclairs with chocolate ganache
7"Puppy Treats"2/1/21 (2/1/21)

The six bakers are asked to make puppy birthday cakes.

Winner: Bella

Winner's Dish: Cookies and cream cake

Lost: D'Von

Loser's Dish: Strawberry cake
8"Edible Expressions"2/8/21 (2/8/21)

The five bakers are tasked to bake expressive cookie faces with 3-D features (eyes, nose, mouth, and ears). The twist is to bake up an accessory to put on the face.

Winner: Haylin

Winner's Dish: Lime cookie with lime buttercream (Expression: surprised)

Lost: Nemo

Loser's Dish: Sugar cookie with cream cheese frosting (Expression: happy)
9"Cereal Pie Squared"2/19/21 (2/19/21)

Winner: Bella

Winner's Dish:

Lost: Haylin

Loser's Dish:
10"Location,Location,Location"2/19/21 (2/19/21)

The final three bakers bake biome cakes. The last twist was to add gelatin to their cake.

Winner:Keaton

Winner's Dish: Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse and a Raspberry Curd (Biome: Desert)

Runner's Up: Bella and Jonah

Bella's Cake: Red Velvet Cake with White Chocolate Mousse and Cream Cheese Frosting (Biome: Tropical Rainforest)

Jonah's Cake: Coconut Cake with Lime Curd & Pineapple Buttercream (Biome: Coral Reef)

Season 10 edit

12 young bakers compete for the title of Kids Baking Champion and $25,000. Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli are the hosts and judges again.

Contestants edit

Ages stated are at time of filming.

Rank Baker Age Location Place
1 Nadya Alborz 10 Knoxville, Tennessee Winner
2 Ellora Martinez 9 Yorba Linda, California Runners-up
Sarah Patel 10 Knoxville, Tennessee
4 Summer Haque 10 Yorba Linda, California 4th Place
5 Riya Shah 11 Fort Myers, Florida 5th Place
6 Lucia Calonge 10 Cincinnati, Ohio 6th Place
7 Santiago Corso 11 Huntington Beach, California 7th Place
8 Joseph Bostick 10 San Diego, California 8th Place
9 Caroline Gross 10 York, Pennsylvania 9th Place
10 Ben Steinhauser 8 Hillsborough, New Jersey 10th Place
11 Finley Sheers 9 McLean, Virginia 11th Place
12 Ava-Leigh Wright 10 Atlanta, Georgia 12th Place

Elimination Table edit

Place Contestant Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Nadya IN IN WIN WIN IN IN IN LOW LOW WINNER
2 Ellora HIGH IN HIGH IN HIGH WIN LOW HIGH WIN RUNNERS-UP
Sarah IN IN WIN HIGH IN IN WIN WIN LOW
4 Summer WIN IN IN IN IN HIGH HIGH LOW ELIM
5 Riya IN WIN WIN IN WIN IN IN ELIM
6 Lucia IN IN WIN IN LOW LOW ELIM
7 Santiago IN IN IN IN IN ELIM
8 Joseph HIGH IN LOW LOW ELIM
9 Caroline IN HIGH WIN ELIM
10 Ben LOW LOW ELIM
11 Finley IN ELIM
12 Ava-Leigh ELIM
  (WINNER) This baker won the competition.
  (RUNNER-UP) This baker made it to the finale, and was in second place.
  (WIN) This baker won the baking challenge.
  (WIN) This baker was on the winning team of a team challenge.
  (HIGH) Baker was one of the judges' favorite bakers that week, but didn't win.
  (IN) Baker got through to the next round.
  (LOW) Baker was one of the judges' least favorite bakers that week, but was not eliminated.
  (ELIM) This baker was eliminated from the championship.

Episodes edit

No. in
Episode
Title Original air date
1"Float Like a Butterfly"12/27/21 (12/27/21)

Duff and Val want to celebrate the youngest cast in Kids Baking Championship by challenging the 12 young bakers by making Butterfly cakes with assigned flavors. Those flavors were: Orange (Caroline), Chocolate (Summer), Coconut (Ben), Cherry (Riya), Espresso (Lucia), Strawberry (Finley), Chai (Joseph), Red Velvet (Nadya), Banana (Ellora), Raspberry (Sarah), Lime (Ava-Leigh), and Mango (Santiago). The twist was that the bakers had to make 3 edible flowers for their cakes.

Winner: Summer

Winner's Dish: Chocolate Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream

Lost: Ava-Leigh

Loser's Dish: Lime Cake with Lime Buttercream
2"Everything but the Kitchen Sink"1/3/22 (1/3/22)

Duff and Val challenge the 11 bakers to make Kitchen Sink Desserts using Pretzels, Chocolate Candies, and Potato Chips. The desserts were: Cookie Bar (Summer, Ben, and Finley), Blondies (Sarah and Ellora), Tart (Santiago, Riya, and Lucia), and Mini Cheesecake (Joseph, Nadya, and Caroline). The twist was each baker had to have a side of Popcorn to match their kitchen sink dessert,

Winner: Riya

Winner's Dish: A tart with a Pretzel Crust, Potato Chip Pastry Cream, Chocolate Candies with Indian PopCorn

Lost: Finley

Loser's Dish: Sugar Cookie Cookie Bar with Snack Mix with Cheddar Cheese PopCorn
3"Dessert Rivals"1/10/22 (1/10/22)

Val prefers Chocolate while Duff prefers Peanut Butter. They divide the remaining 10 bakers into teams and ask the bakers to make Chocolate or Peanut Butter confections of these desserts: Sandwich Cookie (Lucia and Ben) Pie (Nadya and Santiago) Whoopie Pie (Sarah and Summer) Cupcakes (Caroline and Joseph) and Poke Cake (Riya and Ellora). The twist was each baker had to incorporate Jam or Jelly into their dessert.

Team Chocolate: Sarah, Nadya, Caroline, Riya, and Lucia

Team Peanut Butter: Ben, Santiago, Joseph, Summer, and Ellora

Top Team: Team Chocolate

Winner: Sarah

Winner's Dish: Chocolate Whoopie Pie with Strawberry Jam

Lost: Ben

Loser's Dish: Peanut Butter Chip Cookie Sandwich with Blueberry Jam
4"Cereal Psych-Out"1/17/22 (1/17/22)

Duff and Val ask the remaining 9 bakers to turn mini cookies and chocolate-covered fruit or nuts into cookie cereal. The twist was each baker had to make a mousse as their "milk". The fruits and nuts were: Cherry (Lucia), Pineapple (Caroline), Blueberries (Santiago), Apricots (Riya), Raisins (Sarah), Almonds (Summer), Macadamia Nuts (Ellora), Hazelnuts (Joseph), and Pecans (Nadya)

Winner: Nadya

Winner's Dish: Oatmeal Date Cookies with Chocolate Covered Pecans and a Spiced Mousse

Lost: Caroline

Loser's Dish: Coconut Cookies with Chocolate Covered Pineapple and a Chocolate Coconut Moose
5"All Puffed Up"1/24/22 (1/24/22)

Duff and Valerie challenged the remaining 8 bakers to make Creampuffs in Teams and with assigned flavors. Those were Cookies and Cream (Nadya), Blackberry (Sarah), Passion Fruit (Ellora), Cookie Butter (Summer), Ginger (Riya), Key Lime (Santiago), Maple (Lucia), and Green Apple (Joseph). The twist was each baker had to make a monster or other characters out of one of their creampuffs.

Winner: Riya

Winner's Dish: A Creampuff with Dark Green Craquelin and Ginger Whipped Cream and Ginger Pastry Cream.

Lost: Joseph

Loser's Dish: A Creampuff with Green Craquelin and Green Apple Whipped Cream
6"BBQ Impostors"1/31/22 (1/31/22)

Duff and Val ask the remaining 7 bakers to whip up some BBQ Dessert impostors with a side. The twist was each person had to incorporate lemon somewhere in their impostor. Those impostors were Salmon & Asparagus (Ellora), Hot Dog & Baked Beans (Riya), Kebabs & Corn (Santiago), Chicken & Cole Slaw (Sarah), Ribs & Mac and Cheese (Summer), Burger & BBQ Chips (Lucia) and Steak & Potato Salad (Nadya).

Winner: Ellora

Winner's Dish: Lime Cake (Salmon) and Sugar Cookies (Asparagus) with Candied Lemon

Lost: Santiago

Loser's Dish: Cardamom Brownie (Meat) and Passion Fruit Coconut Cake with Lemon Frosting (Corn)
7"Earn your Stripes"2/7/22 (2/7/22)

Duff and Val challenge the last 6 bakers to make Zebra cakes with certain colors. Each cake has to have white, black and a color that was chosen. The twist was that the bakers had to put a zebra face on their cake. The assigned colors were Pink (Lucia), Blue (Summer), Turquoise (Sarah), Orange (Riya), Purple (Ellora), and Green (Nadya)

Winner: Sarah

Winner's Dish: White Cake with a Raspberry Filling and a Citrus Buttercream

Lost: Lucia

Loser's Dish: Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream
8"Cosmic Delights"2/14/22 (2/14/22)

The remaining 5 bakers are tasked to make cupcake pull-aparts based on a space theme. The twist was to add an edible alien or UFO that must be baked. The assigned themes were Saturn (Nadya), the sun (Sarah), the moon (Ellora), a comet (Riya), and a rocket (Summer).

Winner: Sarah

Winner's Dish: Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Buttercream and a Shortbread Thumbprint Cookie

Lost: Riya

Loser's Dish: Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Cream Cheese Buttercream and a Sugar Cookie
9"Shake, Shake, Shake"2/21/22 (2/21/22)

Duff and Val challenge the 4 semifinal bakers to make loaded milkshake with no flavor assignments or specifications. The twist was to make a flavored whipped cream to top off the milkshake.

Winner: Ellora

Winner's Dish: Chocolate Milkshake with Maple Bacon Doughnut & Brownie and a Chocolate Espresso Whipped Cream

Lost: Summer

Loser's Dish: Cookie Butter Milkshake with Snickerdoodles & Blondies and a Cookie Butter & Cinnamon Whipped Cream
10"Cityscapes"2/21/22 (2/21/22)

For the final challenge, the bakers are given the task of creating cakes based on cityscapes based on an assigned American city. The twist was to incorporate an assigned tree commonly found in their respective cities to their cityscape. The assigned themes were Washington, D.C., with cherry blossom trees (Ellora), New York with maple trees (Sarah), and San Francisco with Sequoia trees (Nadya).

Winner: Nadya

Winner's Dish: White Cake with Strawberry Jam & Rosewater Buttercream

Runner's Up: Ellora and Sarah

Ellora's Cake: Confetti Cake with Lemon Curd, Raspberries, Cream Cheese Mousse & Vanilla Buttercream

Sarah's Cake: Cookies & Cream Cake with Chocolate & Vanilla Mousse & Vanilla Buttercream

Season 11 edit

12 young bakers compete for the title of Kids Baking Champion and $25,000. Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli are the hosts and judges again in this business themed season of Kids Baking Championship.

Contestants edit

Ages stated are at time of filming.

Rank Baker Age Location Place
1 Naiel Chaudry 12 Los Altos, California Winner
2 Sohan Jhaveri 13 Denver, Colorado Runners-up
Naho Yanagi 13 Morgan Hill, California
4 Genevieve Kashat 11 Detroit, Michigan 4th Place
5 Alissa Telusca 12 Naples, Florida 5th Place
6 Nash Roe 13 Clive, Iowa 6th Place
7 Ozan Kopelman 13 New York, New York 7th Place
8 Jason Chan 12 Boston, Massachusetts 8th Place
9 Peyton Waldrep 11 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 9th Place
10 Foster Smith 11 Norfolk, Virginia 10th Place
11 Toby Hyun 11 Dallas, Texas 11th Place
12 Logan Brod 12 New York, New York 12th Place

Elimination Table edit

Place Contestant Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Naiel IN IN WIN IN IN HIGH WIN LOW HIGH WINNER
2 Sohan HIGH LOW HIGH HIGH IN IN IN HIGH LOW RUNNERS-UP
Naho LOW IN WIN WIN IN IN WIN WIN WIN
4 Genevieve HIGH IN WIN WIN LOW WIN WIN IN ELIM
5 Alissa IN IN IN IN IN IN LOW ELIM
6 Nash IN IN WIN LOW HIGH LOW ELIM
7 Ozan IN HIGH WIN IN WIN ELIM
8 Jason IN WIN IN IN ELIM
9 Peyton IN IN LOW ELIM
10 Foster IN IN ELIM
11 Toby WIN ELIM
12 Logan ELIM
  (WINNER) This baker won the competition.
  (RUNNER-UP) This baker made it to the finale, and was in second place.
  (WIN) This baker won the baking challenge.
  (WIN) This baker was on the winning team of a team challenge.
  (HIGH) Baker was one of the judges' favorite bakers that week, but didn't win.
  (IN) Baker got through to the next round.
  (LOW) Baker was one of the judges' least favorite bakers that week, but was not eliminated.
  (ELIM) This baker was eliminated from the championship.

Episodes edit

No. in
Episode
Title Original air date
1"Great First Impressions"12/26/22 (12/26/22)

Duff and Val have the kids bakers make their best selling desserts while using the psychology of color. The first twist was to make a colorful sauce to go along with their dessert.

Winner: Toby

Winner's Dish: White chocolate matcha cookies

Lost: Logan

Loser's Dish: Coffee Vanilla Macarons with an Espresso Sauce
2"Smashing Success"1/2/23 (1/2/23)

Duff and Val challenge the young bakers to smash up two desserts and come up with a name in hopes of it going viral and staying in the competition. The twist was they had to incorporate tie dye colors into their desserts.

Winner: Jason

Winner's Dish: Panacoda upside down layered dessert

Lost: Toby

Loser's Dish: Tie die chocolate churros (chur-co pizza).
3"Logo-a-Gogo"1/9/23 (1/9/23)

The kid bakers make logo cakes and are split up into 2 teams Chocolate: Naiel, Naho, Genevieve, Ozan, and Nash, Vanilla: Foster, Peyton, Alissa, Jason, and Sohan. The twist was to include some almonds in their cakes.

Winner: Naiel

Winner's Dish: Chocolate cinnamon cake

Lost: Foster

Loser's Dish: Coffee Vanilla Cake with almond buttercream
4"Festival Fare"1/16/23 (1/16/23)

The bakers are challenged by Duff and Val to make desserts in a jar that they get to taste test. The baker with the most likes gets immunity. The twist was to bake a crumble to go along with their dessert.

Winner: Genevieve

Winner's Dish: Cheesecake in a Jar

Most Liked Dessert: Naho

Dish: Banana Pudding in a Jar

Lost: Peyton

Loser's Dish: Berry Shortcake in a Jar
5"8 Little Bakers Go To Market"1/23/23 (1/23/23)

Duff and Val have the bakers make viral cupcakes with viral flavors in hope to stay in the competition. The twist was the bakers had to team up to create a cupcake that soon will hopefully go viral. The winning team was Genevieve and Naiel, and as a special prize, they received cupcake pillows, courtesy of Duff & Valerie.

Winner: Ozan

Winner's Dish: Chocolate s'mores cupcake

Lost: Jason

Loser's Dish: Red velvet cupcake
6"Power Lunch Imposters"1/30/23 (1/30/23)

The young bakers are challenged to make power lunch food imposters. Alissa got salmon and broccoli, Oran got lobster and corn, Naho got crab cake and wedge salad, Genevieve got Cobb salad, Naiel got steak and fries, Nash got ribs and Mac and cheese and Sohan got poke bowl. Twist was to make escargot to add to their power lunch food imposter desserts, using snail shells as their guide.

Winner: Genevieve

Winner's Dish: Cobb salad, coconut(lettuce), blondie(chicken), cherries(tomatoes), kiwi(avacado), and candied bacon(bacon)

Lost: Ozan

Loser's Dish: Cereal treat(lobster) and cake pop(corn)
7"Interview with a Baker"2/6/23 (2/6/23)

The bakers are split into two teams with a team leader. Naiel, Naho and Genevieve(team leaders were Genevieve and Sohan) the other team was Sohan, Alissa and Nash. They had to bake cream puff cakes. Twist was to add in a typed of ganache. Winner: Genevieve’s team

Lost: Nash

Loser's Dish: BlackBerry square cream puff cake
8"The Customer is Always Right"2/13/23 (2/13/23)

The bakers have to make desserts with interesting flavor combinations in any dessert of their choice, except cakes. The twist was to add black pepper to their desserts.

Winner:Naho

Winner's Dish: Miso and Maple Eclair with a black pepper sugar cookie

Lost: Alissa

Loser's Dish:Grapefruit and Banana yeasted donut.
9"Cookies are for Closers"2/20/23 (2/20/23)

The kid bakers are tasked to make 2 different types of cookies loaded with three toppings each, two of which they had to make. For this twist, they need to add tea to go along with their cookies.

Winner: Naho

Winner's Dish:

Lost: Genevieve

Loser's Dish:Bacon and chocolate chip cookie and Peanut butter chip cookie

Season 12 edit

12 young bakers compete for the title of Kids Baking Champion and $25,000. Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli are the hosts and judges once more in this "Bake to School" themed season of Kids Baking Championship. Sadly, this is Valerie Bertinelli's last season on Kids Baking Championship, due to budget cuts.

Contestants edit

Ages stated are at time of filming.

Rank Baker Age Location Place
1 Lila Smethurst 11 San Antonio, Texas Winner
2 Tasi Savage 12 Kailua Kona, Hawaii Runners-Up
Oscar Stowell 12 Marin County, California
4 Levi Dubner 13 Boca Raton, Florida 4th Place
5 Elsie Stark 9 Abilene, Texas 5th Place
6 Anaiah Hodges 10 Manvel, Texas 6th Place
7 Camryn Williams 11 Charlotte, North Carolina 7th Place
8 Jaime Lee 11 Yorktown, Virginia 8th Place
9 Leland Jackson 12 Lubbock, Texas 9th Place
10 Madison Lendor 10 Monroe, New York 10th Place
11 Andy Coyle 11 Redwood City, California 11th Place
12 Henry Muranaka 11 Bountiful, Utah 12th Place

Elimination Table edit

Place Contestant Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Lila LOW IN LOW IN WIN IN IN WIN WIN WINNER
2 Tasi WIN IN IN LOW IN LOW HIGH LOW HIGH RUNNERS-UP
Oscar IN IN IN IN HIGH HIGH WIN HIGH LOW
4 Levi IN HIGH WIN HIGH IN WIN IN IN ELIM
5 Elsie HIGH IN LOW IN IN IN LOW ELIM
6 Anaiah IN WIN IN WIN IN IN ELIM
7 Camryn IN IN IN IN LOW ELIM
8 Jaime HIGH HIGH IN IN ELIM
9 Leland LOW IN HIGH ELIM
10 Madison IN LOW ELIM
11 Andy IN ELIM
12 Henry ELIM
  (WINNER) This baker won the competition.
  (RUNNER-UP) This baker made it to the finale, and was in second place.
  (WIN) This baker won the baking challenge.
  (WIN) This baker was on the winning team of a team challenge.
  (HIGH) Baker was one of the judges' favorite bakers that week, but didn't win.
  (IN) Baker got through to the next round.
  (LOW) Baker was one of the judges' least favorite bakers that week, but was not eliminated.
  (ELIM) This baker was eliminated from the championship.

Kids Halloween Baking Championship edit

A special Halloween edition aired October 5, 2016.[10] Food Network chef Duff Goldman and actress Alison Sweeney served at the competition as judges.[11][10] The contestants were four child bakers who had previously competed on Kids Baking Championship.[12][13][11][10]

Contestants edit

[10]

Contestant Age Hometown Orig.
season
Result
Peggy Fischer 10 St. Johnsbury, Vermont 2 WINNER
Emma Wensing 11 Austin, Texas RUNNER-UP
Alex Portis 13 Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Cody Vasquez Gilbert, Arizona 1

References edit

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