We are getting a new season of Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship and it will be a great way to end the year as Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman bring on 12 new backers from all over the US that range in ages from 10 to 13. For the first time, in Season 9 of Kids Baking Championship the parents will be behind the scenes watching and reacting to how the competition goes. One of the kids will win the grand prize of $25,000, a spot in Food Network Magazine, and the title of Kids Baking Champion so make sure you watch to see if your favorite wins.
This new season will premiere with the kids using brushstroke technique on mini cheesecakes and the next episode will feature the competitors making garden cakes that will be decorated with real fruit, herbs, and other garden ingredients. Further in the season we will have an episode that focuses on Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl and each of the bakers will pair up with a puppy and create a cake that shows their puppies life after adoption. The season will conclude in February with the bakers creating a sheet pan pie and then in the grand finale put it all together to try to win the competition.
This 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
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).