Hosts and judges Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli lead eight talented kid bakers through tasty challenges designed to find the most impressive and creative young baker on Kids Baking Championship, premiering on Monday, February 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network.
In each challenge, the kid 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 making it seem as easy as pie. At stake, a sweet prize package that includes a complete set of Food Network bakeware products, a profile in Food Network Magazine, an original cake featured at Goldman's Charm City Cakes and a $10,000 grand prize. Only one will take the cake to become the Kids Baking Champion.
"Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli are the perfect hosts of Kids Baking Championship. Their charisma, boundless enthusiasm and unwavering encouragement expertly lead these young competitors through the obstacles and challenges of the baking championship," said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President Programming, Food Network.
Kids Baking Championship contestants include: Caroline Binkley (Delaware, Ohio; age 13), Annika Coffman ( Boise, Idaho; age 12), Jackson Fujimori (Torrance, California; age 11), Hollis Jackson (Jacksonville, Florida; age 13), Payton Pelaez (San Francisco, California; age 10), Anthony Smith (Rochester, New York; age 11), Cody Vasquez (Gilbert, Arizona; age 12), and Natalie Venable (Thousand Oaks, California; age 11).
Premiering Monday, February 2 at 8pm ET/PT
For the kick off to the Kids Baking Championship, the eight kid bakers are hard at work to serve up two delicious signature items for a bake sale. Midway through the challenge, hosts Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli reveal that the kids must also make a third item using the classic childhood flavor combination - peanut butter and jelly. Two kid bakers will melt under the pressure and will be sent home.
Premiering Monday, February 9 at 8pm ET/PT
In this challenge, the kid bakers are asked to create dessert imposters - a sweet treat masquerading as a savory item. How convincingly will the bakers be able to make delicious sweets that look like pizza, spaghetti, tacos and bagels? Half way through the challenge, Duff announces a surprising twist. The kid bakers must also create an imposter side dish to accompany their main dessert, in order to slice the competition.