Kids Baking Championship - Episode Guide
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Season 4 - March 11, 2018
There's a very special event happening for the Kids Baking Championship finale -- a 10th birthday celebration for Food Network Magazine! It's every baker for themselves as Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli challenge the three finalists to create a Food Network Magazine birthday cake worthy of the $25,000 prize and the title of Kids Baking Champion.
Sand Castle Sweets
Season 4 - March 4, 2018
With spring and summer approaching, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are reminded of their favorite place to hang out -- the beach! To earn a place in the finale, the remaining four kid bakers are challenged to create a cereal treat sand castle filled with two different baked goods.
Out of This World
Season 4 - February 25, 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.
Episode 7 - Season 4 - February 18, 2018
Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman have fond memories of the lunches they took to school as kids, so they're challenging the six kid bakers to look at lunch in a new way. From a PBJ sandwich to chicken nuggets to a turkey wrap, the bakers have to turn common lunchbox foods into lookalike dessert masterpieces.
Episode 6 - Season 4 - February 11, 2018
With their plush tails, pointy ears, brightly colored manes and, of course, magical horns, there's a lot to love about unicorns. Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli challenge the eight kid bakers to use their imaginations to create a unicorn cake that illustrates a specific emotion.
Doughnuts Go Nuts
Episode 5 - Season 4 - February 4, 2018
Teamwork makes the dream work! Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman shake things up by asking the eight kid bakers to work in teams to create two different types of doughnuts that come together in one unified and delicious doughnut design.
Cake and Ice Cream 2.0
Episode 4 - Season 4 - January 28, 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.
Episode 3 - Season 4 - January 21, 2018
Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli celebrate her favorite flavor, lemon, by challenging the 10 kid bakers to create lemon bar BFF desserts that highlight lemon and some of its best flavor friends.
Pizza for Dessert
Season 4 - January 14, 2018
What are Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman doing at a pizza parlor? And why is Duff putting sprinkles on pepperoni pizza? It turns out they have a special challenge boxed up and ready to deliver to the 11 kid bakers. The kids have to get creative to turn pizza into a sweet treat by creating dessert pizzas.
Season 4 - January 7, 2018
The new season of Kids Baking Championship kicks off with a new take on everybody's favorite: cake! 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.
Superhero Grand Finale
Season 3 - March 12, 2017
For the finale, the last three kid bakers are given five hours to create an original superhero cake and describe their superhero's powers during tasting. Who will win this last challenge and fly off with $25,000?
Season 3 - March 5, 2017
Kids Baking Championship goes mad scientist! Using futuristic tools, the final four bakers fight for a spot in the finale with molecular gastronomy inspired desserts. Which three kids will make it through the high-tech gauntlet?
Pet Shop Joys
Season 3 - February 26, 2017Cute little pets serve as the inspiration for incredible sweets when the last five kid bakers standing must create a dessert inspired by the animal they are paired with: guinea pig, turtle, rabbit, mini pig or silkie chicken.
Mobile App Cookies
Season 3 - February 19, 2017
Today, there's an app for almost everything! Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman provide app names like Snackchat, Clash of Carbs and Pastry Chef Go. Then, the remaining six kid bakers must design and create mobile app icons out of sugar cookies and explain what each app does.
Season 3 - February 12, 2017
The remaining seven kid bakers become royal subjects to either Valerie "Queen of Pancakes" Bertinelli or Duff "King of Waffles" Goldman and must please their ruler by creating layer cakes made from waffles or pancakes. To increase the stakes, the winning side is immune from elimination.
Season 3 - February 5, 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.
Color Me Wow!
Season 3 - January 29, 2017
In an ode to the outrageous psychedelic colors of tie-dye, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman head back to the 1960s and ask the remaining nine kid bakers to "color them wow" with mind-blowing tie-dye cakes.
Comfort Food Dessert Imposters
Season 3 - January 22, 2017
The most beloved challenge of all pulls up a seat at the local diner! The remaining 10 kid bakers must create a comfort food dessert imposter -- meatloaf, fried chicken, mac and cheese, and more -- to keep their place at the table.
I Lava Volcano
Season 3 - January 15, 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!
Life Is a Carnival
Season 3 - January 8, 2017
The carnival is in town for the Kids Baking Championship kick off! It's a thrill ride when Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman ask the 12 best kid bakers in the country to create carnival-themed cupcakes and incorporate carnival treats like kettle corn, frozen bananas and cotton candy.
Spring Break Cakes
Season 2 - February 28, 2016
In the final challenge, the three remaining kid bakers battle it out for the title of Kids Baking Champion while making spring break-themed cakes. Which baker will emerge the winner and take home $25,000?
Dessert Imposters 2.0
Season 2 - February 21, 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!
Season 2 - February 14, 2016
To celebrate candy in all its glory, the five remaining kid bakers must use three types of candy in a dessert but also keep it balanced, because it's a fine line between candymonium and candy overload!
Lunch Box Desserts
Season 2 - February 7, 2016
The six remaining kid bakers get creative as they invent lunch box desserts. The good news? Trading items is allowed. The bad news? Carrot sticks are tough to work into a dessert!
Season 2 - January 31, 2016
The French macaron is the new cupcake, so the seven remaining kid bakers must take on this extremely demanding dessert, producing three dozen colorful macarons and stacking them to at least five inches high.
Season 2 - January 24, 2016
Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman turn up the heat and ask the remaining eight bakers to incorporate chilies, peppers, cayenne and more into their chocolate creations. The kid bakers must balance the heat in their sweets, so that they showcase the flavor without overwhelming the judges' taste buds.
Eclairs Gone Wild
Season 2 - January 17, 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!
Pie A La Mode
Season 2 - January 10, 2016
For kickoff to the Kids Baking Championship, get ready to eat pies! For their first challenge, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman ask the 10 best kid bakers in the country to elevate classic pies to an art form, but what's pie without homemade ice cream?
Season 1 - April 6, 2015
The four remaining kid bakers are tasked with a massive challenge for the finale: create a celebration cake for the moment they win, along with baked party gifts that complement their cake in flavour and design. Which finalist will become the Kids Baking Champion and take home the prize package that includes $10,000?
Season 1 - April 6, 2015
The kid bakers are hard at work creating the dough and delicious fillings for their stuffed puffs, when Duff and Valerie announce a savory twist.
Season 1 - April 6, 2015
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 tacos and bagels?
Season 1 - April 6, 2015
For this kick off to the Kids Baking Championship, the kid bakers are hard at work to serve up two delicious signature items for a bake sale. Midway through the challenge, Duff and Valerie reveal that the kids must also make a third item using a classic childhood flavor combination.