Review: Kids Baking Championship


The nine young contestants smile for a picture with the hosts Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli. They were eager to show Goldman and Bertinelli what they were capable of in the kitchen.

Bailey Egan, Print Staff

   Hosted by Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli and aired on Food Network, Kids Baking Championship is a fun, lighthearted reality TV show centered around 12 bakers, with ages ranging from 9 to 12, as they work to win the title of Kids Baking Champion.  

  Throughout the season the contestants receive challenges and usually have 90 minutes to 2 hours to complete each one. After tasting each creation, the judges send one baker home, leaving the remaining ones to go on to the next round. This continues until the finale when three kids fight to become the winner.  

  The last episode of the most recent season aired on Sep. 16, 2019. Throughout the season, the contestants were challenged to bake creative cakes, cupcakes, doughnuts, dessert imposters, poke cakes and pies. The judges determine who goes home by looking at taste, texture, creativity and more.  

   The first baker went home due to a cake that looked almost raw. This was a good decision because the other bakers did a great job with the challenge and impressed the judges.

   The second challenge required the kids to work with a partner to make an Angry Birds scene out of  cupcakes. It was nice to see the young bakers channel their creativity and uniqueness while working as a team. While doing this, the judges threw a twist at the bakers. During the baking time, they had to switch partners. Even though this caused some stress for the kids, they were able to bounce back and make beautiful creations that still had a good taste.  

  In the finale, the bakers had to think out of the box to bake a cake that made them stand out and really showed off their baking abilities. The show as a whole taught the young kids a lot about baking and the creative aspect was prominent throughout the whole thing. This show allows the contestants to use their mature baking skills while still being a unique, creative kid.