Kids Baking Championship Returns with a Supersized New Season
Ten small but majorly talented bakers will be put to the test on Season 2 of Kids Baking Championship, premiering Monday, Jan. 4 at 8|7c. Hosts, mentors and judges Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli will lead the contestants, ranging in age from 10 to 13, through the difficult yet delicious challenges that test the kids' baking skills. Pies, eclairs, macarons, cakes, cookies and more will be on the agenda. During the course of eight episodes, the kids will face eliminations until the best baker rises to the top, earning the title of Kids Baking Champion and $25,000.
Click the play button above to watch a sneak peek of the new season.
To kick off the series, the 10 kid bakers will get to work creating the perfect pie with just the right balance of crust and filling. Midway through the challenge, Valerie and Duff will reveal that each of the kids must also make a flavored ice cream from scratch to complement their pie.
In this challenge the kid bakers are asked to create a dozen tasty and artfully decorated eclairs. Halfway through the challenge the bakers will face a surprising twist in the competition, and they each must make a half dozen eclairs in the shape of their favorite animal.
With only eight bakers left in the competition, the kids will be challenged to make decadent, delicious chocolate desserts from scratch. To spice things up, Duff and Valerie challenge the young bakers to incorporate chiles, peppers, cayenne, and other hot and spicy ingredients into their chocolate desserts.
In this episode the kid contestants must make three dozen macarons in at least two different colors for a beautiful macaron display. Which baker will have what it takes to make it through this tough challenge with a surprising twist?
In this episode the six remaining bakers must each create a dessert that utilizes three randomly assigned popular lunchbox items. The good news is that trading items is allowed, but who will be able to create a tasty treat using a cheese sandwich or potato chips?
In this candy-filled challenge, the five remaining bakers must each create a dessert using at least three different kinds of candy from a huge candy display. In the middle of the competition, Duff and Valerie reveal that each of the contestants must use a torch to help create their final treat.
It was the most-beloved challenge of Season 1, and this time it's been updated with a wild twist. The four young bakers must each make a dessert item masquerading as a savory dish. This time they must also create a non-sweet cupcake to pair with their dessert impostor.
In the finale the three remaining bakers battle it out for the title of Kids Baking Champion in a spring break-themed cake challenge. Only one will be victorious and take home the grand prize of $25,000.
Fans can visit FoodNetwork.com/bakingchampionship for photo galleries, exclusive videos, winning recipes, baking tips and more. Plus, join in the baking banter on Twitter using #BakingChampionship.
After the premiere, kids and their parents can join the baking fun at home with a sweet contest for a chance to win a trip for four to New York City and a tour of the Food Network Kitchen.