Meet the Kids Baking Championship Contestants

Get to know this batch of bakers who will face off in season 6.

Hosts Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman pose with the contestants for a photo, as seen on Kids Baking Championship, Season 6.

Photo by: Bruce France

Bruce France

12 kids are in for the competition of their lifetime beginning January 7 at 9|8c. Hosts and judges Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman test the baking chops of the young bakers, ranging in age from 9 to 13, as they guide them through a series of challenges. The kids face tasty tasks like making freaky flavor tarts and emoji cookies on their way to $25,000, a spot in Food Network Magazine and the title of Kids Baking Champion.

In the first episode you meet the contestants and get a taste of their unbridled enthusiasm for the competition. “Seeing the kitchen for the first time, I was like ... this is so cool!” says Nyah, 11, from New Rochelle, New York. “This kitchen has everything you can imagine,” exclaims Casey, 13, from Rockford, Michigan. “When Duff and Valerie walk into the room it’s mind blowing,” says Misha, 12, from Annapolis, Maryland.

In the first challenge, Duff finally gets his favorite flavor as the main ingredient: Bacon! The bakers must create cupcakes that use bacon and another assigned flavor. Tune in Monday, January 7 at 9|8c to see what these pint-sized bakers create on Kids Baking Championship.

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