Kids Baking How-Tos

Bakers in Training 6 Videos

Watch these videos and practice baking at home with your kids.

From Cookies to Cupcakes

Crowd-Pleasing Cakes & Cupcakes

Make any get-together a little sweeter with homemade cakes for any occasion.

All Your Baking Needs
Season 6, Episode 8

Let's Taco About Baking

Dessert impostors come in all shapes and sizes, so Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the five young bakers to make sweet dessert tacos that look like the real thing.

Monday
Mar 11
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 6, Episode 9

Puzzle Me This

It's always a puzzle to determine which three bakers will make it to the finale, and this season, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are making it a sugar cookie puzzle. The four remaining young bakers must make sugar cookie puzzles in assigned flavors like raspberry, butterscotch, spice or lemon to earn a spot in the top three!

Monday
Mar 11
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 6, Episode 10

Desserts Doing Good

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are hosting the ultimate bake sale for the finale. They challenge the remaining three young bakers to create cakes using bake sale items like toffee, rice cereal treats or chocolate-covered pretzels, but the cakes also have to illustrate a common bake sale theme like Drama Club, Dance Club or Chess Club. Only one baker will win $25,000, a spot in Food Network magazine and the title of Kids Baking Champion.

Monday
Mar 11
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 10

Desserts Doing Good

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are hosting the ultimate bake sale for the finale. They challenge the remaining three young bakers to create cakes using bake sale items like toffee, rice cereal treats or chocolate-covered pretzels, but the cakes also have to illustrate a common bake sale theme like Drama Club, Dance Club or Chess Club. Only one baker will win $25,000, a spot in Food Network magazine and the title of Kids Baking Champion.

Tuesday
Mar 12
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 6, Episode 9

Puzzle Me This

It's always a puzzle to determine which three bakers will make it to the finale, and this season, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are making it a sugar cookie puzzle. The four remaining young bakers must make sugar cookie puzzles in assigned flavors like raspberry, butterscotch, spice or lemon to earn a spot in the top three!

Tuesday
Mar 12
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 6, Episode 10

Desserts Doing Good

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are hosting the ultimate bake sale for the finale. They challenge the remaining three young bakers to create cakes using bake sale items like toffee, rice cereal treats or chocolate-covered pretzels, but the cakes also have to illustrate a common bake sale theme like Drama Club, Dance Club or Chess Club. Only one baker will win $25,000, a spot in Food Network magazine and the title of Kids Baking Champion.

Sunday
Mar 17
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 5, Episode 1

#Selfieclairs

A brand-new group of kid bakers introduce themselves via delicious "Selfieclairs"! Using a selfie as inspiration, the bakers create eclairs in assigned flavors and then decorate them to serve as a pate a choux pastry introduction.

Monday
Apr 15
1pm | 12c
Season 5, Episode 2

Defying Gravity

Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli challenge the kid bakers to make magic by creating cakes with a gravity-defying illusions on them. Whose extraordinary cake will rise to the top?

Monday
Apr 15
2pm | 1c
Season 5, Episode 3

Ice Screamers

In a moment of serendipity, Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli create an ice cream sandwich with a doughnut ... which gives them a great idea! The kid bakers will have to turn unexpected baked items like waffles, blondies and cupcakes into outrageous ice cream sandwiches.

Monday
Apr 15
3pm | 2c
Season 5, Episode 4

Imposters Italiano

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman love Italian food so much they're challenging the bakers to create lasagna dessert imposters! The bakers must create meat lasagna, spinach-and-mushroom lasagna or veggie-pesto lasagna imposters if they want to stay in the game.

Monday
Apr 15
4pm | 3c
Season 5, Episode 5

You're in the Ballpark

Thirteen-year-old singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne and her puppet Petunia hang out at the ballpark with Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman while they enjoy their favorite stadium snack of all -- popcorn! This buttery treat inspires the Big Bake challenge where the kid bakers are tasked with making over-the-top popcorn desserts.

Monday
Apr 15
5pm | 4c
Season 5, Episode 6

Bite-Sized Birthday Party

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman love birthday parties at the park so they're taking this inspiration to the Big Bake Challenge. The kid bakers are tasked with creating bite-sized birthday party desserts for an outdoor birthday party and serving them on mini picnic tables!

Monday
Apr 15
6pm | 5c
Season 5, Episode 7

Winning Colors

Thunder claps and lightning strikes greet the bakers but when the storms pass, a rainbow appears and inspires the final challenge -- rainbow cakes! Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman want cakes that have rainbows on the inside and outside. Whoever has the best rainbow cake will win $25,000, a spot in Food Network Magazine and the title of Kids Baking Champion!

Monday
Apr 15
7pm | 6c
Season 6, Episode 1

Bakin' with Bacon

It's no secret that Valerie Bertinelli loves lemon, but Duff Goldman's favorite ingredient is revealed in this season's kick-off challenge -- bacon cupcakes! Each of the 12 young bakers must make a cupcake featuring bacon and an assigned ingredient like maple, chocolate or cherry.

Monday
Aug 12
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 2

Spots and Stripes Forever

Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli take the 11 young bakers on a safari of sweetness as they challenge them to create mini cheesecakes with colorful animal prints, from tiger and zebra stripes to leopard and giraffe spots.

Monday
Aug 12
11am | 10c
Season 6, Episode 3

Brownies vs. Blondies

Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli raise the eternal question: Which are better, brownies or blondies? To settle the debate, they divide the 10 young bakers into teams for the brownies vs. blondies challenge.

Monday
Aug 12
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 4

Macaron Madness

Macarons are a wildly popular dessert, and macarons decorated with faces are a definite trend. Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the nine young bakers to create macarons decorated with happy faces and sad faces.

Monday
Aug 12
1pm | 12c
Season 6, Episode 5

Opposites Attract

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman put the eight young bakers in teams and challenge them to each make half a cake that combines with their teammate's half-cake to make a whole cake representing an opposites theme like fire and ice, night and day, land and sea or big and small.

Monday
Aug 12
2pm | 1c
Season 6, Episode 6

Freaky Flavors

Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli are cooking up something unusual in the science lab ... it's the freaky flavor tarts challenge! Each of the seven young bakers must create a large tart featuring a freaky flavor like jalapeno, goat cheese, yuzu, pink peppercorn, anise, blue cheese or curry.

Monday
Aug 12
3pm | 2c
Season 6, Episode 7

Monkey See, Monkey Bake

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman know that sometimes you can make something extraordinary out of ingredients you have at home. They challenge the six young bakers to turn packaged biscuit dough into dramatic and delicious monkey bread volcanoes.

Monday
Aug 12
4pm | 3c
Season 6, Episode 8

Let's Taco About Baking

Dessert impostors come in all shapes and sizes, so Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the five young bakers to make sweet dessert tacos that look like the real thing.

Monday
Aug 12
5pm | 4c
Season 6, Episode 9

Puzzle Me This

It's always a puzzle to determine which three bakers will make it to the finale, and this season, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are making it a sugar cookie puzzle. The four remaining young bakers must make sugar cookie puzzles in assigned flavors like raspberry, butterscotch, spice or lemon to earn a spot in the top three!

Monday
Aug 12
6pm | 5c
Season 6, Episode 10

Desserts Doing Good

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are hosting the ultimate bake sale for the finale. They challenge the remaining three young bakers to create cakes using bake sale items like toffee, rice cereal treats or chocolate-covered pretzels, but the cakes also have to illustrate a common bake sale theme like Drama Club, Dance Club or Chess Club. Only one baker will win $25,000, a spot in Food Network magazine and the title of Kids Baking Champion.

Monday
Aug 12
7pm | 6c
Season 7, Episode 1

Splatter Up!

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the nine young bakers to get creative and colorful. Cakes in assigned flavors like chocolate, red velvet and coconut are splattered with color -- the brighter and crazier, the better!

Monday
Aug 12
8pm | 7c
Season 7, Episode 2

Desserts to the Rescue!

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the eight bakers to defend Bird Island or Pig Island in this round inspired by the Angry Birds 2 movie. Each baker makes a dozen cupcakes based on a movie character, then they team up to build an edible island.

Monday
Aug 12
9pm | 8c
Season 7, Episode 2

Desserts to the Rescue!

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the eight bakers to defend Bird Island or Pig Island in this round inspired by the Angry Birds 2 movie. Each baker makes a dozen cupcakes based on a movie character, then they team up to build an edible island.

Tuesday
Aug 13
12am | 11c

About the Hosts

Duff Goldman

Ace of Cakes' Duff Goldman started cooking at age 4, when his mom caught him swinging around a cleaver while watching Chef Tell on TV.

Valerie Bertinelli

Valerie is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning actress, spokeswoman and New York Times best-selling author.