Kids Baking Championship: The Top Creations, Season 8

See the amazing desserts these talented kids created when faced with Duff and Valerie's fun challenges.

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Photo By: Rob Pryce

Photo By: Rob Pryce

Photo By: Rob Pryce

Photo By: Rob Pryce

Photo By: Rob Pryce

Photo By: Rob Pryce

Photo By: Rob Pryce

Challenge: Shag Cakes

For the first challenge, Duff and Valerie tasked the bakers to use a grass icing tip to create a shag carpet cake. Reggie's lime olive oil cake with mandarin orange center and American buttercream is decorated with a shag lime on top. Duff thought the olive oil was "really pronounced, and it’s such a great vehicle for other stuff." Valerie loved this cake too, saying that "the lime with the olive oil really taste nice."

Challenge: Shag Cakes

Sam’s motto is to "go big or go home," so he went with a three-layer caramel white cake with a caramel filling. He used cherry buttercream in between the layers.

Challenge: Shag Cakes

Avner's chocolate cake stood out with a vanilla rainbow buttercream. For the twist, he used mandarin chocolate buttercream filling.

Challenge: Shag Cakes

Anthony topped his strawberry-vanilla cake with the word "shag" to emphasize the challenge name. His cake also had a cherry cheesecake filling and was decorated with strawberry buttercream.

Challenge: Neapolitan Desserts

During the second week, the bakers were challenged to create a Neapolitan style dessert. Anthony's vanilla & chocolate macarons were filled with vanilla mascarpone and strawberry jam.

Challenge: Neapolitan Desserts

Morgan filled her Napoleon éclair with vanilla pastry cream and strawberry buttercream. She used chocolate ganache as her topping.

Challenge: Neapolitan Desserts

Naima used chocolate ganache to decorate her plate Pollock-style. She filled her éclair with vanilla bean and strawberry pastry cream. Valerie loved the dessert, saying that “each individual ingredient is fabulous all by itself, and when you put them together it’s beyond good.”

Challenge: Neapolitan Desserts

Avner’s Napoleon with vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry buttercream. He used a glaze to give his dessert a marbled effect.

Challenge: Neapolitan Desserts

Elise was happy when she got macarons for the Neapolitan challenge, as they are “her specialty.” She used Swiss meringue buttercream to fill her macarons and topped them off with some powdered sugar.