The Best Dessert Imposters from Kids Baking Championship

Each season the kid contestants are tasked with creating savory-looking dishes for the Dessert Imposter challenge. Browse photos of the best creations from previous seasons to see how creative these young bakers can be.

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In season 3, Cole made imposter meatloaf with coffee-infused chocolate cake "meat," strawberry coulis "ketchup," hazelnut-banana buttercream "mashed potatoes" and green modeling chocolate "green beans."

Beef Skewers

In season 2, Yashimabet built her imposter beef skewers with brownie "beef," strawberry "tomatoes," apricot-and-mint "peppers" and a white chocolate ganache "tzatziki dipping sauce."

Chips and Salsa

In season 1, Cody made convincing imposter chips and salsa out of pizzelle "tortilla chips" and red cherry and green grape "salsa."


In season 1, Payton made imposter pizza with a sugar cookie "crust," toasted marshmallow "cheese," fondant "pepperoni," gummy fish "green peppers" and chocolate-peanut butter "olives."

Hamburger Sliders

In season 1, Natalie made hamburger sliders featuring brownie "patties" with a vanilla cupcake "bun," "thousand island" frosting, toasted coconut "lettuce" and a licorice "tomato."


In season 1, Annika made imposter sushi featuring a white cake base with butter cream filling rolled in green fondant "seaweed," topped with rice cereal treat "rice," red licorice and green buttercream served with sugar cookie "rice'" and buttercream "soy sauce" and "wasabi."

Fish Tacos

In season 6, Meadow made tacos with cake pop tortilla shells filled with cake pop fried "fish," chocolate "lettuce," chocolate "tomato," grated white chocolate "cheese" and a marshmallow cream "salsa."

Chicken Tacos

In season 6, Davis made tacos with deep-fried crepe "taco shells" with white chocolate-blondie "chicken," white chocolate "lettuce," torched-marshmallow "cheese," crème fraiche-honey "sour cream" and raspberry-mango-mint "salsa."

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

In season 4, Abby made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich imposter with vanilla bean cake "bread," vanilla bean pastry cream "peanut butter," mixed berry jam and strawberry whipped cream.

Chicken Nuggets

In season 4, Bryn made chicken nugget imposters with passionfruit cake pop "chicken," passion fruit buttercream "honey mustard" and sugar cookie "french fries."

Spaghetti and Meatballs

In season 1, Cody made imposter-style spaghetti and meatballs with fondant-based "spaghetti" and brownie "meatballs" topped with green sugar "parsley" and red doughnut "tomato sauce" with toasted biscotti "bread."