Season premieres Monday, Jan. 2, on Food Network
Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman welcome a new batch of 12 impressive bite-sized bakers with tons of talent on Monday, Jan. 2 (8 p.m. ET/PT), for a new season of "Kids Baking Championship" on Food Network.
During the 10-week competition, the kid contestants (ranging in age from 9 to 12) must show off their baking skills and creativity as they whip up delectable desserts despite difficult, themed challenges such as carnival cupcakes, erupting volcano cakes, throwback treats and the always-popular challenge, dessert imposters. Only one will rise to the top to win the sweet grand prize of $25,000 to become the "Kids Baking" champion.
"Kids Baking Championship" contestants include: Aidan Berry (Shalimar, Florida: age 12), Kaniyah Cary (Portsmouth, Virginia: age 10), Brooke Cumberland (Greenwich, Connecticut: age 9), Charlotte d'Arabian (Coronado, California: Age 10), Justice Faustina (Napa, California: age 12), Cole Frederickson (Thousand Oaks, California: age 12), Keili Gorczyca (San Francisco: age 10), Jason Intravartolo (Seattle: age 11), Maya Jindal (Great Falls, Virginia: age 9), Dylin Musgrove (Grovetown, Georgia: age 12), Reese Smith (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan: age 10), and Audra Tow (Aurora, Colorado: age 10).