After a nationwide search, eight kid bakers have emerged as contenders for the title of Kids Baking Champion. Hosts and judges Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli lead these talented young bakers through tasty challenges designed to find the most impressive and creative baker. At stake, a sweet prize package that includes a complete bakers' kitchen of Food Network baking products, a profile in Food Network Magazine, an original cake featured at Charm City Cakes and $10,000 in prize money. Only one will rise to become the Kids Baking Champion.
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?

Friday
May 10
8pm | 7c
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.

Friday
May 10
9pm | 8c
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.

Friday
May 10
10pm | 9c
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?

Saturday
May 11
12am | 11c
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.

Saturday
May 11
1am | 12c
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.

Saturday
May 11
2am | 1c
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.

Friday
May 17
7pm | 6c
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.

Friday
May 17
8pm | 7c
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!

Friday
May 17
9pm | 8c
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!

Friday
May 17
10pm | 9c
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.

Saturday
May 18
12am | 11c
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!

Saturday
May 18
1am | 12c
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!

Saturday
May 18
2am | 1c
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.

Friday
Jul 19
7pm | 6c
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?

Friday
Jul 19
8pm | 7c
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.

Friday
Jul 19
9pm | 8c
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.

Friday
Jul 19
10pm | 9c
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?

Saturday
Jul 20
12am | 11c
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.

Saturday
Jul 20
1am | 12c
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.

Saturday
Jul 20
2am | 1c
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.

Friday
Jul 26
7pm | 6c
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.

Friday
Jul 26
8pm | 7c
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!

Friday
Jul 26
9pm | 8c
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!

Friday
Jul 26
10pm | 9c
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.

Saturday
Jul 27
12am | 11c
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!

Saturday
Jul 27
1am | 12c