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 9, Episode 1

Flying Colors

Hosts and judges Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman embrace the brushstroke decorating trend by asking the 12 young bakers to create colorful and delicious brushstroke mini cheesecakes.

Friday
Jan 21
7pm | 6c
Season 9, Episode 2

Garden of Eatin'

Garden-themed decorating is gaining in popularity, so Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the 11 young bakers to create garden cakes decorated with actual fruits, herbs and other natural ingredients -- no glitter, sprinkles or fondant allowed.

Friday
Jan 21
8pm | 7c
Season 9, Episode 3

Party in the Sky

What's that beautiful arc of color in the sky? It's a rainbow! For this challenge, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman task the 10 young bakers with working in teams to create vibrant and dazzling cupcake rainbows.

Friday
Jan 21
9pm | 8c
Season 9, Episode 4

Three Square Meals

It's the most-anticipated challenge of the competition -- dessert imposters! Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the nine kid bakers to create breakfast, lunch and dinner imposters.

Friday
Jan 21
10pm | 9c
Season 9, Episode 5

Picnic Time

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman love picnics, but desserts don't always fit into a picnic basket. They challenge the eight young bakers to create portable hand pies and a dressed-up version of "ants on a log."

Friday
Jan 21
11pm | 10c
Season 9, Episode 2

Garden of Eatin'

Garden-themed decorating is gaining in popularity, so Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the 11 young bakers to create garden cakes decorated with actual fruits, herbs and other natural ingredients -- no glitter, sprinkles or fondant allowed.

Saturday
Jan 22
12am | 11c
Season 9, Episode 3

Party in the Sky

What's that beautiful arc of color in the sky? It's a rainbow! For this challenge, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman task the 10 young bakers with working in teams to create vibrant and dazzling cupcake rainbows.

Saturday
Jan 22
1am | 12c
Season 9, Episode 4

Three Square Meals

It's the most-anticipated challenge of the competition -- dessert imposters! Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the nine kid bakers to create breakfast, lunch and dinner imposters.

Saturday
Jan 22
2am | 1c
Season 9, Episode 5

Picnic Time

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman love picnics, but desserts don't always fit into a picnic basket. They challenge the eight young bakers to create portable hand pies and a dressed-up version of "ants on a log."

Saturday
Jan 22
3am | 2c
Season 9, Episode 6

The Spice is Right

Desserts get a balanced hit of sweet, savory, bitter and sour from Chinese five-spice powder, which is a mix of star anise, Szechuan peppercorns, fennel, cinnamon and clove. For this challenge, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman ask the seven young bakers to create Chinese five-spice desserts to stay in the game.

Friday
Jan 28
7pm | 6c
Season 9, Episode 7

Puppy Treats

The competition has gone to the dogs! Supercute puppies, to be exact. To celebrate Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman pair each of the six bakers with an adorable, adoptable puppy and challenge them to create a cake that reflects their puppy's happy life after adoption on his or her first birthday.

Friday
Jan 28
8pm | 7c
Season 9, Episode 8

Edible Expressions

In the cookie face challenge, Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge each of the five bakers to create a giant cookie face with 3-D features that communicate an assigned expression like happy, sad, angry, surprised or excited.

Friday
Jan 28
9pm | 8c
Season 9, Episode 9

Pie Squared

Why have one kind of pie when you can have two? Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman task the four young bakers with creating a two-flavor sheet pan pie. Successfully making two different delicious pie fillings and a tasty crust plus great decorations will land three bakers in the finale.

Friday
Jan 28
10pm | 9c