Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the nine young bakers to get creative and colorful. Cakes in assigned flavors like chocolate, red velvet and coconut are splattered with color -- the brighter and crazier, the better!
Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the eight bakers to defend Bird Island or Pig Island in this round inspired by the animated film The Angry Birds Movie 2. Each baker makes a dozen cupcakes based on a character from the film, then they team up to build an edible island.
Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman ask the seven young bakers to make a giant doughnut cake. Using Bundt cake pans, the bakers make a cake in an assigned flavor like strawberry or maple and then decorate it to look like an oversized doughnut.
The six young bakers must fake it to make it as Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge them to create imposters that look like international dishes, such as sushi or shish kebab, but taste like dessert.
Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the five young bakers to each make a poke cake with fillings such as pureed fruit or pudding. To increase the cuteness factor, they must decorate it to look like the pokiest little critter -- a hedgehog!
Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman present the four young bakers with late-summer fruit and challenge them to bake a beautiful, delicious pie. Only the cream of the crop will make it to the finale!
Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are lost in space and challenge the three remaining bakers to create cakes that look like a spaceship, aliens or another planet. The most out-of-this-world cake wins, and only one baker will claim $25,000, a spot in Food Network Magazine and the title of Kids Baking Champion.