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Parents' Guide to

Kids Baking Championship

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Friendly foodie contest is fun for the whole family.

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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 6+

Great show. My kid enjoys watching as well.

Love the show. Those saying it is racist, how do you even know those being sent home had good food? You can't taste it through the television. One season had majority of minorities as well. I do think previous challenge winners should be considered when sending someone home. Especially if they are consistently good. And I have noticed they consider this sometimes. Seriously, though it would be unfair to keep someone solely based on the color of their skin and not how well they bake.
age 6+

Great Show

Just an enjoyable show to watch! Love seeing kids have such an healthy out let. I've learned so much from the kids on this show!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (8 ):

These impressive tweens could put many would-be bakers to shame with their mastery of technique and imaginative creations. It's truly inspirational to watch them at work because they love what they do and they're always looking to improve. Many of them already are accomplished entrepreneurs, so it's easy to imagine all will have future success in the field, regardless of the contest's outcome.

As reality contests go, Kids Baking Championship is about as family-friendly as it gets. The young participants want to win, but there's nothing cutthroat about the process, which is a refreshing change of pace if you're watching with kids. They share supplies and even offer occasional help to each other (reminding another baker that his cake timer went off, for instance) in the common work space, giving the contest more of an air of cooperation than of competition. And with Duff and Valerie making sure they give both professional criticism and positive feedback, even eliminated contenders leave feeling good about their work.

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