In the “Superhero Grand Finale” the top 3 home bakers will compete in their final challenge to become the Kid’s Baking Champion and win $25,000. Valerie “Cake Crusader” & Duff” Dessert Man” announce the bakers have five hours to make a One-of-a Kind Original Superhero Cake, plus an Archenemy Super Villain!
Aidan says he is less into superheroes and more into baking, so he starts on a Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil cake with Mascarpone frosting before he comes up with a superhero idea.
Kaniyah is also using rosemary lemon flavors in her Blueberry Infused Cake with Lemon Icing. Her superhero is Catastrophe Girl who travels around the world and keeps catastrophes from happening. She creates a Mr.Rotten Potato villain out of crushed cream cookies and melted butter.
Justice’s superhero and villain are inspired by his passion for weather: The Weatherman and bad Mr.Sunshine. He is making a tricky rose flavored cake. Justice says, rose represents Hope, Love and Balance, “That’s the doing of The Weatherman!”
Aidan is having some issues. His mascarpone frosting doesn’t work, his cakes smell like scrambled eggs 😮 , the tops are burned and he still doesn’t have a super hero idea! He starts to panic, but keeps it together. He finally comes up with his hero and villain: Prism vs Dismal!Kaniyah uses toothpicks to guide carving her cake into the shape of a shield but has trouble decorating a city onto the sides. It’s very messy and her superhero sculpture is falling apart. She says, “My cake is not how I wanted it to look.”Justice’s cakes look great but his fondant has cracks. He decides he can cover the mistakes with clouds. He sculpts Mr. Weatherman with a cape and puts a “W” on the top.
Time is up.
Justice’s three tier cake looks amazing. His decorations are done well. His cake is moist and he gets the rose flavor just right. Duff would have liked more flavors, like pistachio or honey. Mr. Sunshine is made of marshmallow rice cake. It is nice and gooey and tastes great. Duff tells Justice, “I judge a lot of baking championships, and the execution of this cake here, is on par with any of the adults. You did an amazing job.” 🙂
Aidan describes his superhero for the judges. “My superhero is Prism. He is a being of pure light and shines it through color and emotion and life.” Archenemy Dismal takes away life and energy and color. The cake looks stunning and taste delicious. The lemon flavor with rosemary is amazing. They like his signature Swiss buttercream frosting but wished it was the mascarpone he had promised. Valerie says the cake took the judges to another dimension. They loved it. 🙂
Kaniyah’s Lemon Blueberry Rosemary Cake is very colorful and fun, but it looks a little messy. The cake is dense and tastes more like a blueberry muffin. It tastes very good but is a little dry and chewy. Her potato villain tastes great, The judges like how she combined the cookies with butter, a delicious surprise. Kaniyah’s cake was bright and fun and festive, just like her. 🙂
After much talk, and discussing the superhero cakes, the judges pick a winner. They say it is always a close race in the finale, but this is the closest it has ever been. All three bakers did a great job.
The winner of the Kids Baking Championship is …………… AIDAN!!!! He is so shocked he says “I won? I won?” Everyone comes together for hugs. “I have a whole butterfly migration going through my stomach right now.” Aidan is very proud of himself and he is happy he got to make lots of new friends.
I was so happy for Aidan, he really deserved it. 🙂 And I loved how his superhero cake story was about love and healing. He is an amazing kid.