GREENWICH, Conn. -- A 9-year-old Greenwich girl will compete on the Food Network's Kids Baking Championship, which premiered on Monday, Jan. 2.
Brooke Cumberland is one of 12 contestants in the 10-week competition for children ages 9-12. The young bakers must show off their baking skills and creativity as they whip up delectable desserts despite difficult, themed challenges such as carnival cupcakes, erupting volcano cakes, throwback treats, and dessert imposters.
One child will win a $25,000 grand prize. Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman host the competition.
"Baking is a way for me to express my mind,'' Brooke said on a casting video for the show. "I could do anything they throw at me," Brooke said she started cooking when she was 2-year-old when she helped her grandmother with baking. One of her favorite deserts is Key Lime Pie. Click here for the casting video.
In the premiere episode, "Life is a Carnival," the young bakers must try and incorporate carnival treats such as kettle corn, frozen bananas, and cotton candy into their creations.
Click here for more information about the show.