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Texas Kids Compete on the Food Network’s ‘Kids Baking Championship’

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Season 6 of the “Kids Baking Championship” on the Food Network is in full gear and well-represented with a few talented young Texas bakers such as Madison Totaro, a Canyon Ridge Middle School sixth-grader. Totaro is one of three contestants competing from Texas for the grand prize of $25,000, a feature in Food Network Magazine, and the title of Kids Baking Champion, as shared by the Hill Country News.

Texas Kids Compete on the Food Network's 'Kids Baking Championship'

Photo: Instagram/madison_bakes

A dozen school-age kids are competing for the bragging rights of being crowned the baking champion, each bringing their own unique recipes to wow the judges’ taste buds and hopefully score the winning combinations at the end of the show. The season started in early January and runs through March.

Madison, who lives with her parents and younger sister in the Steiner Ranch area, shared with hillcountrynews.com that she regularly watched the “Kids Baking Championship” program with her grandmother. The two also shared a love for baking. Their culinary experiments began with cupcakes and rice crispy treats, before moving on the pies and tarts. Her affinity for baking began at the tender age of four, and for some time now it’s been her dream to be on the show when she got older.

Texas Kids Compete on the Food Network's 'Kids Baking Championship'

Photo: Instagram/jaxon_baking

You could say Madison foretold her future as her opportunity to audition came knocking on her door. “I always worked toward it,” she told the Hill Country News. “And then there was this audition… We had to send in pictures, videos of me baking and stuff like that,” as shared by the Hill Country News. For her audition, she baked delectables such as tarts, cakes, eclairs, and macrons. They must have done the trick, because the Food Network came calling one night to let her parents know she was selected to be a contestant on the show.

Not to be outdone, but this season also has two other contestants in the running for an even better chance of the winner being crowned from Texas. Jaxon Remillard is from Mansfield, Texas, and Gavin Crawford of Houston, Texas. Both young men have some serious baking skills from the looks of their Instagram posts and their own impressive desserts that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Texas Kids Compete on the Food Network's 'Kids Baking Championship'

Photo: Instagram/smore12345678

Celebrity judges Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli have their work cut out for them this season as they taste their way through the delicious treats on the menu, such as the bacon cupcakes.

As a parent, one might wonder how such a competition would weigh on such young competitors, but Madison’s parents said that working with the cast, producers, and network was a wonderful experience, free of negativity. Some heartwarming advice Madison’s parents shared with her is something we can all be inspired by. Madison told Hill Country News that her parents offered her these words of wisdom, “‘You’ve done such a great accomplishment even getting on the show. And even if you don’t win, you still made it. You still did an amazing job.’ And I just thought that was a great thing for them to say.”

The show was filmed in New Orleans, and the season started on January 7. Tune in to the Food Network at 8 p.m. on Mondays to watch the exciting season to see who is crowned the baking champion. As for Madison, she has plans to own a bakery someday and to have a signature line of bakeware.