A 12-year-old Haverford boy is demonstrating his baking skills as a contestant on the Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship,” writes Linda Stein for Main Line Media News.
Avner Schwartz said he started helping his mom cook when he was around 4 years old. By 6, he became interested in baking and watched YouTube videos to perfect his techniques. He practices baking after school, he said.
“I started baking small stuff and it became what it is today,” he said.
Schwartz made his trademark chocolate cake recipe on the show that aired Jan. 6. The cake featured multicolored, tie-dye, shag carpet icing in keeping with that episode’s ’70s theme.
Schwartz started his own company ,Gingee Says, selling baked items, a couple years ago.
He was discovered by casting agents on Instagram who asked him to try out for the show. Schwartz said the company name stems from his red hair.
The show features 12 contestants ages 10 to 13 competing for a $25,000 prize and a spot in Food Network Magazine.
Schwartz will host a Feb. 8 bake sale at Di Bruno Bros. in the Ardmore Farmer’s Market to benefit Simon’s Heart.
Read more about Schwartz’s baking success here.