At his Blue Hill home, 7-year-old Colby Lacasse makes pie crust for a chocolate pie in honor of his father’s birthday. PHOTO BY TAYLOR BIGLER

Blue Hill boy still in the running for Kids Baking Champion



BLUE HILL — A peanut butter pie with Oreo cookie crust helped Colby Lacasse get one step closer to winning Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship.”

Colby, a 12-year-old baker and Blue Hill Consolidated School student, is now up against eight other bakers for the Kids Baking Champion title and a $25,000 prize after surviving the first round of competition.

During Monday’s premiere, the bakers were assigned the task of making a pie, which is Colby’s forte.

Unfortunately, he did not land a bean bag toss that would have given him an “advantage” to use blueberries for his signature blueberry-maple pie.

“I feel so mad right now,” Colby said.

Despite his disappointment, Colby whipped up a peanut butter pie with Oreo cookie crust.

Midway through the 90-minute allotted baking time the judges threw in a twist: each baker had to make ice cream to complement their pies, and it could not be vanilla.

Colby confidently created a peanut butter ice cream to go along with his decadent pie.

Although the judges, Duff Goldman of “Cupcake Wars” and Valerie Bertinelli of 1980s and 1990s sitcoms, suggested some pointers for a more appetizing presentation, they complimented the taste of Colby’s pie and the “subtle” peanut butter flavor in his ice cream.

Catch “Kids Baking Championship” Mondays at 8 p.m. on Food Network to keep up with Colby.

Taylor Bigler Mace

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