Delaware County 6th Grader Competes in Kids Baking Championship

PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- A Delaware County 6th grader is now competing on the show that inspired both her passion for baking and her business.

Cydney Cain, 11, is on the latest season of Kids Baking Championship.

The young entrepreneur from Prospect Park, Pa. is going for the win one sweet creation at a time.

Cydney is not only a baker, and a young businesswoman, she's also a cheerleader, a pianist and a gymnast.

And she's representing Delco on this brand new season of the popular Food Network show.

"I started baking when I was 6 because it looked super cool and it just looked so fun," Cydney says, recalling the first thing she ever baked.

"Vanilla pound cake is what I first baked from scratch."

Cydney says she learned watching Kids Baking Championship.

Now, she's on the show.

"It's crazy, because I never thought that would happen," she laughs. "It's just surreal."

And so is her resume. At just 11 years old, Cydney is also a businesswoman.

Her grandmother inspired her to start her company, Blessed Baker.

"My family always called me blessed because I could bake at such a young age," she says.

Her specialties include the pound cake that started it all, pineapple coconut, strawberry shortcake and special occasion cakes.

How does she manage 6th grade, a baking business and being on a big television show?

"I do school and then after school I get my baking out of the way," she says.

"I am extremely proud," says her mom, Tynise. "She is an amazing child, not just as a baker, but just as a person, as a human."

Cydney also says she's grown a lot during this process.

"I learned that I'm better than I thought at baking," she says. "I didn't always have the best confidence, but this gave me a boost of confidence.

And hearing the criticism? "I take it and I roll with it."
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