Nash Roe looks like a regular metro-region teenager.

He hangs out with pals, spends time with spouse and children, likes touring, and performs the piano.

But one matter separates Roe from his classmates. The Clive eighth grader is also a contestant on the new time of the extended-operating Meals Network collection “Kids Baking Championship,” a 10-week contest showcasing a dozen youthful house bakers battling it out in a sequence of troubles.

The truth show, hosted by ’70s sitcom star Valerie Bertinelli and cake creator Duff Goldman, consists of a unique twist in the course of its 11th time: the roster of youth opponents is presently on the rise in their respective hometowns.

“In previous seasons, they’ve performed ‘make cupcakes, make a tiny macaron,’” Nash reported. “This period, they truly primarily based it off your business.”

Roe is the 13-year-old operator-operator of Nash’s Confections, a residence-centered bakeshop identified for his rendition of the typical bakery dish cinnamon rolls, the Cinna-Roe.

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Baking a starting

All through his childhood, Roe’s mom Estee went as a result of a period the place she created all the things feasible: from ketchup and mustard to little one foods and bread. Nash would assist her in the kitchen area, she claimed.

But the enjoy for baked items, which commenced when he was a infant, started off during visits to grandma’s house.

Inevitably, Roe assisted his grandma Debbie Roe’s great good friend Maureen Sedlacek, the proprietor of Keosauqua-centered Legacy Bakery, prep orders and produce baked items.