Sahana Gade, a sixth grader at Quail Valley’s Gifted and Talented Academy, was one of 12 young bakers chosen for season 8 of the Food Network’s "Kids Baking Championship," according to a news release by Fort Bend ISD.
Gade successfully baked a shag cake in week one; however, she was eliminated in week two after Food Network judges Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman said her Neapolitan dessert was too sweet, according to the release.
Gade was recognized by Sugar Land City Council during the Jan. 21 meeting for competing on the show.
“My time on the show was a very wonderful time,” Gade said during the City Council meeting. “I met a lot of my friends, and I learned a lot of life lessons. I learned that I had to follow my passion and never give up.”
Gade recently started a dessert business, Sweet Treats De Sahana. She said her run on "Kids Baking Championship" inspired her to do so.
“After my time on the show, I came back, and I started my own business because I wanted to spread the sweetness and joy of baking,” Gade said at the council meeting. “I’m going to participate in charitable events helping terminally ill children have the best time of their lives with my baking.”
Her business offers cupcake decorating parties, takes custom cake orders, and caters cupcakes and macarons. On her website, Gade said she enjoys learning more about baking and is excited to try new flavor combinations.
In 2019, Gade was named the FBISD Spelling Bee Champion and advanced to the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee. She also is working toward her black belt in taekwondo.
“Last year was a very eventful year,” Gade said at the meeting. “I competed in Scripps National Spelling Bee, and then I competed in Food Network’s 'Kids Baking Championship' and also won a few Fort Bend ISD awards.”