Spring Baking Championship

Spring Baking Championship

Spring Baking Championship - Episode Guide

Season 4

  • Seasons Change
    Seasons Change

    Episode 7 - Season 4 - April 29, 2018

    Which fruit comes into season in the spring but is often overlooked in baking? The avocado! In the pre-heat, the four bakers must pair avocado with chocolate, lime, orange or ginger in a dessert. In the main heat, the bakers "springify" a winter dessert like pumpkin pie, pecan pie, bread pudding or peppermint bark.

  • Desert Desserts
    Desert Desserts

    Episode 6 - Season 4 - April 22, 2018

    What makes desserts sweet? Usually it's sugar, but in the desert, it's agave. For this pre-heat, the five bakers must use only agave as the sweetener in an assigned dessert -- a tart, a flourless cake, an ice cream sandwich, a doughnut or a cupcake. For the main heat, the bakers make succulent cakes that rival the real thing.

  • Berrylicious

    Season 4 - April 15, 2018

    Tiny desserts are a big trend, especially in the Spring Baking Championship's Berry Tiny Bake Shop. For this pre-heat, the six bakers have to create berry tiny desserts that pack a big punch. In the main heat, it's an explosion of color and design as the bakers take on spring-patterned roll cakes.

  • Spring Eggspressions

    Season 4 - April 8, 2018

    Eggs represent spring and new beginnings better than anything else, and because eclairs use a lot of eggs, the seven bakers take on springtime eclairs in this pre-heat challenge. Then host Ali Khan asks the bakers to create edible spring goodie baskets filled with two types of baked treats -- one of which must use a hard-boiled egg.

  • A Perfect Spring Day

    Season 4 - April 1, 2018

    In the pre-heat, the eight bakers work in teams to create springtime mini pies perfect for an outdoor gathering. In the main heat, the competitors make desserts using three items from a picnic basket -- but they can't make the same thing as their picnic partners.

  • Blooming Delicious

    Season 4 - March 25, 2018

    Spring abounds with gardens and flowers, so for this pre-heat, the nine bakers must create cupcake flower arrangements and amp up the flower power with flower essences. In the main heat, the competitors are challenged to make and decorate mirror-glazed gazing balls and plate them in edible gardens.

  • Spring Colorburst

    Season 4 - March 18, 2018

    The competition kicks off in the pre-heat, when the 10 bakers celebrate the bountiful fruits and bright colors of the season by making fruity, tie-dye mini cheesecakes. In the main heat, the theme -- and the competition -- intensifies when the bakers are asked to incorporate fresh herbs and produce color gradients in their naked ombre cakes.

Season 3

  • Memorial Day Delights

    Season 3 - April 16, 2017

    The three finalists are finishing up with a bang! First, it's a sweet and savory patriotic picnic, followed by a salute to the red, white and blue with American flag cakes. When the flour dust settles, one lucky baker will be celebrating a $50,000 victory.

  • Rainy Day Sweets

    Season 3 - April 9, 2017

    Spring showers are in the forecast! Since rain makes gardens grow, the four remaining bakers must make whoopie pie critters you'd find in a garden. Next, to capture the drips and drops of rainfall, the bakers create colorful drip cakes while eyeing a spot in the finale.

  • Momcentric

    Season 3 - April 2, 2017

    It's baking to celebrate mom! To kick off, the five remaining bakers create fruit tarts from the heart in a kaleidoscope of colors and flavors. Next, they give vintage dessert makeovers to "mom classics" like peach cobbler, bread pudding, chocolate cream pie and pineapple upside-down cake.

  • Springtime Remodeling

    Season 3 - March 26, 2017

    When the weather gets nice, it's time for some remodeling! The six remaining bakers attempt to lighten up a dense, dark brownie and give a classic Napoleon a springtime twist.

  • Derby Desserts

    Season 3 - March 19, 2017

    Big colorful hats, stunning racehorses, roses and bourbon! The seven remaining bakers celebrate the Kentucky Derby with their takes on mint julep desserts and cookie garlands.

  • Sweet Vacations

    Season 3 - March 12, 2017

    For the eight remaining bakers, spring vacations inspire tropical desserts and destination doughnuts based on locations such as a poolside resort, a spring cruise and a Vegas getaway.

  • Easter Treats

    Season 3 - March 12, 2017

    Nine of the best bakers in America embrace the spirit of the Spring Baking season by creating Easter egg desserts and bunny cakes.

Season 2

  • Destination Wedding

    Season 2 - May 15, 2016

    Wedding bells are ringing on the finale of Spring Baking Championship. For the Pre Heat, the three remaining bakers must create an array of hospitable snacks for the welcome baskets for a destination wedding. Then, in the last Main Heat, they must bake the best wedding cake inspired by popular wedding destinations Mexico, Hawaii and Italy. One baker will find sweet success, winning the title of Spring Baking Champion and becoming $50,000 richer!
  • Moms Love Chocolate

    Season 2 - May 8, 2016

    The best way to show you care is with a homemade gift. In this Pre Heat, the bakers must make stunning desserts inspired by classic Mother’s Day gifts. Then, in the Main Heat, they take on the most-classic Mother’s Day gift of all, chocolate. One baker will melt in the competition and will be eliminated.

  • Sweet-Toothed Farmer

    Season 2 - May 1, 2016

    The five remaining bakers are tested in the Pre Heat to transform farm-fresh vegetables into delectable desserts. In the Main Heat, the bakers pay homage to a traditional farmhouse breakfast with bacon-and-egg-themed confections. Who will be scrambled by the competition and get sent home?
  • Bake the Rainbow

    Season 2 - April 24, 2016

    Spring showers bring May flowers — and rainbows! In the Pre Heat, the bakers must whip up a delicious dessert dip to fill the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. For the Main Heat, they will be challenged to create a colorful rainbow-themed dessert in order to stay in the game. Unfortunately, it is not rainbows and sunshine for the contestant who will be eliminated.

  • Great Outdoors

    Season 2 - April 17, 2016

    The seven remaining bakers are taking you out to the ballgame. For the Pre heat they bake sweet treats made from classic ballpark snacks such as popcorn, nachos and soft pretzels. For the Main Heat, they attempt to make BBQ impostor desserts, which look like BBQ but taste like dessert. Who will hit a home run and who will strike out of the competition?
  • Berry Naked

    Season 2 - April 10, 2016

    Spring means it is time to get fruity. For the Pre Heat challenge, eight talented bakers undertake a shortcake makeover, but for a twist, they cannot use the classic springtime fruit, berries. Then the tables are turned in the Main Heat, when they must create a naked cake with berries as the main fruit flavor. The contestant whose cake is not berry tasty will be sent home.

Season 1

  • Wedding Season

    Season 1 - May 31, 2015

    In the epic finale, the three remaining bakers first take on a wedding dessert bar challenge and for their final main heat, it's all about creating a wedding cake that truly deserves to be the centerpiece of the big day. The baker who can impress the judges with the most spectacular wedding cake will become the Spring Baking Champion and take home $50,000!

  • Memorial Day Madness

    Season 1 - May 24, 2015

    The final four bakers must tap into their basic training to create memorable Memorial Day desserts to make it to the finale. First they're challenged to create a layered springtime trifle and then they'll have the freedom to create the dessert of their choosing — as long as it's red, white and blue.

  • Birthday Blast

    Season 1 - May 17, 2015

    The five bakers left in the Spring Baking Championship are challenged to bake for a birthday bash! They kick it off with desserts on a stick and for the main challenge, the bakers must create an amazing birthday cake, paired with homemade ice cream.

  • Mother's Day

    Season 1 - May 10, 2015

    Happy Mother's Day, bakers! In this episode, the bakers take on a special treat, transforming coffee and cream into a delectable dessert, and then they must whip up a festive mom-worthy brunch. 

  • Sweet and Tart

    Season 1 - May 3, 2015

    The seven remaining bakers take sweet and tart to a whole new territory. In the first challenge, they must create a honey dessert and for their main heat challenge, they have to pucker up to lemons and limes and bake a springtime citrus treat.

  • Spring Bounty

    Season 1 - April 26, 2015

    Eight of America's best bakers are ready to prove their skills in the first two challenges of the Spring Baking Championship. First, they'll have to make their best flower-inspired cupcake and in the main heat challenge, they must use farm-fresh ingredients to win over the judges with their most impressive upside-down cake.