Spring Baking Championship - Episode Guide
Mother's Day Party
Season 5 - May 6, 2019
The pressure mounts in the Spring Baking Championship finale as the three remaining bakers celebrate Mother's Day. For cocktail hour, the competitors must make Mom two different baked items inspired by mai tais, mojitos or mimosas. Then they use flavors inspired by Mom's favorite coffee drinks to create cakes featuring their Mother's Day gifts, like an edible box filled with Mom's favorite candy. One baker wins the title of Spring Baking Champion and takes home the $25,000 prize.
Pretty in Pink
Season 5 - April 29, 2019
Pink is the color of spring, and rose is the perfect party wine, so the four remaining bakers are charged with making mini desserts featuring rose and cheese. Then it's off to the races in the spirit of the Kentucky Derby as the bakers make all-pink party desserts using pink ingredients.
Marvelous Mother Nature
Season 5 - April 22, 2019
For Earth Day, the five bakers are celebrating the bounty of Mother Nature, starting with wondrous walnut desserts featuring an assortment of flower honeys. Then the competitors find themselves in a forest grove filled with wild berries, which they must use to flavor an enchanted forest cake with edible moss.
Season 5 - April 15, 2019
Easter is a time for colorful desserts and marshmallow treats, so the six remaining bakers have to create an ooey-gooey marshmallow dessert in a bright Easter color. For the main heat, it's off to the Easter parade for some fun with fashion as the competitors must bake and decorate a tropical fruit-flavored dessert that looks just like an Easter bonnet.
Southern Spring Bakeover
Season 5 - April 8, 2019
The seven bakers put a spring spin on Southern classics, starting with the challenge of turning a can of biscuits into a spring dessert flavored with lemonade, bourbon or sweet tea. In the main heat, host Clinton Kelly asks each baker not only to give a classic Southern cake a spring makeover but also to include a Southern pantry ingredient like pickled peaches or pepper jelly. Also featured is a surprise appearance by Southern baking expert Jason Smith.
Spring Dream Teams
Season 5 - April 1, 2019
In the spirit of spring romance, the eight bakers are paired up in teams to create harmonious mashups of two different desserts. In the main heat, the pressure is on at the Spring Baking Championship Spelling Bee when the teams have to make colorful cream tart words that evoke spring -- and need to be spelled correctly!
Spring at the County Fair
Season 5 - March 25, 2019
Spring is a time for fun at the fair, so the nine bakers are tasked with creating blue ribbon-worthy rhubarb pies with decorative crusts. The competition gets wild and wacky in the main heat when the competitors have to make larger-than-life, wild and wacky versions of favorite fairground treats.
Spring Has Sprung
Season 5 - March 18, 2019
Ten bakers celebrate spring by combining all things cute and delicious in their spring animal-themed doughnuts for the first challenge. In the main heat, the competitors get in touch with their inner artists as they create watercolor cakes featuring iconic spring fruits and vegetables.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 - May 15, 2016Wedding 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.
Season 2 - May 1, 2016The 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.
Season 2 - April 17, 2016The 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?
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 - 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.
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.
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.
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.