Spring Baking Championship

Spring Baking Championship

Spring Baking Championship - Episode Guide

Season 7

  • Spring Forward and Back

    Season 7 - April 12, 2021

    In this delightful, delectable review of Spring Baking Championship's greatest hits, we count down the most memorable moments and dishes from seasons past alongside sneak previews of jaw-dropping spring bakes from the upcoming season.

  • Farm Favorites and Memorable Bakes

    Season 7 - March 8, 2021

    Eleven bakers begin the competition with a farm theme. Host Ali Khan challenges them make farm stand breakfast treats, and then they try to impress judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman with a cake and dessert tribute to happy, dancing cows. There's also a look back at the most memorable moments from seasons past and sneak previews of jaw-dropping spring bakes to come.

Season 6

  • Spring Senioritis - Class of 2020

    Season 6 - May 4, 2020

    The pressure mounts in the Spring Baking Championship finale as the three remaining bakers celebrate graduation day by making an honor roll dessert and a diploma dessert with a dipping sauce. Then the competitors create prom-night cakes themed to the '50s, '60s or '80s. One baker wins the title of Spring Baking Champion and the $25,000 prize.
  • Mom's Spring Getaway

    Season 6 - April 27, 2020

    It's Mother's Day, and Mom takes a spring vacation to celebrate. Inspired by Mom's favorite cocktail, the four remaining bakers create sweet, spicy margarita madness desserts. Then the competitors make look-alike baked goods based on Mom's pool float, choosing between flamingo, swan, seahorse or peacock.
  • Spring Flower Power

    Season 6 - April 20, 2020

    It's all things spring and flower-centric when the five remaining bakers are assigned cherries, cherry blossom decor and a crumble dessert to combine into a fabulous floral fusion. Then the competitors work with an ever-popular trend to create flower-crown cakes.


  • Spring Declutter

    Season 6 - April 13, 2020

    Spring is the time to clean and streamline, so the six remaining competitors make minimalist creations that are both flourless and flower-less. Then the bakers choose a crafted item from a funky yard sale and use it as inspiration for a gorgeous dessert.

  • Trolls World Tour

    Season 6 - April 6, 2020

    In celebration of the upcoming movie, the seven remaining bakers join the Trolls World Tour and are challenged to make colourful tiny Troll treats. Then the competitors have VIP all-access passes to a Troll rock concert and must create cakes with a musical Troll tribe theme.

  • Spring in the Great Outdoors: Team Challenges

    Season 6 - March 30, 2020

    It's team challenge week, and the eight bakers grab a buddy to spring into the outdoors. First, they bake tasty hand-held treats for a hike. Then it's time for a bike ride as each baker must make a Paris-Brest wheel and work with their teammate to create a complete two-wheeled dessert, decorated for a ride through a vineyard, canyon, city park or country lane.

  • The One About Puppies and Kitties

    Season 6 - March 23, 2020

    It's raining cats and dogs as the nine competing bakers make "kittyclairs" -- eclairs with an orange kitty theme. Then they play puppy games, making desserts with sporty themes like a kayaking poodle and a tennis-loving Labrador.

  • Spring Skies

    Season 6 - March 16, 2020

    The ten competing bakers celebrate the spring equinox by first making colourful and delicious doughnuts themed to either sunrise or sunset. Then the theme is stargazing at night, and each baker is assigned a celestial event to bring to life in dessert form. There are shooting stars, the Milky Way, the Northern Lights, meteor showers and more.

  • Spring's Natural Wonders

    Season 6 - March 9, 2020

    Eleven bakers celebrate the natural beauty of spring by making perfectly patterned spring fruit geometric tarts. Then they show off their skills by making trendy fault line cakes that feature spring transformations such as caterpillar to butterfly, rain showers into sunshine and bare trees bursting into bloom.

Season 5

  • 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.

  • Easter Delights

    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

  • Seasons Change

    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

    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

  • Momcentric

    Season 3 - March 4, 2018

    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 4, 2018

    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 4, 2018

    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 4, 2018

    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 4, 2018

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

  • Memorial Day Delights

    Season 3 - April 20, 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 20, 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 2

  • Bake the Rainbow

    Season 2 -

    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.

  • Berry Naked

    Season 2 -

    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.

  • Destination Wedding

    Season 2 -

    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!
  • Great Outdoors

    Season 2 -

    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?
  • Moms Love Chocolate

    Season 2 -

    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 -

    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?

Season 1

  • Spring Break

    Season 1 - May 3, 2021

    Fun spring getaways are the name of the game as host Ali Khan challenges the remaining bakers to combine destination desserts with classic snacks. The Spring Break fun continues as the bakers create a two-dessert landscape resembling a vacation in a national forest, amusement park, city or tropical beach. Judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman decide which bakers make it into the finale.

  • Spring Pastimes

    Season 1 - April 26, 2021

    Emerging from winter hibernation into spring, there are so many fun things to do! Host Ali Khan challenges the remaining bakers to make a fruity spring dessert in a skillet to enjoy around the campfire. Then each baker is assigned a wintry, indoor craft and tasked with creating a look-alike, spring-themed cake for judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman.

  • The Spring Cookie Classic

    Season 1 - April 19, 2021

    Inspired by the famous Georgia Peach Ice Cream Sandwich, host Ali Khan challenges the bakers to invent their own spring delight featuring cookies, ice cream and fruit. Then they're assigned classic and beloved cookies to turn into a fabulous and tasty spring dessert for judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman.

  • Spring Flower Fiesta

    Season 1 - April 12, 2021

    Spring bursts into bloom as host Ali Khan challenges the bakers to use pressed and dried flowers in their party desserts. Then they get to pull out all the spring stops in a flower fantasy cake that features a flower flavour such as hibiscus, rose, jasmine and elderflower. Judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman choose the winner.

  • Spring Babies

    Season 1 - April 5, 2021

    It's a spring baby bonanza for the bakers when host Ali Khan challenges them to make desserts that look like gorgeous baby gifts and have spring flavor pairings like lemon and thyme, rhubarb and ginger, and kumquat and mint. After the gifts are baked, it's time for the party! The bakers must create baby shower dessert towers to impress judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman.

  • Spring Romance

    Season 1 - March 29, 2021

    It's team challenge week and love is in the air as host Ali Khan pairs up the bakers for some romantic challenges. First, the teams must create a beautiful proposal dessert plate for a spring couple ready to pop the question. Then it's all about baking a spring wedding cake, but each baker must make half the cake without seeing their teammate's work because love is blind! Judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman decide if the halves come together for a perfect match and a winning cake.

  • Spring Bunnies and Chickens, Oh My!

    Season 1 - March 22, 2021

    Spring is the season of bunnies and chicks! Host Ali Khan challenges the bakers to contemplate the question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, as they create beautiful edible eggs with a surprise flavour and decorative spring chick. Then the bakers face Spring Baking Championship's first ever bread challenge as they try to impress judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman with their spectacular hot cross bunnies -- giant bread bunnies inspired by the traditional hot cross bun.

  • Birthday Blast

    Season 1 -

    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.

  • Memorial Day Madness

    Season 1 -

    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.

  • Mother's Day

    Season 1 -

    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. 

  • Spring Bounty

    Season 1 -

    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. 

  • Sweet and Tart

    Season 1 -

    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.

  • Wedding Season

    Season 1 -

    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!