Halloween Baking Championship

The BEST episodes of Halloween Baking Championship

Every episode of Halloween Baking Championship ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Halloween Baking Championship!

Richard Blais hosts the country's top bakers as they battle it out to create Halloween's spookiest and most-irresistible treats. From spider cupcakes, cheesecake coffins and witch finger cookies to towering confections of terror, these bakers must prove their skills to judges Ron Ben-Israel, Carla Hall and Sherry Yard to land the $25,000 prize and the title of Halloween Baking Champion!

Last Updated: 9/26/2022Network: Food Network
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Circus of Dread
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9.06
18 votes

#1 - Circus of Dread

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/22/2018

A group of talented bakers enter the fortune-telling tent at the Circus of Dread in the pre-heat challenge. The competitors are tasked with creating tarot card desserts featuring blood orange, fig or passion fruit. The bakers then enter the Creepy Clown Hall of Fame in the main heat where they create impressive desserts that will land one of them in the finale.

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Fall Forward Desserts
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8.83
12 votes

#2 - Fall Forward Desserts

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/1/2018

In the 'Silence of the Yams' pre-heat challenge, bakers make yam desserts that evoke classic scary movie cliches from chainsaws and hockey masks to bloody knives and creepy dolls.

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A Haunting We Will Go
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8.75
16 votes

#3 - A Haunting We Will Go

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/28/2019

Host John Henson instructs the three remaining bakers to construct a "Ghostembouche," or ghostly version of a croquembouche tower. Then they face the final challenge of creating a bleeding zombie cake for judges Carla Hall, Katie Lee and Zac Young. When the bloodbath is over, the survivor is named Halloween Baking Champion!

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Cranium Epicurean
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8.57
14 votes

#4 - Cranium Epicurean

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/29/2018

Inspired by a skull man, the bakers enter the graveyard to bring skull desserts to life in the pre-heat. For the main heat, the bakers must create a nightmare cake based on common nightmare themes.

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Gravely Delicious Desserts
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8.56
18 votes

#5 - Gravely Delicious Desserts

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/21/2019

John Henson hosts as the remaining four bakers go digging to create terrifyingly tasty grave-robber desserts. Then for the main heat, it's a night at the cemetery as the competitors sculpt marbled tomb cakes to impress judges Carla Hall, Katie Lee and Zac Young to land a spot in the finale.

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Creepy and Crusty Creations
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8.33
18 votes

#6 - Creepy and Crusty Creations

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/14/2019

Host John Henson's "mummy" issues inspire the pre-heat challenge of crepe cakes, and judges Carla Hall, Katie Lee and Zac Young decide on the creepiest. In the main heat, the five remaining bakers use classic fall ingredients to create jack-o'-lantern pies that are half scary and half sweet.

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Halloween Invasion
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8.19
26 votes

#7 - Halloween Invasion

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/23/2019

John Henson kicks off the competition by revealing all the skeletons in his family's closet to inspire the eight bakers as they make scary skeleton desserts. The main heat is monster madness as the bakers conjure up monster-under-the-bed creations.

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Bewitching Treats
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8.19
32 votes

#8 - Bewitching Treats

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/2/2017

Seven remaining bakers must make witches' fingers and toes and create a sauce to dip them in; the witch theme goes a step further in the main heat when the bakers must create desserts that look like witches, complete with edible brooms.

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It's All In Your Head
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8.15
26 votes

#9 - It's All In Your Head

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/9/2017

Bakers work in teams and put their minds together to create the most outrageous and delicious left brain/right brain desserts; in the main heat, the bakers face their fears by using common phobias like insects and ghosts as inspirations for desserts.

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Sweet Illusions
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8.11
9 votes

#10 - Sweet Illusions

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/21/2020

The nine competitors meet up with host Carla Hall, who challenges them to create Halloween candy croquembouche and incorporate an illusion. Carla and the other judges, Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young, decide which competitors' creation earns the win.

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The Doctor Will See You Now
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8.00
13 votes

#11 - The Doctor Will See You Now

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/26/2020

The final four bakers reach the last leg of their haunted house journey in the mad doctor's surgical room, where they face off to make severed limb cakes. Then, host Carla Hall challenges the competitors to reach new heights with floating cakes to impress her and the other judges, Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young. The most successful baker wins $25,000 and is named Halloween Baking Champion.

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Hallowedding
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7.94
18 votes

#12 - Hallowedding

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/15/2018

It's bridal season for Halloween lovers and since bridal showers often have petit fours, the bakers are creating "petit horrors" in the pre-heat challenge. In the main heat, it's time for a Halloween wedding! Each happy couple -- vampire and troll, werewolf and mummy, skeleton and robot, witch and goblin, zombie and ghost -- gets a unique Halloween wedding cake.

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Welcome to Hotel Henson
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7.88
8 votes

#13 - Welcome to Hotel Henson

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/12/2022

No body part is safe when host John Henson welcomes 12 Halloween hopefuls to check into Hotel Henson and asks them to do a little detective baking by creating faces out of pie. Then, it's "blood in blood out" as they try to impress judges Stephanie Boswell, Zac Young and Carla Hall with blood spatter cakes.

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Hidden Halloween Horrors
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7.86
21 votes

#14 - Hidden Halloween Horrors

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/24/2018

The competition begins with a difficult pre-heat as the eight Halloween bakers weave spider web desserts with creatures inside.

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The Costume Ball
star
7.86
14 votes

#15 - The Costume Ball

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/19/2020

Host Carla Hall invites the five remaining bakers to a party in the haunted ballroom. For a spot in the finale, the competitors must create impressive costume cakes that will dazzle Carla and the other judges, Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young.

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Bloody Good Smorgasbord
star
7.85
13 votes

#16 - Bloody Good Smorgasbord

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/28/2020

Descending into a spooky cellar is enough to make any baker's blood run cold, and blood is always on the menu for a vampire party. Host Carla Hall asks the eight remaining bakers to team up and create desserts for a vampire buffet to satisfy the bloodsuckers' appetites as well as Carla and the other judges, Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young.

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The Candyman Cometh
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7.83
24 votes

#17 - The Candyman Cometh

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/23/2017

Four remaining bakers attempt to make desserts that taste like their favorite candy bars; bakers face death by chocolate and must create a dessert that combines chocolate with odd ingredients; one baker is eliminated.

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Extreme Halloween
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7.83
18 votes

#18 - Extreme Halloween

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/30/2017

The three remaining bakers must make a glowing edible centerpiece and three different creepy treats for a spooky Halloween party dessert bar. In the final challenge the bakers must create Jack-O-Lantern cakes that light up. Only one winning baker will carve out the title of Halloween Baking Champion and take home the grand $25,000 prize!

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Peek-a-BOO
star
7.83
6 votes

#19 - Peek-a-BOO

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/18/2021

Five talented bakers have survived the Camp Devil's Food Lake killer, and host John Henson challenges them to make patterned roll cakes and frightening fault line cakes. The competitors will have to kill the cake game to get past judges Stephanie Boswell, Carla Hall and Zac Young.

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All Things Weird and Wonderful
star
7.81
21 votes

#20 - All Things Weird and Wonderful

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/7/2019

Comedian John Henson hosts as the six remaining bakers team up to create desserts that pay tribute to the iconic Addams Family -- scary on the outside and sweet on the inside. During the main heat challenge, the wonderfully creepy family is honored with "dead velvet" cakes, and judges Carla Hall, Katie Lee and Zac Young determine who's spooky enough to move on to the next round.

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Filled With Surprises
star
7.79
34 votes

#21 - Filled With Surprises

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/25/2017

Eight bakers show off their decorating skills by creating Halloween candy-filled cookies; for the main heat, it's oozy fun with sublime slime desserts where bakers can make any treat, but it must be filled with a gooey slime.

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Ginger Dead House
star
7.75
16 votes

#22 - Ginger Dead House

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/31/2016

In the final pre-heat, the three remaining bakers must fill a haunted tree with decorated Halloween cookies. For the grand finale, the bakers have just six hours to construct a spooky "ginger dead" house. Special guest Duff Goldman stops by to put a fright into the bakers, then the most impressive house wins one baker the title of Halloween Baking Champion and $25,000!

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Monster Mania
star
7.75
24 votes

#23 - Monster Mania

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/8/2018

A monster has ransacked the kitchen and is on the loose! The bakers work together in the pre-heat challenge to create a 3-D suspect sketch out of pate a choux to help track him down. The sketch helps puts the monster behind bars but now he's hungry for the main heat challenge that involves monster-sized Halloween deserts like giant cupcakes, pies, cream puffs and more.

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Smells Like Halloween Spirit
star
7.75
24 votes

#24 - Smells Like Halloween Spirit

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/30/2019

In the pre-heat challenge, host John Henson asks the seven bakers to create spine-chilling desserts guided by spirits, such as bourbon and rum. Then they use fresh flavors and colorful decorations to bring old desserts back to life and impress judges Carla Hall, Katie Lee and Zac Young in the Day of the Dead main heat.

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House of Haunts
star
7.75
12 votes

#25 - House of Haunts

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/14/2020

As their nightmare begins in the grand foyer, host Carla Hall encourages the 10 competitors to reveal their deepest fears by baking haunted house cakes. Then, the bakers compete in the dagger game for a reward that could be the difference between life and death in the competition judged by Carla, Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young.

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