The BEST Episodes of Halloween Baking Championship
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2021
Network: Food Network
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!
#1 - Circus of Dread
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 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.
#2 - Fall Forward Desserts
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 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.
#3 - A Haunting We Will Go
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 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!
#4 - Gravely Delicious Desserts
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 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.
#5 - Cranium Epicurean
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 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.
#6 - Creepy and Crusty Creations
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 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.
#7 - Halloween Invasion
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 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.
#8 - Bewitching Treats
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 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.
#9 - Sweet Illusions
Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 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.
#10 - It's All In Your Head
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 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.
#11 - The Doctor Will See You Now
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 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.
#12 - Peek-a-BOO
Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 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.
#13 - Hallowedding
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 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.
#14 - Bloody Good Smorgasbord
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 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.
#15 - Welcome to Camp Devil’s Food Lake
Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 13, 2021
John Henson hosts as 10 bakers pay tribute to 1980s classic slasher movies at Camp Devil's Food Lake and compete for a chance to take home $25,000. The competitors tackle "cereal killer" pies and mega cakes to impress judges Stephanie Boswell, Carla Hall and Zac Young.
#16 - Hidden Halloween Horrors
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 2018
The competition begins with a difficult pre-heat as the eight Halloween bakers weave spider web desserts with creatures inside.
#17 - Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 5, 2020
The seven remaining bakers continue their journey through the haunted house to the creepy nursery. Host Carla Hall challenges the competitors to bake 3-D demon doll cakes with a diabolically assigned flavor to be judged by Carla, Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young.
#18 - The Costume Ball
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 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.
#19 - The Candyman Cometh
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 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.
#20 - Extreme Halloween
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 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!
#21 - Smells Like Halloween Spirit
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 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.
#22 - All Things Weird and Wonderful
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 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.
#23 - Filled With Surprises
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 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.
#24 - The Devil Made Me Do It
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 12, 2020
In the devil's den, host Carla Hall challenges the six remaining bakers to conjure up a devilish dessert using unusual ingredients, such as sauerkraut, beets, tamarind paste and canned tomato soup. The competitors must get creative to avoid the fiery pit of elimination and impress Carla and the other judges, Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young.
#25 - Trick or Treats
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 5, 2015
The Halloween Baking Championship has come alive and seven of the country's best bakers compete in the sweetest trick or treat challenge. In the first challenge, the bakers battle it out over the best creepy cupcakes and then kick it up in the second challenge with classic costume desserts.