Spring Baking Championship

The BEST episodes of Spring Baking Championship

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Eight bakers compete, preparing delicious springtime desserts for the chance to win the grand prize of $50,000.

Last Updated: 5/26/2022Network: Food Network
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Hidden Beauty
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8.69
13 votes

#1 - Hidden Beauty

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/30/2018

The remaining three bakers have to use so-called ugly ingredients to make beautiful desserts; the focus is on geodes during the pre-heat, which look like rocks on the outside, but have mineral formations inside; and the bakers are tasked with creating vibrant and colorful geode cakes using handmade rock candy.

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Farmhouse Chic
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8.40
5 votes

#2 - Farmhouse Chic

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/25/2022

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Seasons Change
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8.00
19 votes

#3 - Seasons Change

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/23/2018

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.

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Mother's Day Party
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8.00
15 votes

#4 - Mother's Day Party

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/6/2019

Remaining bakers celebrate Mother's Day; competitors make baked items inspired by mai tais, mojitos or mimosas; they then use flavors inspired by Mom's favorite coffee drinks to create cakes featuring their Mother's Day gifts; the winner is chosen.

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Spring Senioritis - Class Of 2020
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8.00
12 votes

#5 - Spring Senioritis - Class Of 2020

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/4/2020

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.

The Spring Cookie Classic
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8.00
6 votes

#6 - The Spring Cookie Classic

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/5/2021

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.

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Spring Gardens: Birds and Bugs
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8.00
4 votes

#7 - Spring Gardens: Birds and Bugs

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/26/2021

The final three had 5 hours to bake a two-tier spring garden cake, including two garden bugs, plus a surprise design element inside one of the tiers.

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Spring Surprises
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8.00
2 votes

#8 - Spring Surprises

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/21/2022

Spring on the farm brings many beautiful surprises, so host Molly Yeh challenges the bakers to bring the unexpected to their upside-down citrus cakes. In the main heat, judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman are impressed with the bakers' out-of-the-box thinking and unique takes on pies.

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Memorial Day Delights
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7.93
29 votes

#9 - Memorial Day Delights

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/9/2017

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Spring Flower Power
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7.92
12 votes

#10 - Spring Flower Power

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/20/2020

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.

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The One About Puppies and Kittens
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7.83
12 votes

#11 - The One About Puppies and Kittens

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/23/2020

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.

A Perfect Spring Day
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7.82
17 votes

#12 - A Perfect Spring Day

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/26/2018

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.

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Destination Wedding
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7.79
19 votes

#13 - Destination Wedding

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/15/2016

It's time to hop on a plane to a destination wedding! For the last pre-heat, the final three bakers must create an array of hospitable snacks for a groom's welcome basket. Then, for the final main heat, the bakers battle for the title of Spring Baking Champion with their best destination wedding cakes inspired by Mexico, Hawaii and Italy.

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Spring Eggspressions
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7.78
23 votes

#14 - Spring Eggspressions

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

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.

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Spring in the Great Outdoors: Team Challenges
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7.75
12 votes

#15 - Spring in the Great Outdoors: Team Challenges

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/30/2020

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.

Spring Babies
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7.71
7 votes

#16 - Spring Babies

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/22/2021

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.

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Blooming Delicious
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7.71
17 votes

#17 - Blooming Delicious

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/19/2018

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.

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Spring Has Sprung
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7.69
13 votes

#18 - Spring Has Sprung

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/18/2019

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.

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Berrylicious
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7.67
15 votes

#19 - Berrylicious

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/9/2018

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.

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Mom's Spring Getaway
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7.67
12 votes

#20 - Mom's Spring Getaway

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/27/2020

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.

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Spring Break
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7.67
3 votes

#21 - Spring Break

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/19/2021

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.

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Wedding Season
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7.65
23 votes

#22 - Wedding Season

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/31/2015

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Spring Colorburst
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7.64
22 votes

#23 - Spring Colorburst

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/12/2018

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.

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Easter Delights
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7.57
14 votes

#24 - Easter Delights

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/15/2019

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.

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Sweet Vacations
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7.56
27 votes

#25 - Sweet Vacations

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/12/2017

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