Best Baker in America

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  • TV-G
  • 2017
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.5  (69)

Eight of America's most elite bakers compete in the all-new primetime competition Best Baker in America. Through six episodes, bakers from around the country must showcase their baking skills and creativity, as they are tasked with challenges that not only test their technical proficiency, but also their ability to execute under pressure, while under the watchful eyes of the judges: Food Network Star winner Jason Smith and Food Network's Marcela Valladolid. Each episode the competitors must compete in two difficult rounds, including a Skills Challenge that tests their mastery of the essential technical skills of baking, followed by a Master Challenge that tests their prowess in working with specific flavors and ingredients to create the most authentic and delicious versions of classic baked delights. In the end, the judges help determine which baker moves one step closer to winning $25,000 and earning the title of Best Baker in America!

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The Pacific
8. The Pacific
June 11, 2021
The pressure peaks in the Best Baker in America finale as host Carla Hall challenges the bakers to turn California's famous chiffon cake into the hottest cake sensation -- a tsunami cake -- featuring lemons and avocados, ingredients commonly associated with the Golden State. In the final bake-off, the competitors are baking to win as they each build a 2-foot-tall Hawaiian-themed dessert showpiece featuring lilikoi (passionfruit), haupia (coconut custard), malasada (Hawaiian doughnuts) and intricate chocolate work. Finally, Carla and judges Gesine Prado and Jason Smith decide which baker has earned the title of Best Baker in America!
Southwest and Pacific
7. Southwest and Pacific
June 7, 2021
In the semifinal, host Carla Hall challenges the bakers to get creative with Nevada's famous Basque cake using Southwest chile peppers as the featured flavor. Then they must turn flan and biscochitos, the official state cookie of New Mexico, into one highly original and decadent dessert. In the final, the bakers have to turn California's chiffon cake into a tsunami cake with lemons and avocado, and judges Gesine Prado and Jason Smith join Carla to choose the competition's winner after seeing -- and tasting -- the bakers' 2-foot-tall Hawaiian dessert showpieces.
The Northeast
6. The Northeast
June 1, 2021
The five bakers get inventive with Boston cream pie and whoopie pies.
The Midwest
5. The Midwest
June 4, 2021
The six bakers reinvent bumpy cake and gooey butter cakes.
The Northern Plains
4. The Northern Plains
May 24, 2021
The seven bakers left in the competition are tasked with putting their own spin on kuchen, the official state dessert of South Dakota. The featured flavor is cookies, and they have to serve their kuchen with a side of ice cream. The competitors in the bake-off challenge must do a switcheroo with Minnesota's scotcheroo bar, making a new dessert using its classic ingredients of chocolate, peanut butter, rice cereal and butterscotch. Host Carla Hall and judges Gesine Prado and Jason Smith decide which baker to send home.
Rocky Mountain States
3. Rocky Mountain States
May 17, 2021
The competition heads west toward the Rockies as the eight bakers must feature Montana and Idaho's beloved huckleberries in their huckleberry pie-embouche pastry tower for the master challenge. In the bake-off challenge, it's time to get jiggly and honor Utah's state snack -- gelatin -- with a visually stunning creation containing both baked and gelatin components. Host Carla Hall and judges Gesine Prado and Jason Smith evaluate the desserts and give one baker their marching orders.
The Mid-Atlantic
2. The Mid-Atlantic
May 10, 2021
Host Carla Hall gives the nine bakers their Mid-Atlantic-themed master challenge: making their own upscale version of Maryland's Smith Island cake that incorporates a classic Maryland ingredient, boardwalk popcorn. In the bake-off round, the least successful bakers must make a dessert inspired by the Pennsylvania classic shoofly pie. Carla and judges Gesine Prado and Jason Smith eliminate one baker from the competition.
The South
1. The South
May 3, 2021
The competition kicks off with 10 elite bakers and Southern dessert challenges. First the bakers must make Kentucky's May Day PieCaken with bourbon as the featured flavor. The elimination bake-off challenge involves the elements of Florida's Key lime pie.
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Best Baker In America

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Eight of America's most elite bakers compete in the all-new primetime competition Best Baker in America. Through six episodes, bakers from around the country must showcase their baking skills and creativity, as they are tasked with challenges that not only test their technical proficiency, but also their ability to execute under pressure, while under the watchful eyes of the judges: Food Network Star winner Jason Smith and Food Network's Marcela Valladolid. Each episode the competitors must compete in two difficult rounds, including a Skills Challenge that tests their mastery of the essential technical skills of baking, followed by a Master Challenge that tests their prowess in working with specific flavors and ingredients to create the most authentic and delicious versions of classic baked delights. In the end, the judges help determine which baker moves one step closer to winning $25,000 and earning the title of Best Baker in America!

Best Baker in America is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (35 episodes). The series first aired on September 27, 2017.

Where to Watch Best Baker in America

Best Baker in America is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Best Baker in America on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Food Network.

  • Premiere Date
    September 27, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (69)