Holiday Baking Championship

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  • TV-G
  • 2014
  • 9 Seasons
  • 7.6  (377)

This holiday-themed cooking competition series features baker contestants who must create baked goods that fit into Christmas-inspired themes. The series airs on the Food Network, and it is overseen by a panel of judges made up of the network's celebrities, including Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale. Each season consists of seven episodes, and a baker is eliminated in each episode until a final winner is determined. That winner takes home a cash prize of $50,000.

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Happy Holiday Getaways
8. Happy Holiday Getaways
December 19, 2022
Ready for a holiday getaway, host Jesse Palmer escapes the cold weather by challenging the bakers to create desert-inspired succulent tarts. The two least successful bakers ski into a cookie cake showdown that will keep one competitor on track for the final bake. In the Main Heat, the remaining bakers use cake to highlight some of the most popular holiday vacation spots before judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall award the best cake maker with $25,000 and the championship title!
Holiday Rush
7. Holiday Rush
December 12, 2022
With the holidays fast approaching, host Jesse Palmer gets into the Hanukkah spirit by asking the bakers to create ugly sweater cakes using halvah as a featured ingredient. Then, the competitors feel the holiday rush as they quickly transform a basic store-bought cake into a tasty centerpiece for a dessert table. Finally, the bakers face the final crunch with a fast holiday decoration: a snowman croquembouche. When the flour settles, one competitor heads for the exit as judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall send the remaining bakers to the finale!
The World of Holidays
6. The World of Holidays
December 5, 2022
Kwanzaa is right around the corner, so host Jesse Palmer tasks the bakers with crafting desserts that feature fresh corn for a traditional Kwanzaa display. For the Main Heat, the competitors get their passports ready and put their personal stamp on international holiday desserts, like Filipino leche flan, Japanese Christmas cake and Puerto Rican guava rolls. In the end, judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall will send one baker flying home.
Holiday Movie Magic
5. Holiday Movie Magic
December 5, 2022
With the popularity of English period dramas at an all-time high, host Jesse Palmer dons a Regency-era waistcoat and challenges the bakers to create a splendid holiday high tea. In the Main Heat, it's all about the rom-com as bakers use an ingredient inspired by a holiday movie trope to create a dessert that's dripping with festive decorations. After all the desserts are tasted by judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall, one baker will be sent out the door as the credits roll.
Dining Out for the Holidays
4. Dining Out for the Holidays
November 28, 2022
The holidays are a season for indulgence, so some families splurge on their festive celebrations at a steakhouse. In the Preheat, host Jesse Palmer asks the bakers to transform classic steakhouse desserts into holiday treats. For the Main Heat, the competitors turn one of the most-iconic steakhouse desserts into a baked Alaska Christmas tree. In the end, judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall will send one baker home.
Feeling Sweet and Thankful
3. Feeling Sweet and Thankful
November 21, 2022
These days, holiday turkeys can be smoked, fried, brined, roasted and bacon-wrapped, so host Jesse Palmer uses the five-way turkey as inspiration for the bakers' Preheat challenge. Then, the competitors divide into teams to create a flight of pies that takes judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall on a flavor progression journey, just like a flight of bourbon. Bottom crusts up, everyone! In the end, one baker goes home.
Getting Ready for Thanksgiving
2. Getting Ready for Thanksgiving
November 14, 2022
The bakers must create tasty desserts featuring ingredients from Thanksgiving dinner. Then, the competitors go beyond cookies to give the jolly gingerbread man a makeover that will impress the judges.
First Snow
1. First Snow
November 7, 2022
Season's greetings! Host Jesse Palmer gets some welcoming inspiration for the first Preheat as he challenges the 12 bakers to create meringue pavlova wreaths in yummy fall flavors. For the Main Heat, Jesse settles a long-standing debate over the best holiday dessert by dividing the kitchen into the pie team and the cake team. The better bake wins immunity for their whole team, and judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall send one baker from the losing team home.
Description

This holiday-themed cooking competition series features baker contestants who must create baked goods that fit into Christmas-inspired themes. The series airs on the Food Network, and it is overseen by a panel of judges made up of the network's celebrities, including Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale. Each season consists of seven episodes, and a baker is eliminated in each episode until a final winner is determined. That winner takes home a cash prize of $50,000.

Holiday Baking Championship is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (81 episodes). The series first aired on November 9, 2014.

Where to Watch Holiday Baking Championship

Holiday Baking Championship is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Holiday Baking Championship on demand at Amazon Prime and Philo and Amazon and Vudu and FuboTV and Microsoft Movies & TV and Sling and Google Play and Apple TV and Food Network and.

  • Premiere Date
    November 9, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (377)