Watch Spring Baking Championship

In this baking competition series, contestants battle to bake the best confections and win the praises of a panel of judges made up of Food Network celebrity chefs. While this is the format of all baking competition series, this one is unique in that each of its challenges have a spring-time theme, including Easter and the Kentucky Derby. The series is hosted in its third season by former pro football player Jesse Palmer.

Sundays 9:00 PM et/pt on food network
4 Seasons, 27 Episodes
April 26, 2015
Cast: Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale, Bobby Deen
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Spring Baking Championship Full Episode Guide

  • The three remaining bakers must use "ugly ingredients" to make the most beautiful dessert in the pre-heat. Then the main-heat is all about hidden beauty. A geode is the epitome of hidden beauty because when it is cracked open it's glorious on the inside. The bakers must prepare vibrant and colorful geode cakes using handmade rock candy to win. Only one will earn the sweet title of Spring Baking Champion and take home the $50,000 prize!

  • There is one fruit that comes into season in the Spring but is often overlooked in baking...avocados! In the avocado parings pre-heat, the four remaining bakers must pair avocado with one other ingredient, such as chocolate, lime, orange, or ginger in a dessert. In the main-heat, the bakers must transform a classic winter dessert like pumpkin pie, pecan pie, bread pudding or peppermint bark into a spring treat. Only three bakers will make it to the grand finale.

  • What makes desserts sweet? Usually it's sugar. But in the desert, they make agave-sweetened desserts. For this pre-heat the five bakers must create an assigned dessert using agave as the only sweetener. Then, for the main-heat they must bake succulent cakes that rival the real thing.

  • The pressure is on with only six bakers left in the competition. For this pre-heat the bakers must prepare berry tiny desserts that pack a big punch. Then, in the main-heat it is an explosion of creativity as bakers take on spring patterned roll cakes. One baker will be eliminated.

  • Spring represents a new beginning and so do eggs and in this pre-heat the bakers take on eclairs using lots of eggs in the batter. Judge Duff Goldman challenges the bakers in the main-heat to create edible spring goodie baskets filled with two types of baked treats - one of which must use hardboiled eggs.

  • The bakers must create cupcake flower arrangements and amp up the flower power with flower essences. One baker will win a special advantage in the main-heat, where they must create mirror-glazed gazing balls and plate them in an edible garden. One baker will be eliminated.

  • Ten of the best spring bakers enter the Spring Baking Championship. On the season kick-off, they are tested in a pre-heat challenge that celebrates the bountiful fruits and bright colors of the season by making fruit-forward tie-dye mini cheesecakes. Then, in the main-heat the theme intensifies with color-gradient naked ombre cakes incorporating fresh herbs. One baker will be sent home.

  • The three remaining bakers tie things up with a bang! First, it is a sweet and savory patriotic picnic then a tribute to the red, white and blue with American flag cakes.

  • Spring rain is in the forecast. Since rain helps gardens bloom, the four bakers have to create whoopie pie critters that live in a garden.

  • It is time to honor mom! To begin, the five bakers make fruit tarts from the heart in a variety of colors and flavors.

  • When the weather gets good, it is time for some remodeling! First, the six bakers try to lighten up a heavy, dark brownie. Then, they offer a classic Napoleon a springtime spin.

  • The seven remaining bakers create desserts inspired by the Kentucky Derby.

  • For the eight remaining bakers, spring vacations spark tropical desserts and destination doughnuts.

  • Nine of the top bakers bring on the spirit of the Spring Baking season with Easter Egg Desserts and Bunny Cakes!

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Spring Baking Championship Video Clips & Extras

Nothing Vanilla About Winning Clip (03:30) Red Velvet, White and Blue Clip (03:47) Overbeaten by Birthday Cake Clip (03:27) Carrot Loaf Catastrophe Clip (02:47)