Holiday Baking Championship

Holiday Baking Championship

2014 - 2017, Quiz / Contest, Reality, Cookery
Eight bakers have to prove their cookie baking skills in the first two challenges, with Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale judging their efforts

Episode Guide

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Runners Up Redemption (Season 4 Episode 30)
    Season 4 Episode 30:

    Runners Up Redemption

    Hosts and judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale welcome back runner-up teams from previous seasons to battle it out for another chance to win.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Twelve Days Of Christmas (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Twelve Days Of Christmas

    Final three bakers grab two last minute holiday gifts and combine them into one impressive dessert.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Tradition! Tradition! (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Tradition! Tradition!

    The four remaining bakers celebrate two classic holiday traditions: Hanukkah jelly doughnuts and ye olde fruitcake.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Comfort and Joy (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Comfort and Joy

    The five remaining bakers ignite the holiday spirit with a fiery, pre-heat dessert; in the main heat, they take a traditional holiday cheese board and turn it into an unusual cheesecake.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - A New Holiday Spin (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    A New Holiday Spin

    The six remaining bakers create new takes on traditional holiday baking; inspired by an internet baking meme, for the pre-heat they use yellow cake mix to make anything but cake; in the main heat, bakers must holiday up a non-holiday dessert.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Thanksgiving Genius (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Thanksgiving Genius

    In the pre-heat, seven bakers must create a Thanksgiving dessert using a mystery canned fruit; in the main heat, bakers whip up new Turkey Day sensations by combining two traditional desserts.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Season Of Sharing (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Season Of Sharing

    In the pre-heat, eight bakers team up to make a dozen hand pies in a festive holiday shape; for the main heat, bakers create a holiday dessert duo inspired by classic holiday flavor combinations.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Holiday Party Delights (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Holiday Party Delights

    Bakers create eye-catching and tantalizing new holiday treats for seasonal parties; bakers create a dessert with an unusual candy cane flavor; for the main heat, they use a holiday cocktail as sweet inspiration; one unlucky baker goes home.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Adults vs. Kids (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Adults vs. Kids

    Three stars from Kids Baking Championship and three Holiday Baking champions compete in a holiday-themed showdown for the $10,000 prize.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Live From the North Pole (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Live From the North Pole

    The final three must make snacks for North Pole characters other than Santa; the bakers must create a North Pole-inspired cake; the winner gets the title Holiday Baking Champion and a $50,000 prize.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Christmas Morning (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Christmas Morning

    The remaining four bakers recreate their childhood memories of Christmas mornings by making edible dessert stockings; the bakers build colorful cream puff Christmas trees.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Sweet Surprises (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Sweet Surprises

    The bakers must whip up ugly Christmas sweater desserts for the pre-heat; in the main heat, the bakers create edible gift boxes filled with treats.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Hearth and Home (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Hearth and Home

    In the pre-heat, the remaining six bakers make desserts with toasted marshmallows; the bakers embellish traditional yule logs.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Thanksgiving Joy (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Thanksgiving Joy

    The remaining seven bakers create elegant trifles by combining all of their favorite Thanksgiving desserts into one; the bakers make Thanksgiving imposter cupcakes.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Grandma's Thanksgiving Favorites (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Grandma's Thanksgiving Favorites

    Clash of the Grandmas star Norma Zager joins Bobby Deen to lend her expertise; for the pre-heat, the contestants must make two types of cookies; the bakers compete to create the best pie without the use of appliances.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Signs of the Season (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Signs of the Season

    Host Bobby Deen challenges the nine bakers to turn seasonal beverages like hot chocolate and apple cider into desserts; in the main heat, the chefs make decorative filled Bundt cake wreaths.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Holiday Hoopla (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Holiday Hoopla

    The last three bakers must show off their decorating chops by baking and beautifully decorating a sugar cookie tree; in the final heat, the bakers need to transform their assigned holiday tradition into an intricately decorated cake.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Re-Gifting (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:


    The four remaining bakers must make a candy apple dessert inspired by a candy apple gift, then figure out how turn the contents of a traditional gift basket into a delicious dessert.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - World Class Classics (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    World Class Classics

    The five remaining bakers reinvent two Hanukkah classics, rugelach and macaroons; unique version of a holiday croquembouche.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Ginger and Spice and Everything Nice (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Ginger and Spice and Everything Nice

    The six remaining bakers revel in the warm flavor of ginger; for their first challenge they create mini desserts highlighting candied ginger, then create three different types of holiday cookies inspired by family traditions.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Thanksgiving's Just Around the Corner (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Thanksgiving's Just Around the Corner

    Thanksgiving-inspired desserts; in the first round, canned cranberry sauce; in the main heat, the bakers must invent a dessert highlighting their assigned harvest ingredient.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Stuffing Is the Best Part (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Stuffing Is the Best Part

    The eight remaining bakers begin by making their best holiday whoopie pies; the bakers must create stuffed holiday cakes that reveal a surprise center when sliced open.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Holiday Craftiness (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Holiday Craftiness

    The remaining nine bakers try to amp up the visual impact of holiday baked goods by creating festive candy cane and holiday wreath desserts.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - We're Nuts for the Holidays (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    We're Nuts for the Holidays

    Nutcrackers reveal assigned classic holiday nuts which then must be incorporated into a chocolate-nutty confection; the contestants highlight their favorite holiday memory in the form of a decorated pie.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Gingerbread Worlds (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Gingerbread Worlds

    The three remaining bakers face one challenge, but it's a massive one, constructing gingerbread worlds filled with all sorts of treats.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Great Holiday Traditions (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Great Holiday Traditions

    The four bakers must use the classic holiday flavors of peppermint and hot chocolate in a dessert and then create a holiday breakfast complete with three sweet dishes.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - The Great Holiday Cake-Over (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Great Holiday Cake-Over

    The five bakers left to compete take the fruitcake to a new level and reinvent the yule log.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - It's Not the Holidays Without Pie (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    It's Not the Holidays Without Pie

    The six remaining bakers take on making pies; the first challenge has the bakers using a store-bought crust; the second challenge involves three different pies and three different crusts.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Classic Holiday Flavors (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Classic Holiday Flavors

    The seven remaining bakers take classic flavors to a new level; a swirled treat using eggnog; different versions of sugar and spice for a special dessert.

  • Holiday Baking Championship - Holiday Cookie Madness (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Holiday Cookie Madness

    Eight bakers have to prove their cookie baking skills in the first two challenges. The first challenge requires the bakers to use an assigned baking tool and the second challenge has the bakers using different holiday ingredients.