Halloween Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 01 Description Welcome to Henson & Sons Carnival Host John Henson welcomes a dozen bakers to the Henson & Sons Carnival, where they’re ready for the ride of their lives. First, they must layer a “tarot-misu” depicting the carnival’s untimely demise. Then, the bakers scare up a new carnival […]
Halloween Baking Championship Season 9 is the ninth season of the spooky baking competition show, where talented bakers create creepy and delicious treats for Halloween. The season premiered on September 13, 2023, and will run for six episodes on Food Network .
The host for this season is John Henson, who is back after missing the previous season due to COVID-19. The judges for this season are Carla Hall, Zac Young, and Stephanie Boswell, who are all returning from the previous season. The season features 10 bakers, who are challenged to make various Halloween-themed desserts, such as haunted gingerbread houses, monster pies, zombie cakes, and more. The bakers are judged on their creativity, flavor, and presentation, and one baker is eliminated each episode. The winner of the season will receive $25,000 and the title of Halloween Baking Champion .
The season also features some twists and nods to previous seasons of Halloween Baking Championship and other baking shows, such as the return of the Golden Power of Veto, the Double Eviction, and the Battle Back competition. The season also introduces some new twists, such as the Big Brother Vault, where bakers can find hidden advantages or punishments, and the Big Brother Roulette, where a random baker can change one of the nominations before the eviction vote .
Halloween Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 02 Description Do-nut Ride This Carousel Do-nut try to steal John Henson’s dream job, or things might get bloody. The remaining bakers make bloody filled doughnuts to commemorate an unfortunate accident. Then it’s a joyful bake for some and doomed one for others as the competitors take judges Carla […]
Halloween Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 03 Description Fire-Breathing Pavlovas and Alien Oddities Things heat up when John Henson tells the tale of an Australian fire eater before asking the bakers to create charred and flambéed pavlovas. Then, a missing family member returns with extraterrestrial oddities that the bakers use to inspire alien head Charlotte […]
Halloween Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 04 Description The Fantastic Fondante and Funhouse Hall of Mirrors John Henson tells the story of the ghost in the funhouse hall of mirrors as inspiration for the bakers’ Bloody Mary bar desserts. Then, the magician known as the Fantastic Fondante puts on a show as the bakers work […]
Halloween Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 05 Description Heads Will Roll The bakers dig deep to make buried alive trifles honoring the carnival’s escape artist who went to an early grave. Then, John Henson shows the bakers the carnival’s wind chimes, which look eerily like some of the missing family members’ heads, and asks them […]
Halloween Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 06 Description Sword Swallow Your Pride The bakers make desserts designed to melt after hearing John Henson’s torrid tale of one of the carnival’s most enthralling sideshow attractions, the Human Ice Pop! Then, a miscommunication spells the end for the sword swallower as the bakers create a dessert that […]
Halloween Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 07 Description A Smashing Good Time John Henson challenges the remaining bakers to create torta della nonnas that honor the matriarch of the Henson & Sons Carnival, the Tattooed Woman. Then, a mysterious swap smashes the Strong Man, which inspires the bakers to smash their desserts in front of […]
Halloween Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 08 Description Step Fright Up As John Henson lays a dead flower to commemorate the lost souls at Henson & Sons Carnival, he asks the finalists to make flourless desserts. Then, the bakers create cakescapes depicting new carnival attractions for the grand re-opening, where judges Carla Hall, Stephanie Boswell […]