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The Holiday Baking Championship is an American cooking competition series produced by Triage Entertainment and aired on Food Network. It airs from early November through late December, covering the U.S Thanksgiving and Christmas season. The first episode premiered on November 9, 2014, and it has become a yearly competition with several spin-off shows, including Spring Baking Championship, Halloween Baking Championship, Kids Baking Championship, and Wedding Cake Championship.
Host and judges
The show’s first three seasons were hosted by Bobby Deen. Jesse Palmer has been host of the program since season four.
Cake Baker Duff Goldman (famously known for his popular former Food Network show Ace of Cakes) and Pastry Chef Nancy Fuller (host of current Food Network show Farmhouse Rules) serve as permanent judges of the show. Lorraine Pascale (a former UK model) was a judge for the first six seasons.
Holiday Baking Championship Gingerbread Showdown Season 2 Episode 01 Description Gingerbread Showdown: Christmas 2999 Host Carla Hall challenges three teams of bakers to decide what the holidays will look like in the future … in gingerbread form! To make their displays as futuristic as possible, they’ll make a dessert with a very space-age ingredient: freeze-dried […]
Holiday Baking Championship Gingerbread Showdown Season 2 Episode 02 Description Gingerbread Showdown: Elves “Elfing” Off When Santa’s away, the elves get into all sorts of mischief back at the workshop! Host Carla Hall challenges the teams to conjure up their gingerbread versions of spicy elven mayhem and pair their chaotic creations with a dessert made […]
Holiday Baking Championship Gingerbread Showdown Season 2 Episode 03 Description Gingerbread Showdown: Claus vs. Frost If you didn’t know about the epic battle between Santa and his nemesis Jack Frost, you will now! Host Carla Hall challenges the baking teams to portray this age-old conflict in gingerbread and incorporate a sweet and salty dessert that […]
Holiday Baking Championship Gingerbread Showdown Season 2 Episode 04 Description Gingerbread Showdown: Christmas Parade From marching bands to two-story Santa balloons, there’s nothing that gets a community into the holiday spirit more than a Christmas parade. Host Carla Hall challenges the baking teams to create gingerbread versions of spectacular holiday parades and incorporate a baked […]
Holiday Baking Championship Gingerbread Showdown Season 2 Episode 05 Description Gingerbread Showdown: Nutcracker on Stage One of the most beloved traditions around the holidays is taking in a live show of the timeless classic, The Nutcracker ballet. Host Carla Hall tasks the baking teams with capturing the performance in gingerbread, complete with an elaborate stage […]
Holiday Baking Championship Gingerbread Showdown Season 2 Episode 06 Description Gingerbread Showdown: North Pole Games The natives of the North Pole are very sporting types, and they even have their own games! Host Carla Hall challenges the gingerbreading teams to create giant displays that show off the unique games played up in Santa’s stomping grounds. […]
Holiday Baking Championship Gingerbread Showdown Season 2 Episode 07 Description Gingerbread Showdown: Christmas Ski Chalet One of the best Christmas vacations is a trip to the ski slopes, and if you’re going all out, you’ll want to splurge on a ski chalet! Host Carla Hall challenges the baking teams to bring a huge holiday ski […]
Holiday Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 01 Description First Snow 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 […]
Holiday Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 02 Description Getting Ready for Thanksgiving After a grocery delivery gone wrong, host Jesse Palmer tasks the bakers with creating tasty desserts featuring ingredients used to make Thanksgiving dinner, including carrots, cornbread stuffing mix and sausage. Then, the jolly gingerbread man knows that he could be more than just […]
Holiday Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 03 Description Feeling Sweet and Thankful 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 […]
Holiday Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 04 Description Dining Out for the Holidays 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 […]
Holiday Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 05 Description Holiday Movie Magic 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 […]
Holiday Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 06 Description The World of Holidays 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 […]
Holiday Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 07 Description Holiday Rush 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 […]
Holiday Baking Championship Season 9 Episode 08 Description Happy Holiday Getaways 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 […]