The Most-Successful Seasonal Displays from Cake Wars: Christmas

Relive the best moments from this holiday extravaganza, and check out competitors' winning creations.

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Finale: From Desperation to Inspiration

The name of the game was snow globes in the final Stocking Stuffer challenge, but when unable to create a sugar dome large enough to house their abominable snowman, the members of We Three Kings were forced to think outside the globe; they presented the snowman breaking through the sugar glass. "To me, this tells a story," guest judge Monica Potter told the guys. "It has a beginning, a middle and an end." We Three Kings earned the win in the early round, as well as an advantage in Santa's Mega Challenge.

The Ultimate in Gingerbread Glory

After falling to We Three Kings in the Stocking Stuffer challenge, the Jack Frosters earned sweet redemption when they delivered an over-the-top gingerbread house worthy of the $50,000 prize. "This looks sweet enough to eat," Charles Phoenix praised the team. Sherry Yard added, "Your display is magical."

Week 5: Out of the Doghouse

"You really got the tree right," Charles Phoenix told the members of Mistletoes of Mayhem, who claimed the win the Stocking Stuffer challenge with their showing of Snoopy's seasonally decorated doghouse. "The doghouse looks amazing. That's incredible," said Lindsay Schulz, the granddaughter of Charles M. Schulz, who created Peanuts.

Snowman Silliness

Tasked with creating an over-the-top display for a Peanuts party, the We Three Kings team earned the win by delivering a creation depicting Snoopy and his pals playing "pin the carrot on the snowman," according to one team member. "This is one whole story and it looks like one person did this overall display, which is exactly what we're going for," Charles told the team. "Flawless execution of scale," Sherry added.

Week 4: Moonwalking on Christmas

Tasked with taking Santa out of bounds and into outer space, the teams delivered otherworldly designs with Mr. Claus at the center. Mistletoes of Mayhem put Santa on the moon delivering presents to the aliens there. "It absolutely is a whole story in itself," guest judge Devin Ratray told the team, which won this Stocking Stuffer challenge and earned the advantage of an extra helper in the next round.

Singing the Praises of "Toyland"

Despite team member Robert's hand injury, We Three Kings successfully brought the classic Christmas tune "Toyland" to life and earned the win in Santa's Mega Challenge. "I love the fact that the 'Toyland' letters are very childish and kind of whimsical," Charles Phoenix told the team. Sherry was especially smitten with "the joy" of the figurines and "the sculpturing of the hands," among other elements of the design, she said. 

Week 3: Toy-Size Time Travel

For the first time in this contest, the Merry Makers finish on top in the Stocking Stuffer challenge with a next-level toy creation: a time machine featuring an elf inside. "I am enjoying the iridescence of it. I like the color of it," Charles Phoenix tells the team. Unfortunately for the Merry Makers, though, the team's success doesn't last, as they ultimately leave after the Santa's Mega Challenge.

Have Bird, Will Travel

With Santa's sleigh in the shop, the teams are tasked with fashioning a next-level ride for him, and the Jack Frosters deliver with a whimsical bird. "One word comes to mind: exquisite," says Sherry Yard in praising the team's design. As for the centerpiece bird, Charles notes simply, "He is absolutely captivating."

Week 2: It's Christmas Sweater Weather

Not just for those love-to-hate-them holiday parties, ugly Christmas sweaters made an appearance as the theme of the Stocking Stuffer challenge, and the members of Santa's Little Chefs delivered with a wow-worthy reindeer display. "Well, we wanted refinement, and here it is," Sherry told the team, which won the first round and earned an advantage going into the Santa's Mega Challenge. 

Santa's Little Helper

Since Santa had to take a sick day this year, the teams had to bring his replacement to life in the Santa's Mega Challenge round. We Three Kings delivered Jack Frost, whose construction pleased the judges. Charles praised the team, explaining, "What you achieved here is so difficult to do, no matter what medium you're working in."

Week 1: Olaf's Southern Escape

The Stocking Stuffer challenge asked the teams to take Olaf, of Disney's Frozen fame, on a sunny vacation from Arendelle. The Mistletoes of Mayhem delivered with their winning creation of Olaf at a Louisiana crawfish boil, complete with multiple crawfish, which judge Charles Phoenix deemed "exquisite." According to Chris Buck, the co-director of Frozen, the team's offering was "beautifully done."

Lighting Up Christmastime

After a rocky start in Round 1, the members of Jack Frosters earned redemption with their over-the-top holiday light display for Santa's Mega Challenge in Round 2. They brought the forest to life, and Charles praised the group, saying, "The reindeer and squirrel world in there is nothing short of astonishing."

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