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Hall-of-Fame master sugar artist Kerry Vincent shares expert advice with Food Network Challenge contestants each week.
Season 12, Episode 13

Easter Cakes

Four cake artists have eight hours to create cakes inspired by the animated characters, candy, and scenes featured in the original film, Hop, in which the Easter Bunny's son EB runs away from Easter Island to pursue his dream of being a rock & roll drummer. The cake that best captures the spirit and humor of the movie is worth ten thousand dollars

Thursday
Apr 5
8pm | 7c
Season 9, Episode 2

Sesame Street Cakes

Four top cake artists will create Sesame Street inspired cakes that celebrate the past, the present and the future of this beloved American institution. The winning competitor will win ten thousand dollars and a gold medal.

Thursday
Apr 12
8pm | 7c
Season 10, Episode 5

Extreme Candy Coasters

It's the toughest chocolate Challenge yet. Four ace chocolatiers visit Hersheypark to find inspiration for their own original chocolate roller coasters. Not only do they have to make their roller coasters move, they find out during the competition that they have to incorporate Hershey's candies into their design. It's a whole lotta work to get done in eight hours. And the competitor that can rise to this Challenge will take home ten thousand dollars.

Friday
Aug 24
10am | 9c
Season 10, Episode 8

Sugar Impossible

Four sugar artists take on a potentially impossible task in this Challenge: make a four foot tall science fiction scene in sugar. The catch? The showpiece must move. Potential for crashes and disaster looms. But the competitor that can make a great showpiece that is still standing strong at the end of the competition will win ten thousand dollars.

Friday
Sep 14
10am | 9c
Season 13, Episode 7

LEGO Cakes

Four cake designers create cake masterpieces inspired by the LEGO toy universe. But if the competitors want the $10,000 prize, they're going to have to overcome some surprise obstacles that are anything but child's play.

Saturday
Oct 20
4pm | 3c
Season 13, Episode 10

The Smurfs Movie Cakes

Four of the best cake designers in the country are charged with making cakes to celebrate the new adventures of Papa Smurf, Smurfette, and the gang in The Smurfs. The cake designer who best captures the little blue heroes in cake will take home $10,000.

Friday
Nov 30
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 5

Challenge: Extreme Holiday Cakes

Pyrotechnics meet pastry in this Challenge. Four top cake artists square off to make Christmas cakes that spin, smoke and explode. However, mechanical ambition leaves everyone ripe for failure. The competitor that can blow the roof off of Christmas will take home $10,000 and a gold medal.

Thursday
Dec 13
10am | 9c
Season 11, Episode 7

Ultimate Cookie Clash

It's three rounds of cookies like you've never seen before. Four top pastry chefs have come to Challenge armed with their best cookie recipes. What they don't know is that each round will also test their ability to adapt to some twists and turns. The competitor that earns the highest overall score over the three rounds will win ten thousand dollars.

Thursday
May 9
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 2

Sesame Street Cakes

Four top cake artists will create Sesame Street inspired cakes that celebrate the past, the present and the future of this beloved American institution. The winning competitor will win ten thousand dollars and a gold medal.

Friday
Jul 5
10am | 9c
Season 10, Episode 8

Sugar Impossible

Four sugar artists take on a potentially impossible task in this Challenge: make a four foot tall science fiction scene in sugar. The catch? The showpiece must move. Potential for crashes and disaster looms. But the competitor that can make a great showpiece that is still standing strong at the end of the competition will win ten thousand dollars.

Friday
Jul 19
10am | 9c
Season 12, Episode 5

Best in Show Cakes

Four Cake Designers make tasty cakes inspired by man's best friend. The challenge is to make a realistic life-size replica of a real-life show dog. The competitor with the perfect pooch takes home $10,000.

Friday
Jan 24
10am | 9c
Season 13, Episode 8

Extreme Pirate Cakes

Ahoy mateys. Four cake decorators must bring to life the evil deeds of pirates of long ago. The cake designer who survives the perilous twists thrown their way, will reap a pirate's treasure worth 10,000 doubloons. Cake decorators not up to the job may have to walk the plank! To make the task even tougher these pirate cakes must be extreme.

Thursday
Dec 4
10am | 9c
Season 13, Episode 5

Christmas Classics

In this holiday special, four cake designers take on classic Christmas tales and carols. During the competition, those who have been nice get an extra gift. But the competitors who have been naughty get an unwelcome surprise. The person who can infuse their cake with a little Christmas magic will get a ten thousand dollar check in their stocking.

Thursday
Dec 11
10am | 9c

About the Host

Claire Robinson

On 5 Ingredient Fix, Claire Robinson whips up deliciously eclectic recipes made with five ingredients or fewer.

About the Show

Get out your fighting tongs; it's time for Food Network Challenge! From small-town cook-offs to the World Pastry Team Championship, we'll take you to the biggest and best food battles around the world. Bragging rights and major cash prizes are on the line for the tallest pastry, the sweetest pie, the spiciest chili and the most savory BBQ ribs.

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