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Season 11, Episode 13

Flying Sugar

Four adventurous sugar artists have a near impossible assignment: create a fantasy flying machine out of sugar that moves through the air. Combining movement with sugar is a recipe for disaster, so the big question is whether any of these machines will survive their maiden voyage. The one that can is worth ten grand.

Friday
Jul 15
8pm | 7c
Season 13, Episode 2

Extreme Dinosaur Cakes

Top cake designers act as paleontologists in this extreme Challenge, as they bring giant dinosaurs to life. These cakes move, roar and even explode with fireworks, but only the biggest, baddest dino will rule this Challenge and help its owner take home ten thousand dollars.

Friday
Aug 26
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.

Wednesday
Feb 29
7pm | 6c
Season 8, Episode 11

Shrek Cakes

The lovable ogre has just made his Broadway debut in "Shrek the Musical." And four top cake designers battle it out to make cakes inspired by scenes and characters in the musical: Shrek, Princess Fiona, Donkey and Lord Farquaad.

Wednesday
Mar 14
8pm | 7c
Season 8, Episode 13

Ice Age Cakes

Four cake artists go prehistoric in this Challenge by making cakes that celebrate the trials, triumphs and friendship of Manny the Mammoth and friends. The winning cake artist will take home ten grand and a gold medal.

Thursday
Oct 11
10am | 9c
Season 13, Episode 3

Renaissance Festival Cakes

Take a trip back in time as four of the top cake artisans in all the land present cakes celebrating the colorful tradition of Renaissance Festivals. We toss in a twist for our lords and ladies and the fairest cake in the land takes home ten thousand dollars.

Thursday
Nov 1
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.

Saturday
Dec 15
1pm | 12c
Season 9, Episode 9

Fantasy Vacation Cakes

A cruise offers a variety of ways to build a unique vacation experience to suit each individual. In that spirit, four top pastry chefs will make cakes inspired by the fun, food, and relaxation that each person enjoyed on their four-day cruise to the Bahamas on Carnival Cruise Lines. However, there is a competition at the end of this cruise, and only one competitor can take home the ten thousand dollar grand prize. So, the pastry chefs must also do their research while on board so they can deliver a winning cake. The cakes must include at least three elements from the cruise experience.

Friday
May 3
10am | 9c
Season 12, Episode 1

Chocolate Surprise Proposal

Four chocolatiers pitch in to create a romantic backdrop for a gentleman who is going to propose to his girlfriend at the end of the show. The best and most personal showpiece wins one chocolatier ten thousand dollars -- and hopefully, win the guy the girl of his dreams.

Friday
Jul 26
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 8

Cereal Bridges 2

Four top pastry chefs have eight hours to outwit physics by engineering world famous bridges in rice cereal treats. The first Cereal Bridges Challenge proved that a tall order. The question is: can these four build the bridges better and stronger than the first time around? The winning competitor will take home ten thousand dollars and a gold medal.

Friday
Aug 2
10am | 9c
Season 12, Episode 11

WWE Wrestling Cakes

Four rough, tough cake designers are about to enter the ring to battle it out for the Challenge Championship Title. They're making extreme cakes that re-create WWE Superstars from their costumes right down to their signature moves. It's an action-packed episode with body slams, fireworks, smack talk and plenty of cake carnage!

Friday
Aug 16
10am | 9c
Season 11, Episode 6

Runaway Chocolate

In this Challenge, four chocolatiers create chocolate showpieces inspired by a mode of transportation. The hard part? These delicate chocolate vehicles will have to move. The winner will take home ten thousand dollars.

Thursday
Feb 13
10am | 9c
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.

Thursday
Jul 3
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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