Holiday Inspiration

Creative Baking Ideas 1 Videos

These unique techniques will give your holiday baking new flair.

10 Takeaways from the Show

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

Use hot cocoa mix to give this recipe the comfort of a warm fire.

It's As Simple As Cake

Eggnog Meltaway Cookies

These boozy snowballs capture the taste of the holiday drink.

Rum and Bourbon Do the Trick

Apple-Vanilla Mini Muffins

These bite-sized treats get the flavor of a hot mug of cider.

Cinnamon and Nutmeg Are Key

Baking Tips and Traditions

The Ultimate Guide

Get techniques and recipes for making impressive baked goods.

Start Baking Now

Holiday Baking Central

From easy cookies to elegant creations, we've got you covered.

All of Your Baking Needs

Duff Goldman Gear

Bake like a pro with equipment and decorating supplies from the Baking Championship judge.
Season 3, Episode 1

Signs of the Season

For the pre-heat, host Bobby Deen challenges the nine bakers to take seasonal hot beverages like hot chocolate and apple cider a step further by turning them into desserts. Then, in the main heat, these culinary artisans show off their decorating skills by creating a filled Bundt cake wreath.

Saturday
Nov 4
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 2

Grandma's Thanksgiving Favorites

When it comes to Thanksgiving, nobody can compete with grandma's signature recipes, so Clash of the Grandmas star Norma Zager joins Bobby Deen to lend her expertise to the remaining eight bakers. For the pre-heat, they must whip up two types of cookies, with one inspired by dear old grandma. Then, in the main heat, the bakers compete to create the best pie by hand -- no appliances -- just like grandma used to!

Saturday
Nov 4
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 3

Thanksgiving Joy

In the pre-heat, the remaining seven bakers must combine all of their favorite Thanksgiving desserts into one by creating elegant trifles. Then, for the main heat, the bakers have to produce Thanksgiving imposter cupcakes that will make everyone take a second look!

Saturday
Nov 4
7pm | 6c
Season 3, Episode 4

Hearth and Home

Nothing says the holidays like a crisp fire on a snowy day, so in the pre-heat, the remaining six bakers are tested on how well they can make a dessert featuring toasted marshmallows. For the main heat, bakers get the chance to put a fresh spin on an old holiday classic by "blinging out" yule logs.

Saturday
Nov 4
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 5

Sweet Surprises

Who doesn't love surprises, especially during the holidays? For the pre-heat, the bakers must whip up a dessert inspired by an ugly Christmas sweater. Keeping with the surprise theme, in the main heat the bakers create edible gift boxes filled with a bevy of treats.

Saturday
Nov 4
9pm | 8c
Season 3, Episode 6

Christmas Morning

The remaining four bakers recreate their childhood memories of waking up on Christmas morning by making edible dessert stockings for the pre-heat. Then, they take their designs to new heights in the main heat by building colorful cream puff Christmas trees.

Saturday
Nov 4
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 7

Live From the North Pole

Instead of milk and cookies for old St. Nick, the final three must make delicious snacks for North Pole characters other than Santa. To top off the whole season, the bakers are tasked with baking and decorating a North Pole-inspired cake. The best creation will earn one baker the crown of Holiday Baking Champion and a $50,000 prize!

Saturday
Nov 4
11pm | 10c
Season 3, Episode 5

Sweet Surprises

Who doesn't love surprises, especially during the holidays? For the pre-heat, the bakers must whip up a dessert inspired by an ugly Christmas sweater. Keeping with the surprise theme, in the main heat the bakers create edible gift boxes filled with a bevy of treats.

Sunday
Nov 5
12am | 11c
Season 3, Episode 6

Christmas Morning

The remaining four bakers recreate their childhood memories of waking up on Christmas morning by making edible dessert stockings for the pre-heat. Then, they take their designs to new heights in the main heat by building colorful cream puff Christmas trees.

Sunday
Nov 5
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 7

Live From the North Pole

Instead of milk and cookies for old St. Nick, the final three must make delicious snacks for North Pole characters other than Santa. To top off the whole season, the bakers are tasked with baking and decorating a North Pole-inspired cake. The best creation will earn one baker the crown of Holiday Baking Champion and a $50,000 prize!

Sunday
Nov 5
1am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 4

Hearth and Home

Nothing says the holidays like a crisp fire on a snowy day, so in the pre-heat, the remaining six bakers are tested on how well they can make a dessert featuring toasted marshmallows. For the main heat, bakers get the chance to put a fresh spin on an old holiday classic by "blinging out" yule logs.

Sunday
Nov 5
2am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 4

Hearth and Home

Nothing says the holidays like a crisp fire on a snowy day, so in the pre-heat, the remaining six bakers are tested on how well they can make a dessert featuring toasted marshmallows. For the main heat, bakers get the chance to put a fresh spin on an old holiday classic by "blinging out" yule logs.

Sunday
Nov 5
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 5

Sweet Surprises

Who doesn't love surprises, especially during the holidays? For the pre-heat, the bakers must whip up a dessert inspired by an ugly Christmas sweater. Keeping with the surprise theme, in the main heat the bakers create edible gift boxes filled with a bevy of treats.

Sunday
Nov 5
4pm | 3c

About the Show

The search to find the greatest holiday baker begins as eight amateur bakers enter the kitchen, where they show off their family traditions and superb baking skills. To survive the challenges from week to week, they must prove their abilities in front of our tough-love judges: Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale. Hosted by Bobby Deen, this baking championship is the sweetest way to celebrate this holiday season.

About the Host

Jesse Palmer

After five seasons as a quarterback in the NFL for the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers, Jesse Palmer began a career as a game analyst, first with Fox Sports Net, and soon thereafter with ESPN. In 2015, Jesse joined Good Morning America as a special contributor, focusing on big stories, news of the day and live events.

Meet the Judges

Nancy Fuller

The host of Farmhouse Rules also runs a food company.

Get to Know Nancy

Duff Goldman

Duff is the owner of Charm City Cakes in Baltimore and LA.

More About Duff

Lorraine Pascale

The cookbook author and TV host started out as a model.

Learn About Lorraine

Triple Pastry Cream Croquembouche

Triple Chocolate Bread Pudding

Cinnamon Chess Pie

Molasses Krackle Cookies

Pilgrim Whoopie Pie

Coconut Macaroons

Roasted Butternut Squash Pudding Cake

Apple-Cherry-White Chocolate Frangipane Tart with Green Apple Sorbet and Cherry-Apple Brandy Compote

Cinnamon Chip, Cranberry and Pecan Cookies

White Chocolate Pear and Fig Morning Bread

Sugar Cookie with Orange-Cinnamon Icing

Toffee, Chocolate and Orange Cookies

First Snow Cherry Pie with Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Gingersnap Ice Cream Sandwich

Madeleine Wreath with Sour Cherry Mousse

Gingerbread Cookie

Quince and Prickly Pear Croquembouche

Rolled Sugar Cookies

Chocolate-Covered Maple Brandy Jellies with Nuts

Orange-Rosemary Cookies with Orange Glaze

Pumpkin Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust and Rum Cheesecake Topping

Yellow Cake with American Buttercream

Cookie Swap Wreath

Chocolate Beet Cake

Three Spice Creme Brulee

Gingerbread Platter and Bowl with Candied Walnut Mousse and Cinnamon Sugar Chips

Santa's Hat Peppermint Scones with White Chocolate Ganache