Spring means it's time to get fruity, so for the pre-heat challenge, eight of America's best bakers undertake a shortcake makeover using any fruit but berries. Then, the main heat is berry, berry challenging as the bakers create berry naked cakes to stay in the competition.
The seven remaining bakers take on outdoor activities with a pre-heat ballpark snack dessert made from classic ballpark treats like popcorn and soft pretzels. For the main heat, it's time for grilling as the bakers attempt to create barbecue imposter desserts. Baby back rib brownies, anyone?
Spring showers bring May flowers... and rainbows! In the pre-heat, the six remaining bakers must make yummy dippers and create a sweet fondue to fill the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Then, for the main heat, bakers must produce glorious rainbow desserts to stay in the game.
Spring is high season down on the farm, so for the pre-heat, the five remaining bakers turn farm-fresh vegetables into delicious veggie desserts. In the main heat, the bakers pay homage to a traditional farmhouse breakfast with bacon and egg desserts.
This one's for you, mom! In the pre-heat, the four remaining bakers take inspiration from typical Mother's Day gifts for their stunning desserts. Then, in the main heat, the bakers take on the most classic Mother's Day gift of all -- chocolates.
It's time to hop on a plane to a destination wedding! For the last pre-heat, the final three bakers must create an array of hospitable snacks for a groom's welcome basket. Then, for the final main heat, the bakers battle for the title of Spring Baking Champion with their best destination wedding cakes inspired by Mexico, Hawaii and Italy.