Nine of the best bakers in America embrace the spirit of the Spring Baking season by creating Easter egg desserts and bunny cakes.
For the eight remaining bakers, spring vacations inspire tropical desserts and destination doughnuts based on locations such as a poolside resort, a spring cruise and a Vegas getaway.
Big colorful hats, stunning racehorses, roses and bourbon! The seven remaining bakers celebrate the Kentucky Derby with their takes on mint julep desserts and cookie garlands.
When the weather gets nice, it's time for some remodeling! The six remaining bakers attempt to lighten up a dense, dark brownie and give a classic Napoleon a springtime twist.
It's baking to celebrate mom! To kick off, the five remaining bakers create fruit tarts from the heart in a kaleidoscope of colors and flavors. Next, they give vintage dessert makeovers to "mom classics" like peach cobbler, bread pudding, chocolate cream pie and pineapple upside-down cake.
Spring showers are in the forecast! Since rain makes gardens grow, the four remaining bakers must make whoopie pie critters you'd find in a garden. Next, to capture the drips and drops of rainfall, the bakers create colorful drip cakes while eyeing a spot in the finale.
The three finalists are finishing up with a bang! First, it's a sweet and savory patriotic picnic, followed by a salute to the red, white and blue with American flag cakes. When the flour dust settles, one lucky baker will be celebrating a $50,000 victory.