Behind the Scenes of Spring Baking Championship

See some of the candid moments with the bakers and judges from Season 1 that didn't make it to air.

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©Emile Wamsteker

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

The Best of the Best Unite

After an intense first challenge in the premiere, Andy, Chris, Damiano, Dwayne, Juliana, Kristine, Sandy and Simone shared a group hug.

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If You Can't Take the Heat ...

Dwayne, a corporate pastry chef, is more than used to a fast-paced kitchen, but he still couldn't help but dab himself off during the intense first heat.

Some Funny with Your Honey

During Episode 2, the bakers had to bake a dessert with honey in place of sugar. The challenge proved to be more difficult than they anticipated. Afterward, Andy, Sandy and Simone couldn't help but let loose.

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Laying It All on the Line

After getting through the first week of baking, the competitors were able to relax a little. Even while they awaited the judges' verdict, they were still smiling and joking around with one another.

Tough Love

Nancy and Duff didn't agree on much while judging the competitors, but they didn't let that get in the way of their on-set antics. 

Sugar, Spun Out of Control

Before the judges tasted their desserts on a stick in Episode 4, Damiano and Simone discussed their finishing touches, including Damiano's spun sugar topping that Duff said looked like Einstein's hair.

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Quality Control

Even though the judges found Dwayne's pastry tasty and crisp, they agreed his caramel topping was just too thick to bite through. That didn't stop Dwayne from enjoying a bite on the sidelines.

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Showing Who's Boss

At the end of the day, it didn't matter whether they were judging a dessert or not — Nancy liked to make sure Duff knew who was in charge.

One Goal in Mind

After completing their birthday cakes, Dwayne and Andy congratulated each other for finishing in time. They both hoped to depose Damiano from his spot at the top, but that didn't happen.

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Brothers in Baking

Only the guys remained to compete in the finale. Putting all rivalries aside, they made sure to treat themselves to a Champagne toast after completing the wedding cake challenge.

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A Teary Goodbye

After producing the best wedding cake of the final three bakers, Andy was named the Spring Baking Champion. Damiano and Dwayne congratulated their fellow competitor despite any disappointment they might have felt.

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