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The Best of Halloween Baking Championship

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Halloween-Inspired Baking

Season 7, Episode 5

Dance Your Life Away

It's prom night at Camp Devil's Food Lake, and host John Henson puts the six remaining bakers in charge of the party snacks. As they learn more about the serial killer, a tsunami of terror will claim one more victim from the competition with help from judges Stephanie Boswell, Carla Hall and Zac Young.

Friday
Sep 23
3am | 2c
Season 6, Episode 1

Haunted Housewarming

As their nightmare begins in the grand foyer, host Carla Hall encourages the 10 competitors to reveal their deepest fears by baking haunted house cakes. Then, the bakers compete in the dagger game for a reward that could be the difference between life and death in the competition judged by Carla, Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young.

Saturday
Sep 24
4pm | 3c
Season 6, Episode 2

Trick or Treat Terror

Host Carla Hall meets the nine remaining competitors on the frightening front porch, haunted by eternally disappointed trick or treaters. The bakers are challenged to create Halloween candy croquembouche with a stunningly sweet illusion to impress Carla and the other judges, Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young.

Saturday
Sep 24
5pm | 4c
Season 6, Episode 3

Bloody Good Smorgasbord

Descending into a spooky cellar is enough to make any baker's blood run cold, and blood is always on the menu for a vampire party. Host Carla Hall asks the eight remaining bakers to team up and create desserts for a vampire buffet to satisfy the bloodsuckers' appetites as well as Carla and the other judges, Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young.

Saturday
Sep 24
6pm | 5c
Season 6, Episode 4

Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down

The seven remaining bakers continue their journey through the haunted house to the creepy nursery. Host Carla Hall challenges the competitors to bake 3-D demon doll cakes with a diabolically assigned flavor to be judged by Carla, Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young.

Saturday
Sep 24
7pm | 6c
Season 6, Episode 5

The Devil Made Me Do It

In the devil's den, host Carla Hall challenges the six remaining bakers to conjure up a devilish dessert using unusual ingredients, such as sauerkraut, beets, tamarind paste and canned tomato soup. The competitors must get creative to avoid the fiery pit of elimination and impress Carla and the other judges, Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young.

Saturday
Sep 24
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 6

The Costume Ball

Host Carla Hall invites the five remaining bakers to a party in the haunted ballroom. For a spot in the finale, the competitors must create impressive costume cakes that will dazzle Carla and the other judges, Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young.

Saturday
Sep 24
9pm | 8c
Season 6, Episode 7

The Doctor Will See You Now

The final four bakers reach the last leg of their haunted house journey in the mad doctor's surgical room, where they face off to make severed limb cakes. Then, host Carla Hall challenges the competitors to reach new heights with floating cakes to impress her and the other judges, Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young. The most successful baker wins $25,000 and is named Halloween Baking Champion.

Saturday
Sep 24
10pm | 9c
Season 6, Episode 6

The Costume Ball

Host Carla Hall invites the five remaining bakers to a party in the haunted ballroom. For a spot in the finale, the competitors must create impressive costume cakes that will dazzle Carla and the other judges, Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young.

Sunday
Sep 25
12am | 11c
Season 6, Episode 7

The Doctor Will See You Now

The final four bakers reach the last leg of their haunted house journey in the mad doctor's surgical room, where they face off to make severed limb cakes. Then, host Carla Hall challenges the competitors to reach new heights with floating cakes to impress her and the other judges, Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young. The most successful baker wins $25,000 and is named Halloween Baking Champion.

Sunday
Sep 25
1am | 12c
Season 6, Episode 5

The Devil Made Me Do It

In the devil's den, host Carla Hall challenges the six remaining bakers to conjure up a devilish dessert using unusual ingredients, such as sauerkraut, beets, tamarind paste and canned tomato soup. The competitors must get creative to avoid the fiery pit of elimination and impress Carla and the other judges, Stephanie Boswell and Zac Young.

Sunday
Sep 25
3am | 2c
Season 8, Episode 2

Croquem-boots

Host John Henson's best friend, Puss in Boots, checks into Hotel Henson for three cat-tastic challenges. First, the bakers will honor Puss by turning a croquembouche into "croquem-boots" before redesigning an old school dessert to represent a method of death. Finally, two bakers on dessert death row must create cat-sized cakes that display Carla Hall, Zac Young and Stephanie Boswell's last wish desserts. Cats have nine lives, but one baker is about to get the boot.

Sunday
Sep 25
10pm | 9c
Season 8, Episode 2

Croquem-boots

Host John Henson's best friend, Puss in Boots, checks into Hotel Henson for three cat-tastic challenges. First, the bakers will honor Puss by turning a croquembouche into "croquem-boots" before redesigning an old school dessert to represent a method of death. Finally, two bakers on dessert death row must create cat-sized cakes that display Carla Hall, Zac Young and Stephanie Boswell's last wish desserts. Cats have nine lives, but one baker is about to get the boot.

Monday
Sep 26
1am | 12c
Season 8, Episode 3

Croquem-boots, Part 1

Host John Henson's best friend, Puss in Boots, checks into Hotel Henson for three cat-tastic challenges. First, the bakers will honor Puss by turning a croquembouche into "croquem-boots" before redesigning an old school dessert to represent a method of death. Finally, two bakers on dessert death row must create cat-sized cakes that display Carla Hall, Zac Young and Stephanie Boswell's last wish desserts. Cats have nine lives, but one baker is about to get the boot.

Monday
Sep 26
7pm | 6c
Season 8, Episode 4

Croquem-boots, Part 2

Host John Henson's best friend, Puss in Boots, checks into Hotel Henson for three cat-tastic challenges. First, the bakers will honor Puss by turning a croquembouche into "croquem-boots" before redesigning an old school dessert to represent a method of death. Finally, two bakers on dessert death row must create cat-sized cakes that display Carla Hall, Zac Young and Stephanie Boswell's last wish desserts. Cats have nine lives, but one baker is about to get the boot.

Monday
Sep 26
8pm | 7c
Season 8, Episode 3

Maze Madness

John Henson asks the bakers to update the hotel's signature hedge maze by teaming up for a supersized challenge of hauntingly delicious maze cakes. If judges Carla Hall, Zac Young and Stephanie Boswell can eat their way to the center, they'll be treated to a baked prize. A supersized challenge becomes a double elimination as two bakers are sent to the 13th floor.

Monday
Sep 26
9pm | 8c
Season 8, Episode 3

Maze Madness

John Henson asks the bakers to update the hotel's signature hedge maze by teaming up for a supersized challenge of hauntingly delicious maze cakes. If judges Carla Hall, Zac Young and Stephanie Boswell can eat their way to the center, they'll be treated to a baked prize. A supersized challenge becomes a double elimination as two bakers are sent to the 13th floor.

Tuesday
Sep 27
12am | 11c
Season 0, Episode 3

Spooktacular Battles

Each year, the best bakers in the country are pitted against each other in epic challenges of spooktacular desserts. Now, the spirits of Halloween Baking Championship have spoken, and a recap of the fiercest battles features the creepiest sweets and most-ghoulish ingredients.

Tuesday
Sep 27
3am | 2c
Season 8, Episode 3

Maze Madness

John Henson asks the bakers to update the hotel's signature hedge maze by teaming up for a supersized challenge of hauntingly delicious maze cakes. If judges Carla Hall, Zac Young and Stephanie Boswell can eat their way to the center, they'll be treated to a baked prize. A supersized challenge becomes a double elimination as two bakers are sent to the 13th floor.

Thursday
Sep 29
1pm | 12c
Season 8, Episode 3

Maze Madness

John Henson asks the bakers to update the hotel's signature hedge maze by teaming up for a supersized challenge of hauntingly delicious maze cakes. If judges Carla Hall, Zac Young and Stephanie Boswell can eat their way to the center, they'll be treated to a baked prize. A supersized challenge becomes a double elimination as two bakers are sent to the 13th floor.

Sunday
Oct 2
11pm | 10c
Season 8, Episode 3

Maze Madness

John Henson asks the bakers to update the hotel's signature hedge maze by teaming up for a supersized challenge of hauntingly delicious maze cakes. If judges Carla Hall, Zac Young and Stephanie Boswell can eat their way to the center, they'll be treated to a baked prize. A supersized challenge becomes a double elimination as two bakers are sent to the 13th floor.

Monday
Oct 3
2am | 1c
Season 8, Episode 3

Maze Madness

John Henson asks the bakers to update the hotel's signature hedge maze by teaming up for a supersized challenge of hauntingly delicious maze cakes. If judges Carla Hall, Zac Young and Stephanie Boswell can eat their way to the center, they'll be treated to a baked prize. A supersized challenge becomes a double elimination as two bakers are sent to the 13th floor.

Monday
Oct 3
8pm | 7c
Season 8, Episode 4

Spoiled Rotten by Axe-ident

The bakers face decay when host John Henson challenges them to make moldy desserts that incorporate fermented ingredients. Then, judges Carla Hall, Zac Young and Stephanie Boswell smash desserts and dreams as they send one baker packing up to the 13th floor.

Monday
Oct 3
9pm | 8c
Season 8, Episode 4

Spoiled Rotten by Axe-ident

The bakers face decay when host John Henson challenges them to make moldy desserts that incorporate fermented ingredients. Then, judges Carla Hall, Zac Young and Stephanie Boswell smash desserts and dreams as they send one baker packing up to the 13th floor.

Tuesday
Oct 4
12am | 11c
Season 8, Episode 3

Maze Madness

John Henson asks the bakers to update the hotel's signature hedge maze by teaming up for a supersized challenge of hauntingly delicious maze cakes. If judges Carla Hall, Zac Young and Stephanie Boswell can eat their way to the center, they'll be treated to a baked prize. A supersized challenge becomes a double elimination as two bakers are sent to the 13th floor.

Tuesday
Oct 4
3am | 2c
Season 8, Episode 4

Spoiled Rotten by Axe-ident

The bakers face decay when host John Henson challenges them to make moldy desserts that incorporate fermented ingredients. Then, judges Carla Hall, Zac Young and Stephanie Boswell smash desserts and dreams as they send one baker packing up to the 13th floor.

Thursday
Oct 6
1pm | 12c

About the Host

John Henson

With over 20 years of acting, writing, hosting and producing credits, John Henson is a veteran of the television industry. Henson began his professional career as a stand-up comedian, touring the country before gaining audience attention and critical acclaim as host, writer and co-executive producer of E! Entertainment’s Talk Soup.

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