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 2, Episode 8

Holiday Hoopla

The last three bakers must show off their decorating chops in order to finally be crowned Holiday Baking Champion! First, they must bake and beautifully decorate a sugar cookie tree. Then, in the final heat, the bakers need to transform their assigned holiday tradition into an intricately decorated cake.

Saturday
Nov 11
11pm | 10c
Season 4, Episode 1

Holiday Party Delights

To kick things off, nine bakers must create eye-catching and tantalizing new holiday treats for seasonal parties. In the pre-heat, bakers create a dessert with an unusual candy cane flavor and then, for the main heat, they use a holiday cocktail as sweet inspiration. One unlucky baker goes home.

Tuesday
Nov 14
3am | 2c
Season 4, Episode 3

Thanksgiving Genius

In the pre-heat, seven bakers must create a Thanksgiving dessert using a mystery canned fruit. Then in the main heat, bakers whip up new Turkey Day sensations by combining two traditional desserts.

Monday
Nov 27
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 4

A New Holiday Spin

The six remaining bakers are creating new takes on traditional holiday baking. Inspired by an internet baking meme, for the pre-heat they'll use yellow cake mix to make anything but cake. Then in the main heat, bakers must "holiday up!" a non-holiday dessert.

Tuesday
Nov 28
12am | 11c
Season 4, Episode 4

A New Holiday Spin

The six remaining bakers are creating new takes on traditional holiday baking. Inspired by an internet baking meme, for the pre-heat they'll use yellow cake mix to make anything but cake. Then in the main heat, bakers must "holiday up!" a non-holiday dessert.

Saturday
Dec 2
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 6

Gingerbread Worlds

In the epic finale, the three remaining bakers have just one challenge, but it's a massive one. Each baker taps into a favorite holiday memory and then constructs gingerbread worlds filled with all sorts of treats. The baker who can impress the judges the most will become the Holiday Baking Champion and take home $50,000!

Saturday
Dec 2
11pm | 10c
Season 4, Episode 4

A New Holiday Spin

The six remaining bakers are creating new takes on traditional holiday baking. Inspired by an internet baking meme, for the pre-heat they'll use yellow cake mix to make anything but cake. Then in the main heat, bakers must "holiday up!" a non-holiday dessert.

Sunday
Dec 3
3pm | 2c
Season 4, Episode 5

Comfort and Joy

Winter is here and it's time to cozy up inside. The five remaining bakers 'ignite' the holiday spirit with a fiery, pre-heat dessert. Then in the main heat, they take a traditional holiday cheese board and turn it into an unusual cheesecake.

Monday
Dec 4
9pm | 8c
Season 4, Episode 6

Tradition! Tradition!

The four remaining bakers celebrate two classic holiday traditions: Hanukkah jelly doughnuts and ye olde fruitcake. Duff Goldman helps introduce the pre-heat challenge in which bakers must create a dozen doughnuts featuring a challenging flavor combination. Then for the main heat, bakers try their best to reinvent fruitcake.

Tuesday
Dec 12
12am | 11c
Season 4, Episode 3

Thanksgiving Genius

In the pre-heat, seven bakers must create a Thanksgiving dessert using a mystery canned fruit. Then in the main heat, bakers whip up new Turkey Day sensations by combining two traditional desserts.

Monday
Dec 18
5pm | 4c
Season 4, Episode 4

A New Holiday Spin

The six remaining bakers are creating new takes on traditional holiday baking. Inspired by an internet baking meme, for the pre-heat they'll use yellow cake mix to make anything but cake. Then in the main heat, bakers must "holiday up!" a non-holiday dessert.

Monday
Dec 18
6pm | 5c
Season 4, Episode 6

Tradition! Tradition!

The four remaining bakers celebrate two classic holiday traditions: Hanukkah jelly doughnuts and ye olde fruitcake. Duff Goldman helps introduce the pre-heat challenge in which bakers must create a dozen doughnuts featuring a challenging flavor combination. Then for the main heat, bakers try their best to reinvent fruitcake.

Monday
Dec 18
8pm | 7c
Season 0, Episode 1

Adults vs. Kids

It's time to celebrate the holidays and all that goes along with it: parties, the big game and one last decadent blast before the New Year's resolutions kick in! In a very special episode of Holiday Baking Championship, three Holiday Baking champions and three fan favorites from Kids Baking Championship show off their chops in a holiday showdown to win $10,000. Host Bobby Deen oversees the all-star game along with tough-love judges Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale.

Saturday
Dec 30
2pm | 1c

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 Jesse Palmer, 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

Cinnamon Chip, Cranberry and Pecan Cookies

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

Triple Chocolate Bread Pudding

Triple Pastry Cream Croquembouche

Pretzel-Crusted Flourless Chocolate Cake with Sauteed Spiced Pears and Salted Caramel Sauce

Sugar Cookie with Orange-Cinnamon Icing

Coconut Macaroons

Yellow Cake with American Buttercream

Quince and Prickly Pear Croquembouche

Rolled Sugar Cookies

Cinnamon Chess Pie

Pilgrim Whoopie Pie

Roasted Butternut Squash Pudding Cake

Molasses Krackle Cookies

Toffee, Chocolate and Orange Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake with Beurre Noisette Buttercream for the Yule Log Tree Stump

White Chocolate Pear and Fig Morning Bread

Gingerbread Cookie

Cookie Swap Wreath

Orange-Rosemary Cookies with Orange Glaze

Pumpkin Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust and Rum Cheesecake Topping

Gingersnap Ice Cream Sandwich

Madeleine Wreath with Sour Cherry Mousse

Chocolate-Covered Maple Brandy Jellies with Nuts

Fruitcake Junkyard Brownie with Spiced Orange Liqueur and White Chocolate

First Snow Cherry Pie with Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Cranberry Meringue Pie