Spring Gardens: The Birds and the Bugs The first round is for the birds as host Ali Khan challenges the bakers to create spring songbird-themed desserts. Then it’s all about celebrating the joys of the garden and the critters within. The bakers must make lush spring garden cakes with a surprise design element inside. Judges […]
Meet the Competitors of Spring Baking Championship, Season 7
Get to know the eleven bakers competing for a chance to win the $25,000 prize and the title of Spring Baking Champion.
Chiantae Campbell — Miami, FL
Chiantae is the founder and lead designer of Chic Little Cakes. When it comes to desserts, her Jamaican heritage is her main source of inspiration. She loves to use bold flavors and colors to add a lot of flair.
Laurent Carratie — Mendham, NJ
Laurent is the executive pastry chef at Harvard Club NYC. He is originally from the south of France and is a 5th generation baker.
Madiha Chughtai — Richmond, TX
Madiha lives in Texas with her three kids and husband. She is the founder of M’s Cakes and Bakes and Sweet Fusion by M.
Derek Corsino — Saint Helena, CA
Derek is a culinary arts instructor at Healdsburg High School. He’s been making cakes for 24 years. One of his favorite springtime memories is getting to eat different types of candy during Easter.
Jahmal Dailey — Brooklyn, NY
Jahmal is a pastry chef in New York City. His desserts reflect his personality: minimalistic and refined with a touch of “pizzazz.” He is a really big fan of reinventing classic desserts.
Stephanie DeVoll — Norwalk, CA
Stephanie is a pastry chef and co-owner of Whisk’d Away in California. Her specialty is making comfort desserts.
Veruska Samanez — Cedar Grove, NJ
Veruska is a pastry chef and owner of Cake and Flourish in New Jersey. Her main focus is making beautifully decorated cakes.
Dayron Santamaria — Takoma Park, MD
Dayron is an executive pastry chef in Washington, D.C. He loves to create tropical desserts that combine his Cuban background with his French training.
Natalie Soto — Capistrano Beach, CA
Natalie is a California-based cake artist and owner of Sweet as Love, an online business.
LeeAnn Tolentino — Los Angeles, CA
LeeAnn is an LA-based pastry chef. Even though she comes from a huge family that’s fun and loud, she likes to keep her desserts simple, elegant and clean. Her motto is “Less is more.”
Keya Wingfield — Richmond, VA
Keya is a pastry chef and owner at Keya and Co. She is originally from Bombay and loves making desserts with subtle Indian flavors. She has a black belt in karate.
Fun spring getaways are the name of the game as host Ali Khan challenges the remaining bakers to combine destination desserts with classic snacks. The Spring Break fun continues as the bakers create a two-dessert landscape resembling a vacation in a national forest, amusement park, city or tropical beach. Judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and […]
Emerging from winter hibernation into spring, there are so many fun things to do! Host Ali Khan challenges the remaining bakers to make a fruity spring dessert in a skillet to enjoy around the campfire. Then each baker is assigned a wintry, indoor craft and tasked with creating a look-alike, spring-themed cake for judges Kardea […]
Inspired by the famous Georgia Peach Ice Cream Sandwich, host Ali Khan challenges the bakers to invent their own spring delight featuring cookies, ice cream and fruit. Then they’re assigned classic and beloved cookies to turn into a fabulous and tasty spring dessert for judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman. Don’t miss […]
Spring bursts into bloom as host Ali Khan challenges the bakers to use pressed and dried flowers in their party desserts. Then they get to pull out all the spring stops in a flower fantasy cake that features a flower flavor such as hibiscus, rose, jasmine and elderflower. Judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff […]
It’s a spring baby bonanza for the bakers when host Ali Khan challenges them to make desserts that look like gorgeous baby gifts and have spring flavor pairings like lemon and thyme, rhubarb and ginger, and kumquat and mint. After the gifts are baked, it’s time for the party! The bakers must create baby shower […]
It’s team challenge week and love is in the air as host Ali Khan pairs up the bakers for some romantic challenges. First, the teams must create a beautiful proposal dessert plate for a spring couple ready to pop the question. Then it’s all about baking a spring wedding cake, but each baker must make […]
Spring is the season of bunnies and chicks! Host Ali Khan challenges the bakers to contemplate the question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, as they create beautiful edible eggs with a surprise flavor and decorative spring chick. Then the bakers face Spring Baking Championship’s first ever bread challenge as they try […]
The bakers celebrate the vibrant colors of spring as host Ali Khan challenges them to make colorful and spicy sweets for Holi, an ancient Hindu festival known as “the festival of spring.” Then the competitors hope to impress judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman and have some fun with cheeky leprechauns as they […]
Eleven bakers begin the competition by making farm stand breakfast treats, and then they try to impress the judges with a cake and dessert tribute to happy, dancing cows. There’s also a look back at seasons past and sneak peeks of spring bakes to come. Spring Baking Championship Season 7 Watch Online […]