List of Halloween Baking Championship episodes

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The following is a list of episodes for the reality television cooking series Halloween Baking Championship on Food Network.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 4 October 5, 2015 (2015-10-05) October 26, 2015 (2015-10-26)
2 5 October 3, 2016 (2016-10-03) October 31, 2016 (2016-10-31)
3 6 September 25, 2017 (2017-09-25) October 30, 2017 (2017-10-30)
4 6 September 24, 2018 (2018-09-24) October 29, 2018 (2018-10-29)
5 6 September 23, 2019 (2019-09-23) October 28, 2019 (2019-10-28)

Season 1 (2015)[edit]

Seven bakers and chefs competed in a four-episode baking tournament. One person got eliminated every week until the final episode where one person was eliminated early on and the final three compete for the grand prize of $25,000. Judges for this season are Carla Hall, Ron Ben-Israel, and Sherry Yard.[1]

Contestants[edit]

  • 1st - Rudy Martinez,[2] Home Bakery Owner from Queens, New York
  • 2nd - Scott Breazeale, Executive Chef from Plymouth, Michigan
  • 3rd - Jason Hisley, Bakery Owner and chef from Baltimore, Maryland
  • 4th - Ashlee Prisbrey,[3] Baker from Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 5th - Audrey Alfaro, Home Baker from Spokane, Washington
  • 6th - Erin Cooper, Baker from Owings Mills, Maryland
  • 7th - Jennifer Petty, Home Bakery Owner from West Covina, California

Episodes[edit]

Ep. # Title Original Air Date
1 "Trick or Treats" October 5, 2015 (2015-10-05)
Preliminary Heat: Make a dozen trick-or-treat candy cupcakes in 75 minutes. The contestants had to blindly grab a bag of candy from a "bubbling cauldron" and incorporate them into their cupcakes.

Winner: Jason Hisley (His advantage going into the "Main Heat" was being able to switch his card with another contestant, or switch two contestant's cards. He chose to switch his cowboy card with Audrey's pirate card.)

Main Heat: The contestants had to blindly pick a card that depicted a classic Halloween costume. They were tasked to create a dessert in 90 minutes that represented that costume.

Winner: Audrey Alfaro

Eliminated: Jennifer Petty

Judges' Costumes:
  • Sherry Yard (Good Witch)
  • Ron Ben-Israel (Pirate)
  • Carla Hall (Bad Witch)
2 "Monster Mashups" October 12, 2015 (2015-10-12)
Preliminary Heat: Mashup two pre-made grocery food items into a dozen tasty treats in 45 minutes. The contestants had to pick from grocery items like cookie dough in a tube and frozen pie crusts.

Winner: Erin Cooper (Her advantage was getting ten minutes of sous chef help from judge Sherry Yard.)

Main Heat: The contestants each picked two hollow apples from a prop tree; a red apple had a specific flavor and a green apple had a spooky theme. They were tasked to combine flavor and theme into a cohesive dessert, in 90 minutes.

Winner: Jason Hisley

Eliminated: Erin Cooper

Judges' Costumes:
  • Sherry Yard (Empress Josephine)
  • Ron Ben-Israel (1940s gangster)
  • Carla Hall (1920s flapper)
3 "Field of Screams" October 19, 2015 (2015-10-19)
Preliminary Heat: Inspired by autumn hayrides and farms, the contestants have 75 minutes to make creepy doughnuts.

Winner: Rudy Martinez (His advantage is revealed partway into the second round; picking and assigning extra ingredients to himself and his competitors.)

Main Heat: The contestants must create a graveyard themed pumpkin dessert. Halfway into the competition, Rudy's advantage is brought up. He gets first pick of a basket of mandatory extra ingredients. He takes candied ginger for himself then assigns dried cherries to Scott, cream cheese to Jason, walnuts to Ashlee, and raisins to Audrey.

Winner: Rudy Martinez

Eliminated: Audrey Alfaro

Judges' Costumes:
  • Sherry Yard (Cleopatra)
  • Ron Ben-Israel (Maharaja)
  • Carla Hall (flamenco dancer)
4 "Haunted House Party" October 26, 2015 (2015-10-26)
Preliminary Heat: Make a dessert that looks like a creature associated with haunted houses in 2 hours. Each contestant fishes a key from an urn and are assigned the character written on the key. (Ashlee got "mummy", Scott got "zombie", Rudy got "vampire", and Jason got "skeleton"). In this episode, the weakest dish is eliminated from the first round. Ashlee is eliminated.

Winner: Jason Hisley (There is no advantage given in this episode)

Main Heat: The final three contestants have 5 hours to create a haunted house cake.

Winner of $25,000: Rudy Martinez

Eliminated: Scott Breazeale and Jason Hisley

Judges' Costumes:
  • Sherry Yard (Marie Antoinette)
  • Ron Ben-Israel (Carnival dancer)
  • Carla Hall (mermaid)

Special Guest: Duff Goldman (werewolf)

Results[edit]

Contestant 1 2 3 4
Rudy IN LOW WIN‡ WINNER
Scott IN IN HIGH OUT
Jason HIGH‡ WIN LOW OUT‡
Ashlee IN HIGH LOW OUT1
Audrey WIN IN OUT
Erin LOW OUT‡
Jennifer OUT

^Note 1 : Ashlee was eliminated after the finale Preheat.

     (WINNER) The contestant won the whole competition.
‡ The contestant won the Pre-Heat challenge.
     (WIN) The contestant won the Main Heat challenge.
     (HIGH) The contestant had one of the best dishes for that week.
     (IN) The contestant performed well enough to move on to the next week.
     (LOW) The contestant had one of the bottom dishes for that week, but was not eliminated.
     (OUT) The contestant was eliminated for worst dish.

Season 2 (2016)[edit]

Seven bakers competed in a five-episode baking tournament. In this season they incorporated midround twists (usually an ingredient the contestants had to add to their confection). The winner got $25,000. Judges for this season are Carla Hall, Sandra Lee,[4] and Damiano Carrara.

Contestants[edit]

  • 1st - Michelle Antonishek,[5] Executive Pastry Chef from Cotulla, Texas
  • 2nd - Tamara Brown, Home Baker from Baldwin Park, California
  • 3rd - Veronica von Borstel, Cake Designer from San Diego, California
  • 4th - John Schopp,[6] Pastry Instructor from Roanoke, Virginia
  • 5th - Amy Strickland, Bakery Owner from Lake City, Florida1
  • 6th - Damien Bagley, Pastry Instructor from Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 7th - Brad Rudd, Bakery Manager from Encino, California
^Note : Amy Strickland withdrew from the competition, just before the start of the third episode, due to stress concerns since she was 6 months pregnant.

Episodes[edit]

Ep. # Title Original Air Date
1 "Monsters, Monsters, Monsters" October 3, 2016 (2016-10-03)
Preliminary Heat: Make a dozen bite-sized treats that look like monsters in 60 minutes.

Winner: Michelle Antonishek (Her advantage was exclusive use of creepy molds and tools for the second round challenge)

Main Heat: The contestants had to make an edible zombie treat in 2 hours. They had to incorporate raspberries into their dessert. Mid-round twist is to incorporate sugar work.

Winner: Amy Strickland

Eliminated: Brad Rudd

Judges' Costumes:
  • Carla Hall (Uncle Sam)
  • Damiano Carrara (firefighter)
  • Sandra Lee (monarch butterfly)
2 "Cravings from the Grave" October 10, 2016 (2016-10-10)
Preliminary Heat: Use ready-made pie crust to make fast mummy treats in 30 minutes.

Winner: John Schopp (His advantage was being able to switch his tombstone with another contestant or switch two contestant's tombstones. He chose to switch Amy's "witch hat" with Michelle's "cauldron".)

Main Heat: The contestants each picked a little tombstone that had a theme written on the back. They had 2 hours to make a candy stuffed cake inspired by their respective Halloween themes. John got 'eyeball', Damien got 'crystal ball', Amy got 'witch hat', Michelle got 'cauldron', Tamara got 'skull', and Veronica got 'pumpkin'. After the switch, Amy got 'cauldron' and Michelle got 'witch hat'. Mid-round twist is to add lime curd representing slime.

Winner: Tamara Brown

Eliminated: Damien Bagley

Judges' Costumes:
  • Carla Hall (zombie bride)
  • Damiano Carrara (1950s greaser)
  • Sandra Lee (Victorian vampire)
3 "Haunted Circus" October 17, 2016 (2016-10-17)
Preliminary Heat: Bake a half dozen creepy clown cake pops in 45 minutes.

Winner: Michelle Antonishek (Her advantage is first choice of two characteristics/themes in the second round.)

Main Heat: The contestants each picked one stuffed spider and one stuffed alligator; all wearing tags with different characteristics and different creatures. They had 2 hours to combine both tag descriptions into an edible freak show creature. Michelle picked "fire-breathing" as her characteristic and "snake" as her creature. Tamara paired up "two-headed" "turtle". John paired up "sword-swallowing" "mermaid". And Veronica paired up "werewolf" "strongman". Mid-round twist is to add roasted peanuts.

Winner: Tamara Brown

Eliminated: No eliminations this episode because Amy Strickland left the competition.

Judges' Costumes:
  • Carla Hall (Little Bo Peep)
  • Damiano Carrara (gondolier)
  • Sandra Lee ("winter")
4 "Spirits Rising" October 24, 2016 (2016-10-24)
Preliminary Heat: Make a dessert that looks like a monster's tomb in 60 minutes. Mid-round twist is to incorporate funeral flowers into the design.

Winner: Michelle Antonishek (Her advantage is access to Mexican ingredients for the main challenge)

Main Heat: The contestants have 90 minutes to make a confection honoring "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead). Mid-round twist is to incorporate habanero peppers into their desserts.

Winner: Michelle Antonishek

Eliminated: John Schopp

Judges' Costumes:
  • Carla Hall (warrior princess)
  • Damiano Carrara (glam metal rocker)
  • Sandra Lee (snow queen)
5 "Ginger Dead House" October 31, 2016
Preliminary Heat: Make creepy, decorated cookies to hang on a decorative "haunted" cookie tree in 2 hours.

Winner: Tamara Brown (Her advantage is able to pick and assign themes in the second round)

Main Heat: The final three contestants have six hours to create a haunted gingerbread house specific to a structural theme. For winning the pre-heat, Tamara picked "Gothic Castle" and assigned "Cabin in the Woods" to Veronica and "Asylum" to Michelle. Mid-round twist is to add a ginger and chocolate treat to complement their house.

Winner of $25,000: Michelle Antonishek

Eliminated: Tamara Brown and Veronica von Borstel

Judges' Costumes:
  • Carla Hall (Bollywood star)
  • Damiano Carrara (gladiator)
  • Sandra Lee (Cher)

Special Guest: Duff Goldman (tree creature)

Results[edit]

Contestant 1 2 31 4 5
Michelle IN‡ IN HIGH‡ WIN‡ WINNER
Tamara LOW WIN WIN LOW OUT‡
Veronica IN IN LOW HIGH OUT
John IN LOW‡ LOW OUT
Amy WIN HIGH WDR
Damien HIGH OUT
Brad OUT

^Note 1 : No one was eliminated at the end of Week 3.

     (WINNER) The contestant won the whole competition.
‡ The contestant won the Pre-Heat challenge.
     (WIN) The contestant won the Main Heat challenge.
     (HIGH) The contestant had one of the best dishes for that week.
     (IN) The contestant performed well enough to move on to the next week.
     (LOW) The contestant had one of the bottom dishes for that week, but was not eliminated.
     (OUT) The contestant was eliminated for worst dish.
     (WDR) The contestant voluntarily left the competition.

Season 3 (2017)[edit]

Eight bakers competed in a six-episode baking tournament. One person got eliminated every week until the final three compete for $25,000. Judges for this season are Carla Hall, Zac Young, and Lorraine Pascale.

Contestants[edit]

  • 1st - Jasmin Bell, Pastry Instructor from Seattle, Washington
  • 2nd - Jonathan Elias, Pastry Chef from Troy, Michigan
  • 3rd - Jessica Scott, Executive Pastry Chef from San Diego, California
  • 4th - Ray Vizcaino, Cake Decorator from San Diego, California
  • 5th - Tyler Davis, Pastry Chef from St. Louis, Missouri
  • 6th - Dina Melendez, Pastry Chef from Brooklyn, New York
  • 7th - Cliff Butler, Pastry Chef from Austin, Texas
  • 8th - Andrea Kratville, Home Baker from Sonora, California

Episodes[edit]

Ep. # Title Original Air Date
1 "Filled With Surprises" September 25, 2017 (2017-09-25)
Preliminary Heat: Make one dozen cookies stuffed with candy in 90 minutes. Each contestant blindly picked a spooky theme written on a scarecrow's stick finger and incorporate it into their cookies.

Winner: Ray Vizcaino (His advantage was first pick of pre-determined flavors of "slime" for the next round. He chose raspberry.)

Main Heat: The contestants had to make a dessert filled with gooey "slime" in 2 hours. Mid-round twist is to create a little edible slime creature that lives in the dessert.

Winner: Jasmin Bell

Eliminated: Andrea Kratville

Judges' Costumes:
  • Carla Hall (ghost bride)
  • Zac Young (knight)
  • Lorraine Pascale (witch)
2 "Bewitching Treats" October 2, 2017 (2017-10-02)
Preliminary Heat: Bake 10 witch's fingers and toes in 1 hour and make a dipping sauce for the baked appendages.

Winner: Jessica Scott (Her advantage was exclusive use of special witch stencils and pre-made fondant for the next round.)

Main Heat: The contestants had to make witchy desserts in 90 minutes. Mid-round twist is to make an edible broom to accompany the witch confection.

Winner: Tyler Davis

Eliminated: Cliff Butler

Judges' Costumes:
  • Carla Hall (Southern belle)
  • Zac Young (vampire)
  • Lorraine Pascale (Southern belle)
3 "It's All In Your Head" October 9, 2017 (2017-10-09)
Preliminary Heat: The remaining six are paired into teams of two and must make two halves of an edible brain that fit together semleassly, all in 90 minutes. They pick prop brains from a table and matching numbers determines who's paired up with whom. (Teams are: Jasmin & Ray, Dina & Jessica, and Tyler & Jonathan).

Winners: Jasmin Bell & Ray Vizcaino (Their advantage is not having to do the mid-round twist in the second round.)

Main Heat: : In total darkness, the contestants must get to the table and grab a container with a common phobia inside. They have 90 minutes to make a dessert inspired by the fear they chose (Jessica got "rats", Tyler got "spiders", Jasmin got "clowns", Jonathan got "snakes", Dina got "ghosts", and Ray got "insects"). Mid-round twist is to add "Halloween worms" (cooked spaghetti) to their dessert.

Winner: Jonathan Elias

Eliminated: Dina Melendez

Judges' Costumes:
  • Carla Hall (clown)
  • Zac Young (matador)
  • Lorraine Pascale (ringmaster)
4 "Sweet Screams" October 16, 2017 (2017-10-16)
Preliminary Heat: Make a creepy, Halloween cream puff. Each contestant picked a dead rose that had a theme tagged to it, and had to use it as inspiration for their "scream" puffs. (Jasmin got "zombie", Jonathan got "bat", Tyler got "vampire", Ray got "mummy", and Jessica got "eyeball".)

Winner: Jasmin Bell (Her advantage is a 10-minute head start.)

Main Heat: The contestants have 80 minutes to make a dessert based on a scary mask on a display. (Jasmin grabbed a werewolf mask, Jonathan got a devil mask, Jessica got a raven mask, Ray got a snake mask, and Tyler got a Day of the Dead mask). Mid-round twist is to pick a wrapped up, unpopular Halloween treat (apples, popcorn balls, or raisins) and incorporate one into their dessert.

Winner: Jessica Scott

Eliminated: Tyler Davis

Judges' Costumes:
  • Carla Hall (Day of the Dead lady)
  • Zac Young (Grim Reaper)
  • Lorraine Pascale (mummy)
5 "The Candyman Cometh" October 23, 2017 (2017-10-23)
Preliminary Heat: Make a dessert that tastes like a candy bar in 90 minutes. Each contestant grabbed a jar filed with chocolate candies to use as inspiration. (Jonathan got chocolate coconut bars, Jasmin got chocolate peanut nougat bars, Ray got chocolate caramel cookie bars, and Jessica got peanut butter cups.)

Winners: Jasmin Bell (Her advantage was going last in choosing odd chocolate pairings during the second round, and possibly stealing an ingredient duo from a fellow baker.)

Main Heat: The contestants had to incorporate odd chocolate pairings into "death by chocolate" desserts in 90 minutes. The chocolate pairings were revealed by choosing between four portraits. Since Jasmin won the pre-heat, she got to see the ingredients her three competitors unveiled and could take one of their choices or risk what was behind the label of the final portrait. She opted not to take anyone's chocolate combination. (Jessica got chocolate and Gouda cheese, Ray got chocolate and jalapeño, Jonathan got chocolate and beer, and Jasmin got chocolate and fresh turmeric). Mid-round twist is to make an edible tombstone.

Winner: Jasmin Bell

Eliminated: Ray Vizcaino

Judges' Costumes:
  • Carla Hall (Medusa)
  • Zac Young (Napoleon)
  • Lorraine Pascale (London Mod girl)
6 "Extreme Halloween" October 30, 2017 (2017-10-30)
Preliminary Heat: Make two dozen batches of three different Halloween treats and create a glowing edible centerpiece for a dessert bar, all in 3 hours.

Winner: Jasmin Bell (Her advantage is exclusive use of a cake flavor in the final round.)

Main Heat: The final three contestants have 5 hours to create light-up jack o' lantern cakes. For winning the pre-heat, Jasmin got to choose the cake flavor she'll use for her light up cake, and the other contestants weren't allowed to use that flavor; she chose chocolate.

Winner of $25,000: Jasmin Bell

Eliminated: Jessica Scott and Jonathan Elias

Judges' Costumes:
  • Carla Hall (Nefertiti)
  • Zac Young (king)
  • Lorraine Pascale (golden goddess)

Results[edit]

Contestant 1 2 3 4 5 6
Jasmin WIN1 IN LOW‡ HIGH‡ WIN‡ WINNER‡
Jonathan LOW HIGH WIN IN HIGH OUT
Jessica IN IN‡ IN WIN LOW OUT
Ray IN‡ LOW HIGH‡ LOW OUT
Tyler IN WIN IN OUT
Dina IN IN OUT
Cliff IN OUT
Andrea OUT

^Note 1 : There were no top honors announced the first episode, just the winner and the bottom two.

     (WINNER) The contestant won the whole competition.
‡ The contestant won the Pre-Heat challenge.
     (WIN) The contestant won the Main Heat challenge.
     (HIGH) The contestant had one of the best dishes for that week.
     (IN) The contestant performed well enough to move on to the next week.
     (LOW) The contestant had one of the bottom dishes for that week, but was not eliminated.
     (OUT) The contestant was eliminated for worst dish.

Season 4 (2018)[edit]

Eight bakers, professional and home cooks, competed in a six episode tournament. The winner got $25,000 and a spot in Food Network Magazine. The same judges as last year return: Carla Hall, Zac Young, and Lorraine Pascale.

Contestants[edit]

  • 1st - Lyndsy McDonald, Executive Pastry Chef from Sarasota, Florida
  • 2nd - Michelle Honeman, Home Baker from Beaverton, Oregon
  • 3rd - Jamal Lake, Bakery Owner from West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 4th - Steven Vargas Jr., Pastry Cook from Houston, Texas
  • 5th - Brenda Villacorta, Pastry Chef from New York, New York
  • 6th - Cicely Austin, University Executive Pastry Chef from Anderson, South Carolina
  • 7th - Andrew Fuller, Home Bakery Owner from Des Moines, Iowa
  • 8th - Brian Fishman, Bakery Owner from Long Island, New York

Episodes[edit]

Ep. # Title Original Air Date
1 "Hidden Halloween Horrors" September 24, 2018 (2018-09-24)
Preliminary Heat: Make a spider web dessert in 2 hours, and choose a creature to trap inside the web confection. Andrew got 'snake'. Jamal got 'scorpion'. Michelle got 'frog', Brian got 'centipede'. Brenda got 'cockroach'. Steven got 'raven'. Lyndsy got 'dragonfly'. Cicely got 'bat'.

Winner: Steven Vargas Jr. (His advantage was pre-tempered chocolate going into the main heat.)

Main Heat: The bakers had 2 hours to create a dessert with a shell over it, so when it melts it reveals something creepy inside. The "something creepy" was determined by choosing blocks of ice that had something hidden inside. Lyndsy got 'bug eggs'. Brenda got 'tombstone'. Andrew got 'worms'. Cicely got 'brains'. Brian got 'skull'. Jamal got 'fingers'. Michelle got 'heart'. Steven got 'eyeball'. Mid-round twist is to add cayenne pepper to their dessert.

Winner: Lyndsy McDonald

Eliminated: Brian Fishman

Judges' Costumes:
  • Carla Hall (neon hippie)
  • Zac Young (garden gnome)
  • Lorraine Pascale (zombie priestess)
2 "Fall Forward Desserts" October 1, 2018 (2018-10-01)
Preliminary Heat: Make yam desserts that evoke scary movie cliches, as picked from tagged yams. They had 90 minutes but weren't allowed to make pies. Andrew grabbed "bloody knife", Michelle grabbed "claw hand", Jamal grabbed "scarred face", Cicely grabbed "masked man", Steven grabbed "creepy doll", Lyndsy grabbed "chainsaw", Brenda grabbed "hockey mask".

Winner: Jamal Lake (His advantage was first choice of cake flavor in the second round.)

Main Heat: The bakers must create a pumpkin patch out of mini bundt cakes, in 90 minutes. Jamal's advantage was getting to choose a cake flavor that no other baker could use and he chose vanilla. Brenda's flavor was pumpkin. Lyndsy's flavor was spice cake. Steven's flavor was maple. Cicely's flavor was chocolate. Michelle's flavor was apple. And Andrew's flavor was ginger. Mid-round twist is to add an edible scarecrow.

Winner: Lyndsy McDonald

Eliminated: Andrew Fuller

Judges' Costumes:
  • Carla Hall (Robyn Hood)
  • Zac Young (Mozart's ghost)
  • Lorraine Pascale (woodland fairy)
3 "Monster Mania" October 8, 2018 (2018-10-08)
Preliminary Heat: Working together, the bakers had 90 minutes to make different pâte à choux body parts that form one large, edible monster. Steven had to make the tail. Michelle had to make the horned head. Lyndsy had to make the arms. Jamal had to make the wings. Brenda had to make the scaly torso. Cicely had to make the legs.

Winner: Jamal Lake (His advantage was first choice of dessert and theme in the next round.)

Main Heat: The bakers had 90 minutes to combine a type of dessert and a theme into a large, "monster-sized" confection. Jamal chose first: 'whoopie pie' and 'grave digger'. Brenda got 'cupcake' and 'demon'. Cecily got 'roll cake' and 'alien'. Michelle got 'cream puff' and 'freakshow'. Steven got 'pie' and 'jack-o-lantern'. Lyndsy got 'doughnut' and 'mad scientist'. Mid-round twist is to add sesame seeds into their desserts.

Winner: Jamal Lake

Eliminated: Cicely Austin

Judges' Costumes:
  • Carla Hall (vintage ghost)
  • Zac Young (life guard)
  • Lorraine Pascale (Viking warrior)
4 "Hallowedding" October 15, 2018 (2018-10-15)
Preliminary Heat: Make a dozen petit fours for a Halloween wedding shower in 90 minutes. Each baker grabbed a wine glass with a monster-bride theme. Steven got 'werewolf'. Jamal got 'vampire'. Lyndsy got 'skeleton'. Michelle got 'witch'. Brenda got 'zombie'.

Winner: Jamal Lake (His advantage was 10 minutes of help from Zac Young.)

Main Heat: The bakers had 2 hours to make a wedding cake for different monster pairings. Michelle got the 'skeleton & robot' couple. Lyndsy got the 'witch & goblin'. Jamal got the 'zombie & ghost'. Brenda got the 'vampite & troll'. Steven got the 'werewolf & mummy'. Mid-round twist is to add a special, flowery gift bag ingredient. Michelle had to add rosemary. Lyndsy had to add orange blossom water. Steven had to add elderflower. Jamal had to add lavender. Brenda had to add rose water.

Winner: Steven Vargas Jr

Eliminated: Brenda Villacorta

Judges' Costumes:
  • Carla Hall (spirit animal)
  • Zac Young (cupcake)
  • Lorraine Pascale (ghost queen)
5 "Circus of Dread" October 22, 2018 (2018-10-22)
Preliminary Heat: Make a dessert in 90 minutes with a theme and flavor picked blindly from tarot cards. Jamal had 'The Fool' and 'blood orange'. Lyndsy had 'The Hermit' and 'fig'. Steven had 'Death' and 'passion fruit'. Michelle had 'The Magician' and 'clove'.

Winner: Michelle Honeman (Her advantage was assigning specially themed clowns to everyone in the second round.)

Main Heat: The bakers have 2 hours to bake a creepy clown dessert. Michelle chose "Fiery Freddy" (the torch juggler). She gave "Clumsy Carl" (who slips on banana peels) to Lyndsy. "Helium Hank" (the balloon animal maker) to Steven. And "One Wheeled Willie" (the unicycle rider) to Jamal. Mid-round twist is to deep fry one of four food items and add it to their dessert. Lyndsy had to fry peanut nougat bars. Michelle had to fry cheese curds. Jamal had to fry sandwich cookies. and Steven had to fry bacon.

Winner: Lyndsy McDonald

Eliminated: Steven Vargas Jr.

Judges' Costumes:
  • Carla Hall (gumball machine)
  • Zac Young (ice skater)
  • Lorraine Pascale (Queen of Hearts)
6 "Cranium Epicurean" October 29, 2018 (2018-10-29)
Preliminary Heat: Make skull desserts in two hours.

Winner: Michelle Honeman (Her advantage was assigning the nightmare themes in the final round.)

Main Heat: The final three contestants had 5 hours to make cakes inspired by common nightmare scenarios. Michelle chose "being visited by the dead". She assigned "falling" to Lyndsy, and "getting chased" to Jamal. They also had to include a smoke element via dry ice.

Winner of $25,000: Lyndsy McDonald

Eliminated: Jamal Lake and Michelle Honeman

Judges' Costumes:
  • Carla Hall (80s pop star)
  • Zac Young (unicorn)
  • Lorraine Pascale (dreamy genie)

Results[edit]

Contestant 1 21 3 4 5 6
Lyndsy WIN WIN IN HIGH WIN WINNER
Michelle HIGH IN IN HIGH LOW‡ OUT
Jamal IN LOW‡ WIN‡ LOW‡ IN OUT
Steven IN‡ IN LOW WIN OUT
Brenda IN IN IN OUT
Cicely IN IN OUT
Andrew LOW OUT
Brian OUT

^Note 1 : There were no "best dishes" announced the second and third episodes, just the winner and the bottom two.

     (WINNER) The contestant won the whole competition.
‡ The contestant won the Pre-Heat challenge.
     (WIN) The contestant won the Main Heat challenge.
     (HIGH) The contestant had one of the best dishes for that week.
     (IN) The contestant performed well enough to move on to the next week.
     (LOW) The contestant had one of the bottom dishes for that week, but was not eliminated.
     (OUT) The contestant was eliminated for worst dish.

Season 5 (2019)[edit]

Results[edit]

Contestant 1 2 3 4 5 6
Karl IN‡ HIGH HIGH‡ WIN HIGH WINNER
Jessica WIN IN LOW HIGH LOW OUT
Peter IN WIN IN LOW‡ WIN OUT‡
Julie IN IN‡ WIN IN OUT‡
Jocelyn HIGH IN IN OUT
Sheldon IN LOW OUT‡
Brittany LOW OUT
Jess OUT
     (WINNER) The contestant won the whole competition.
‡ The contestant won the Pre-Heat challenge.
     (WIN) The contestant won the Main Heat challenge.
     (HIGH) The contestant had one of the best dishes for that week.
     (IN) The contestant performed well enough to move on to the next week.
     (LOW) The contestant had one of the bottom dishes for that week, but was not eliminated.
     (OUT) The contestant was eliminated for worst dish.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Astoria Chef Competes on Food Network Halloween-Themed Baking Show". dnainfo.com. Archived from the original on 2017-10-12.
  3. ^ "Ashlee Prisbrey talks about her time on the Halloween Baking Championship". http://ashleemarie.com. External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Sandra Lee joining Food Network's Halloween Baking Championship". sandralee.com.
  5. ^ "Cotulla chef wins Food Network event". The Roanoker.
  6. ^ "Local Roanoker in Food Network's Halloween Baking Championship". frio-nuecescurrent.com.

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