Sugar Showdown is a fun and intense competition series that celebrates all things sweet and delicious. Three expert bakers enter the Sugar Showdown studio and compete in episodes that feature cakes, pies, cupcakes or donuts. First, the competitors must make their best dessert incorporating one mystery ingredient. After three distinguished judges eliminate one competitor, the finalists must make creations based on a theme. One baker will be crowned the champion, winning bragging rights and $10,000.

Extra Spoonfuls

The Judges' Web-Only Baking Tips 6 Videos

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Season 1, Episode 4

Baseball Donuts

Three donut makers have to successfully incorporate mint in their elimination round dishes, in order to make it to the baseball-themed donut showdown.

Sunday
Jan 8
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Breakfast in Bed Cakes

Baking couples compete in a speedy elimination round using grapefruit as the mystery ingredient. The last two teams left compete for $10,000 in a breakfast in bed-themed cake showdown.

Wednesday
Jan 11
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

St. Patrick's Day Donuts

Donut makers take on pineapple in their speedy elimination round before competing for the $10,000 prize in a St. Patrick's Day-themed donut showdown.

Sunday
Jan 15
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 12

Playground Pies

Three bakers compete in a speedy elimination round with the famous afterschool snack ants-on-a-log as the mystery ingredient. The two finalists compete for $10,000 in a playground-themed pie showdown.

Wednesday
Jan 18
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 10

Spring Cakes

Three bakers compete in an elimination round using beets, two make it to the spring-themed cake showdown, and one will walk away $10,000 richer.

Sunday
Jan 22
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Cocktail Party Cupcakes

The two bakers who compete for $10,000 in a cocktail-party themed cupcake showdown must first take on balsamic vinegar in the elimination round.

Wednesday
Feb 8
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Into the Woods Cakes

Three bakers compete in a speedy elimination round using maple syrup as their mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in an into the woods-themed cake showdown.

Friday
Feb 10
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Into the Woods Cakes

Three bakers compete in a speedy elimination round using maple syrup as their mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in an into the woods-themed cake showdown.

Saturday
Feb 25
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 2

Amusement Park Pies

Bakers take on lavender in the elimination round, and an amusement park theme in the pie showdown.

Wednesday
Apr 5
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

Rock and Roll Cupcakes

Bakers tackle grapefruit in the elimination round before competing for the $10,000 prize in a rock and roll-themed cupcake showdown.

Wednesday
Apr 19
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 14

Winter Wonderland Cakes

Bakers compete in a speedy elimination round with saffron as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a winter wonderland-themed cake showdown.

Wednesday
Apr 19
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Kids Hide-and-Seek Cupcakes

Talented kid bakers compete in a speedy elimination round with pink peppercorns as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a special hide-and-seek-themed kids cupcake showdown.

Wednesday
May 3
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

It's a Small World Pies

Bakers compete in a speedy elimination round with mini marshmallows as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a pie showdown themed around "It's a Small World."

Wednesday
May 31
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 5

Cocktail Party Cupcakes

The two bakers who compete for $10,000 in a cocktail-party themed cupcake showdown must first take on balsamic vinegar in the elimination round.

Sunday
Aug 20
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 7

Wedding Cakes

In order to go home with the $10,000 prize, the bakers must take on cheese curds in the elimination round and a wedding theme in the cake showdown.

Sunday
Aug 20
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

Tailgate Pies

Three bakers must use peanuts in the elimination round in order to make it to the $10,000 tailgate-themed pie showdown.

Sunday
Aug 27
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 2

Amusement Park Pies

Bakers take on lavender in the elimination round, and an amusement park theme in the pie showdown.

Sunday
Aug 27
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 9

Kids Chocolate Factory Cakes

Three amazing kid bakers compete in a speedy elimination round using fudge as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in this chocolate factory-themed cake showdown.

Sunday
Sep 3
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 9

Princess Cupcakes

Bakers take on figs in the elimination round and a princess theme in the $10,000 cupcake showdown.

Sunday
Sep 3
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

It's a Small World Pies

Bakers compete in a speedy elimination round with mini marshmallows as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a pie showdown themed around "It's a Small World."

Sunday
Sep 10
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 2

Breakfast in Bed Cakes

Baking couples compete in a speedy elimination round using grapefruit as the mystery ingredient. The last two teams left compete for $10,000 in a breakfast in bed-themed cake showdown.

Sunday
Sep 10
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

Playground Pies

Three bakers compete in a speedy elimination round with the famous afterschool snack ants-on-a-log as the mystery ingredient. The two finalists compete for $10,000 in a playground-themed pie showdown.

Sunday
Sep 17
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 8

Picnic Cupcakes

Following an elimination round with lemonade as the mystery ingredient, the two finalists compete for $10,000 in a picnic-themed cupcake showdown.

Sunday
Sep 17
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Harvest Donuts

Three bakers compete in a speedy elimination round using cranberries. Then, the two finalists compete for $10,000 in a harvest-themed donut showdown.

Sunday
Sep 24
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 11

Fall Fair Pies

In the elimination round, the bakers compete against time while using thyme. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a fall fair-themed pie showdown.

Sunday
Sep 24
7:30am | 6:30c

About the Host

Josh Elkin

Learn about the host of Sugar Showdown.

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