Best Baker in America puts one of the country's favorite pastimes in the spotlight as eight skilled bakers bring their style and creativity to the table, transforming simple ideas into stunning and tasty treats. Over six weeks, the bakers face challenges that test both their technical ability and how well they can incorporate ingredients and flavors into their own baking vision. Food Network Star winner Jason Smith joins Marcela Valladolid on the judging panel, eliminating one baker at a time until only the most skilled and thrilling baker remains to win a $25,000 prize and be named Best Baker in America.
Season 3, Episode 2

Surprise Desserts

The theme is surprises, and host Scott Conant challenges the eight competitors to show their mastery of molten lava cakes. In the Master Challenge, the bakers must create smashable desserts using meringue, sugar or chocolate, and they have to use coconut as the featured flavor. Acclaimed pastry chef Sherry Yard joins judges Jason Smith and Marcela Valladolid to decide which baker goes home.

Friday
May 22
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 3

Summer Vacation Desserts

The seven remaining bakers start out by making perfect floating island desserts. In the Master Challenge, host Scott Conant asks them to create a flaming bombe Alaska with mango as the featured flavor. Chocolatier Valerie Gordon joins judges Jason Smith and Marcela Valladolid to deliberate and give one baker their marching orders.

Friday
May 22
9pm | 8c
Season 3, Episode 4

Classic French Pastries Reinvented

Host Scott Conant challenges the six bakers left in the competition to recreate a beloved French classic, the eclair. For the Master Challenge, the competitors have to reimagine a classic French entremet cake using almond as the featured flavor. French pastry chef Florian Bellanger joins judges Jason Smith and Marcela Valladolid to decide which baker is sent home.

Friday
May 22
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 2

Surprise Desserts

The theme is surprises, and host Scott Conant challenges the eight competitors to show their mastery of molten lava cakes. In the Master Challenge, the bakers must create smashable desserts using meringue, sugar or chocolate, and they have to use coconut as the featured flavor. Acclaimed pastry chef Sherry Yard joins judges Jason Smith and Marcela Valladolid to decide which baker goes home.

Saturday
May 23
12am | 11c
Season 3, Episode 3

Summer Vacation Desserts

The seven remaining bakers start out by making perfect floating island desserts. In the Master Challenge, host Scott Conant asks them to create a flaming bombe Alaska with mango as the featured flavor. Chocolatier Valerie Gordon joins judges Jason Smith and Marcela Valladolid to deliberate and give one baker their marching orders.

Saturday
May 23
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 4

Classic French Pastries Reinvented

Host Scott Conant challenges the six bakers left in the competition to recreate a beloved French classic, the eclair. For the Master Challenge, the competitors have to reimagine a classic French entremet cake using almond as the featured flavor. French pastry chef Florian Bellanger joins judges Jason Smith and Marcela Valladolid to decide which baker is sent home.

Saturday
May 23
2am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 4

Classic French Pastries Reinvented

Host Scott Conant challenges the six bakers left in the competition to recreate a beloved French classic, the eclair. For the Master Challenge, the competitors have to reimagine a classic French entremet cake using almond as the featured flavor. French pastry chef Florian Bellanger joins judges Jason Smith and Marcela Valladolid to decide which baker is sent home.

Friday
May 29
7pm | 6c
Season 3, Episode 5

Themed Desserts: Toy Story 4

The five remaining bakers start by making Toy Story-themed mini desserts perfect for a movie premiere party. For the Master Challenge, host Scott Conant challenges the competitors to each choose a character from Disney Pixar's Toy Story 4 to replicate in cake, and they have to include a flavor that speaks to the spirit of their character. Pastry chef Shinmin Li joins judges Jason Smith and Marcela Valladolid to eliminate one baker from the competition.

Friday
May 29
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 6

Tiny and Tall Desserts

It's the last chance to get into the finale, and host Scott Conant challenges the four remaining bakers to make miniature versions of two pastry classics. In the Master Challenge, they each create a tall dessert of their choosing with at least 12 solid layers and sesame as the featured flavor. Pastry chef Nancy Silverton joins judges Jason Smith and Marcela Valladolid to decide which three bakers move on to the finale.

Friday
May 29
9pm | 8c
Season 3, Episode 7

All-American Birthday Bash: Chocolate-Flavored

The pressure mounts in the chocolate-themed finale as host Scott Conant challenges the three remaining bakers to create grown-up versions of a brownie sundae. Then the Master Challenge is to make a Happy Birthday USA chocolate fireworks cake to celebrate July 4th! The elaborately decorated cake for 100 people must feature fireworks-themed chocolate and sugar decorations, three types of chocolate and two types of macarons with salty snacks as the featured ingredient. Bakery owner Elizabeth Chambers joins judges Jason Smith and Marcela Valladolid to choose the winner of the title Best Baker in America.

Friday
May 29
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 5

Themed Desserts: Toy Story 4

The five remaining bakers start by making Toy Story-themed mini desserts perfect for a movie premiere party. For the Master Challenge, host Scott Conant challenges the competitors to each choose a character from Disney Pixar's Toy Story 4 to replicate in cake, and they have to include a flavor that speaks to the spirit of their character. Pastry chef Shinmin Li joins judges Jason Smith and Marcela Valladolid to eliminate one baker from the competition.

Saturday
May 30
12am | 11c
Season 3, Episode 6

Tiny and Tall Desserts

It's the last chance to get into the finale, and host Scott Conant challenges the four remaining bakers to make miniature versions of two pastry classics. In the Master Challenge, they each create a tall dessert of their choosing with at least 12 solid layers and sesame as the featured flavor. Pastry chef Nancy Silverton joins judges Jason Smith and Marcela Valladolid to decide which three bakers move on to the finale.

Saturday
May 30
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 7

All-American Birthday Bash: Chocolate-Flavored

The pressure mounts in the chocolate-themed finale as host Scott Conant challenges the three remaining bakers to create grown-up versions of a brownie sundae. Then the Master Challenge is to make a Happy Birthday USA chocolate fireworks cake to celebrate July 4th! The elaborately decorated cake for 100 people must feature fireworks-themed chocolate and sugar decorations, three types of chocolate and two types of macarons with salty snacks as the featured ingredient. Bakery owner Elizabeth Chambers joins judges Jason Smith and Marcela Valladolid to choose the winner of the title Best Baker in America.

Saturday
May 30
2am | 1c