Who doesn’t love breads, cookies, cakes, pies… we could go on! Eating a sweet treat is one of life’s little pleasures, and even just looking at decadent desserts can provide a much-needed sense of comfort. We’ve always found watching baking shows to be great sources of stress relief — with their precise measurements, methodic prep and of course, creative flavors and deisgns — and that’s why we’ve gathered the best baking shows on Netflix.
Whether you’re a home-baker with skills that could rival the professionals, a struggling chef looking to improve by studying the baking big shots, a novice who loves to watch tasty treats come together on your screen or simply a fan of seeing bakers duke it out in confectionary competition, Netflix has a baking show for you.
From the absurdist humor of Is It Cake? to the classic comforts of The Great British Baking Show, here are 10 of the best baking shows on Netflix.
10 best baking shows on netflix, ranked
See if you agree with our list and let us know…which one makes the cut as your top baking show?
10. Is It Cake? (2022 — Present)
This game-show style competition, in which bakers compete by creating cake replicas of real objects in an effort to trick judges and win a cash prize, blurs the lines between what’s real and what’s fake, or well… baked. Watching contestants and celebrity judges try to decipher real objects from replicas made entirely of cake is a hilarious experience. The “is it cake?” trend first took off on social media, and trust us, once you watch the show you’ll see that it’s way harder to figure out what’s cake and what’s not than you might think!
Watch Is it Cake? now.
9. Baking Impossible (2021 — Present)
Who knew baking and engineering went so well together? In this popular baking show, contestants compete for $100,000 by creating cakes able to withstand intense stress tests. These mouthwatering marvels will make you question everything you thought was possible about sweet treats… and pysics!
Watch Baking Impossible now.
8. Sugar Rush (2018 — 2020)
In this baking competition, contestants go head to head in three rounds — cupcakes, confections and cakes — for a prize of $10,000. Bakers must race against the clock to create their whimsical creations as quickly as possible, making the show fun, fast-paced and thrilling.
Watch Sugar Rush now.
7. Easy Bake Battle: The Home Cooking Competition (2022)
If you were hoping for a competition show utilizing a retro Easy Bake Oven, you’re sadly mistaken. However, Easy Bake Battle still brings the heat! In this innovative show, skilled home cooks, rather than professionals, compete against one another. This show is an ode to the amateur bakers who don’t always get the recognition they deserve!
Watch Easy Bake Battle now.
6. Nailed It! (2018 — Present)
How many Pinterest recipes have you attempted, only to end up in big ol’ messes that look nothing like the pretty pictures? Trust us, we’ve all been there! Nailed It! revels in those cringe-worthy moments that make us question if we should ever pick up a whisk again. In the show, three amateur bakers compete for $10,000 by re-creating beautifully ornate treats to the best of their abilities. The results? Well, let’s just say they vary! This light-hearted competition series is perfect for casual viewing.
Watch Nailed It! now.
5. Bake Squad (2021 — Present)
Bake Squad employs less of a competitive approach than some of the other best baking shows on Netflix. Instead of different contestants from episode to episode, four of the same bakers, know as the “bake squad,” strive to create elaborate desserts for specific clients in each episode, with one reigning victorious as the chosen confection.
Watch Bake Squad now.
4. Nadiya Bakes (2020)
Nadiya Bakes features Nadiya Hussain, fan-favorite winner of The Great British Bake Off in 2015, as she walks us through some of her favorite, most indulgent sweet treats to prepare, while also highlighting some of her favorite bakers. You’re sure to find some serious baking inspiration here!
Watch Nadiya Bakes now.
3. School of Chocolate (2021)
Chocolate lovers, this one’s for you! In School of Chocolate, eight contestants compete for a prize of $50,000 by creating impressively elaborate confectionary displays centered around chocolate. You may have seen host Amaury Guichon‘s work on social media, given his numerous viral posts showcasing his stunning skills as a chocolatier, and in this series, he uses his mastery to mentor the hopeful contestants.
Watch School of Chocolate now.
2. Zumbo’s Just Desserts (2016 — Present)
Baking down under! Zumbo’s Just Desserts is an Australian baking competition that pits contestants against each other in a series of elaborate challenges for a chance at a major cash prize. The show is hosted by Adriano Zumbo, one of Australia’s most famous bakers. It’s got a lot of humor and wonderful creative confections!
Watch Zumbo’s Just Desserts now.
1. The Great British Baking Show (2010 — Present)
If you’re craving a sweet treat, The Great British Baking Show is guaranteed to make your mouth water. In this addictive competition series, amateur bakers go head to head as they strive to impress two judges, with one competitor eliminated in each round.
The show is filled with unique personalities, and the hosts and judges are beloved by fans. The show is endlessly charming and more than earns its #1 spot in our list of the best baking shows on Netflix!
Watch The Great British Baking Show now.
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