Instructables is back with the 5th annual Baking Challenge!

We want to see your oven-tastic creations, holiday cookie trays, over-the-top cakes, and skill-building baking projects that will help us become better bakers! Any dish that's prepared in the oven is eligible in this Baking Contest, but merit will be awarded to those who provide lots of great documentation, and in-depth details about how the recipe was made. (Bonus points for getting into the science and chemistry of baking) 

Level up your kitchen skills and show off what you got for your chance to win! We offer a FREE Bread making class and a Science of Baking class that will teach you everything you need to participate in this challenge!

We're giving away stand mixers, food processors, kitchen scales, and more! Check out our full prize list below.

Ready to get inspired? Head over to our previous years' winners and get brainstorming!! 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

The Baking Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize Winner (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive a:
  • KitchenAid Stand Mixer
  • Instructables Prize Pack, including a robot mug!

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive a:
  • Food Processor
  • Instructables Prize Pack, including a robot mug!

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive a:
  • Kitchen Scale
  • Instructables Prize Pack, including a robot mug!

Runner-Up (10)

Ten Runner up recipents will be awarded:
  • Instructables Prize Pack, including a robot mug!
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Dec 3, 2018 and Jan 7, 2019 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Baking Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.