$2.2 Million

Raised for the
B+ Foundation

Rising Together

The Greatest Baker competition inspires passionate bakers to compete for $10,000, a 2-page advertorial feature in Bake from Scratch, and a meet-and-greet with Buddy Valastro, all while raising awareness for a meaningful cause.

2023 Greatest Baker

Sara Husein

Meet Sara, a passionate baker from North Carolina with a lifelong love for creating delectable treats. Sara is pursuing an associate's degree in baking and pastry and a bachelor's degree in business. She excels in crafting diverse breads and delightful cakes, and her ultimate dream is to open her own bakery.

Guest Star

Buddy Valastro

Beloved TV personality Buddy Valastro, known as the "Cake Boss," presented this year’s competition, offering expert advice in his craft. Sara Husein will join Buddy for an exclusive meet-and-greet to discuss all things baking.

The Critic

Melissa Anaya

AZ foodie and influencer Melissa Anaya joined the competition as a guest judge, recognizing one baker with the most delectable work to visit her favorite bakery and also appear in the pages of Bake from Scratch.

Critic’s Pick

Leilanie Todd

From hundreds of entries, Melissa Anaya awarded Leilanie's remarkable ramen cake as the Critic's Pick. Leilanie, pastry chef and owner of Brown Butter Bakery in Oakland, California, draws inspiration from her childhood baking experiences and her mother's expertise in pies.

Empowering Home Bakers

Bake from Scratch

Bake from Scratch empowers home bakers to create artisan breads, cakes, pastries, and more. Each issue provides inspiration and education to cultivate your baking skills. The new Greatest Baker will have their work shared among this global baking community.

Thank you to the

2023 Finalists

Sara Husein

Alisha Davis


Bailee Sivley

Renata Rodriguez

Suzann Pedersen

Noelle Decore

Casey Marsh


Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation

Colossal is proud to support the Andrew McDonough Be Positive Foundation through the Greatest Baker competition. Since 2022, this campaign has helped provide financial and emotional support to over 3,200 families of children with cancer nationwide.

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Previous Winners

Our '22 Greatest Baker

Ginger Gaddi

Ginger is a self-taught baker who turned her sweet dreams into reality after taking the title of Greatest Baker 2022 by launching her own business called Creative Cakes by Ginger.

Our '21 Greatest Baker


Malia created magic every time she stepped into the kitchen. This tough cookie baked her heart out as she battled cancer throughout the 2021 Competition.

Our '20 Greatest Baker


Sandy began fostering her baking skills after receiving an Easy-Bake Oven at 4 years old — it was love at first knead from the moment she created her first batch of cornbread in that childhood oven.

“Never give up on what you love, not only in cooking but also in life.”
2021 Greatest Baker
Malia Jusczyk
2008 - 2023
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