The 6 Most Popular Baking YouTube Channels

updated May 30, 2019
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We’ve come a long way since the beginning days of Cake Boss, but if there’s anything that the number of YouTube baking channels shows us, it’s that our infatuation with watching elaborate cakes be made hasn’t gone away.

There are plenty of professional and self-taught bakers making a name for themselves on YouTube, with large followings and plenty of baking cred. We’ve compiled a list of the top five most popular baking YouTube channels to fuel your baking obsession.

1. Rosanna Pansino (10.3M subscribers)

Rosanna Pansino started her series Nerdy Nummies back in 2011, and it has since exploded. Not only does she have the most-viewed cooking video on YouTube, but she also has the top baking channel. While she has branched out into more lifestyle content lately, her heart remains in baking.

1. How to Cake It (3.8M subscribers)

Yolanda Gampp, a cake designer and baker based in Toronto, hosts this amazing YouTube channel. Since starting the channel in 2015, she’s proved to viewers that she can make just about anything out of cake — a watermelon pink velvet cake, giant cheeseburger cake, brain cake, emoji cakes, and more.

2. How to Cook That (3.5M subscribers)

Don’t let this channel’s name confuse you — How to Cook That is all about baking creative cakes, chocolates, and desserts. Ann Reardon joined YouTube in 2011, and has since tackled ambitious baking projects such as this functioning Operation Game cake and a Converse shoe cake, as well as a series of “Teeny Weeny Baking” videos in which she makes miniature versions of popular desserts. She also offers tutorials with tips that include how to cover a cake in buttercream, how to use Russian piping tips, and how to make chocolate garnish decorations.

3. My Cupcake Addiction (3.2M subscribers)

Elise Strachan started out as a home baker with a passion for making sweet creations for her family, friends, and children. She brought her love for baking cupcakes to YouTube in 2011, and has since created nearly 600 videos about cupcakes and beyond. Some of her most popular videos feature a Skittles rainbow cake, stiletto cupcakes, and a giant peanut butter cup.

4. Gemma Stafford (1.7M subscribers)

Originally from Ireland, the professionally trained Gemma Stafford hosts a weekly YouTube baking show called Bigger Bolder Baking, in which she empowers viewers to tackle baking projects with confidence. Do try to make Gemma’s creations at home, as she uses equipment that most home bakers already have in their kitchen. A few of our favorite videos include tutorials on how to make homemade churros, no-yeast donuts, and an easy 10-minute Key lime pie.

5. Kawaii Sweet World (1.2M subscribers)

Rachel Fong spends her weekdays as a college student at Stanford University, and her weekends working on her YouTube channel, Kawaii Sweet World, which she started in 2011. She’s devoted to baking all things kawaii — the Japanese word for “cute” — such as mini cakes and pies, edible school supplies, Totoro black sesame tarts, latte art mug cakes, and Hello Kitty mochi.