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"The Baker King" is the twenty-first episode of the Disney Junior animated series, Sofia the First. It premiered on November 8, 2013.


Sofia is awakened by Violet who asks Sofia which dress she would like to wear today. Sofia states her purple dress but when Violet asks which purple dress, since she has a lot of purple dresses, Sofia selects her usual gown and puts it on. Sofia and Violet then begin to talk about the Villager's Ball tomorrow and when Sofia offers to pick out a dress for Violet to wear to the Ball, she is touched but tells the little princess that it's her job to serve her. Later, Sofia joins her family at the breakfast table where Baileywick comes in with a list of things that require King Roland's attention.

Sofia states that her father has a lot of things to do and Amber tells her that it's because he's the King. Everyone agrees to help Roland today: James helps eat his muffin while Amber helps by selecting the cake order for the Villager's Ball: in typical Amber fashion, it is a ridiculously extravagant strawberry cake with chocolate chips and vanilla frosting that's 100 layers tall. Miranda helps by heading to the attic to find decorations for the ball, and Sofia helps her father out by being his right hand girl and helping him with his list: Selecting the new Court Jester, the elf situation, the knighting ceremony, expansion plans for the Enchanted Animal Park, etc. They finish by dinnertime and meet up with Miranda who shows them an elegant if unusual mirror she found. Overwhelmed by the multitude of things he's had to do, and with the promise of an even busier day tomorrow, Roland remarks wistfully about the easier life that being a village baker must be. Sofia notices the mirror sparkling after he wishes this, but thinks she must be seeing things.

The next morning, the sun rises over the castle but Sofia is startled awake by a rooster to find herself in an unfamiliar bedroom, James asleep in the other bed and Amber next to her. She wakes up Amber, who screams loudly in horror when she realises where they are, waking up James and their parents. Trying to take stock of the situation, Roland orders everyone to get dressed while he goes to answer the door. The man who enters startles him by asking him for two loaves of bread, laughing off the notion that they are the royal family rather than simple bakers. Roland realises that his wish must have come true, though doesn't yet know why, and is delighted at the chance to live as a baker rather than as a king. Sofia and Miranda are supportive, though remind him that they used to live in the village and life there isn't any simpler than being king, and James thinks it might be fun but Amber is convinced it will be a disaster. However, James points out that he, Amber and Roland don't know how to bake anything. Sofia and Miranda offer to teach them, but first they will need flour, milk and eggs. The twins' attempts to get eggs and flour don't work out too well, however; Sofia has to direct James towards the chicken coop after chasing the poor hen around the yard, while Amber takes a drop with the sack of flour and gets chased about by the angry hen. Roland tries to get milk from a cow by ordering it to give him milk, which obviously doesn't work, prompting the amused Miranda to step forward with a pail and show him how it's done. Roland's first baking attempt goes awry when he sifts the flour a little too enthusiastically, resulting in the whole room being covered in it, and doesn't improve despite his enthusiasm. Amber is ready to go back to the castle but Roland refuses and voices how simple, easy, and fun he thinks life as a villager is. It soon becomes obvious that all four of them are right: Roland is no less busy than he was when he was King, his attempts at baking are disasters that taste worse than they look. Roland is miserable mostly because he has no idea what he's doing but is too stubborn to admit that he was wrong about a villager's life.

A mother and her two children buy bread before quickly leaving for the playground when Sofia realizes the mom forgot her change. Catching up to them at the playground, the mother explains that her children were in a rush to use the new playground equipment that Roland ordered, and wishes he could see how happy its made the children. This gives Sofia the ideal to show him how much the people of Enchancia need him, and she hurries back to the bakery to have Roland help her make the bread deliveries. When Roland sees how much good he's done as King and how much everyone needs him, Sofia tells him the hard fact about being King: It may be a hard job that's not as simple or as fun as he'd like it to be but someone has to do it and that someone is him. Roland finally realizes that he has been selfish and decides to become King again. Upon remembering the mirror and the sparkle she saw the night before, Sofia realizes it was a magic mirror that grants wishes and when Roland wished he was the baker, it granted it. However, the problem of how they can get back into the castle for the mirror to undo the wish is answered when Baileywick arrives with Amber's 100 layer cake order, leaving very bemused when Roland hugs him. Amber is left chagrined that she inadvertently made a ton of work for her family and apologizes. After much work, they manage to finish the cake; it is so tall the top six layers are knocked off when they take it out the door and James has to restore them with the aid of a rope lift.

The family arrives at the castle with the cake for the Villager's Ball and then head for the mirror. Roland asks the mirror to undo his wish which it does, turning Roland and his family back to their royal selves, much to their delight. Baileywick passes by and is delighted to find them since it means the ball can commence, but there are a million things Roland has to do. Roland enthusiastically takes it up, but also orders Baileywick to have the mirror put back in the attic so it doesn't cause any more trouble. The Royal Family arrive for the ball and Roland tells Sofia he's lucky to have a daughter like her since she's always looking out for him whenever he's a King or a baker. Everyone helps themselves to a taste of the lumpy cake, only to find that it tastes nastier than it looks, prompting Roland to promise that the cake will taste better next year.

Home Video Release




  • This is the third episode where Roland sings. the first two were "Baileywick's Day Off" and "Tri-Kingdom Picnic".
  • This is the first time since Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess that shows Sofia in her villager's outfit.
  • This is the first time in the series where King Roland II and Queen Miranda have a larger role than they usually do. The size of their role in this episode is a bit bigger than their role in the film.
  • This is the first time Princess Amber and Prince James are seen sleeping, and the first time where Queen Miranda is seen in her nightgown.
  • This is the second time Roland, James, and Miranda have been under the effects of a magic spell. The first time was Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess.
  • This is the second episode where we see Amber's hair in a mess, the first was in "Two to Tangu".
  • As producer of the series, this is Craig Gerber's first episode to voice a character in the series.
  • Ms. Sarkin, the villager who talks to Roland and Sofia about the new school house, hasn't her voice provider nominated at end credits, even having her own name nominated in the episode.
  • Sofia's amulet is gone and none of them notice (not even Sofia herself).
  • Moral: There is no such thing as a problem free-life.


  • Amber introduces the spoon several times into the cut orange, which stays the same throughout the breakfast scene.
  • While selecting the new Court Jester, Sofia holds a cup of tea offered by one of the candidates. But the cup mysteriously disappears while Sofia ends to announce to King Roland which candidate she chose.
  • One of Roland's portrait as a King remains in the castle while Roland comes back as a baker.


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Elena of Avalor: Princess ElenaPrincess IsabelFranciscoLuisaShurikiAlacazarZuzoMateoMigs, Luna, and SkylarRafaChancellor EstebanArmandoKing Raul and Queen LuciaNaomi Turner
Guest Characters: Flora, Fauna, and MerryweatherCinderellaJasmineMagic CarpetBelleArielAuroraSnow WhiteMulanRapunzelTianaMeridaOlafMerlinArchimedes

Season One: "Just One of the Princes" • "The Big Sleepover" • "Let the Good Times Troll" • "Cedric's Apprentice" • "A Royal Mess" • "The Shy Princess" • "Blue Ribbon Bunny" • "The Princess Test" • "Baileywick's Day Off" • "Tri-Kingdom Picnic" • "The Little Witch" • "Two to Tangu" • "Finding Clover" • "The Amulet of Avalor" • "The Buttercups" • "Make Way for Miss Nettle" • "The Amulet and the Anthem " • "Tea for Too Many" • "Princess Butterfly" • "Great Aunt-Venture" • "The Baker King" • "The Floating Palace" • "Holiday in Enchancia" • "Four's a Crowd"

Season Two: "Two Princesses and a Baby" • "The Enchanted Feast" • "The Flying Crown" • "Mom's the Word" • "The Silent Knight" • "Enchanted Science Fair" • "King for a Day" • "When You Wish Upon a Well" • "Gizmo Gwen" • "Sofia the Second" • "Mystic Meadows" • "Princesses to the Rescue!" • "Ghostly Gala" • "The Emerald Key" • "Scrambled Pets" • "The Princess Stays in the Picture" • "Baileywhoops" • "The Curse of Princess Ivy" • "Winter's Gift" • "The Leafsong Festival" • "Substitute Cedric" • "Clover Time" • "In a Tizzy" • "A Tale of Two Teams" • "The Littlest Princess" • "Buttercup Amber" • "Carol of the Arrow" • "Sidekick Clio"
Season Three: "Cool Hand Fluke" • "Minimus is Missing" • "Cedric Be Good" • "Princess Adventure Club" • "Minding the Manor" • "The Secret Library" • "New Genie on the Block" • "The Fliegel Has Landed" • "The Princess Ballet" • "All the Sprite Moves" • "Sofia in Elvenmoor" • "Stormy Lani" • "Lord of the Rink" • "The Secret Library: Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle" • "Gone with the Wand" • "Bad Little Dragon" • "Bunny Swap" • "Her Royal Spyness" • "Best in Air Show" • "Dads and Daughters Day" • "The Tale of the Noble Knight" • "The Bamboo Kite" • "Beauty is the Beast" • "Cauldronation Day" • "Camp Wilderwood" • "Royal Vacation" • "Hexley Hall" • "The Princess Prodigy" • "One for the Books"
Season Four: "Day of the Sorcerers" • "The Secret Library: Tale of the Eternal Torch" • "The Crown of Blossoms" • "Pin the Blame on the Genie" • "The Mystic Isles" • "The Mystic Isles: The Princess and the Protector" • "The Royal Dragon" • "The Mystic Isles: The Mare of the Mist" • "Through the Looking Back Glass" • "Princess Jade" • "Ivy's True Colors" • "Too Cute to Spook" • "Pirated Away" • "The Mystic Isles: The Falcon's Eye" • "The Mystic Isles: The Great Pretender" • "The Mystic Isles: A Very Mystic Wassalia" • "The Birthday Wish" • "In Cedric We Trust" • "The Mystic Isles: A Hero for the Hoodwinks" • "The Mystic Isles: Undercover Fairies" • "A Royal Wedding" • "The Royal School Fair" • "The Lost Pyramid" • "Return to Merroway Cove" • "The Elf Situation" • "Forever Royal"

Theme SongI'm Not Ready to Be a PrincessRoyal PrepA Little Bit of FoodTrue SistersRise and ShinePrincess ThingsAnythingPerfect Slumber PartyMake Some NoiseCedric the GreatGoldenwing CircusAll You NeedBlue Ribbon BunnyI Belong(You Can Always) Count On BaileywickPicnic of the YearGood Little WitchThe Ride of Your LivesBring My Best Friend BackI'll Get My/That AmuletThe ButtercupsMake Way for Miss NettleEnchancia AnthemMake It RightBigger Is BetterWho's That?A Recipe for AdventureThe Simple LifeMerroway CoveThe Love We ShareWassaliaPeace and JoyRoyal FunSisters and BrothersTwo by TwoAll You DesireHuzzah! Huzzah!Me and My MomTilly, Oh TillyFriendship Is The FormulaBe Your Own KingMake Your Wishes WellBelieve in Your DreamKeeping Promises No Matter WhatMystic MeadowsStronger Than You KnowGhostly GalaA Princess TrueIn Your PawsKnow It AllHelping HandA Kingdom of My OwnSmoke, Wings and FireDare to Risk it AllFrom the HeartI Feel So FreeNever Forget the Sorcerer's SecretHoppin' Out With YouMake Our Dreams Come TruePlay With UsIt's a Small New WorldImproviseAny Deed For Those In NeedMy First FlightWings of a DreamMoment to ShineWendell's WayA Better MeWhen It Comes To Making FriendsIt's Up To YouSave The DayGenie RulesThis Fliegel Has LandedGotta Reach a Higher HeightI Like You So MuchElvenmoorHappy ThoughtsTake A LeapMy Finest FlowerMagic Like MerlinYou're the Cutest ThingLiving It UpBe an Expert ExpertI'm A New Horse NowDads and Daughters SongA Knight Such As IThis Panda Just Wants to DanceMore to AdoreThe Broomstick DanceThe Summer Camp BluesWhat A VacationThe Great UnknownThe Spirit of AvalorMy TimeOur Wizards Are the BestThe Magic in the MusicLive It to Learn ItMy Evil DreamsThis Island Belongs To UsThe Right Wrong Thing To DoGive The Kid One More ChanceThe Magic of the Mystic IslesOur Royal PlanMy Power Will Be Crystal ClearThat's Not Who I AmTough EnoughAll Fired UpPick MeMagic TouchThe Dunwiddie DittyThis Feeling I'm Feeling In MeSuper Spooky NightNever Lost AgainListen UpLearn This RhymeThat's What Wassalia's ForGonna Be GreatI Am On Your SideThe Boldest, Bravest Bunny of All TimeThe Fairy WayMeant To BeWhat You're Gonna DoCome To Your Senses With MeWhen I Start to Make Some WavesYou've Gotta Have FunA Big DayGet WickedFor One and AllOn Your/My OwnBe Who You Wanna Be
EnchanciaRoyal Preparatory AcademyTanguMerroway CoveWei-LingMystic MeadowsWildwing ValleySecret LibraryElvenmoorHakaloFreezenburgEnchanted Animal ParkAvalorDragon HoldMaruHexley HallMisty PalisadesMystic IslesEverRealm
Amulet of AvalorAunt Tilly's Carpet BagEnchanted MirrorFloating PalaceTridentMermaid Comb of Merroway CoveEnchanted Swing SetWishing WellEmerald KeyPin of KlutzenheimerFlying CrownFamily WandDazzleballSnowdropsDragonclaw WandKazeem's LampBehind the WallsShuriki's WandEternal TorchForever FountainCrown of the GnomesEnchantletLooking Back GlassWicked Nine
See Also
Elena of AvalorButtercupsSpells and MagicJaquinsMerpeopleChanulHoodwinks