Cake Wars Extras

A Shrek Spectacular 3 Videos

Watch as baker Jennifer creates an over-the-top offering of Shrek and his pals.

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How to Make Boiled Icing 32 Videos

Light and fluffy, this old-school topping was the O.G. frosting for red velvet cake, one competitor explained.

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Season 4, Episode 12

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Four master bakers take on Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael in order to have their cake at the center of a party celebrating the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and take home $10,000. Greg Cipes and Mae Whitman, voices of Michelangelo and April O'Neil, join the panel as guest judges.

Tuesday
Jan 3
12am | 11c
Season 4, Episode 11

Happy Feet

Put on your dancing shoes and start tapping your toes as Cake Wars celebrates the animated film Happy Feet! Four bakers will compete to have their amazing cake creation at the center of a party with the penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the film. Luke Richmond from the Aquarium of the Pacific takes a seat on the judging panel.

Tuesday
Jan 17
12am | 11c
Season 0, Episode 15

Champs: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Four Cake Wars champions return to take on the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as they battle in the ultimate clash of cake artistry. The Cat in the Hat and Yertle the Turtle might have guaranteed spots on the guest list, but only one master baker will get an invite to the party celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday and the 20th anniversary of the Read Across America campaign. Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, helps decide which champ will go home a two-time winner and $10,000 richer.

Monday
Feb 13
9pm | 8c
Season 0, Episode 16

Champs: The Avengers

Four champion cake artists will have to suit up and harness their baking superpowers when Marvel's The Avengers fly into the Cake Wars Champs kitchen. It will be a battle to remember as some of the country's best bakers compete for bragging rights and $10,000. Only one champ will smash the competition and take home the ultimate prize! Stephen Wacker, VP of Animation, Development and Current Series at Marvel Entertainment, serves as guest judge.

Monday
Feb 20
9pm | 8c
Season 4, Episode 8

Space Jam

Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the Looney Tunes gang are headed to Cake Wars to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the classic basketball movie, Space Jam. Four bakers will battle to have their amazing cake creation at the center of the party, but only one baker will be able to make a slam dunk and win $10,000. Bill Farmer, the voice actor behind Sylvester and Yosemite Sam, joins the panel as guest judge.

Monday
Mar 20
2pm | 1c
Season 0, Episode 16

Champs: The Avengers

Four champion cake artists will have to suit up and harness their baking superpowers when Marvel's The Avengers fly into the Cake Wars Champs kitchen. It will be a battle to remember as some of the country's best bakers compete for bragging rights and $10,000. Only one champ will smash the competition and take home the ultimate prize! Stephen Wacker, VP of Animation, Development and Current Series at Marvel Entertainment, serves as guest judge.

Monday
Mar 20
7pm | 6c
Season 0, Episode 14

Smurfs: The Lost Village

The Smurfs are about to paint the Cake Wars kitchen blue! Four talented cake artists go to battle for the chance to have their cake as the centerpiece of a party celebrating the animated movie Smurfs: The Lost Village, but only one will take home $10,000. Kelly Asbury, director of the film, joins the judging panel.

Tuesday
Mar 28
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 4

Nintendo

It's everyone's favorite video game -- Super Mario Bros. Now, Mario is getting turned into cake when four bakers compete in a cutthroat competition to see who will accompany their cake to the massive celebration for Nintendo's Mario Maker and walk home with $10,000. Krysta Yang, from Nintendo of America, is on hand to help decide whose efforts are enough to save the Princess and which bakers are "game over."

Thursday
Jul 20
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 3

The Knot

Today someone's cake is getting whisked off to a wedding. The couple is here and Theknot.com has provided everything for their dream wedding -- except the cake. Which baker will take home the $10,000 and have their cake present when the couple says, "I do?"

Thursday
Sep 28
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 5

Magic

Grab a hat and wand and prepare to cast a spell as Cake Wars takes on magic! Renowned magician Mat Franco is on hand to help choose which of four amazing bakers will have their cake appear at an amazing party celebrating magic and win $10,000 -- and which will disappear.

Sunday
Oct 15
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 3

Roald Dahl

Beloved icons James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the BFG come to the Cake Wars kitchen to celebrate the 100th birthday of world-famous children's author Roald Dahl. Four bakers will have to put their imaginations into overdrive as they compete to have their cake at the center of this centennial birthday party and take home $10,000. Chloe Dahl, Roald Dahl's granddaughter, steps in as special guest judge.

Thursday
Nov 16
11am | 10c
Season 0, Episode 6

Christmas: Ultimate Gingerbread House

It's all come down to this epic final battle as the last two teams give it their all, starting with amazing, edible snow globes. In the second round, they'll be challenged to create the ultimate gingerbread house, and when the gingerbread dust settles, only one team will jingle all the way home with $50,000. Actress Monica Potter serves as a special guest judge to help determine the winner.

Monday
Nov 27
7pm | 6c
Season 0, Episode 10

Christmas: Animals Celebrate Christmas Too

Four remaining teams composed of a master cake artist, sugar sculptor and food carver return to battle, and first, they must imagine Santa's disguise when he goes undercover. Then, in the second round, they are challenged to create a delicious world where the animals of the forest celebrate Christmas. At the end of this battle, one more team will be eliminated in the quest for the $50,000 grand prize with help from guest judge Yolanda Gampp, cake artist and host of the online series "How to Cake It."

Saturday
Dec 9
9pm | 8c
Season 3, Episode 1

Captain America

Bakers, assemble! Cake Wars takes on one of the greatest heroes in comic book history -- Captain America! Only one of four talented bakers will take their incredible cake creation to a party celebrating the super-soldier hero's 75th birthday and take home $10,000. Stephen Wacker, VP of Animation at Marvel, is on hand as guest judge to help decide.

Monday
Jan 22
11pm | 10c
Season 3, Episode 1

Captain America

Bakers, assemble! Cake Wars takes on one of the greatest heroes in comic book history -- Captain America! Only one of four talented bakers will take their incredible cake creation to a party celebrating the super-soldier hero's 75th birthday and take home $10,000. Stephen Wacker, VP of Animation at Marvel, is on hand as guest judge to help decide.

Tuesday
Jan 23
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 7

The Sound of Music

Cake Wars gets the musical treatment as four cake artists take on the movie classic, The Sound of Music. They'll compete in two challenging rounds for the chance to have their cake at the center of a massive party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the film, as well as taking home the $10,000 prize. Forget raindrops and roses, the judges (including The Sound of Music actors Angela Cartwright and Kym Karath) are looking for one of their favorite cakes!

Thursday
Jan 25
11am | 10c
Season 0, Episode 15

Champs: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Four Cake Wars champions return to take on the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as they battle in the ultimate clash of cake artistry. The Cat in the Hat and Yertle the Turtle might have guaranteed spots on the guest list, but only one master baker will get an invite to the party celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday and the 20th anniversary of the Read Across America campaign. Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, helps decide which champ will go home a two-time winner and $10,000 richer.

Monday
Jan 29
2pm | 1c
Season 0, Episode 16

Champs: The Avengers

Four champion cake artists will have to suit up and harness their baking superpowers when Marvel's The Avengers fly into the Cake Wars Champs kitchen. It will be a battle to remember as some of the country's best bakers compete for bragging rights and $10,000. Only one champ will smash the competition and take home the ultimate prize! Stephen Wacker, VP of Animation, Development and Current Series at Marvel Entertainment, serves as guest judge.

Monday
Jan 29
3pm | 2c
Season 0, Episode 17

Champs: Shrek

Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, and the whole gang travel from Far, Far Away to Cake Wars, as four returning champions do battle for the chance to have their cake as the centerpiece of a party celebrating the 10th anniversary of everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek! Four Cake Wars champions go to battle, but only one will remain undefeated and take home $10,000.

Monday
Jan 29
4pm | 3c
Season 0, Episode 18

Champs: LEGO

Four champions return to the Cake Wars kitchen to build the most amazing cakes of all time, in honor of some of the most iconic toys of all time, LEGO! Only one champion will reign supreme, have their cake as the centerpiece of the party, and take home $10,000. Amanda Santoro from LEGO serves as guest judge.

Monday
Jan 29
5pm | 4c
Season 0, Episode 19

Champs: Pokemon

Pikachu and the rest of the Pokemon inspire one of the most intense baking battles of all time! Four champion bakers battle for their cake to be the centerpiece of the party, but only one will remain undefeated and collect $10,000. Elvin Gee, marketing manager for Pokemon, joins the judging panel.

Monday
Jan 29
6pm | 5c
Season 0, Episode 20

Champs: Disney Princesses

It's an adventure for the ages with Cinderella, Ariel, Princess Jasmine, and many more, as four champion bakers battle to have their amazing cake creation as the centerpiece of a party celebrating Disney's Princesses. Four Cake Wars champions go to battle, but only one will remain undefeated and take home $10,000. Brittney Lee, visual artist for Disney Animation, joins as guest judge.

Monday
Jan 29
7pm | 6c
Season 3, Episode 8

Beauty and the Beast

Be our guest as Cake Wars celebrates a "tale as old as time!" Four bakers go to battle to have their cake as the centerpiece of a party celebrating the 25th anniversary of the iconic film, Beauty and the Beast, and take home $10,000. Paige O'Hara, the voice of Belle, is on hand to serve as guest judge.

Monday
Jan 29
11pm | 10c
Season 3, Episode 8

Beauty and the Beast

Be our guest as Cake Wars celebrates a "tale as old as time!" Four bakers go to battle to have their cake as the centerpiece of a party celebrating the 25th anniversary of the iconic film, Beauty and the Beast, and take home $10,000. Paige O'Hara, the voice of Belle, is on hand to serve as guest judge.

Tuesday
Jan 30
2am | 1c
Season 4, Episode 11

Happy Feet

Put on your dancing shoes and start tapping your toes as Cake Wars celebrates the animated film Happy Feet! Four bakers will compete to have their amazing cake creation at the center of a party with the penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the film. Luke Richmond from the Aquarium of the Pacific takes a seat on the judging panel.

Thursday
Feb 1
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 3

Charlie Brown's All-Stars

Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole Peanuts gang are headed to Cake Wars to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic special Charlie Brown's All-Stars! Four bakers swing for the fences as they compete to impress guest judge Lindsey Schulz, granddaughter of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz. Who will strike out, and who will win $10,000?

Monday
Feb 5
11pm | 10c

Meet the Judges

Together with weekly guests, esteemed judges Richard Ruskell and Waylynn Lucas will be on hand to constructively critique the cake competitors after each round of battle.

About the Host

Jonathan Bennett

Though his striking good looks may have made Jonathan Bennett an object of affection for the “plastics” in Mean Girls, his talent and commitment are what have led to his becoming one of the most-sought-after young actors in Hollywood.

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All Cake Wars Recipes

Chocolate Hazelnut Decadence Cake Pop

Coconut Chiffon Cake with Double-Berry Filling and Vanilla Buttercream

Snowball Cookies

Bold and Spicy Gingerbread Cake Pop

Chocolate Cake

Lemon Cake with Blueberry Compote

Banana Cake

Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel and White Chocolate Buttercream

Almond Cake with Plum Sauce Filling and Ginger Buttercream

Tropical Jaconde

Brown Butter Financier Fruitcake

Chocolate Birthday Cake

French Toast Cake Pop

Cinnamon-Apple Bread Pudding

Blue Velvet Cake

S'mores Cake

Espresso Chocolate Cake

Dark Chocolate and Earl Grey Pudding

Devil's Food Cake

Spiced Iced Hot Chocolate

Dark Chocolate Cake with Coconut-Peanut Butter Italian Buttercream

Fruitcake Cookie Sandwiches

White Vanilla Bean Cake with Balsamic Strawberry and Mascarpone Filling

Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Cake

Peppermint Bonbons

Vanilla Bean Cake

Peppermint Cream Beignets