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 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.

Monday
Jan 2
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 2

Dr. Seuss

Everyone from the Cat in the Hat to Thing 1 and Thing 2 are coming to Cake Wars for a huge Dr. Seuss celebration in honor of the new book "What Pet Should I Get?" Only one master cake artist will have their creation at the center of the party and walk away with $10,000, but to win, they'll have to impress guest judge Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, and work faster than you can say "one cake, two cake, red cake, blue cake!"

Monday
Jan 16
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 9

Sesame Street

Big Bird and the whole crew are making their way from Sesame Street to Cake Wars! Four talented cake makers compete to have their creation at the center of an epic party celebrating the latest season of Sesame Street. Helping to choose who wins the $10,000 prize are Carol-Lynn Parente, Executive Producer of Sesame Street, and of course, the ever-qualified Cookie Monster himself!

Monday
Jan 16
4pm | 3c
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 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.

Monday
Jan 30
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 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
Mar 6
9pm | 8c
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
Mar 20
4pm | 3c
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
Apr 3
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
Jul 6
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 4

The Addams Family

It's about to get a little creepy and kooky, because Morticia, Gomez, Uncle Fester and the rest of the Addams Family are on their way to the Cake Wars Kitchen! Four incredible bakers battle to have their amazing cake creations as the centerpiece of the party, but only one will take home $10,000. Kevin Miserocchi, director of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, joins the panel as guest judge.

Monday
Sep 25
11pm | 10c
Season 4, Episode 4

The Addams Family

It's about to get a little creepy and kooky, because Morticia, Gomez, Uncle Fester and the rest of the Addams Family are on their way to the Cake Wars Kitchen! Four incredible bakers battle to have their amazing cake creations as the centerpiece of the party, but only one will take home $10,000. Kevin Miserocchi, director of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, joins the panel as guest judge.

Tuesday
Sep 26
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 10

Willy Wonka

It's the 45th Anniversary of the all-time classic film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Cake Wars is coming to the party. Four bakers will compete to have their scrumdiddlyumptious cake creation at the center of this epic event, but only one will walk away with the golden ticket and $10,000. Actor Paris Themmen, who played Mike Teevee in movie, serves as guest judge!

Thursday
Oct 12
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 13

Alice in Wonderland

Cake Wars goes through the looking glass as four amazing bakers put their skills to the test and take on Alice in Wonderland. The bakers go mad as they vie for $10,000 and the chance for their creations to be featured at the 65th Anniversary celebration of the classic Disney animated film. Mike Gabriel, Production Designer and Filmmaker at Disney Animation Studios, joins as special guest judge.

Thursday
Oct 26
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 4

How to Train Your Dragon

It's time for a fire-breathing adventure as four talented breakers unleash their inner dragon and compete to have their amazing cake creation at the center of a party celebrating How to Train Your Dragon. Art Brown and Doug Sloan, executive producers of Dragons: Race to the Edge, serve as guest judges and help choose who will win $10,000 and who will go the way of the Vikings!

Thursday
Oct 26
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 5

Hello Kitty

She's cute, iconic and world famous. And only one baker's breathtaking cake creation will be worthy enough to attend the celebration for the launch of Hello Kitty's North American Tour. Actress Katherine McNamara guest judges the cute cakes made as the bakers battle to the bitter end.

Thursday
Nov 2
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 1

Powerpuff Girls

Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup fly into Cake Wars to celebrate the iconic animated series The Powerpuff Girls! Four bakers will need their own superpowers as they compete to have their amazing cake creation at the center of the party and take home the $10,000 prize. Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li and Natalie Palamides, the voice actresses behind The Powerpuff Girls, serve as guest judges.

Thursday
Nov 2
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 9

Monopoly

Who will pass "go" and collect $10,000 as Cake Wars celebrates the iconic board game, Monopoly? Four bakers will roll the dice before the judges and hope to have their cake be the centerpiece at a party celebrating everyone's favorite board game. Rebecca Hollander, director of the Monopoly brand at Hasbro, is on hand to help choose the winner.

Thursday
Nov 9
11am | 10c
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.

Thursday
Nov 9
12pm | 11c
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
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Thursday
Nov 16
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 10

Rose Bowl

It's time for kick-off as Cake Wars celebrates one of the longest-standing traditions of college football, the Rose Bowl game! Four bakers show up for the coin toss, but only one cake can score the game-winning touchdown, earn their way to the party and take home $10,000. Former NFL player and Rose Bowl champion Lawrence Jackson serves as guest judge.

Thursday
Nov 23
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?

Thursday
Nov 23
12pm | 11c

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

Vanilla Bean Cake

Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Cake

Blue Velvet Cake

Chocolate Fudge Cake with Dulce de Leche, Chocolate Fudge Filling and Chile Pepper Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Chocolate Birthday Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Special Turtle Cake

Lemon Cake with Raspberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Dark Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel and White Chocolate Buttercream

Chocolate Cake with Malted Chocolate Buttercream

Almond Cake with Cream Cheese, Ganache and Fresh Strawberry Filling, Vanilla Buttercream Icing and Pink Poured Fondant

Devil's Food Cake

Almond Lingonberry Cake

Chocolate Cake

Cinnamon-Apple Bread Pudding

Southern Red Velvet Cake with Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

Espresso Chocolate Cake

White Vanilla Bean Cake with Balsamic Strawberry and Mascarpone Filling

Lemon Cake with Blueberry Compote

Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

S'mores Cake

Rainbow Sherbet Cake

Edelweiss White Cake

Toasted Coconut Cake

Chocolate Cake with Cookies-and-Milk Mousse Filling

White Chocolate Cake Pops with Peppermint Twist