Better Together: Baking and Gaming

Better Together: Baking and Gaming

The fan-favorite video game Halo goes beyond the screen when bakers present their designs ahead of the Halo World Championship. Plus, Microsoft exec Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb joins the judges' panel.

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  • 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.

  • Get ready for the biggest battle the gaming world has ever seen, as four incredible bakers create action-packed cakes celebrating one of the biggest video games in the world, Halo! Guest judge Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, Microsoft's director of programming, will help determine which cake creation will blast off to the Halo World Championship and take home $10,000.

  • Get ready for the biggest battle the gaming world has ever seen, as four incredible bakers create action-packed cakes celebrating one of the biggest video games in the world, Halo! Guest judge Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, Microsoft's director of programming, will help determine which cake creation will blast off to the Halo World Championship and take home $10,000.

  • Get ready for the biggest battle the gaming world has ever seen, as four incredible bakers create action-packed cakes celebrating one of the biggest video games in the world, Halo! Guest judge Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, Microsoft's director of programming, will help determine which cake creation will blast off to the Halo World Championship and take home $10,000.

  • One of the biggest television families ever is airdropping into Cake Wars — The Simpsons. They're throwing a huge bash to celebrate their success and one of our cake makers will have their winning creation front and center at the event — and walk out $10,000 richer. Executive Producer of The Simpsons Matt Selman will help determine which baker wins and which will be left saying "D'oh!?"

  • The bravest little redhead is coming from Paris to Cake Wars! Four amazing cake artists battle to have their cake at the center of a party celebrating Madeline, but only one will journey home with $10,000! Kate Clark, the founder of Yottoy, joins as guest judge.

  • The bravest little redhead is coming from Paris to Cake Wars! Four amazing cake artists battle to have their cake at the center of a party celebrating Madeline, but only one will journey home with $10,000! Kate Clark, the founder of Yottoy, joins as guest judge.

  • The bravest little redhead is coming from Paris to Cake Wars! Four amazing cake artists battle to have their cake at the center of a party celebrating Madeline, but only one will journey home with $10,000! Kate Clark, the founder of Yottoy, joins as guest judge.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!"

  • Everyone's favorite kung fu-fighting panda, Po, is going home for the first time in Kung Fu Panda 3, and they're throwing a massive party to celebrate the release of the new movie. This battle will be legendary, as four bakers compete to impress the directors of the movie, Alessandro Carloni and Jennifer Yuh Nelson, with their cake creations. Only one will win and walk away with $10,000!

  • 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?"

  • 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.

  • Watch out! These cakes have some serious teeth as Cake Wars takes on the great wonders of the deep: sharks! As the world-famous Aquarium of the Pacific throws a massive celebration for their Shark Lagoon nights, four bakers will take a bite at the chance to make a jaw-dropping cake creation to be the centerpiece of the party. Aquarium staff member Luke Richmond joins the judging panel to choose which baker's cake is fin-tastic enough to win $10,000!

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Meet the Judges
Meet the Judges

Together with weekly guest judges, esteemed pastry chefs Ron Ben-Israel and Waylynn Lucas will be on hand to constructively critique the cake competitors after each round of battle.

About the Host

Before his breakout role as Aaron Samuels in the hit movie Mean Girls, Jonathan Bennett launched his career on the small screen. After getting his start starring in the Emmy Award-winning series All My Children, Jonathan appeared on Law & Order: SVU, Smallville and Veronica Mars. In addition to his work on television, he has starred in many leading motion pictures, including Love Wrecked, The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, Cheaper by the Dozen and National Lampoon's Van Wilder: Freshman Year. He added executive producer to his resume with the films Authors Anonymous, Pawn and Submerged, in which he also starred. Recently he garnered national attention as a competitor on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, where he won "Fan Favorite." Jonathan currently serves as host of the Food Network series Cake Wars.

More About Jonathan Bennett

Before his breakout role as Aaron Samuels in the hit movie Mean Girls, Jonathan Bennett launched his career on the small screen. After getting his start starring in the Emmy Award-winning series All My Children, Jonathan appeared on Law & Order: SVU, Smallville and Veronica Mars. In addition to his work on television, he has starred in many leading motion pictures, including Love Wrecked, The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, Cheaper by the Dozen and National Lampoon's Van Wilder: Freshman Year. He added executive producer to his resume with the films Authors Anonymous, Pawn and Submerged, in which he also starred. Recently he garnered national attention as a competitor on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, where he won "Fan Favorite." Jonathan currently serves as host of the Food Network series Cake Wars.

About the Show

While there are plenty of masterful cake makers out there, only a few have the skills to win Cake Wars. Jonathan Bennett hosts this grueling competition where four expert bakers go toe-to-toe to see whose mind-blowing cake creation will be the star of a major event, earning them the $10,000 prize. Master pastry chefs and judges Waylynn Lucas and Ron Ben-Israel will determine which cakes are worthy of headlining parties for The Simpsons, The Sound of Music, DC Comics and more! Let the Cake Wars begin.

More About Cake Wars

While there are plenty of masterful cake makers out there, only a few have the skills to win Cake Wars. Jonathan Bennett hosts this grueling competition where four expert bakers go toe-to-toe to see whose mind-blowing cake creation will be the star of a major event, earning them the $10,000 prize. Master pastry chefs and judges Waylynn Lucas and Ron Ben-Israel will determine which cakes are worthy of headlining parties for The Simpsons, The Sound of Music, DC Comics and more! Let the Cake Wars begin.

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