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 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.

Monday
Jan 23
9pm | 8c
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.

Tuesday
Jan 31
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.

Sunday
Feb 19
10pm | 9c
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 13

Saban's Power Rangers

Four master bakers need to power up for the baking showdown of their lives, as they create jaw-dropping cakes inspired by the film Saban's Power Rangers. Only one will win their way to a party celebrating the movie and take home $10,000. The Yellow Ranger herself, singer and actress Becky G., serves as guest judge.

Tuesday
Mar 21
3am | 2c
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.

Monday
Mar 27
8pm | 7c
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 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
Apr 3
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 11

Archie

Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and the whole gang are headed for Cake Wars, as four master cake artists battle to have their creations at the center of a party celebrating 75 years of the iconic comic book. Special judge Jon Goldwater, CEO of Archie Comics, is on hand to see whose cake best illustrates the essence of the comic and deserves the $10,000 prize!

Thursday
Jun 29
12pm | 11c
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 2, Episode 4

Minecraft

One of the biggest video games of all time is coming to Cake Wars -- Minecraft! They're throwing a huge party to celebrate this smash hit, and Brand Director for Minecraft, Lydia Winters, is on hand to help the judges choose which baker will have their winning cake creation as the centerpiece of the big event and walk out $10,000 richer.

Thursday
Aug 3
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 8

Party Animals

Even hippos love cake, and Cake Wars is celebrating the first birthday of Rosie the baby hippo from the Los Angeles Zoo! Four bakers go to battle for the chance to have their amazing cake creation at the center of this wild birthday party and go home with $10,000. John Lewis, Director of the Los Angeles Zoo, helps determine which baker is king of the jungle!

Thursday
Aug 10
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 7

Shrek

Everyone's favorite ogre is making his way to Cake Wars -- Shrek himself! DreamWorks Animation is throwing a massive party to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the iconic animated film, and Shrek producer Gina Shay is on hand to choose which amazing baker will earn the right to have their cake creation as the centerpiece of the party and win $10,000.

Thursday
Aug 17
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 10

Madeline

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.

Thursday
Aug 24
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 2

DC Comics

Batman, Aquaman, Superman, Wonder Woman and many more are coming to Cake Wars as DC Comics is looking for the best cake maker to create a centerpiece for their celebration. It'll be two harrowing rounds to see who will win the $10,000 and take their jaw dropping cake creation to the event. Judges Ron-Ben Israel and Waylynn Lucas will be joined by Dan DiDio, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, senior executives and comic book artists for DC Comics.

Thursday
Aug 31
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 6

Cobra's Curse

Brace yourself for a hair-raising ancient Egyptian adventure as four bakers battle to have their cake creation at the center of a party celebrating the grand opening of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's newest thrill ride, Cobra's Curse! Brian Morrow, Busch Gardens' VP of Theme Park Experience, serves as special guest judge to help determine which baker will take home the $10,000 prize.

Thursday
Sep 7
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 6

Shark Lagoon

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!

Thursday
Sep 14
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 5

Emoji

It's the most expressive episode of Cake Wars ever as four talented cake artists compete to take their cake creation to a party celebrating everyone's favorite little icons... Emoji! Gedeon Maheux, co-founder of Iconfactory, is on hand to choose who will earn a frowny-face and who will earn a smiley-face and take home $10,000.

Thursday
Sep 21
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

Rainbow Sherbet Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

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

Lemon Cake with Raspberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Chocolate Cake

Banana Cake

Southern Red Velvet Cake with Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

Dark Chocolate Cake

Lemon Cake with Blueberry Compote

Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

Chocolate Cake with Malted Chocolate Buttercream

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

Salted Lime Margarita Cake

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel and White Chocolate Buttercream

Special Turtle Cake

Buttery Pistachio Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream and Blackberry Compote

S'mores Cake

White Vanilla Bean Cake with Balsamic Strawberry and Mascarpone Filling

Nana's Banana Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

Strawberry Shortcake

Devil's Food Cake

Edelweiss White Cake

Blue Velvet Cake

Almond Lingonberry Cake