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Season 8, Episode 8

The Harlem Globetrotters

Four cupcake makers are going to have to pull out all their baking tricks if they want to win the chance to have their cupcakes center court at a huge fan event for the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. Globetrotter Herbert "Flight Time" Lang serves as the guest judge.

Thursday
Jan 12
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 9

Hollywood Black Film Festival

Four talented cupcake bakers compete to serve their cupcakes to the stars at an exclusive party for the Hollywood Black Film Festival.

Thursday
Jan 19
10am | 9c
Season 8, Episode 4

Tiffani Thiessen's Birthday Bash

Four returning bakers will be getting a second chance at the winner's title as they battle it out to serve their cupcakes at a birthday party for the star of White Collar, Beverly Hills 90210 and Saved by the Bell actress and guest judge, Tiffani Thiessen.

Thursday
Jan 26
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 12

Saluting the USO

Four returning Cupcake Wars champions come back to prove themselves the best of the best and serve their cupcakes at a black tie gala celebrating the 70th anniversary of the USO.

Thursday
Feb 2
10am | 9c
Season 8, Episode 11

Cupcakes 'R' Us

Four imaginative bakers are going to have to unleash their inner child as they compete for the chance to serve their creations at a black tie awards gala for the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. Toy inventer Nancy Zwiers serves as the guest judge.

Thursday
Feb 9
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 9

Fran Drescher's Cancer Schmancer

Four vegan competitors will battle it out for the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at an exclusive party for iconic television star — and guest judge — Fran Drescher's charity, Cancer Schmancer.

Thursday
Feb 16
11am | 10c
Season 6, Episode 8

WildAid Save the Tigers

It's going to get wild in the kitchen as four bakers fight for the chance to serve their cupcakes at a huge celebrity gala honoring animal conservation group WildAid. Actress Minnie Driver judges.

Thursday
Feb 16
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 1

Girl Scouts 100th Birthday

Four bakers compete for the ultimate merit badge: their cupcakes at the 100th birthday bash for the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Thursday
Mar 16
11am | 10c
Season 6, Episode 13

Star Wars

Four talented bakers will have to use the force if they want to win the chance to serve their cupcakes at a VIP party celebrating the beloved Star Wars franchise.

Thursday
Mar 16
12pm | 11c
Season 9, Episode 13

Breeders' Cup

It's the mother of all horse races, as four cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their cupcakes at the center of the legendary Breeders' Cup World Championships. To get there, they must win over guest judge Bo Derek, iconic actress, model and Breeders' Cup Ambassador. At stake is a $10,000 prize.

Thursday
Mar 23
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 7

Cosmic Cupcakes

Expect out of this world creations when four bakers compete for the chance to launch their cupcakes into the stratosphere at a black tie gala celebrating the arrival of Space Shuttle Endeavour in Los Angeles. California Science Center curator, Dr. Kenneth Phillips, serves as the guest judge.

Thursday
Apr 20
12pm | 11c
Season 8, Episode 13

Taylor Dayne's '80s Party

It's going to be, like, totally awesome when four bakers go back in time and battle it out for the chance to serve their cupcakes at a VIP kid's birthday party for '80s pop music icon, and guest judge, Taylor Dayne.

Thursday
Apr 27
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 10

Miss America

The Miss America Pageant is making its triumphant return to Atlantic City, and four talented cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their cupcakes at the center of the action. To get there, they must first win over a special guest judge, reigning Miss America, Mallory Hagan. The winner also walks away with $10,000.

Thursday
Apr 27
11am | 10c
Season 6, Episode 10

Cupcakes for the Queen

It will be a British Invasion of the sweet kind when four English bakers fight for the chance to have their cupcakes featured at an exclusive party celebrating Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee.

Thursday
Jun 1
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 7

Derby Dolls

Four bakers try to elbow past the competition for a chance to bring their cupcakes to a party celebrating the Los Angeles Derby Dolls.

Thursday
Jun 1
11am | 10c
Season 6, Episode 11

A Perfect Match.com

It will be happily ever after for one cupcake maker when they win the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at a spectacular Match.com wedding event.

Thursday
Jun 1
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 5

Rock of Ages

Get ready to rock as four cupcake bakers battle to take the stage at the Los Angeles opening of the Broadway smash hit "Rock of Ages."

Thursday
Jun 8
10am | 9c
Season 8, Episode 10

Comedy Cupcakes

Four bakers are going to have to bring the funny -- and the tasty -- if they want to be front and center at a celebrity packed VIP party for Variety magazine's Power of Comedy. Celebrity Publicist Jennifer Styles serves as the guest judge.

Thursday
Jun 8
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 12

Blue Man Group

Former baker's assistants will be returning to take their place in the spotlight as they battle it out for the chance to have their cupcakes featured at a VIP Las Vegas party for the world renowned Blue Man Group. Phil Stanton, Creator of the Blue Man Group, serves as the guest judge.

Thursday
Jun 8
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 8

WildAid Save the Tigers

It's going to get wild in the kitchen as four bakers fight for the chance to serve their cupcakes at a huge celebrity gala honoring animal conservation group WildAid. Actress Minnie Driver judges.

Thursday
Jun 15
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 8

L.A. Marathon

It's a race to the finish line as four cupcake bakers fight for a place at a VIP party celebrating the 2012 Los Angeles Marathon.

Thursday
Jun 15
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 9

Kristin Cavallari's Baby Shower

Television star Kristin Cavallari will be expecting great cupcakes as four talented bakers compete to serve their sweet treats at her star-studded baby shower.

Thursday
Jun 22
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 3

Cupcake Couture

Cupcakes meet high fashion as four talented bakers vie for a place at a VIP celebration for Vanessa and Angela Simmons' Pastry Shoes.

Thursday
Jun 22
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 4

Tiffani Thiessen's Birthday Bash

Four returning bakers will be getting a second chance at the winner's title as they battle it out to serve their cupcakes at a birthday party for the star of White Collar, Beverly Hills 90210 and Saved by the Bell actress and guest judge, Tiffani Thiessen.

Thursday
Jun 22
12pm | 11c

About the Show

It’s cupcake vs. cupcake in Food Network’s tastiest competition yet! Each week on Cupcake Wars, four of the country’s top cupcake bakers face off in three elimination challenges until only one decorator remains. The sweet prize: $10,000 and the opportunity to showcase their cupcakes at the winning gig. Candace Nelson (owner of Sprinkles Cupcakes) and Florian Bellanger (chef and co-owner of online macaron company MadMac) serve as permanent judges with a third rotating judge each week, and Justin Willman hosts.

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.

Most Popular Recipes

All Cupcake Wars Recipes

Karloff Biscoff Cupcake

Fun House in Your Mouth Cupcake

Princess Annie

Vixxxen: Red Hot Velvet Cupcakes with Fiery Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

German Chocolate Cupcake

Key Lime Cupcakes with Key Lime Curd

Plantain Cake with Avocado Buttercream

Honor: Coconut Cake with Coconut Creme Filling and Cream Cheese Buttercream

Orange Sleepy Poppy Cupcake with Spiked Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Black Out Cupcake

Cruising Down Collins

Jalapeno Shrimp Popper Cupcakes

Popcorn and Peanut Cupcakes

George Caramelin: Chocolate Cinnamon Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Bourbon Frosting, Bourbon Caramel Sauce, and Candied Pecans

Avocado, Caramelized Banana Cupcake

Apple-Spice Cupcakes with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Rolling Stones Brown Sugar Cupcake with Coconut Custard Filling, Spiced Rum Frosting and Cracked Brown Sugar Brittle

Coconut Orange Chardonnay Cupcakes

Vegan Brussel Carrot Curry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Maple Curry Reduction

Dorothy's Applesauce Cupcake with Cinnamon Goat Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Caramel Toffee Cupcake

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes

Corn Yellow Pepper Cupcake

Cherry Moonshine Pie Cupcake

Gilbert Ganache-fried Cupcakes: Chocolate Seltzer Cupcakes with Ganache, Banana Frosting, and Caramelized Banana

The Fearless Vampire Killer Cupcake

Pink Grapefruit Cupcakes with Guava Truffle Cookies and Rosewater Frosting