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Towering Masterpieces
Season 8, Episode 1

Fan Favorites

Four all-star bakers, handpicked by the fans, will compete for the chance to serve their cupcakes at a celebrity packed charity gala hosted by guest judge, 'N Sync's Lance Bass.

Thursday
Jan 5
11am | 10c
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 0, Episode 2

Celebrity: Atari Cupcakes

Get ready for an all-star cupcake showdown as Mel B, Mayim Bialik, Andy Dick and Jennie Garth battle to prove their baking dominance and have their cupcakes featured at an epic party celebrating the first and most famous video game platform of all time: Atari! These four might be VIPs in the real world, but they'll face the same Cupcake Wars gauntlet as any other baker and be eliminated one by one with the help of guest judge and CEO of Atari, Fred Chesnais. The last celebrity standing earns bragging rights and a donation to their charity of choice.

Monday
Jan 30
3pm | 2c
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Monday
Jan 30
4pm | 3c
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 9, Episode 12

Match.com

Love is in the air as four bakers battle for the chance to bring their cupcakes to one of Match.com's exclusive Stir Events in Los Angeles. To get there, they must first tackle a difficult taste challenge -- to unite men's favorite foods like cheeseburgers or jalapeno poppers, with women's favorites like chamomile and chocolate covered strawberries, to make a cupcake match made in heaven. The winner will also take home a $10,000 prize.

Thursday
Feb 9
12pm | 11c
Season 0, Episode 2

Celebrity: Atari Cupcakes

Get ready for an all-star cupcake showdown as Mel B, Mayim Bialik, Andy Dick and Jennie Garth battle to prove their baking dominance and have their cupcakes featured at an epic party celebrating the first and most famous video game platform of all time: Atari! These four might be VIPs in the real world, but they'll face the same Cupcake Wars gauntlet as any other baker and be eliminated one by one with the help of guest judge and CEO of Atari, Fred Chesnais. The last celebrity standing earns bragging rights and a donation to their charity of choice.

Monday
Mar 27
5pm | 4c
Season 9, Episode 11

Aquarium of the Pacific

Four cupcake bakers vie for the chance to bring their cupcakes to a celebration of Explorer's Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific. To get there, they must first face down the taste challenge: create a delicious cupcake out of sustainable seafood! Oceanographer, Captain Don Walsh, helps determine which baker will take the $10,000 prize.

Thursday
Apr 13
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 10

Tony Hawk

Four cupcake bakers try to skate their way into the Tony Hawk Foundation's celebrity event in Las Vegas.

Thursday
Apr 20
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 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
May 25
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 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
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Thursday
Jul 27
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 3

Cody Simpson

Mother knows best as four mother-daughter teams compete for the chance to go backstage with pop idol Cody Simpson and serve their cupcakes at an exclusive fan event.

Thursday
Jul 27
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 9

The King of Cupcakes

A whole lotta shakin' will be going on in the kitchen as four cupcake makers fight for the chance to serve their cupcakes at an exclusive party in Memphis celebrating The King, Elvis Presley.

Thursday
Aug 3
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 2

Marilyn Monroe's 60th

Four returning cupcake bakers, who have previously gone home empty-handed, go to war for the chance to bring their cupcakes to a huge event honoring the 60th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's hand prints at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theater. They'll have to impress guest judge Nick Woodhouse, President of Marilyn Monroe's estate, if they want to walk away with $10,000.

Thursday
Aug 3
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 2

SeaWorld Birthday Bash

Four creative cupcake bakers go head-to-head in hopes of having their sweets featured at a seaside birthday party. Contestants include: Lindsay Morton of Dollhouse Bake Shoppe (Santa Monica, Calif.), Brett Thompson of Milk (Los Angeles), Allyson Fiander of Daddy Cakes (Topeka, Kan.) and Tracey Buchanan of Sweet Bakery & Café (Ellicot City, Md.).

Thursday
Aug 10
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 11

Aquarium of the Pacific

Four cupcake bakers vie for the chance to bring their cupcakes to a celebration of Explorer's Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific. To get there, they must first face down the taste challenge: create a delicious cupcake out of sustainable seafood! Oceanographer, Captain Don Walsh, helps determine which baker will take the $10,000 prize.

Thursday
Aug 10
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 13

Renaissance Faire

It's a blast from the past as four cupcake bakers fight for a place at the VIP party for the 50th anniversary of the Renaissance Faire in Los Angeles.

Thursday
Aug 17
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 10

Celebrity: Medieval Cupcakes

Four celebrity bakers are about to get medieval, as Yvette Nicole Brown, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Carson Kressley and Vanessa Marano battle to prove that their cupcakes reign supreme. In this winner-take-all battle, they compete to have their cupcakes featured at a blowout party celebrating the 30th anniversary of Medieval Times, with special judging help from Medieval Times cast members Lou Klein and Julie McCurdie!

Thursday
Aug 17
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 10

Cupcake Love Story

Four bakers compete for their cupcakes to take center stage at a VIP party for the biggest stars of opera.

Thursday
Aug 24
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 10

The Young and The Restless

Expect lots of twists and turns in the kitchen when four cupcake makers face off to for the chance to be featured at an exclusive cast and crew party celebrating the 10,000th episode of the classic soap, The Young and the Restless.

Thursday
Aug 24
11am | 10c

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

New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Cupcake

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Green Tea Cupcakes Topped with Green Tea Buttercream Frosting

Key Lime Cupcakes with Key Lime Curd

Southern Red Velvet Cupcakes

Peaches n' Cream Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cupcake

Cannoli Cupcakes

Winning Recipe Raspberry Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

Sweet Potato Cupcakes, Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting, Candied Pecans

Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Compote Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting

Lavender Cake

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake

Salted Caramel Cupcakes with Pecan Coconut Brittle Crumble and Caramel Swiss Buttercream

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Black Forest Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

Cuatro Leches Cupcakes

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Sweet Tea Cupcakes with Lemon Sweet Tea Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache and Marshmallow Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting and Chocolate Fudge Filling

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Strawberry Cupcakes

Creme Brulee Cupcake

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Almond Cream Cheese Frosting