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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 7, Episode 1

Big Time Rush

It's going to be big time competition as four bakers fight for the chance to serve their cupcakes backstage at an exclusive party for the boys of Big Time Rush.

Thursday
Jun 29
11am | 10c
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 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
Season 0, Episode 5

Kids vs. Adults: DC Comics Superhero Girls

It's a cupcake showdown packed with a massive shocking twist as two unsuspecting adult bakers discover that they've been pitted against two child cupcake prodigies as they compete have their cupcakes featured at a party celebrating the DC Super Hero Girls. These junior bakers might be too young to drive, but they've got the baking skills to take down any adult, and guest judges Ashley Eckstein and Shea Fontana from DC Super Hero Girls will help choose the last baker standing and award the $10,000 prize.

Thursday
Oct 19
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 6

Ultimate Showdown: Cirque du Soleil Cupcakes

Get ready for a cupcake battle royale as four of the best Cupcake Wars bakers of all time face off in a one-of-a-kind baking adventure to have their cupcakes at the center of an epic party celebrating Cirque du Soleil. The bakers will face three grueling rounds, where the only way to survive is to create cupcakes that are mind-blowing, risk-taking works of edible art with larger-than-life, gravity-defying displays. Artistic director of Cirque du Soleil's Mystere, Tim Smith, is on hand to help crown a winner.

Thursday
Oct 26
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 9

Celebrity: Josie and the Pussycats

Celebrities Adrienne Bailon and Julissa Bermudez, Charlie and Max Carver, Ron Funches, and Katherine McNamara and Emeraude Toubia fight to create show-stopping cupcakes for party celebrating comic book rock icons Josie and the Pussycats. If these stars are looking for VIP treatment, they've come to the wrong place, because they'll be eliminated one by one until the last celeb standing walks away with bragging rights and a donation to their favorite charity. Jesse Goldwater, creative consultant for Archie Comics, joins the panel as guest judge.

Thursday
Nov 2
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 11

Celebrity: Twister

It's an all-star cupcake showdown as Coolio, Hannah Hart and Grace Helbig, Antonio Sabato, Jr. and Molly Sims compete to have their cupcakes featured at a blowout party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic game Twister! Only one celebrity can win the bragging rights and a donation to their favorite charity. Jen Boswinkel, senior director of marketing for gaming at Hasbro, serves as guest judge.

Thursday
Nov 9
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 12

Celebrity: Matilda

Drake Bell, Lori Greiner, Bob Harper and Heather Morris battle to prove their celebrity cupcake dominance and create show-stopping cupcakes for a party celebrating the wonder and whimsy of Roald Dahl's classic story, Matilda. They'll be eliminated one by one with help from guest judge Chloe Dahl, granddaughter of Roald Dahl, until the last celeb standing walks away with bragging rights and a donation to their favorite charity.

Thursday
Nov 16
10am | 9c
Season , Episode

Thursday
Nov 23
10am | 9c

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

WINNER Mint Chocolate Chip and Fresh Mint Buttercream Cupcakes

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

Salted Caramel Cupcake

Green Tea Cupcakes Topped with Green Tea Buttercream Frosting

New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Brown Butter Buttercream

Southern Red Velvet Cupcakes

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Winning Recipe Raspberry Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream Frosting

Winning Recipe Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cupcake

Key Lime Cupcakes with Key Lime Curd

Black Forest Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

Cannoli Cupcakes

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

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Peaches n' Cream Cupcakes

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

Lavender Cake

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting and Chocolate Fudge Filling

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

Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Compote Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Filling, Topped with Caramel Buttercream Frosting and Toasted Coconut

Pumpkin Pop Cupcakes

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