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Towering Masterpieces
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
Jan 5
12pm | 11c
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
Jan 26
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
Jan 30
3pm | 2c
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!

Monday
Jan 30
7pm | 6c
Season 8, Episode 2

"Weird Al" Yankovic

It's going to get a little weird in the Cupcake Wars kitchen when four competitors try to bake their way to an exclusive book release party for iconic comedian, and guest judge, "Weird Al" Yankovic.

Thursday
Feb 23
11am | 10c
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
Mar 30
11am | 10c
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
May 18
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
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
Jul 20
11am | 10c
Season 9, Episode 7

Hanson

Four cupcake bakers fight to the finish for the chance at having their cupcakes at a concert and after party for the band Hanson and a $10,000 prize. To get there, they must win over three special guest judges: Isaac, Zac and Taylor Hanson!

Thursday
Aug 31
10am | 9c
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
Aug 31
11am | 10c
Season 6, Episode 12

America's Cup-Cake

Four cupcake makers will fight to stay afloat and win the opportunity to have their cupcakes featured at an exclusive party honoring the oldest trophy race in sports, the America's Cup.

Thursday
Sep 7
10am | 9c
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 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
Nov 30
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 8

Cupcakes on Parade

'Tis the season for cupcakes as four bakers compete for the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at a VIP party for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade in Chicago.

Saturday
Dec 16
3pm | 2c
Season 4, Episode 13

Vegan Bake-Off

In the first ever Cupcake Wars all-vegan showdown, four vegan bakers fight to have their cupcakes at the opening day celebration for the inaugural Los Angeles Green Festival.

Thursday
Jan 4
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
Jan 4
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 11

Monster Cupcakes

It's monster truck madness as four bakers battle for a place at the VIP Pre-Race Pit Party for Monster Truck Jam.

Thursday
Jan 11
10am | 9c
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
Jan 11
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 6

Work Of Art

Four talented cupcake makers will go head to head in hopes of having their cupcake creations at the center of an exclusive party for the Festival of Arts, where paintings and statues comes to life.

Thursday
Jan 18
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 7

Cheerleader Cupcakes

Cupcakes will fly as four competitors fight for the chance to serve their cupcakes at a huge celebration honoring the country's best cheerleaders.

Thursday
Jan 18
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

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

Green Tea Cupcakes Topped with Green Tea Buttercream Frosting

Fun House in Your Mouth Cupcake

Toodee Fruity-Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Blue Cupcakes

Sharp Cheddar Cupcakes

Barbie's Fresh and Flirty New York Night Out Cupcake

Diamonds and Salted Caramel Are a Girl's Best Friend Cheesecake Cupcake

Matinee Idol Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Mascarpone Filling and Zinfandel Buttercream

Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Compote Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting

Slam Dunk

Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Rockin' Raspberry Cupcake

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

Coconut Rum and Lime Cupcakes

Emerald City Artichoke Olive Oil Cake with Kiwi Filling and Whipped Cream Frosting

Sandy

Princess Annie

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Lemon Cheesecake Cupcake

Peach Mimosa Cupcakes with Champagne Meringue

Red Deliciousness

Pulled Pork and Sweet Corn Country Cupcakes

Circus Caramel Corn with Smoked Almonds and Sea Salt