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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 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 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.

Monday
Jan 30
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 10

Valentine's Day

Four talented cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their delicious displays featured at a romantic ocean-side wine tasting for couples, with romance icon, Fabio, as the special guest judge.

Thursday
Feb 2
12pm | 11c
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 5

South Beach Wine and Food Festival

Four bakers are returning for redemption and a chance to serve their winning cupcakes alongside world-renowned chefs at one of the most exclusive food events in the country, The South Beach Wine and Food Festival in Miami. Food Network's "Sandwich King," Jeff Mauro, is the guest judge.

Thursday
Apr 6
12pm | 11c
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 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 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 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 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 5, Episode 4

Funny Or Die

It's time to laugh out loud as four cupcake bakers try to take their cupcakes viral at a VIP party for FunnyOrDie.com.

Thursday
Sep 21
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 8

Celebrity: Hello Cupcakes

It's time for cute overload as Shawn Johnson, NeNe Leakes, Lamorne Morris and Johnny Weir wage a celebrity cupcake battle royale for the chance to have their creations at the center of a massive party celebrating Hello Kitty, the globally-beloved icon of fashion and friendship. Fashion designer Betsey Johnson serves as guest judge in this winner-take-all battle, as the last celeb standing walks away with a donation to their favorite charity.

Thursday
Sep 28
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 4

Celebrity: Cupcakes in Space

It's an all-star cupcake showdown as celebrities Greer Grammar, Maria Menounos, AJ Michalka and Tamera Mowry battle it out to prove that their cupcakes reign supreme. These four stars will have to shine bright to have their cupcakes featured at a galactic blowout celebrating the end of astronaut Scott Kelly's one-year mission in orbit, the longest in history! Bobak Ferdowski from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is on hand to choose which celebrity wins bragging rights and a donation to their charity of choice.

Thursday
Oct 5
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 3

Celebrity: Can You Spell Cupcake?

Celebrities Joey Lawrence, Holly Madison, Matt Moy and Dita Von Teese throw down to prove that their cupcakes take the cake as they create show-stopping treats for a party celebrating the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Co-champions of the 2015 National Spelling Bee Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam will help eliminate the celebs until the last one standing walks away with bragging rights and a donation to their favorite charity.

Thursday
Oct 12
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 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

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

Salted Caramel Cupcake

Green Tea Cupcakes Topped with Green Tea Buttercream Frosting

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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

New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

Southern Red Velvet Cupcakes

Peaches n' Cream Cupcakes

Winning Recipe Raspberry Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

Key Lime Cupcakes with Key Lime Curd

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cupcake

Lavender Cake

Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Compote Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting

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

Winning Recipe Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

Black Forest Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Brown Butter Buttercream

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Cannoli Cupcakes

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting and Chocolate Fudge Filling

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache and Marshmallow Frosting

Cinnamon Sugar Graham Cupcakes

Champagne Cupcakes with Italian Buttercream

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