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All About Cake Wars

If you like Cupcake Wars, you'll crave this over-the-top contest.

Towering Cakes You Have to See

Cupcake Baking for Beginners

Skip the boxed mixes and opt for homemade treats full of sweet, decadent flavor. Perhaps best of all, these go-to favorites are easy enough for baking novices to master.

Cupcake Recipes to Try Now

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

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

Vegan Lemon Cupcakes with Fresh Berry Filling and Lemon Buttercream

Cannoli Cupcakes with Ricotta and Cream Cheese Frosting

Peaches n' Cream Cupcakes

Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Compote Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting

Winning Recipe Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

Blue Velvet, Blackberry Curd, and Blackberry Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cupcake

Sweet Potato Cupcake

WINNER Mint Chocolate Chip and Fresh Mint Buttercream Cupcakes

Lavender Tangerine Dream Cupcakes

Full House: Coconut Cupcakes, Lemon Curd Filling, Coconut-Lemon Buttercream Frosting, Toasted Coconut

Kahlua and Horchata 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

Neapolitan Cupcakes

Lavender Cake

Salted Caramel Mocha Cupcake

Ultimate Dude Cupcakes

Coconut Rum and Lime Cupcakes

Slam Dunk

Chocolate Porter Cupcakes, Porter Ganache, Caramel Corn Crunch, Toasted Meringue

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

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