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Towering Masterpieces
Season 5, Episode 11

Country Music Awards

Cupcakes go country as four returning bakers, who all lost in previous Cupcake Wars, come back to battle for redemption and a place at the star-studded after party for the Country Music Awards.

Thursday
Jan 5
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 6

Yo Gabba Gabba

The men of Cupcake Wars go to battle as four returning bakers compete for a place at the VIP party for the hit show "Yo Gabba Gabba Live."

Thursday
Jan 12
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
Jan 12
12pm | 11c
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
Feb 9
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
Feb 16
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 8

WildAid Save the Tigers

It's going to get wild in the kitchen as four bakers fight for the chance to serve their cupcakes at a huge celebrity gala honoring animal conservation group WildAid. Actress Minnie Driver judges.

Thursday
Feb 16
12pm | 11c
Season 7, Episode 5

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Four bakers, all husband and wife teams, will have to become ninjas in the kitchen in order to win the battle to serve their cupcakes at a cast and crew party for the new animated series.

Thursday
Mar 16
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 13

Breeders' Cup

It's the mother of all horse races, as four cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their cupcakes at the center of the legendary Breeders' Cup World Championships. To get there, they must win over guest judge Bo Derek, iconic actress, model and Breeders' Cup Ambassador. At stake is a $10,000 prize.

Thursday
Mar 23
11am | 10c
Season 9, Episode 5

Annie the Musical

The sun will come out tomorrow, but four bakers had better get their cupcakes out faster than that if they want to make it to the great white way! They'll fight for the chance to have their cupcakes at the center of a party celebrating the revival of Annie The Musical, with producer Sally Horchow as the guest judge. The winner walks away with $10,000.

Thursday
May 18
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 3

Cupcake Couture

Cupcakes meet high fashion as four talented bakers vie for a place at a VIP celebration for Vanessa and Angela Simmons' Pastry Shoes.

Thursday
Jun 22
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 2

Mary Poppins

Four bakers will need more than a "Spoonful of Sugar" if they want to win the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at a cast and crew party for the Los Angeles premiere of the musical "Mary Poppins."

Thursday
Jul 6
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 7, Episode 12

San Diego Zoo

The fur will be flying as four bakers fight for the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at a members only party at the world famous San Diego Zoo.

Thursday
Sep 14
11am | 10c
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 7, Episode 4

Magical Cupcakes

Bakers will be trading in their whisks for wands as they duke it out to win the opportunity to have their cupcakes center stage at an exclusive event at the world famous Magic Castle in Los Angeles.

Thursday
Sep 21
11am | 10c
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

Black Forest Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Brown Butter Buttercream

Winning Recipe Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Cannoli Cupcakes

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting and Chocolate Fudge Filling

Cannoli Cupcakes with Ricotta and Cream Cheese Frosting

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Cinnamon Sugar Graham Cupcakes

Champagne Cupcakes with Italian Buttercream

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