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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 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
Jan 19
11am | 10c
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Monday
Jan 30
4pm | 3c
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.

Monday
Jan 30
5pm | 4c
Season 6, Episode 10

Cupcakes for the Queen

It will be a British Invasion of the sweet kind when four English bakers fight for the chance to have their cupcakes featured at an exclusive party celebrating Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee.

Thursday
Feb 9
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 12

Match.com

Love is in the air as four bakers battle for the chance to bring their cupcakes to one of Match.com's exclusive Stir Events in Los Angeles. To get there, they must first tackle a difficult taste challenge -- to unite men's favorite foods like cheeseburgers or jalapeno poppers, with women's favorites like chamomile and chocolate covered strawberries, to make a cupcake match made in heaven. The winner will also take home a $10,000 prize.

Thursday
Feb 9
12pm | 11c
Season 9, Episode 1

Jessica Alba: The Honest Company

Four talented cupcake bakers fight to win over special guest judge Jessica Alba, as they face off for $10,000 and the chance to have their all-natural organic cupcakes at the center of a party launching the new headquarters for her brand, The Honest Company.

Thursday
Feb 23
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
Apr 6
10am | 9c
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
May 4
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 6

The All-American Rejects

Four returning bakers, all looking a second chance to win Cupcake Wars, will have to hit just the right note if they want to have their cupcakes featured at a VIP party for the platinum selling band, The All-American Rejects.

Thursday
May 4
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 11

A Perfect Match.com

It will be happily ever after for one cupcake maker when they win the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at a spectacular Match.com wedding event.

Thursday
Jun 1
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 5

Rock of Ages

Get ready to rock as four cupcake bakers battle to take the stage at the Los Angeles opening of the Broadway smash hit "Rock of Ages."

Thursday
Jun 8
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
Jun 22
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 10

Comic Con Cupcakes

Four talented bakers will have to use their super powers if they want a chance to have their delicious display take center stage at Comic-Con's exclusive Masquerade Party.

Thursday
Jul 20
10am | 9c
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
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Thursday
Jul 27
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 3

Cody Simpson

Mother knows best as four mother-daughter teams compete for the chance to go backstage with pop idol Cody Simpson and serve their cupcakes at an exclusive fan event.

Thursday
Jul 27
11am | 10c
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 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 1, Episode 2

SeaWorld Birthday Bash

Four creative cupcake bakers go head-to-head in hopes of having their sweets featured at a seaside birthday party. Contestants include: Lindsay Morton of Dollhouse Bake Shoppe (Santa Monica, Calif.), Brett Thompson of Milk (Los Angeles), Allyson Fiander of Daddy Cakes (Topeka, Kan.) and Tracey Buchanan of Sweet Bakery & Café (Ellicot City, Md.).

Thursday
Aug 10
10am | 9c
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 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
Aug 17
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
Aug 17
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 10

Cupcake Love Story

Four bakers compete for their cupcakes to take center stage at a VIP party for the biggest stars of opera.

Thursday
Aug 24
10am | 9c
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

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

New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Cupcake

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Green Tea Cupcakes Topped with Green Tea Buttercream Frosting

Key Lime Cupcakes with Key Lime Curd

Southern Red Velvet Cupcakes

Peaches n' Cream Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cupcake

Winning Recipe Raspberry Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream Frosting

Cannoli Cupcakes

Lavender Cake

Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

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

Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Compote Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

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

Black Forest Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache and Marshmallow Frosting

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Cuatro Leches Cupcakes

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting and Chocolate Fudge Filling

Creme Brulee Cupcake

Strawberry Cupcakes

Sweet Tea Cupcakes with Lemon Sweet Tea Frosting

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ball Cupcake