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Season 3, Episode 4

Tim Burton Bake-Off

Four artful cupcake bakers will compete for the chance to have their cupcakes featured at an exclusive party celebrating the art of famed movie director, Tim Burton.

Monday
Oct 17
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 7

Rose Bowl

Four talented bakers battle their way to the end zone for a place at the VIP party for the 2012 Rose Bowl.

Wednesday
Feb 1
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 8

I Love Lucy 60th Anniversary

Four cupcake bakers vie for a place at the star-studded celebration of the 60th anniversary of "I Love Lucy."

Wednesday
Feb 8
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 12

Screamfest

Horror director Eli Roth is special guest judge, as four cupcake bakers try to scare their way into the closing night VIP party for Screamfest at the famous Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

Friday
Mar 9
7pm | 6c
Season 5, Episode 1

Girl Scouts 100th Birthday

Four bakers compete for the ultimate merit badge: their cupcakes at the 100th birthday bash for the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Monday
Mar 19
8pm | 7c
Season 5, Episode 12

Saluting the USO

Four returning Cupcake Wars champions come back to prove themselves the best of the best and serve their cupcakes at a black tie gala celebrating the 70th anniversary of the USO.

Tuesday
Jul 3
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 6

Kate Walsh's Billionaire Boyfriend

Four bakers will compete for the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at a VIP party celebrating the release of "Private Practice" star Kate Walsh's fragrance, Billionaire Boyfriend. Kate Walsh judges.

Sunday
Jul 15
8pm | 7c
Season 7, Episode 1

Big Time Rush

It's going to be big time competition as four bakers fight for the chance to serve their cupcakes backstage at an exclusive party for the boys of Big Time Rush.

Tuesday
Oct 9
8pm | 7c
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.

Monday
Jul 8
3am | 2c
Season 0, Episode 9

Celebrity: Josie and the Pussycats

Celebrities Adrienne Bailon and Julissa Bermudez, Charlie and Max Carver, Ron Funches, and Katherine McNamara and Emeraude Toubia fight to create show-stopping cupcakes for party celebrating comic book rock icons Josie and the Pussycats. If these stars are looking for VIP treatment, they've come to the wrong place, because they'll be eliminated one by one until the last celeb standing walks away with bragging rights and a donation to their favorite charity. Jesse Goldwater, creative consultant for Archie Comics, joins the panel as guest judge.

Monday
Jul 25
8pm | 7c
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
Jul 28
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
Jan 5
10am | 9c
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 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
Mar 2
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 1

Big Time Rush

It's going to be big time competition as four bakers fight for the chance to serve their cupcakes backstage at an exclusive party for the boys of Big Time Rush.

Thursday
Mar 2
12pm | 11c
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
Mar 9
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 9

Kristin Cavallari's Baby Shower

Television star Kristin Cavallari will be expecting great cupcakes as four talented bakers compete to serve their sweet treats at her star-studded baby shower.

Thursday
Mar 9
11am | 10c
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
Mar 9
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 5, Episode 1

Girl Scouts 100th Birthday

Four bakers compete for the ultimate merit badge: their cupcakes at the 100th birthday bash for the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Thursday
Mar 16
11am | 10c
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
Mar 16
12pm | 11c
Season 7, Episode 11

Rock and Roll Cupcakes

The bad boys of Cupcake Wars will return to the kitchen in true rock and roll fashion to compete for the chance to have their cupcakes front and center at a party celebrating the I Heart Radio music festival in Las Vegas.

Thursday
Mar 23
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 5, Episode 2

Cowboy Cupcakes

Four bakers try to hang on as they fight for a place at the star-studded party for the Professional Bull Rider's Award Ceremony on the Las Vegas strip.

Thursday
Mar 23
12pm | 11c

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

Champagne Cupcakes with Italian Buttercream

Almond Citrus Cupcake

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake

New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

Strawberry Cupcakes

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes filled with Chocolate Fudge Cookie Bar and Marshmallow Meringue Frosting

Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Compote Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting

Black Forest Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

Winning Recipe Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

Vegan Lemon Cupcakes with Fresh Berry Filling and Lemon Buttercream

Chocolate Marshmallow Cupcake

Lemon-Raspberry Cupcakes with Raspberry-Balsamic Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Kiwi Cupcake

Banana Brownie Cupcakes

Creme Brulee Cupcake

Cinnamon Swirl Sour Cream, Maple Cream Cheese, Strawberry and Bacon Breakfast Cupcake

Milk and Cookies Cupcakes

Spicy Double Dark Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Cherry Cobbler Cupcake

Banana Cake with White Chocolate Macadamia Frosting

Standing Ovation: Sweet Chocolate Port Cupcakes, Port Wine Reduction Syrup, Raspberry Creme Fraiche Filling, French Chocolate Mousse

Orange Cupcakes with Orange Crushed Pineapple Whipped Cream Topping

Cuban Coffee Cupcakes

Mojito Cupcake

The Absurdist (Fruit and Cheese Platter Cupcakes)

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