Cake Wars Extras

A Shrek Spectacular 3 Videos

Watch as baker Jennifer creates an over-the-top offering of Shrek and his pals.

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How to Make Boiled Icing 32 Videos

Light and fluffy, this old-school topping was the O.G. frosting for red velvet cake, one competitor explained.

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Season 3, Episode 3

Charlie Brown's All-Stars

Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole Peanuts gang are headed to Cake Wars to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic special Charlie Brown's All-Stars! Four bakers swing for the fences as they compete to impress guest judge Lindsey Schulz, granddaughter of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz. Who will strike out, and who will win $10,000?

Thursday
Feb 21
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 10

Madeline

The bravest little redhead is coming from Paris to Cake Wars! Four amazing cake artists battle to have their cake at the center of a party celebrating Madeline, but only one will journey home with $10,000! Kate Clark, the founder of Yottoy, joins as guest judge.

Thursday
Feb 21
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 8

Party Animals

Even hippos love cake, and Cake Wars is celebrating the first birthday of Rosie the baby hippo from the Los Angeles Zoo! Four bakers go to battle for the chance to have their amazing cake creation at the center of this wild birthday party and go home with $10,000. John Lewis, Director of the Los Angeles Zoo, helps determine which baker is king of the jungle!

Thursday
Feb 28
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 3

Kung Fu Panda 3

Everyone's favorite kung fu-fighting panda, Po, is going home for the first time in Kung Fu Panda 3, and they're throwing a massive party to celebrate the release of the new movie. This battle will be legendary, as four bakers compete to impress the directors of the movie, Alessandro Carloni and Jennifer Yuh Nelson, with their cake creations. Only one will win and walk away with $10,000!

Thursday
Feb 28
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 1

Powerpuff Girls

Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup fly into Cake Wars to celebrate the iconic animated series The Powerpuff Girls! Four bakers will need their own superpowers as they compete to have their amazing cake creation at the center of the party and take home the $10,000 prize. Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li and Natalie Palamides, the voice actresses behind The Powerpuff Girls, serve as guest judges.

Thursday
Mar 7
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 8

Girl Scouts

See whose Girl Scout cookie crumbles as four talented cake artists compete to have their cake creation at the center of a massive celebration for the Girl Scouts of the USA, as well as the $10,000 prize. They'll have to impress a real Girl Scout if they want to win the Cake Wars insignia!

Thursday
Mar 7
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 4

Minecraft

One of the biggest video games of all time is coming to Cake Wars -- Minecraft! They're throwing a huge party to celebrate this smash hit, and Brand Director for Minecraft, Lydia Winters, is on hand to help the judges choose which baker will have their winning cake creation as the centerpiece of the big event and walk out $10,000 richer.

Thursday
Mar 14
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 6

LEGO

It all begins with a brick as four talented cake bakers piece together incredible LEGO-themed cake creations, when they compete in two jaw-dropping rounds for the chance to have their cake at the center of a massive party at LEGO's flagship store, as well as the $10,000 prize. Guest Judge Michael McNally, Senior Director of Brand Relations for LEGO Group, helps Ron Ben-Israel and Waylynn Lucas determine if everything is awesome.

Thursday
Mar 14
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 6

Shark Lagoon

Watch out! These cakes have some serious teeth as Cake Wars takes on the great wonders of the deep: sharks! As the world-famous Aquarium of the Pacific throws a massive celebration for their Shark Lagoon nights, four bakers will take a bite at the chance to make a jaw-dropping cake creation to be the centerpiece of the party. Aquarium staff member Luke Richmond joins the judging panel to choose which baker's cake is fin-tastic enough to win $10,000!

Thursday
Mar 21
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 6

Cobra's Curse

Brace yourself for a hair-raising ancient Egyptian adventure as four bakers battle to have their cake creation at the center of a party celebrating the grand opening of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's newest thrill ride, Cobra's Curse! Brian Morrow, Busch Gardens' VP of Theme Park Experience, serves as special guest judge to help determine which baker will take home the $10,000 prize.

Thursday
Mar 21
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 8

Beauty and the Beast

Be our guest as Cake Wars celebrates a "tale as old as time!" Four bakers go to battle to have their cake as the centerpiece of a party celebrating the 25th anniversary of the iconic film, Beauty and the Beast, and take home $10,000. Paige O'Hara, the voice of Belle, is on hand to serve as guest judge.

Thursday
Mar 28
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 5

Hello Kitty

She's cute, iconic and world famous. And only one baker's breathtaking cake creation will be worthy enough to attend the celebration for the launch of Hello Kitty's North American Tour. Actress Katherine McNamara guest judges the cute cakes made as the bakers battle to the bitter end.

Thursday
Apr 11
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 13

Alice in Wonderland

Cake Wars goes through the looking glass as four amazing bakers put their skills to the test and take on Alice in Wonderland. The bakers go mad as they vie for $10,000 and the chance for their creations to be featured at the 65th Anniversary celebration of the classic Disney animated film. Mike Gabriel, Production Designer and Filmmaker at Disney Animation Studios, joins as special guest judge.

Thursday
Apr 18
11am | 10c
Season 0, Episode 14

Smurfs: The Lost Village

The Smurfs are about to paint the Cake Wars kitchen blue! Four talented cake artists go to battle for the chance to have their cake as the centerpiece of a party celebrating the animated movie Smurfs: The Lost Village, but only one will take home $10,000. Kelly Asbury, director of the film, joins the judging panel.

Thursday
May 2
11am | 10c
Season 0, Episode 20

Champs: Disney Princesses

It's an adventure for the ages with Cinderella, Ariel, Princess Jasmine, and many more, as four champion bakers battle to have their amazing cake creation as the centerpiece of a party celebrating Disney's Princesses. Four Cake Wars champions go to battle, but only one will remain undefeated and take home $10,000. Brittney Lee, visual artist for Disney Animation, joins as guest judge.

Thursday
May 2
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 2

SpongeBob

Get ready for SpongeBob, Gary and tons of underwater fun as four incredible bakers battle to have their amazing cake as the centerpiece of a party celebrating SpongeBob SquarePants. Some will sink, some will swim, but only one talented cake artist will take home $10,000. Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob himself, serves as guest judge.

Thursday
May 9
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 10

Willy Wonka

It's the 45th Anniversary of the all-time classic film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Cake Wars is coming to the party. Four bakers will compete to have their scrumdiddlyumptious cake creation at the center of this epic event, but only one will walk away with the golden ticket and $10,000. Actor Paris Themmen, who played Mike Teevee in movie, serves as guest judge!

Thursday
May 16
12pm | 11c
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Thursday
May 23
11am | 10c

Meet the Judges

Together with weekly guests, esteemed judges Richard Ruskell and Waylynn Lucas will be on hand to constructively critique the cake competitors after each round of battle.

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 Cake Wars Recipes

Chocolate Cake with Cookies-and-Milk Mousse Filling

Trail Mix Cake

White Vanilla Bean Cake with Balsamic Strawberry and Mascarpone Filling

Spiced Iced Hot Chocolate

Chocolate Cake

Cranberry Orange Vanilla Cake Pops

Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Cake

Cinnamon-Apple Bread Pudding

Mont Blanc

Banana and Strawberries Delight

Southern Red Velvet Cake with Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

Eggnog Tres Leches Cake Pops: Eggnog Three Milks Cake Pops

Chocolate Birthday Cake

Pineapple Under the Sea

Brown Butter Financier Fruitcake

Almond Cake with Plum Sauce Filling and Ginger Buttercream

Tropical Jaconde

Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Meringue Buttercream

Almond Cake with Cream Cheese, Ganache and Fresh Strawberry Filling, Vanilla Buttercream Icing and Pink Poured Fondant

Vanilla Bean Cake

Cherry Pistachio Fudge Pops