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 0, Episode 4

Christmas: Holiday Song

Four remaining teams return to battle, and in round one, they'll be challenged to take Christmas intergalactic and show us what happens when Santa's in space. Then, they must bring world-famous Christmas songs like "Deck the Halls" and "Jingle Bells" to life in a huge edible creation. At the end, one more team will be eliminated with help from special guest judge, actor Devin Ratray, who played Buzz in Home Alone.

Sunday
Dec 9
5pm | 4c
Season 0, Episode 5

Christmas: Charlie Brown Celebrates

It's down to the final three teams, and they must prove their talents in challenges celebrating the 50th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas. First, the teams must deck out Snoopy's dog house for the holidays, then they'll be tasked to create the ultimate Peanuts holiday party. One team will be eliminated with help from special guest judge Lindsey Schulz, artist and granddaughter of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz.

Sunday
Dec 9
6pm | 5c
Season 0, Episode 6

Christmas: Ultimate Gingerbread House

It's all come down to this epic final battle as the last two teams give it their all, starting with amazing, edible snow globes. In the second round, they'll be challenged to create the ultimate gingerbread house, and when the gingerbread dust settles, only one team will jingle all the way home with $50,000. Actress Monica Potter serves as a special guest judge to help determine the winner.

Sunday
Dec 9
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 1

Star Wars

Cake Wars takes on one of the biggest adventures in the galaxy... Star Wars! One of the four talented cake makers will have their winning creation front and center at a huge bash celebrating Disney's newest Star Wars video game -- and walk out $10,000 richer. Vice President of Development for Disney Infinity, John Vignocchi, joins the judging panel to help determine who will win and whose cake will succumb to the dark side.

Thursday
Dec 13
11am | 10c
Season 0, Episode 18

Champs: LEGO

Four champions return to the Cake Wars kitchen to build the most amazing cakes of all time, in honor of some of the most iconic toys of all time, LEGO! Only one champion will reign supreme, have their cake as the centerpiece of the party, and take home $10,000. Amanda Santoro from LEGO serves as guest judge.

Thursday
Dec 13
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 10

Rose Bowl

It's time for kick-off as Cake Wars celebrates one of the longest-standing traditions of college football, the Rose Bowl game! Four bakers show up for the coin toss, but only one cake can score the game-winning touchdown, earn their way to the party and take home $10,000. Former NFL player and Rose Bowl champion Lawrence Jackson serves as guest judge.

Thursday
Dec 27
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 1

The Simpsons

One of the biggest television families ever is airdropping into Cake Wars -- The Simpsons. They're throwing a huge bash to celebrate their success and one of our cake makers will have their winning creation front and center at the event -- and walk out $10,000 richer. Executive Producer of The Simpsons Matt Selman will help determine which baker wins and which will be left saying "D'oh!?"

Thursday
Dec 27
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 12

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Four master bakers take on Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael in order to have their cake at the center of a party celebrating the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and take home $10,000. Greg Cipes and Mae Whitman, voices of Michelangelo and April O'Neil, join the panel as guest judges.

Thursday
Jan 3
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 4

Nintendo

It's everyone's favorite video game -- Super Mario Bros. Now, Mario is getting turned into cake when four bakers compete in a cutthroat competition to see who will accompany their cake to the massive celebration for Nintendo's Mario Maker and walk home with $10,000. Krysta Yang, from Nintendo of America, is on hand to help decide whose efforts are enough to save the Princess and which bakers are "game over."

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

Dr. Seuss

Everyone from the Cat in the Hat to Thing 1 and Thing 2 are coming to Cake Wars for a huge Dr. Seuss celebration in honor of the new book "What Pet Should I Get?" Only one master cake artist will have their creation at the center of the party and walk away with $10,000, but to win, they'll have to impress guest judge Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, and work faster than you can say "one cake, two cake, red cake, blue cake!"

Thursday
Jan 10
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 7

The Sound of Music

Cake Wars gets the musical treatment as four cake artists take on the movie classic, "The Sound of Music." They'll compete in two challenging rounds for the chance to have their cake at the center of a massive party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the film, as well as taking home the $10,000 prize. Forget raindrops and roses, the judges, including the film's stars Angela Cartwright and Kym Karath, are looking for one of their favorite cakes!

Thursday
Jan 10
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 11

Jelly Belly

It's the most colorful and flavor-filled Cake Wars battle ever, as four incredible bakers battle it out to have their cake creation as the centerpiece of a party celebrating Jelly Belly! Four bakers go to war, but only one can take home $10,000. Lisa Rowland Brasher, CEO of Jelly Belly, is on hand to help choose the winner.

Thursday
Jan 17
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 7

Shrek

Everyone's favorite ogre is making his way to Cake Wars -- Shrek himself! DreamWorks Animation is throwing a massive party to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the iconic animated film, and Shrek producer Gina Shay is on hand to choose which amazing baker will earn the right to have their cake creation as the centerpiece of the party and win $10,000.

Thursday
Jan 17
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 1

Captain America

Bakers, assemble! Cake Wars takes on one of the greatest heroes in comic book history -- Captain America! Only one of four talented bakers will take their incredible cake creation to a party celebrating the super-soldier hero's 75th birthday and take home $10,000. Stephen Wacker, VP of Animation at Marvel, is on hand as guest judge to help decide.

Thursday
Jan 24
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 11

Archie

Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and the whole gang are headed for Cake Wars, as four master cake artists battle to have their creations at the center of a party celebrating 75 years of the iconic comic book. Special judge Jon Goldwater, CEO of Archie Comics, is on hand to see whose cake best illustrates the essence of the comic and deserves the $10,000 prize!

Thursday
Jan 24
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 4

How to Train Your Dragon

It's time for a fire-breathing adventure as four talented breakers unleash their inner dragon and compete to have their amazing cake creation at the center of a party celebrating How to Train Your Dragon. Art Brown and Doug Sloan, executive producers of Dragons: Race to the Edge, serve as guest judges and help choose who will win $10,000 and who will go the way of the Vikings!

Thursday
Jan 31
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 7

Garfield

The one and only Garfield brings his birthday smile and big appetite to Cake Wars! Four incredible cake artists compete to have their creations at the center of a party celebrating everyone's favorite lasagna-obsessed cat, as well as take home $10,000. Gregg Berger, the voice of Odie on The Garfield Show, steps in as guest judge.

Thursday
Jan 31
12pm | 11c
Season 0, Episode 15

Champs: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Four Cake Wars champions return to take on the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as they battle in the ultimate clash of cake artistry. The Cat in the Hat and Yertle the Turtle might have guaranteed spots on the guest list, but only one master baker will get an invite to the party celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday and the 20th anniversary of the Read Across America campaign. Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, helps decide which champ will go home a two-time winner and $10,000 richer.

Monday
Feb 4
2pm | 1c
Season 0, Episode 16

Champs: The Avengers

Four champion cake artists will have to suit up and harness their baking superpowers when Marvel's The Avengers fly into the Cake Wars Champs kitchen. It will be a battle to remember as some of the country's best bakers compete for bragging rights and $10,000. Only one champ will smash the competition and take home the ultimate prize! Stephen Wacker, VP of Animation, Development and Current Series at Marvel Entertainment, serves as guest judge.

Monday
Feb 4
3pm | 2c
Season 0, Episode 17

Champs: Shrek

Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, and the whole gang travel from Far, Far Away to Cake Wars, as four returning champions do battle for the chance to have their cake as the centerpiece of a party celebrating the 10th anniversary of everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek! Four Cake Wars champions go to battle, but only one will remain undefeated and take home $10,000.

Monday
Feb 4
4pm | 3c
Season 0, Episode 18

Champs: LEGO

Four champions return to the Cake Wars kitchen to build the most amazing cakes of all time, in honor of some of the most iconic toys of all time, LEGO! Only one champion will reign supreme, have their cake as the centerpiece of the party, and take home $10,000. Amanda Santoro from LEGO serves as guest judge.

Monday
Feb 4
5pm | 4c
Season 0, Episode 19

Champs: Pokemon

Pikachu and the rest of the Pokemon inspire one of the most intense baking battles of all time! Four champion bakers battle for their cake to be the centerpiece of the party, but only one will remain undefeated and collect $10,000. Elvin Gee, marketing manager for Pokemon, joins the judging panel.

Monday
Feb 4
6pm | 5c
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.

Monday
Feb 4
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 2

Wonder Woman

It's the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman and Cake Wars is joining the party! Four bakers will face the golden Lasso of Truth from our judges, but only one cake will be chosen as the centerpiece of a party celebrating the iconic hero's birthday and take home $10,000. Nicola Scott, Wonder Woman comic book artist, joins the judging panel.

Thursday
Feb 7
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 2

DC Comics

Batman, Aquaman, Superman, Wonder Woman and many more are coming to Cake Wars as DC Comics is looking for the best cake maker to create a centerpiece for their celebration. It'll be two harrowing rounds to see who will win the $10,000 and take their jaw dropping cake creation to the event. Judges Ron-Ben Israel and Waylynn Lucas will be joined by Dan DiDio, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, senior executives and comic book artists for DC Comics.

Thursday
Feb 7
12pm | 11c
Season 0, Episode 16

Champs: The Avengers

Four champion cake artists will have to suit up and harness their baking superpowers when Marvel's The Avengers fly into the Cake Wars Champs kitchen. It will be a battle to remember as some of the country's best bakers compete for bragging rights and $10,000. Only one champ will smash the competition and take home the ultimate prize! Stephen Wacker, VP of Animation, Development and Current Series at Marvel Entertainment, serves as guest judge.

Saturday
Feb 9
2pm | 1c

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

Fruitcake Cookie Sandwiches

Chocolate Cake with Cookies-and-Milk Mousse Filling

Coconut Chiffon Cake with Double-Berry Filling and Vanilla Buttercream

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

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

Espresso Chocolate Cake

Vanilla Bean Cake

Dark Chocolate and Earl Grey Pudding

Island Fruitcake with Cinnamon-Rum Cream Cheese Icing

Special Turtle Cake

Bold and Spicy Gingerbread Cake Pop

Cherry Pistachio Fudge Pops

Buttery Pistachio Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream and Blackberry Compote

Salted Lime Margarita Cake

Sugar Cookies

Lemon Sugar Cookie Snowflakes

Eggnog Tres Leches Cake Pops: Eggnog Three Milks Cake Pops

Spiced Iced Hot Chocolate

Cranberry Orange Vanilla Cake Pops

Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Cake