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 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
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.

Saturday
Feb 9
3pm | 2c
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.

Saturday
Feb 9
4pm | 3c
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.

Saturday
Feb 9
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 3

The Knot

Today someone's cake is getting whisked off to a wedding. The couple is here and TheKnot.com has provided everything for their dream wedding -- except the cake. Which baker will take home the $10,000 and have their cake present when the couple says, "I do?"

Thursday
Feb 14
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 5

Valentine's Day

Love is in the air as Cake Wars celebrates Valentine's Day with something we all love: chocolate! With the help of an expert chocolatier, four bakers put their heart into their cake creations for the chance to be featured as the centerpiece of a romantic Valentine's Day wine tasting and leave with a sweet $10,000 prize. World famous chocolatier Jonathan Grahm joins the judging panel to share his love of the sweet confection!

Thursday
Feb 14
12pm | 11c
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
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Thursday
Mar 28
11am | 10c
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

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.

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All Cake Wars Recipes

Cranberry-Citrus Macarons

Coconut Chiffon Cake with Double-Berry Filling and Vanilla Buttercream

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

Coco Crispy Mousse

Cranberry Orange Vanilla Cake Pops

Spiced Iced Hot Chocolate

Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Cake

Eggnog Tres Leches Cake Pops: Eggnog Three Milks Cake Pops

Banana Cake

Edelweiss White Cake

Chocolate Cake with Cookies-and-Milk Mousse Filling

Buttery Pistachio Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream and Blackberry Compote

Sugar Cookies

Salted Lime Margarita Cake

White Vanilla Bean Cake with Balsamic Strawberry and Mascarpone Filling

Dark Chocolate Cake with Coconut-Peanut Butter Italian Buttercream

Espresso Chocolate Cake

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

Toasted Coconut Cake

Tropical Jaconde