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 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.

Thursday
Aug 22
12pm | 11c
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
Oct 3
10am | 9c
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
Oct 3
11am | 10c
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
Oct 3
12pm | 11c
Season 0, Episode 7

Christmas: Santa's Makeover

Cake Wars kicks off the first of six Christmas-themed battles, as seven teams composed of a cake artist, sugar sculptor and master food carver take to the kitchen. In the first round, they'll have to tackle the worst gift under the Christmas tree. Then, in round two, they'll give Santa Claus the first makeover he's seen in centuries. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated, and the rest will move on to compete for $50,000. Singer-songwriter Megan Nicole joins the panel as guest judge.

Sunday
Nov 3
2pm | 1c
Season 0, Episode 8

Christmas: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The six remaining teams made up of a cake artist, sugar sculptor and master food carver return to battle to celebrate the 50th anniversary of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In the first round, they'll create a modern twist on How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Then, in the second round, they'll have to lend the Grinch's lair some holiday spirit fit for Dr. Seuss. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated with help from guest judge Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises.

Sunday
Nov 3
3pm | 2c
Season 0, Episode 9

Christmas: The Nutcracker

Five remaining teams made up of an expert cake artist, sugar sculptor and master food carver return to battle to create mind-blowing Christmas fantasy creations, and in the first round, they'll be challenged to show how Santa's elves get in shape. Then, the teams must give the Nutcracker a modern twist. Special guest judge Tamera Mowry-Housley, host of The Real and avid holiday crafter and baker, will help determine which team is eliminated.

Sunday
Nov 3
4pm | 3c
Season 0, Episode 11

Christmas: Santa's Workshop

It's down to the final three teams of cake artists, sugar sculptors and master food carvers, and in the first round they need to help out Santa with a very important gift... the one for Mrs. Claus! Then, in the second round, Santa has stepped out of the office, and the teams are taking over to create the ultimate Santa's Workshop! Special guest judge and candy queen Jackie Sorkin helps to determine which teams will continue to face off in the finale.

Sunday
Nov 3
5pm | 4c
Season 0, Episode 12

Christmas: Ultimate Christmas Front Yard

It's all come down to the epic final battle of Cake Wars: Christmas! The final two teams made up of an expert cake artist, sugar sculptor and master food carver go to battle to create an amazing, edible Rudolph's Christmas Card. Then, in the winners-take-all final round, they'll face the monumental task of creating the ultimate Christmas front yard. Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi steps in as special guest judge, and when the gingerbread dust settles, one team will jingle all the way home with $50,000.

Sunday
Nov 3
6pm | 5c
Season 0, Episode 8

Christmas: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The six remaining teams made up of a cake artist, sugar sculptor and master food carver return to battle to celebrate the 50th anniversary of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In the first round, they'll create a modern twist on How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Then, in the second round, they'll have to lend the Grinch's lair some holiday spirit fit for Dr. Seuss. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated with help from guest judge Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises.

Thursday
Nov 28
12pm | 11c
Season 0, Episode 2

Christmas: Who's Coming Down the Chimney?

The six remaining teams return to battle, and first they tackle the iconic tradition of ugly Christmas sweaters. Then, they'll be challenged dream up a display that shows us who's coming down the chimney when Santa takes a sick day! Special guest judges and co-CEOs of Elf on the Shelf, Chanda Bell and Christa Pitts, will help determine which team should be eliminated.

Thursday
Dec 5
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 7

Christmas: Santa's Makeover

Cake Wars kicks off the first of six Christmas-themed battles, as seven teams composed of a cake artist, sugar sculptor and master food carver take to the kitchen. In the first round, they'll have to tackle the worst gift under the Christmas tree. Then, in round two, they'll give Santa Claus the first makeover he's seen in centuries. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated, and the rest will move on to compete for $50,000. Singer-songwriter Megan Nicole joins the panel as guest judge.

Thursday
Dec 5
11am | 10c
Season 0, Episode 11

Christmas: Santa's Workshop

It's down to the final three teams of cake artists, sugar sculptors and master food carvers, and in the first round they need to help out Santa with a very important gift... the one for Mrs. Claus! Then, in the second round, Santa has stepped out of the office, and the teams are taking over to create the ultimate Santa's Workshop! Special guest judge and candy queen Jackie Sorkin helps to determine which teams will continue to face off in the finale.

Thursday
Dec 5
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.

Most Popular Recipes

All Cake Wars Recipes

Toasted Coconut Cake

Cranberry-Citrus Macarons

Coco Crispy Mousse

Sugar Cookies

Lemon Sugar Cookie Snowflakes

White Vanilla Bean Cake with Balsamic Strawberry and Mascarpone Filling

Buttery Pistachio Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream and Blackberry Compote

Trail Mix Cake

Eggnog Tres Leches Cake Pops: Eggnog Three Milks Cake Pops

Banana and Strawberries Delight

Mont Blanc

Almond Cake with Plum Sauce Filling and Ginger Buttercream

Spiced Iced Hot Chocolate

Sticky Date Toffee Pudding

Banana Cake

Edelweiss White Cake

Nana's Banana Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

Chocolate Cake with Cookies-and-Milk Mousse Filling

Lemon Cake with Raspberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Fruitcake Cookie Sandwiches

Fizzy Peppermint Bark