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 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 13
9pm | 8c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 21
12am | 11c
Season 4, Episode 8

Space Jam

Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the Looney Tunes gang are headed to Cake Wars to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the classic basketball movie, Space Jam. Four bakers will battle to have their amazing cake creation at the center of the party, but only one baker will be able to make a slam dunk and win $10,000. Bill Farmer, the voice actor behind Sylvester and Yosemite Sam, joins the panel as guest judge.

Monday
Mar 20
2pm | 1c
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.

Tuesday
Mar 28
3am | 2c
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
Jul 20
12pm | 11c
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
Sep 28
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 5

Magic

Grab a hat and wand and prepare to cast a spell as Cake Wars takes on magic! Renowned magician Mat Franco is on hand to help choose which of four amazing bakers will have their cake appear at an amazing party celebrating magic and win $10,000 -- and which will disappear.

Sunday
Oct 15
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.

Monday
Dec 11
6pm | 5c
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 18
11am | 10c
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
Feb 8
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?

Saturday
Mar 10
4pm | 3c
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
Mar 15
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 11

Happy Feet

Put on your dancing shoes and start tapping your toes as Cake Wars celebrates the animated film Happy Feet! Four bakers will compete to have their amazing cake creation at the center of a party with the penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the film. Luke Richmond from the Aquarium of the Pacific takes a seat on the judging panel.

Thursday
Jun 14
11am | 10c
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
Jun 21
11am | 10c
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
Jun 21
12pm | 11c
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?"

Monday
Jun 25
5pm | 4c
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
Jun 28
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 9

Sesame Street

Big Bird and the whole crew are making their way from Sesame Street to Cake Wars! Four talented cake makers compete to have their creation at the center of an epic party celebrating the latest season of Sesame Street. Helping to choose who wins the $10,000 prize are Carol-Lynn Parente, Executive Producer of Sesame Street, and of course, the ever-qualified Cookie Monster himself!

Thursday
Jun 28
12pm | 11c
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
Jul 5
11am | 10c
Season , Episode 12

Paddington

Paddington the Bear is onto his next adventure, bringing his old hat and battered suitcase to visit Cake Wars! Four bakers will battle to have their cake creation at the center of a party celebrating the 90th birthday of Paddington Bear's creator, Michael Bond. R.W. Alley, the illustrator of Paddington, will help choose who wins $10,000.

Thursday
Jul 5
12pm | 11c
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.

Monday
Jul 9
2pm | 1c
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!

Monday
Jul 9
3pm | 2c
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Monday
Jul 9
4pm | 3c
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!

Monday
Jul 9
5pm | 4c
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!?"

Monday
Jul 9
6pm | 5c
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.

Monday
Jul 9
7pm | 6c

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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Rainbow Sherbet Cake

Pineapple Under the Sea

Almond Lingonberry Cake

Trail Mix Cake

Banana and Strawberries Delight

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Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

Figgie Fruitcake

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Dark Chocolate Cake with Coconut-Peanut Butter Italian Buttercream

Edelweiss White Cake

Chocolate Cake with Caramel Irish Cream Buttercream and Dark Chocolate Ganache

Island Fruitcake with Cinnamon-Rum Cream Cheese Icing

Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Meringue Buttercream

Chocolate Surprise Stripe Cake

Southern Red Velvet Cake with Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

Salted Lime Margarita Cake

Chocolate Fudge Cake with Dulce de Leche, Chocolate Fudge Filling and Chile Pepper Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Sticky Date Toffee Pudding

Chocolate Cake

Red and Blue Velvet Cake