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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 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 25
6pm | 5c
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 25
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 9

Monopoly

Who will pass "go" and collect $10,000 as Cake Wars celebrates the iconic board game, Monopoly? Four bakers will roll the dice before the judges and hope to have their cake be the centerpiece at a party celebrating everyone's favorite board game. Rebecca Hollander, director of the Monopoly brand at Hasbro, is on hand to help choose the winner.

Thursday
Nov 29
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 5

Emoji

It's the most expressive episode of Cake Wars ever as four talented cake artists compete to take their cake creation to a party celebrating everyone's favorite little icons... Emoji! Gedeon Maheux, co-founder of Iconfactory, is on hand to choose who will earn a frowny-face and who will earn a smiley-face and take home $10,000.

Thursday
Nov 29
12pm | 11c
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
Dec 6
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
Dec 6
12pm | 11c
Season 0, Episode 1

Christmas: Ultimate Christmas Lights

Seven teams made up of a cake artist, sugar sculptor, and master food carver go to battle to create mind-blowing Christmas fantasy creations. In the first round, they must create their take on the character Olaf from the hit movie Frozen. Then, in round two, each team will create their own humongous, edible display of the ultimate Christmas lights. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated with help from special guest judge and co-director of Frozen, Chris Buck.

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

Christmas: Santa's New Ride

Five remaining teams of food artists continue to battle, and first, they must show the imaginative toys that Santa's elves come up with when left unsupervised. Then, they'll be challenged to make a delicious food display of Santa's new ride -- what magical creation he'll use to deliver presents if his sleigh breaks down! Author and holiday expert Joy Cho lends her expertise as guest judge to decide which team will be leaving the competition.

Sunday
Dec 9
4pm | 3c
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

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

Lemon Sugar Cookie Snowflakes

Sugar Cookies

Cherry Pistachio Fudge Pops

Buttery Pistachio Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream and Blackberry Compote

Espresso Chocolate Cake

Dark Chocolate and Earl Grey Pudding

Bold and Spicy Gingerbread Cake Pop

Special Turtle Cake

Island Fruitcake with Cinnamon-Rum Cream Cheese Icing

Trail Mix Cake

Sticky Date Toffee Pudding

Edelweiss White Cake

Nana's Banana Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

Dark Chocolate Cake with Coconut-Peanut Butter Italian Buttercream

Coco Crispy Mousse

Cranberry-Citrus Macarons

Eggnog Tres Leches Cake Pops: Eggnog Three Milks Cake Pops

Almond Cake with Plum Sauce Filling and Ginger Buttercream

Tropical Jaconde

Cranberry Orange Vanilla Cake Pops

Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Cake

Spiced Iced Hot Chocolate

Southern Red Velvet Cake with Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

Brown Butter Financier Fruitcake

Lemon Cake with Raspberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Fruitcake Cookie Sandwiches

S'mores Cake