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Towering Masterpieces
Season 8, Episode 12

Blue Man Group

Former baker's assistants will be returning to take their place in the spotlight as they battle it out for the chance to have their cupcakes featured at a VIP Las Vegas party for the world renowned Blue Man Group. Phil Stanton, Creator of the Blue Man Group, serves as the guest judge.

Thursday
Jan 19
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 10

Tony Hawk

Four cupcake bakers try to skate their way into the Tony Hawk Foundation's celebrity event in Las Vegas.

Thursday
Jan 19
12pm | 11c
Season 7, Episode 3

Cody Simpson

Mother knows best as four mother-daughter teams compete for the chance to go backstage with pop idol Cody Simpson and serve their cupcakes at an exclusive fan event.

Thursday
Mar 9
12pm | 11c
Season 7, Episode 11

Rock and Roll Cupcakes

The bad boys of Cupcake Wars will return to the kitchen in true rock and roll fashion to compete for the chance to have their cupcakes front and center at a party celebrating the I Heart Radio music festival in Las Vegas.

Thursday
Mar 23
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 3

Celebrity: Can You Spell Cupcake?

Celebrities Joey Lawrence, Holly Madison, Matt Moy and Dita Von Teese throw down to prove that their cupcakes take the cake as they create show-stopping treats for a party celebrating the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Co-champions of the 2015 National Spelling Bee Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam will help eliminate the celebs until the last one standing walks away with bragging rights and a donation to their favorite charity.

Monday
Mar 27
4pm | 3c
Season 0, Episode 5

Kids vs. Adults: DC Comics Superhero Girls

It's a cupcake showdown packed with a massive shocking twist as two unsuspecting adult bakers discover that they've been pitted against two child cupcake prodigies as they compete have their cupcakes featured at a party celebrating the DC Super Hero Girls. These junior bakers might be too young to drive, but they've got the baking skills to take down any adult, and guest judges Ashley Eckstein and Shea Fontana from DC Super Hero Girls will help choose the last baker standing and award the $10,000 prize.

Monday
Mar 27
6pm | 5c
Season 0, Episode 6

Ultimate Showdown: Cirque du Soleil Cupcakes

Get ready for a cupcake battle royale as four of the best Cupcake Wars bakers of all time face off in a one-of-a-kind baking adventure to have their cupcakes at the center of an epic party celebrating Cirque du Soleil. The bakers will face three grueling rounds, where the only way to survive is to create cupcakes that are mind-blowing, risk-taking works of edible art with larger-than-life, gravity-defying displays. Artistic director of Cirque du Soleil's Mystere, Tim Smith, is on hand to help crown a winner.

Monday
Mar 27
7pm | 6c
Season 9, Episode 7

Hanson

Four cupcake bakers fight to the finish for the chance at having their cupcakes at a concert and after party for the band Hanson and a $10,000 prize. To get there, they must win over three special guest judges: Isaac, Zac and Taylor Hanson!

Thursday
Apr 13
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 12

Celebrity: Matilda

Drake Bell, Lori Greiner, Bob Harper and Heather Morris battle to prove their celebrity cupcake dominance and create show-stopping cupcakes for a party celebrating the wonder and whimsy of Roald Dahl's classic story, Matilda. They'll be eliminated one by one with help from guest judge Chloe Dahl, granddaughter of Roald Dahl, until the last celeb standing walks away with bragging rights and a donation to their favorite charity.

Thursday
Jul 6
11am | 10c
Season 0, Episode 10

Celebrity: Medieval Cupcakes

Four celebrity bakers are about to get medieval, as Yvette Nicole Brown, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Carson Kressley and Vanessa Marano battle to prove that their cupcakes reign supreme. In this winner-take-all battle, they compete to have their cupcakes featured at a blowout party celebrating the 30th anniversary of Medieval Times, with special judging help from Medieval Times cast members Lou Klein and Julie McCurdie!

Thursday
Aug 17
11am | 10c
Season 9, Episode 13

Breeders' Cup

It's the mother of all horse races, as four cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their cupcakes at the center of the legendary Breeders' Cup World Championships. To get there, they must win over guest judge Bo Derek, iconic actress, model and Breeders' Cup Ambassador. At stake is a $10,000 prize.

Thursday
Sep 7
11am | 10c
Season 0, Episode 11

Celebrity: Twister

It's an all-star cupcake showdown as Coolio, Hannah Hart and Grace Helbig, Antonio Sabato, Jr. and Molly Sims compete to have their cupcakes featured at a blowout party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic game Twister! Only one celebrity can win the bragging rights and a donation to their favorite charity. Jen Boswinkel, senior director of marketing for gaming at Hasbro, serves as guest judge.

Thursday
Nov 9
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 13

Vegan Bake-Off

In the first ever Cupcake Wars all-vegan showdown, four vegan bakers fight to have their cupcakes at the opening day celebration for the inaugural Los Angeles Green Festival.

Thursday
Jan 4
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 4

The Wizard of Oz

There's no place like home as four cupcake bakers face off for the chance to celebrate the re-release of The Wizard of Oz and the $10,000 prize. The guest judge is legendary film critic, Leonard Maltin.

Thursday
Feb 22
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 11

World Series Of Poker

Four gifted bakers will ante up for a chance to have their cupcake creations featured at an exclusive party for the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Thursday
Mar 1
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 1

Girl Scouts 100th Birthday

Four bakers compete for the ultimate merit badge: their cupcakes at the 100th birthday bash for the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Thursday
Mar 8
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 1

Jessica Alba: The Honest Company

Four talented cupcake bakers fight to win over special guest judge Jessica Alba, as they face off for $10,000 and the chance to have their all-natural organic cupcakes at the center of a party launching the new headquarters for her brand, The Honest Company.

Thursday
Mar 15
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 6

L.A. Bridal Bash

Four teams of mother-daughter bakers fight to have their delicious cupcakes at the center of a Los Angeles bridal bash, hosted by legendary high-end wedding planner Kristin Banta. The winner also walks away with $10,000.

Thursday
Mar 22
10am | 9c
Season 8, Episode 12

Blue Man Group

Former baker's assistants will be returning to take their place in the spotlight as they battle it out for the chance to have their cupcakes featured at a VIP Las Vegas party for the world renowned Blue Man Group. Phil Stanton, Creator of the Blue Man Group, serves as the guest judge.

Thursday
Mar 29
10am | 9c

About the Show

It’s cupcake vs. cupcake in Food Network’s tastiest competition yet! Each week on Cupcake Wars, four of the country’s top cupcake bakers face off in three elimination challenges until only one decorator remains. The sweet prize: $10,000 and the opportunity to showcase their cupcakes at the winning gig. Candace Nelson (owner of Sprinkles Cupcakes) and Florian Bellanger (chef and co-owner of online macaron company MadMac) serve as permanent judges with a third rotating judge each week, and Justin Willman hosts.

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 Cupcake Wars Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Cherry Cobbler Cupcake

Banana Cake with White Chocolate Macadamia Frosting

Standing Ovation: Sweet Chocolate Port Cupcakes, Port Wine Reduction Syrup, Raspberry Creme Fraiche Filling, French Chocolate Mousse

Orange Cupcakes with Orange Crushed Pineapple Whipped Cream Topping

Winning Cupcake The King of Cupcakes (Elvis)

Cuatro Leches Cupcakes

Double Shot Mocha Latte Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Samoa Cupcakes

Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes with Whipped Coconut Mousse Filling and Coconut Buttercream

Spinach Olive Oil Cupcake

Barbie's Florida Key Lime Pie Cupcake

Peanut Butter Moon Pie: Chocolate Cake, Graham Cracker Crust, Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Filling, Marshmallow Frosting

Dorothy's Applesauce Cupcake with Cinnamon Goat Cheese Frosting

TearIMiss You: Vanilla Rum Cake Soaked with Coffee Rum Syrup and Whipped Cream Marsala Mascarpone Frosting

Malibu Barbie's California Sunset Cupcake

Almond Cupcakes with Raspberry Glaze, Swiss Meringue, and Stacked Almond Cakes

Chipotle Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Banana Toffee Cupcakes

Some Like it Hot and Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcake

Gluten-Free Chocolate-Cardamom Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream, Spun Sugar Bird's Nests and Jewel-Encrusted Bird's Eggs

White Russian Cupcake

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cupcake

"Priceless" Cupcakes

Pumpkin Pepitas Cupcakes

Vegan Creme Brulee Buttermilk Cupcakes