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Towering Masterpieces
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
Jun 11
7pm | 6c
Season 7, Episode 12

San Diego Zoo

The fur will be flying as four bakers fight for the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at a members only party at the world famous San Diego Zoo.

Thursday
Jun 14
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 1

Cake Wars

Justin Willman hosts a special edition of "Cupcake Wars" that unites cake makers, sweet specialists and special effects artists in a salute to the circus.

Monday
Jun 18
2pm | 1c
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.

Thursday
Jun 21
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 5

Wedding Planner

Four talented cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their delicious displays featured amongst some of the wedding industry's most influential tastemakers, hosted by celebrity wedding planner, Mindy Weiss.

Monday
Jun 25
3pm | 2c
Season 6, Episode 11

A Perfect Match.com

It will be happily ever after for one cupcake maker when they win the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at a spectacular Match.com wedding event.

Monday
Jun 25
4pm | 3c
Season 0, Episode 8

Celebrity: Hello Cupcakes

It's time for cute overload as Shawn Johnson, NeNe Leakes, Lamorne Morris and Johnny Weir wage a celebrity cupcake battle royale for the chance to have their creations at the center of a massive party celebrating Hello Kitty, the globally-beloved icon of fashion and friendship. Fashion designer Betsey Johnson serves as guest judge in this winner-take-all battle, as the last celeb standing walks away with a donation to their favorite charity.

Thursday
Jun 28
10am | 9c
Season 8, Episode 13

Taylor Dayne's '80s Party

It's going to be, like, totally awesome when four bakers go back in time and battle it out for the chance to serve their cupcakes at a VIP kid's birthday party for '80s pop music icon, and guest judge, Taylor Dayne.

Thursday
Jul 5
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 6

The All-American Rejects

Four returning bakers, all looking a second chance to win Cupcake Wars, will have to hit just the right note if they want to have their cupcakes featured at a VIP party for the platinum selling band, The All-American Rejects.

Thursday
Jul 12
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 5

Wedding Planner

Four talented cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their delicious displays featured amongst some of the wedding industry's most influential tastemakers, hosted by celebrity wedding planner, Mindy Weiss.

Monday
Jul 16
2pm | 1c
Season 8, Episode 10

Comedy Cupcakes

Four bakers are going to have to bring the funny -- and the tasty -- if they want to be front and center at a celebrity packed VIP party for Variety magazine's Power of Comedy. Celebrity Publicist Jennifer Styles serves as the guest judge.

Thursday
Jul 19
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 9

The King of Cupcakes

A whole lotta shakin' will be going on in the kitchen as four cupcake makers fight for the chance to serve their cupcakes at an exclusive party in Memphis celebrating The King, Elvis Presley.

Thursday
Jul 26
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 5

Wicked

Four cupcake bakers battle for a place at the star-studded party for the Los Angeles opening of the hit Broadway musical 'Wicked.'

Thursday
Aug 2
10am | 9c
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
Aug 16
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 4

Magical Cupcakes

Bakers will be trading in their whisks for wands as they duke it out to win the opportunity to have their cupcakes center stage at an exclusive event at the world famous Magic Castle in Los Angeles.

Thursday
Aug 23
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 11

Aquarium of the Pacific

Four cupcake bakers vie for the chance to bring their cupcakes to a celebration of Explorer's Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific. To get there, they must first face down the taste challenge: create a delicious cupcake out of sustainable seafood! Oceanographer, Captain Don Walsh, helps determine which baker will take the $10,000 prize.

Thursday
Aug 30
10am | 9c
Season 8, Episode 11

Cupcakes 'R' Us

Four imaginative bakers are going to have to unleash their inner child as they compete for the chance to serve their creations at a black tie awards gala for the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. Toy inventer Nancy Zwiers serves as the guest judge.

Thursday
Sep 6
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 2

Mary Poppins

Four bakers will need more than a "Spoonful of Sugar" if they want to win the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at a cast and crew party for the Los Angeles premiere of the musical "Mary Poppins."

Thursday
Sep 13
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 5

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Four bakers, all husband and wife teams, will have to become ninjas in the kitchen in order to win the battle to serve their cupcakes at a cast and crew party for the new animated series.

Thursday
Sep 20
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 9

Barbie

Barbie is moving to a new dream house, and four extraordinary bakers with a long history of winning Cupcake Wars championships are coming back to battle to get their cupcakes at the center of the festivities! Lisa McKnight, Vice President of Mattel's North American division, is on hand to help determine which baker deserves the $10,000 prize.

Thursday
Sep 27
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

Pastrami Cupcakes

Passion Fruit Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream Frosting

Malibu Barbie's California Sunset Cupcake

Matinee Idol Cupcakes

Pink Grapefruit Cupcakes with Guava Truffle Cookies and Rosewater Frosting

Polka Cake

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting

Peach Cobbler, Miel De Nuez, Brown Streusel Cupcakes

Peach Mimosa Cupcakes with Champagne Meringue

Peach-Berry Shortcake Cupcakes

Popcorn and Peanut Cupcakes

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cupcake

Pumpkin Pop Cupcakes

Pumpkin Pie Cupcake, Vanilla Chantilly and Crumble

Pulled Pork and Sweet Corn Country Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Brown Butter Buttercream

Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cupcake

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

Peaches n' Cream Cupcakes

Parsnip and Quince Cupcakes

Pumpkin Pepitas Cupcakes

"A Star is Born" Cupcakes

Coconut Rum and Lime Cupcakes

Pomegranate Lemonade Cupcake

Mayan Macaroon Cupcakes

Maple Cupcakes with Cherry Compote and Goat Cheese Frosting

Pistachio and Cardamom Cupcakes