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All About Cake Wars

If you like Cupcake Wars, you'll crave this creative contest.

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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

Mayan Macaroon Cupcakes

Cardamom Rhubarb Cupcake

Fan Favorite Triple Berry Cheesecake Cupcakes with Sour Cream Glaze, Mixed Berry Compote, Fresh Whipped Cream, Graham Cracker Crust

Green Tea Cupcakes Topped with Green Tea Buttercream Frosting

Coconut Cupcakes with Whipped Coconut Mousse Filling and Coconut Buttercream

Gilbert Ganache-fried Cupcakes: Chocolate Seltzer Cupcakes with Ganache, Banana Frosting, and Caramelized Banana

Working Blue Cupcakes: Ginger Cupcakes with Peach Filling and Blueberry Frosting

Dark Chocolate Samoa Cupcakes

White Russian Cupcake

Toodee Fruity-Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes filled with Chocolate Fudge Cookie Bar and Marshmallow Meringue Frosting

Red Deliciousness

Chocolate Cupcakes with a Chocolate, Orange and Clove Infused Ganache Filling and a Chinese Spiced Tea Buttercream

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Tropical Honeymoon Cupcakes

Full House: Coconut Cupcakes, Lemon Curd Filling, Coconut-Lemon Buttercream Frosting, Toasted Coconut

Strawberry Kiwi Daiquiri Cupcakes with Kiwi Curd, Strawberry Rum Frosting, and Strawberry Rum Shooter Garnish

Nostalgic Popping Candy Cupcakes

Apple Cheddar Cupcakes with Jalapeno-Apple Filling topped with Vanilla Butter Frosting

Sweet Potato Cupcake

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes