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Towering Masterpieces
Season 2, Episode 10

Valentine's Day

Four talented cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their delicious displays featured at a romantic ocean-side wine tasting for couples, with romance icon, Fabio, as the special guest judge.

Thursday
Feb 2
12pm | 11c
Season 8, Episode 2

"Weird Al" Yankovic

It's going to get a little weird in the Cupcake Wars kitchen when four competitors try to bake their way to an exclusive book release party for iconic comedian, and guest judge, "Weird Al" Yankovic.

Thursday
Feb 23
11am | 10c
Season 6, Episode 9

Kristin Cavallari's Baby Shower

Television star Kristin Cavallari will be expecting great cupcakes as four talented bakers compete to serve their sweet treats at her star-studded baby shower.

Thursday
Mar 9
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 4

Funny Or Die

It's time to laugh out loud as four cupcake bakers try to take their cupcakes viral at a VIP party for FunnyOrDie.com.

Thursday
Mar 30
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
Apr 27
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 10

Cupcakes for the Queen

It will be a British Invasion of the sweet kind when four English bakers fight for the chance to have their cupcakes featured at an exclusive party celebrating Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee.

Thursday
Jun 1
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 9

Kristin Cavallari's Baby Shower

Television star Kristin Cavallari will be expecting great cupcakes as four talented bakers compete to serve their sweet treats at her star-studded baby shower.

Thursday
Jun 22
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
Jul 13
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 10

Comic Con Cupcakes

Four talented bakers will have to use their super powers if they want a chance to have their delicious display take center stage at Comic-Con's exclusive Masquerade Party.

Thursday
Jul 20
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
Nov 16
10am | 9c
Season , Episode

Monday
Feb 12
6pm | 5c
Season 9, Episode 3

WWE SummerSlam

The bad girls of cupcake wars battle to win the hearts of special guest judges, WWE Diva's Alicia Fox and Layla. At stake is a chance to bring their cupcakes to WWE's SummerSlam, as well as a $10,000 prize.

Thursday
May 17
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 5

Cupcake Champions: Grand Finale

It's the final leg of the Cupcake Champions Series and four bakers will put it all on the line for a chance to be named the ultimate cupcake champion and win $50,000! They will also serve their cupcakes at an exclusive party in New York City celebrating the release of Food Network's Cupcake app.

Monday
Jun 11
6pm | 5c
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

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

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Pulled Pork and Sweet Corn Country Cupcakes

Circus Caramel Corn with Smoked Almonds and Sea Salt

Neapolitan Cupcakes

Lemon Rosemary Smoked Salmon Cupcake

Tomato Soup Cupcakes, Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Cherry Cola Cupcakes with Red Licorice Filling and Marshmallow Frosting

Princess Annie

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Lemon Cheesecake Cupcake

Pastrami Cupcakes

Vegan Lemon Cupcakes with Fresh Berry Filling and Lemon Buttercream

Rich Chocolate Caramel Cupcake

Lemon Cheesecake Cupcake

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

His and Hers Tuxedo Cupcake

Chicken and Buttermilk Waffle Cupcakes

Tropical Honeymoon Cupcakes

Cinnamon, Honey and Mint Cupcake

Eat It Cupcakes

Barbie's Creamy Dreamy Cupcake

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

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