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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

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Brown Butter Buttercream

Espresso Dark Brownie Cupcakes, Peanut Butter Fudge Frosting

Borscht Cupcakes, Apple Pie Filling, Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Cheddar Cheese Pie Crust Moon

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Orange Cupcakes with Orange Crushed Pineapple Whipped Cream Topping

Sweet Potato Cupcake with Brown Sugar Glazed Chicken

Coconut Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Filling, Topped with Caramel Buttercream Frosting and Toasted Coconut

Lavender Honey Cupcakes

Peach Mimosa Cupcakes with Champagne Meringue

Spinach Olive Oil Cupcake

Chocolate Vodka Raspberry Rock Star Cupcake

Stilton Cheese, Pear and Toasted Walnut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Cucumber Dill Topping

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cupcake

Rolling Stones Brown Sugar Cupcake with Coconut Custard Filling, Spiced Rum Frosting and Cracked Brown Sugar Brittle

Fun House in Your Mouth Cupcake

Cruising Down Collins

Winning Recipe Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Zinfandel Buttercream Frosting

Strawberry Thumbprint Cupcake

Sharp Cheddar Cupcakes with Candied Pecan Topping and Honey Blue Cheese Frosting

Cannoli Cupcakes

Lemon Rosemary Smoked Salmon Cupcake

Barbie's Creamy Dreamy Cupcake

Rich Chocolate Caramel Cupcake

Sharp Cheddar Cupcakes

Circus Caramel Corn with Smoked Almonds and Sea Salt

"Priceless" Cupcakes