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Towering Masterpieces
Season 5, Episode 8

L.A. Marathon

It's a race to the finish line as four cupcake bakers fight for a place at a VIP party celebrating the 2012 Los Angeles Marathon.

Thursday
Jan 5
12pm | 11c
Season 8, Episode 5

South Beach Wine and Food Festival

Four bakers are returning for redemption and a chance to serve their winning cupcakes alongside world-renowned chefs at one of the most exclusive food events in the country, The South Beach Wine and Food Festival in Miami. Food Network's "Sandwich King," Jeff Mauro, is the guest judge.

Thursday
Apr 6
12pm | 11c
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
Apr 13
12pm | 11c
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
Apr 20
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 11

Country Music Awards

Cupcakes go country as four returning bakers, who all lost in previous Cupcake Wars, come back to battle for redemption and a place at the star-studded after party for the Country Music Awards.

Thursday
May 4
11am | 10c
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
Jun 8
12pm | 11c
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 31
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 12

America's Cup-Cake

Four cupcake makers will fight to stay afloat and win the opportunity to have their cupcakes featured at an exclusive party honoring the oldest trophy race in sports, the America's Cup.

Thursday
Sep 7
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
Sep 21
11am | 10c
Season 0, Episode 4

Celebrity: Cupcakes in Space

It's an all-star cupcake showdown as celebrities Greer Grammar, Maria Menounos, AJ Michalka and Tamera Mowry battle it out to prove that their cupcakes reign supreme. These four stars will have to shine bright to have their cupcakes featured at a galactic blowout celebrating the end of astronaut Scott Kelly's one-year mission in orbit, the longest in history! Bobak Ferdowski from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is on hand to choose which celebrity wins bragging rights and a donation to their charity of choice.

Monday
Feb 12
5pm | 4c
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 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 8

The Harlem Globetrotters

Four cupcake makers are going to have to pull out all their baking tricks if they want to win the chance to have their cupcakes center court at a huge fan event for the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. Globetrotter Herbert "Flight Time" Lang serves as the guest judge.

Thursday
Apr 19
11am | 10c
Season 9, Episode 10

Miss America

The Miss America Pageant is making its triumphant return to Atlantic City, and four talented cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their cupcakes at the center of the action. To get there, they must first win over a special guest judge, reigning Miss America, Mallory Hagan. The winner also walks away with $10,000.

Thursday
May 3
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 6

American Music Awards

Four returning Cupcake Wars champions fight to present their cupcakes to music's biggest celebrities at the after party for the American Music Awards.

Thursday
May 10
10am | 9c
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 3, Episode 13

Jennette McCurdy Country Cupcakes

Four talented bakers will vie for the chance to have their cupcake creations take center stage at an exclusive party celebrating the record release for iCarly and country music star Jennette McCurdy.

Thursday
May 24
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

Cruising Down Collins

Jalapeno Shrimp Popper Cupcakes

Popcorn and Peanut Cupcakes

Honor: Coconut Cake with Coconut Creme Filling and Cream Cheese Buttercream

Orange Sleepy Poppy Cupcake with Spiked Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Black Out Cupcake

Vixxxen: Red Hot Velvet Cupcakes with Fiery Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Something Old and Something Blue

Pumpkin Pop Cupcakes

Vegan Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes with Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Buttercream

Sesame Chestnut Mountain Cupcakes (Chestnut Caramel Cake with Black Sesame Cream and Chestnut Cream Frosting with Black and White Sesame Chopsticks)

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

Coconut Orange Chardonnay Cupcakes

Brown Sugar Caramel Creme Brulee Cupcakes

German Chocolate Cupcake

Key Lime Cupcakes with Key Lime Curd

Plantain Cake with Avocado Buttercream

Strawberry Thumbprint Cupcake

Tall, Dark, and Handsome Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes

"A Star is Born" Cupcakes

Sweet Potato Cider Cupcake with Marshmallow Frosting

Peach Cobbler, Miel De Nuez, Brown Streusel Cupcakes

Almond Citrus Cupcake

Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

Brown Sugar Corn Cake Cupcake

Orange Cupcakes with Orange Crushed Pineapple Whipped Cream Topping

Cuban Coffee Cupcakes