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All About Cake Wars

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

Towering Masterpieces

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

Chili Chocolate Cupcakes

Dark Magic Cupcakes

Banana Speculoos Cupcakes

Passion Fruit Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream Frosting

Celebratory Chocolate Beer Cupcakes

Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

Slam Dunk

24 Karrot Gold Cupcakes

Sweet Tea Cupcakes with Lemon Sweet Tea Frosting

Caramel Cashew Cupcake

New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

Cinnamon Sugar Graham Cupcakes

Wheat Germ and Ginger, Wasabi Cream, and Tuna Creme Fraiche Cupcakes

His and Hers Tuxedo Cupcake

Lavender Tangerine Dream Cupcakes

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

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

Fun House in Your Mouth Cupcake

Standing Ovation: Sweet Chocolate Port Cupcakes, Port Wine Reduction Syrup, Raspberry Creme Fraiche Filling, French Chocolate Mousse

Double Shot Mocha Latte Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting and Chocolate Fudge Filling

Pistachio and Cardamom Cupcakes

Chocolate Vodka Raspberry Rock Star Cupcake

Lavender Honey Cupcakes

Peach Mimosa Cupcakes with Champagne Meringue

Spinach Olive Oil Cupcake

Orange Cupcakes with Orange Crushed Pineapple Whipped Cream Topping