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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

Cannoli Cupcakes

Lemon Rosemary Smoked Salmon Cupcake

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Chocolate Stout and Irish Cream Liqueur Cupcakes

Daddy Warbucks

Chili Chocolate Cupcakes

Kahlua and Horchata Cupcake

Pumpkin Pie Cupcake, Vanilla Chantilly and Crumble

Barbie's Creamy Dreamy Cupcake

Rich Chocolate Caramel Cupcake

Sharp Cheddar Cupcakes

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Zinfandel Buttercream Frosting

Strawberry Thumbprint Cupcake

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

Dark Magic Cupcakes

Cherry Cobbler Cupcake

Cruising Down Collins

Winning Recipe Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

Circus Caramel Corn with Smoked Almonds and Sea Salt

Banana Cake with White Chocolate Macadamia Frosting

Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Apple Nutmeg Pine Nut Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream

Brown Sugar Corn Cake Cupcake

Tomato Soup Cupcakes, Cream Cheese Frosting

Nostalgic Popping Candy Cupcakes

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

Sweet Potato Cupcake