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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

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

The Absurdist (Fruit and Cheese Platter Cupcakes)

Banana Cupcake with Spiced White Chocolate Glaze

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

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

Chocolate Stout and Irish Cream Liqueur Cupcakes

Banana, Chocolate, Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Plantain Cake with Avocado Buttercream

Spiced Black Pepper Cupcakes

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

Polka Cake

Hot Lava

Banana Speculoos Cupcakes

Espresso Chocolate Cheery Cupcake

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

His and Hers Tuxedo Cupcake

Passion Fruit Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream Frosting

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