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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

Mayan Macaroon Cupcakes

Cupcakes with Pineapple Filling and Strawberry and Goat Cheese Whipped Cream

Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Apple Nutmeg Pine Nut Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ball Cupcake

South Beach Wine and Food Festival Cupcakes

Almond Citrus Cupcake

Black Forest Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

WINNER Mint Chocolate Chip and Fresh Mint Buttercream Cupcakes

Rockin' Raspberry Cupcake

Winning Recipe Mini Coconut Cupcakes with Poppy Seed Crust, Muscat Raisin Filling, and Parsley Icing with Toasted Coconut, Flax and Poppy Seed Toffee, and Organic Roses

Blue Velvet, Blackberry Curd, and Blackberry Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Absinthe, Almond, Black Currant and Cherry Cupcakes with Poppy Seeds

Barbie's Florida Key Lime Pie Cupcake

Banana Moon Pie Cupcakes

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

Peaches n' Cream Cupcakes

Vegan Brussel Carrot Curry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Maple Curry Reduction

Alpocalypse Cupcakes

Sweet Potato Cider Cupcake with Marshmallow Frosting

Coconut Orange Chardonnay Cupcakes

Tall, Dark, and Handsome Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes

Waffle King

Black Forest Cupcake with Cherries

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