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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 Stout and Irish Cream Liqueur Cupcakes

Sharp Cheddar Cupcakes

Circus Caramel Corn with Smoked Almonds and Sea Salt

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Zinfandel Buttercream Frosting

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

Sweet Potato Cupcake with Brown Sugar Glazed Chicken

Coconut Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Filling, Topped with Caramel Buttercream Frosting and Toasted Coconut

"Priceless" Cupcakes

Banana Cupcake with Spiced White Chocolate Glaze

Almond Cupcakes with Blueberry Tequila Filling, Topped with Marzipan and Acai Berry Cream Cheese Frosting

Espresso Dark Brownie Cupcakes, Peanut Butter Fudge Frosting

Borscht Cupcakes, Apple Pie Filling, Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Cheddar Cheese Pie Crust Moon

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Brown Butter Buttercream

Pumpkin Pie Cupcake, Vanilla Chantilly and Crumble

Barbie's Creamy Dreamy Cupcake

The Absurdist (Fruit and Cheese Platter Cupcakes)