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Towering Masterpieces
Season 9, Episode 12

Match.com

Love is in the air as four bakers battle for the chance to bring their cupcakes to one of Match.com's exclusive Stir Events in Los Angeles. To get there, they must first tackle a difficult taste challenge -- to unite men's favorite foods like cheeseburgers or jalapeno poppers, with women's favorites like chamomile and chocolate covered strawberries, to make a cupcake match made in heaven. The winner will also take home a $10,000 prize.

Thursday
Nov 29
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 7

Angry Birds

Cupcakes will fly as four competitors fight for the chance to have their cupcakes featured at a huge kickoff party for the Angry Birds Space app in Seattle.

Thursday
Dec 6
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 1

The Nutcracker

Four talented bakers compete to have their cupcakes at the opening night party for the New York City Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker.

Thursday
Dec 20
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 1

Tree Lighting

Four talented cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their delicious displays featured at a star-studded holiday tree lighting ceremony in the heart of Hollywood.

Thursday
Dec 20
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 8

Cupcakes on Parade

'Tis the season for cupcakes as four bakers compete for the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at a VIP party for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade in Chicago.

Thursday
Dec 20
12pm | 11c
Season 8, Episode 3

People's Choice Awards

The viewers will be choosing the ingredients for this special episode of Cupcake Wars, where four bakers compete for the opportunity to be front and center at a celebrity packed VIP party for The People's Choice Awards. The People's Choice Awards president, Fred Nelson, serves as guest judge.

Thursday
Dec 27
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 1

Big Time Rush

It's going to be big time competition as four bakers fight for the chance to serve their cupcakes backstage at an exclusive party for the boys of Big Time Rush.

Thursday
Jan 3
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 10

Cupcakes for the Queen

It will be a British Invasion of the sweet kind when four English bakers fight for the chance to have their cupcakes featured at an exclusive party celebrating Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee.

Thursday
Jan 10
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 12

Saluting the USO

Four returning Cupcake Wars champions come back to prove themselves the best of the best and serve their cupcakes at a black tie gala celebrating the 70th anniversary of the USO.

Thursday
Jan 17
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 10

Comic Con Cupcakes

Four talented bakers will have to use their super powers if they want a chance to have their delicious display take center stage at Comic-Con's exclusive Masquerade Party.

Thursday
Jan 24
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 7

Rose Bowl

Four talented bakers battle their way to the end zone for a place at the VIP party for the 2012 Rose Bowl.

Thursday
Jan 31
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 8

Miss USA

Four gifted cupcake makers will compete to be crowned the winner and have their cupcake creations take center stage at a huge party celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas.

Thursday
Feb 7
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 3

Match-Making Party

Four artistic cupcake bakers battle it out in an aphrodisiac-inspired challenge for the opportunity to have their mouth-watering treats featured at a star-studded magazine party. Contestants include: Chloe Coscarelli of chefchloe.com (Los Angeles), Shannon Noormand of Crushcakes Cupcakery (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Shayrin Badillo of Cupcakes Nouveau (Coral Gables, Fla.) and Jeff Bonilla of Cups (La Jolla, Calif.).

Thursday
Feb 14
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 2

Marilyn Monroe's 60th

Four returning cupcake bakers, who have previously gone home empty-handed, go to war for the chance to bring their cupcakes to a huge event honoring the 60th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's hand prints at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theater. They'll have to impress guest judge Nick Woodhouse, President of Marilyn Monroe's estate, if they want to walk away with $10,000.

Thursday
Feb 21
10am | 9c
Season 8, Episode 9

Fran Drescher's Cancer Schmancer

Four vegan competitors will battle it out for the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at an exclusive party for iconic television star — and guest judge — Fran Drescher's charity, Cancer Schmancer.

Thursday
Feb 28
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 8

I Love Lucy 60th Anniversary

Four cupcake bakers vie for a place at the star-studded celebration of the 60th anniversary of "I Love Lucy."

Thursday
Mar 7
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 3

Cody Simpson

Mother knows best as four mother-daughter teams compete for the chance to go backstage with pop idol Cody Simpson and serve their cupcakes at an exclusive fan event.

Thursday
Mar 14
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 8

WildAid Save the Tigers

It's going to get wild in the kitchen as four bakers fight for the chance to serve their cupcakes at a huge celebrity gala honoring animal conservation group WildAid. Actress Minnie Driver judges.

Thursday
Mar 21
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 12

Celebrity: Matilda

Drake Bell, Lori Greiner, Bob Harper and Heather Morris battle to prove their celebrity cupcake dominance and create show-stopping cupcakes for a party celebrating the wonder and whimsy of Roald Dahl's classic story, Matilda. They'll be eliminated one by one with help from guest judge Chloe Dahl, granddaughter of Roald Dahl, until the last celeb standing walks away with bragging rights and a donation to their favorite charity.

Thursday
Mar 28
10am | 9c

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

Cherry Moonshine Pie Cupcake

24 Karrot Gold Cupcakes

Passion Fruit Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream Frosting

The Absurdist (Fruit and Cheese Platter Cupcakes)

Chocolate Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cupcake

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Mascarpone Filling and Zinfandel Buttercream

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Green Tea Cupcakes Topped with Green Tea Buttercream Frosting

Coconut Cupcakes with Whipped Coconut Mousse Filling and Coconut Buttercream

Gilbert Ganache-fried Cupcakes: Chocolate Seltzer Cupcakes with Ganache, Banana Frosting, and Caramelized Banana

Sweet Tea Cupcakes with Lemon Sweet Tea Frosting

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

His and Hers Tuxedo Cupcake

Lavender Tangerine Dream Cupcakes

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