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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 Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cupcake

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes

Cupcakes with Pineapple Filling and Strawberry and Goat Cheese Whipped Cream

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

Honor: Coconut Cake with Coconut Creme Filling and Cream Cheese Buttercream

Peach Cobbler, Miel De Nuez, Brown Streusel Cupcakes

Lemon-Raspberry Cupcakes with Raspberry-Balsamic Cream Cheese Frosting

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

His and Hers Tuxedo Cupcake

Lavender Tangerine Dream Cupcakes

Working Blue Cupcakes: Ginger Cupcakes with Peach Filling and Blueberry Frosting

Dark Chocolate Samoa Cupcakes

Cherry Moonshine Pie Cupcake

Red Deliciousness

Chocolate Cupcakes with a Chocolate, Orange and Clove Infused Ganache Filling and a Chinese Spiced Tea Buttercream

Dark Magic Cupcakes

Cherry Cobbler Cupcake

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Banana, Chocolate, Peanut Butter Cupcakes