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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

Peach Mimosa Cupcakes with Champagne Meringue

Dark Magic Cupcakes

Banana Cake with White Chocolate Macadamia Frosting

Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Compote Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting

Peach Cobbler, Miel De Nuez, Brown Streusel Cupcakes

Corn Yellow Pepper Cupcake

Spicy Double Dark Chocolate Cake

Vegan Lemon Cupcakes with Fresh Berry Filling and Lemon Buttercream

Pastrami Cupcakes

Maple Cupcakes with Cherry Compote and Goat Cheese Frosting

Apple Molasses Cupcake

Sweet Potato Cupcakes, Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting, Candied Pecans

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Almond Cream Cheese Frosting

Almond Cake with Fig Filling and Maple Buttercream

German Chocolate Cupcake

Mojito Cupcake

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