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All About Cake Wars

If you like Cupcake Wars, you'll crave this creative contest.

Towering Masterpieces

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

Passion Fruit Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream Frosting

Plantain Cake with Avocado Buttercream

Lemon Kiwi Cupcake

Avocado, Caramelized Banana Cupcake

Tomato Soup Cupcakes, Cream Cheese Frosting

Nostalgic Popping Candy Cupcakes

Apple Cheddar Cupcakes with Jalapeno-Apple Filling topped with Vanilla Butter Frosting

Sweet Potato Cupcake

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

Neapolitan Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cupcake

Lemon Cheesecake Cupcake

Banana Cake with White Chocolate Macadamia Frosting

Apple Nutmeg Pine Nut Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream

Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Brown Sugar Corn Cake Cupcake

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

Pistachio and Cardamom Cupcakes

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

Chocolate Vodka Raspberry Rock Star Cupcake

Lavender Honey Cupcakes