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Towering Masterpieces
Season 8, Episode 8

The Harlem Globetrotters

Four cupcake makers are going to have to pull out all their baking tricks if they want to win the chance to have their cupcakes center court at a huge fan event for the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. Globetrotter Herbert "Flight Time" Lang serves as the guest judge.

Thursday
Jun 20
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 12

San Diego Zoo

The fur will be flying as four bakers fight for the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at a members only party at the world famous San Diego Zoo.

Thursday
Jun 27
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
Aug 1
10am | 9c
Season 8, Episode 10

Comedy Cupcakes

Four bakers are going to have to bring the funny -- and the tasty -- if they want to be front and center at a celebrity packed VIP party for Variety magazine's Power of Comedy. Celebrity Publicist Jennifer Styles serves as the guest judge.

Thursday
Aug 1
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 2

"Weird Al" Yankovic

It's going to get a little weird in the Cupcake Wars kitchen when four competitors try to bake their way to an exclusive book release party for iconic comedian, and guest judge, "Weird Al" Yankovic.

Thursday
Aug 1
12pm | 11c
Season 7, Episode 4

Magical Cupcakes

Bakers will be trading in their whisks for wands as they duke it out to win the opportunity to have their cupcakes center stage at an exclusive event at the world famous Magic Castle in Los Angeles.

Thursday
Aug 15
10am | 9c
Season 8, Episode 11

Cupcakes 'R' Us

Four imaginative bakers are going to have to unleash their inner child as they compete for the chance to serve their creations at a black tie awards gala for the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. Toy inventer Nancy Zwiers serves as the guest judge.

Thursday
Aug 15
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 12

San Diego Zoo

The fur will be flying as four bakers fight for the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at a members only party at the world famous San Diego Zoo.

Thursday
Aug 15
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 1

Kentucky Derby

It will be a real horse race when four talented cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their delicious displays featured at the red carpet celebration for the famed Kentucky Derby.

Thursday
Aug 29
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 11

World Series Of Poker

Four gifted bakers will ante up for a chance to have their cupcake creations featured at an exclusive party for the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Thursday
Aug 29
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 3

LA Kings

Four gifted cupcake bakers battle for the chance to have their tasty treats featured at the LA Kings Opening Night Fan Fest to celebrate the start of the new hockey season.

Thursday
Aug 29
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 6

American Music Awards

Four returning Cupcake Wars champions fight to present their cupcakes to music's biggest celebrities at the after party for the American Music Awards.

Thursday
Sep 5
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 4

Funny Or Die

It's time to laugh out loud as four cupcake bakers try to take their cupcakes viral at a VIP party for FunnyOrDie.com.

Thursday
Sep 5
12pm | 11c

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

Cinnamon Sugar Graham Cupcakes

Popcorn and Peanut Cupcakes

Black Forest Cupcake with Cherries

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

Banana, Chocolate, Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Black Forest Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

Circus Caramel Corn with Smoked Almonds and Sea Salt

Pumpkin Pie Cupcake, Vanilla Chantilly and Crumble

Chocolate Caramel Toffee Cupcake

Rolling Stones Brown Sugar Cupcake with Coconut Custard Filling, Spiced Rum Frosting and Cracked Brown Sugar Brittle

Stilton Cheese, Pear and Toasted Walnut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Cucumber Dill Topping

Sweet Tea Cupcakes with Lemon Sweet Tea Frosting

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Sharp Cheddar Cupcakes with Candied Pecan Topping and Honey Blue Cheese Frosting

White Russian Cupcake

Dorothy's Applesauce Cupcake with Cinnamon Goat Cheese Frosting

Tropical Honeymoon Cupcakes

Banana Brownie Cupcakes

Vegan Creme Brulee Buttermilk Cupcakes

Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes