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The Top Moments of the Cupcake Wars: Celebrity Battles

Relive the star-studded bake-offs featuring your favorite celebs, and check out the winning cupcakes.
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Episode 3: Risky Baking

Though the contestants were given options like cinnamon and ginger to incorporate into their Round 1 cupcakes, Tamera Mowry and her baking partner chose to work with jalapeno. And the risk paid off. Not only did they infuse their cornbread-inspired cupcakes with chopped jalapeno, but they also adorned each finished product with a sugar-coated sliced jalapeno. "Amazing, out-of-this-world creativity," judge Waylynn Lucas told her. "It all just works very, very well together."

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Beginners' Unluck

For actor AJ Michalka and her partner, Round 1 proved to be the last in which they'd compete, after they struggled with the consistency of the horchata-inspired frosting atop their cupcakes. The panel couldn't look past the grit in the frosting, which, according to judge Florian Bellanger, happened "because it's broken."

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Friendly Competition

Maria Menounos and her baking partner were quick to lob all-in-good-fun jabs at the rival teams, teasing the other competitors about the supposed inferiority of their cupcakes. 

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Highs and Lows

Though Greer Grammer didn't make it past Round 2 on account of a flopped pumpkin cupcake, she indeed wowed the judges with her take on a cookies-and-cream frosting, which she piped atop a chocolate cupcake. "This cookies and cream was my favorite. It was delicious," judge Florian praised her.

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