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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

Strawberry Thumbprint Cupcake

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

Cannoli Cupcakes

Lemon Rosemary Smoked Salmon Cupcake

Cruising Down Collins

Winning Recipe Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

Daddy Warbucks

Pumpkin Pie Cupcake, Vanilla Chantilly and Crumble

Cherry Cobbler Cupcake

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake

Kahlua and Horchata Cupcake

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Zinfandel Buttercream Frosting

Dark Magic Cupcakes

Barbie's Creamy Dreamy Cupcake

The Absurdist (Fruit and Cheese Platter Cupcakes)

Almond Cupcakes with Blueberry Tequila Filling, Topped with Marzipan and Acai Berry Cream Cheese Frosting

Rich Chocolate Caramel Cupcake

Sharp Cheddar Cupcakes

Circus Caramel Corn with Smoked Almonds and Sea Salt

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

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

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

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

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