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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

Pink Grapefruit Cupcakes with Guava Truffle Cookies and Rosewater Frosting

Winning Cupcake The King of Cupcakes (Elvis)

Winning Recipe Raspberry Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream Frosting

Hot Lava

Banana Speculoos Cupcakes

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

Polka Cake

Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Compote Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting

Celebratory Chocolate Beer Cupcakes

Espresso Chocolate Cheery Cupcake

Plantain Cake with Avocado Buttercream

Kahlua and Horchata Cupcake

Winning Recipe Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Stout and Irish Cream Liqueur Cupcakes

Daddy Warbucks

Espresso Dark Brownie Cupcakes, Peanut Butter Fudge Frosting

Borscht Cupcakes, Apple Pie Filling, Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Cheddar Cheese Pie Crust Moon

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Orange Cupcakes with Orange Crushed Pineapple Whipped Cream Topping

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Brown Butter Buttercream

Chocolate Vodka Raspberry Rock Star Cupcake

Lavender Honey Cupcakes

Peach Mimosa Cupcakes with Champagne Meringue

Spinach Olive Oil Cupcake

Coconut Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Filling, Topped with Caramel Buttercream Frosting and Toasted Coconut

"Priceless" Cupcakes

The Absurdist (Fruit and Cheese Platter Cupcakes)

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