Cupcake Wars pits Cupcake vs. Cupcake in Food Network's tastiest competition yet. Each episode, four of LA's top cupcake bakers will face off for a huge prize opportunity. There will be one major event up for grabs (like a movie premiere or a celebrity wedding) and based off of taste and presentation, only one will win the gig. We are about to put on our helmet, pick up our frosting gun and go to battle. The war is on!
Season 5, Episode 13

Renaissance Faire

It's a blast from the past as four cupcake bakers fight for a place at the VIP party for the 50th anniversary of the Renaissance Faire in Los Angeles.

Thursday
Mar 9
12am | 11c
Season 5, Episode 9

Hollywood Black Film Festival

Four talented cupcake bakers compete to serve their cupcakes to the stars at an exclusive party for the Hollywood Black Film Festival.

Thursday
Apr 20
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 4

Tree People

Four creative cupcake bakers go head to head in hopes of having their cupcakes featured at the Tree Peoples' annual Harvest Moon Gala benefiting environmental conservation.

Sunday
Apr 23
4pm | 3c
Season 5, Episode 1

Girl Scouts 100th Birthday

Four bakers compete for the ultimate merit badge: their cupcakes at the 100th birthday bash for the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Tuesday
May 16
10am | 9c
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.

Tuesday
May 30
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 6

L.A. Auto Show

Four creative cupcake bakers go head to head in hopes of having their delicious displays featured amongst next year's coolest rides at the world-renowned LA Auto Show's exclusive preview night.

Tuesday
May 30
1pm | 12c
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.

Wednesday
May 31
8pm | 7c
Season 7, Episode 11

Rock and Roll Cupcakes

The bad boys of Cupcake Wars will return to the kitchen in true rock and roll fashion to compete for the chance to have their cupcakes front and center at a party celebrating the I Heart Radio music festival in Las Vegas.

Friday
Jun 9
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 11

Country Music Awards

Cupcakes go country as four returning bakers, who all lost in previous Cupcake Wars, come back to battle for redemption and a place at the star-studded after party for the Country Music Awards.

Sunday
Jun 18
2pm | 1c
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.

Sunday
Jun 25
3pm | 2c
Season 8, Episode 3

People's Choice Awards

The viewers will be choosing the ingredients for this special episode of Cupcake Wars where four bakers compete for the opportunity to be front and center at a celebrity packed VIP party for The People's Choice Awards. People's Choice Awards President, Fred Nelson, serves as guest judge.

Friday
Jul 28
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 5

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Four bakers, all husband and wife teams, will have to become ninjas in the kitchen in order to win the battle to serve their cupcakes at a cast and crew party for the new animated series.

Friday
Sep 8
6pm | 5c
Season 4, Episode 13

Vegan Bake-Off

In the first ever Cupcake Wars all-vegan showdown, four vegan bakers fight to have their cupcakes at the opening day celebration for the inaugural Los Angeles Green Festival.

Friday
Sep 15
11pm | 10c
Season 2, Episode 4

Tree People

Four creative cupcake bakers go head to head in hopes of having their cupcakes featured at the Tree Peoples' annual Harvest Moon Gala benefiting environmental conservation.

Friday
Sep 22
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 12

Surf's Up!

Surf's up for four amazing bakers who will fight for the chance to have their cupcakes at the center of a beachside VIP party for the U.S. Open of Surfing.

Friday
Sep 22
6pm | 5c
Season 8, Episode 12

Blue Man Group

Former baker's assistants will be returning to take their place in the spotlight as they battle it out for the chance to have their cupcakes featured at a VIP Las Vegas party for the world renowned Blue Man Group. Phil Stanton, Creator of the Blue Man Group, serves as the guest judge.

Friday
Sep 22
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 7

Rose Parade

Four Cupcake Wars champions set out to prove they're the best of the best as they fight to have their delicious displays featured at the coronation of the 2011 Rose Queen, as well as the special grand prize of being featured in the internationally renowned Rose Parade.

Friday
Sep 22
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 7

Rose Bowl

Four talented bakers battle their way to the end zone for a place at the VIP party for the 2012 Rose Bowl.

Friday
Sep 22
9pm | 8c
Season 2, Episode 6

L.A. Auto Show

Four creative cupcake bakers go head to head in hopes of having their delicious displays featured amongst next year's coolest rides at the world-renowned LA Auto Show's exclusive preview night.

Friday
Sep 22
11pm | 10c
Season 2, Episode 7

Rose Parade

Four Cupcake Wars champions set out to prove they're the best of the best as they fight to have their delicious displays featured at the coronation of the 2011 Rose Queen, as well as the special grand prize of being featured in the internationally renowned Rose Parade.

Saturday
Sep 23
12am | 11c
Season 4, Episode 7

Rose Bowl

Four talented bakers battle their way to the end zone for a place at the VIP party for the 2012 Rose Bowl.

Saturday
Sep 23
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 6

L.A. Auto Show

Four creative cupcake bakers go head to head in hopes of having their delicious displays featured amongst next year's coolest rides at the world-renowned LA Auto Show's exclusive preview night.

Saturday
Sep 23
3am | 2c
Season 5, Episode 1

Girl Scouts 100th Birthday

Four bakers compete for the ultimate merit badge: their cupcakes at the 100th birthday bash for the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Friday
Sep 29
5pm | 4c
Season 4, Episode 5

Wicked

Four cupcake bakers battle for a place at the star-studded party for the Los Angeles opening of the hit Broadway musical 'Wicked.'

Friday
Sep 29
6pm | 5c
Season 8, Episode 13

Taylor Dayne's 80s Party

It's going to be, like, totally awesome when four bakers go back in time and battle it out for the chance to serve their cupcakes at a VIP kid's birthday party for 80s pop music icon, and guest judge, Taylor Dayne.

Friday
Sep 29
7pm | 6c
Season 9, Episode 1

Jessica Alba: The Honest Company

Four talented cupcake bakers fight to win over special guest judge Jessica Alba, as they face off for $10,000 and the chance to have their all-natural organic cupcakes at the center of a party launching the new headquarters for her brand, The Honest Company.

Friday
Sep 29
8pm | 7c

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