While there are plenty of masterful cake makers out there, only few have the skills to win Cake Wars. Jonathan Bennett hosts this grueling competition where four expert bakers go toe-to-toe to see whose mind-blowing cake creation will be the star of a major event, earning them the $10,000 prize. Master pastry chefs and judges Waylynn Lucas and Ron Ben-Israel will determine which cakes are worthy of headlining parties for The Simpsons, The Sound of Music, DC Comics and more! Let the Cake Wars begin.
Season 0, Episode 17

Champs: Shrek

Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, and the whole gang travel from Far, Far Away to Cake Wars, as four returning champions do battle for the chance to have their cake as the centerpiece of a party celebrating the 10th anniversary of everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek! Four Cake Wars champions go to battle, but only one will remain undefeated and take home $10,000. Fernanda Abarca, DreamWorks animator and cake artist, steps in as guest judge.

Saturday
Nov 3
3am | 2c
Season 0, Episode 1

Christmas: Ultimate Christmas Lights

Seven teams made up of a cake artist, sugar sculptor, and master food carver go to battle to create mind-blowing Christmas fantasy creations. In the first round, they must create their take on the character Olaf from the hit movie Frozen. Then, in round two, each team will create their own humongous, edible display of the ultimate Christmas lights. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated with help from special guest judge and co-director of Frozen, Chris Buck.

Friday
Nov 9
4pm | 3c
Season 0, Episode 2

Christmas: Who's Coming Down the Chimney?

The six remaining teams return to battle, and first they tackle the iconic tradition of ugly Christmas sweaters. Then, they'll be challenged dream up a display that shows us who's coming down the chimney when Santa takes a sick day! Special guest judges and co-CEOs of Elf on the Shelf, Chanda Bell and Christa Pitts, will help determine which team should be eliminated.

Friday
Nov 9
5pm | 4c
Season 0, Episode 3

Christmas: Santa's New Ride

Five remaining teams of food artists continue to battle, and first, they must show the imaginative toys that Santa's elves come up with when left unsupervised. Then, they'll be challenged to make a delicious food display of Santa's new ride -- what magical creation he'll use to deliver presents if his sleigh breaks down! Author and holiday expert Joy Cho lends her expertise as guest judge to decide which team will be leaving the competition.

Friday
Nov 9
6pm | 5c
Season 0, Episode 4

Christmas: Holiday Song

Four remaining teams return to battle, and in round one, they'll be challenged to take Christmas intergalactic and show us what happens when Santa's in space. Then, they must bring world-famous Christmas songs like "Deck the Halls" and "Jingle Bells" to life in a huge edible creation. At the end, one more team will be eliminated with help from special guest judge, actor Devin Ratray, who played Buzz in Home Alone.

Friday
Nov 9
7pm | 6c
Season 0, Episode 5

Christmas: Charlie Brown Celebrates

It's down to the final three teams, and they must prove their talents in challenges celebrating the 50th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas. First, the teams must deck out Snoopy's dog house for the holidays, then they'll be tasked to create the ultimate Peanuts holiday party. One team will be eliminated with help from special guest judge Lindsey Schulz, artist and granddaughter of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz.

Friday
Nov 9
8pm | 7c
Season 0, Episode 6

Christmas: Ultimate Gingerbread House

It's all come down to this epic final battle as the last two teams give it their all, starting with amazing, edible snow globes. In the second round, they'll be challenged to create the ultimate gingerbread house, and when the gingerbread dust settles, only one team will jingle all the way home with $50,000. Actress Monica Potter serves as a special guest judge to help determine the winner.

Friday
Nov 9
9pm | 8c
Season 2, Episode 6

Shark Lagoon

Watch out! These cakes have some serious teeth as Cake Wars takes on the great wonders of the deep: sharks! As the world-famous Aquarium of the Pacific throws a massive celebration for their Shark Lagoon nights, four bakers will take a bite at the chance to make a jaw-dropping cake creation to be the centerpiece of the party. Aquarium staff member Luke Richmond joins the judging panel to choose which baker's cake is fin-tastic enough to win $10,000!

Friday
Nov 9
11pm | 10c
Season 0, Episode 5

Christmas: Charlie Brown Celebrates

It's down to the final three teams, and they must prove their talents in challenges celebrating the 50th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas. First, the teams must deck out Snoopy's dog house for the holidays, then they'll be tasked to create the ultimate Peanuts holiday party. One team will be eliminated with help from special guest judge Lindsey Schulz, artist and granddaughter of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz.

Saturday
Nov 10
12am | 11c
Season 0, Episode 6

Christmas: Ultimate Gingerbread House

It's all come down to this epic final battle as the last two teams give it their all, starting with amazing, edible snow globes. In the second round, they'll be challenged to create the ultimate gingerbread house, and when the gingerbread dust settles, only one team will jingle all the way home with $50,000. Actress Monica Potter serves as a special guest judge to help determine the winner.

Saturday
Nov 10
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 6

Shark Lagoon

Watch out! These cakes have some serious teeth as Cake Wars takes on the great wonders of the deep: sharks! As the world-famous Aquarium of the Pacific throws a massive celebration for their Shark Lagoon nights, four bakers will take a bite at the chance to make a jaw-dropping cake creation to be the centerpiece of the party. Aquarium staff member Luke Richmond joins the judging panel to choose which baker's cake is fin-tastic enough to win $10,000!

Saturday
Nov 10
3am | 2c
Season 4, Episode 6

Trolls

Cake Wars joins Poppy and her friend Branch for an epic adventure, as four bakers go to battle to have their cake at the center of a party celebrating the DreamWorks animated movie Trolls! Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell, directors of Trolls, serve as special guest judges.

Sunday
Nov 11
3pm | 2c
Season 0, Episode 17

Champs: Shrek

Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, and the whole gang travel from Far, Far Away to Cake Wars, as four returning champions do battle for the chance to have their cake as the centerpiece of a party celebrating the 10th anniversary of everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek! Four Cake Wars champions go to battle, but only one will remain undefeated and take home $10,000. Fernanda Abarca, DreamWorks animator and cake artist, steps in as guest judge.

Sunday
Nov 11
4pm | 3c
Season 3, Episode 8

Beauty and the Beast

Be our guest as Cake Wars celebrates a "tale as old as time!" Four bakers go to battle to have their cake as the centerpiece of a party celebrating the 25th anniversary of the iconic film, Beauty and the Beast, and take home $10,000. Paige O'Hara, the voice of Belle, is on hand to serve as guest judge.

Friday
Nov 16
11pm | 10c
Season 3, Episode 8

Beauty and the Beast

Be our guest as Cake Wars celebrates a "tale as old as time!" Four bakers go to battle to have their cake as the centerpiece of a party celebrating the 25th anniversary of the iconic film, Beauty and the Beast, and take home $10,000. Paige O'Hara, the voice of Belle, is on hand to serve as guest judge.

Saturday
Nov 17
3am | 2c
Season 2, Episode 8

Party Animals

Even hippos love cake, and Cake Wars is celebrating the first birthday of Rosie the baby hippo from the Los Angeles Zoo! Four bakers go to battle for the chance to have their amazing cake creation at the center of this wild birthday party and go home with $10,000. John Lewis, Director of the Los Angeles Zoo, helps determine which baker is king of the jungle!

Sunday
Nov 18
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 6

Shark Lagoon

Watch out! These cakes have some serious teeth as Cake Wars takes on the great wonders of the deep: sharks! As the world-famous Aquarium of the Pacific throws a massive celebration for their Shark Lagoon nights, four bakers will take a bite at the chance to make a jaw-dropping cake creation to be the centerpiece of the party. Aquarium staff member Luke Richmond joins the judging panel to choose which baker's cake is fin-tastic enough to win $10,000!

Sunday
Nov 18
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 5

Magic

Grab a hat and wand and prepare to cast a spell as Cake Wars takes on magic! Renowned magician Mat Franco is on hand to help choose which of four amazing bakers will have their cake appear at an amazing party celebrating magic and win $10,000 -- and which will disappear.

Friday
Nov 23
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 4

Minecraft

One of the biggest video games of all time is coming to Cake Wars -- Minecraft! They're throwing a huge party to celebrate this smash hit, and Brand Director for Minecraft, Lydia Winters, is on hand to help the judges choose which baker will have their winning cake creation as the centerpiece of the big event and walk out $10,000 richer.

Friday
Nov 23
11pm | 10c
Season 2, Episode 4

Minecraft

One of the biggest video games of all time is coming to Cake Wars -- Minecraft! They're throwing a huge party to celebrate this smash hit, and Brand Director for Minecraft, Lydia Winters, is on hand to help the judges choose which baker will have their winning cake creation as the centerpiece of the big event and walk out $10,000 richer.

Saturday
Nov 24
3am | 2c
Season 3, Episode 10

Madeline

The bravest little redhead is coming from Paris to Cake Wars! Four amazing cake artists battle to have their cake at the center of a party celebrating Madeline, but only one will journey home with $10,000! Kate Clark, the founder of Yottoy, joins as guest judge.

Friday
Nov 30
5pm | 4c
Season 0, Episode 15

Champs: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Four Cake Wars champions return to take on the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as they battle in the ultimate clash of cake artistry. The Cat in the Hat and Yertle the Turtle might have guaranteed spots on the guest list, but only one master baker will get an invite to the party celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday and the 20th anniversary of the Read Across America campaign. Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, helps decide which champ will go home a two-time winner and $10,000 richer.

Friday
Nov 30
11pm | 10c
Season 0, Episode 15

Champs: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Four Cake Wars champions return to take on the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as they battle in the ultimate clash of cake artistry. The Cat in the Hat and Yertle the Turtle might have guaranteed spots on the guest list, but only one master baker will get an invite to the party celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday and the 20th anniversary of the Read Across America campaign. Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, helps decide which champ will go home a two-time winner and $10,000 richer.

Saturday
Dec 1
3am | 2c
Season 4, Episode 5

Magic

Grab a hat and wand and prepare to cast a spell as Cake Wars takes on magic! Renowned magician Mat Franco is on hand to help choose which of four amazing bakers will have their cake appear at an amazing party celebrating magic and win $10,000 -- and which will disappear.

Sunday
Dec 2
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 4

Minecraft

One of the biggest video games of all time is coming to Cake Wars -- Minecraft! They're throwing a huge party to celebrate this smash hit, and Brand Director for Minecraft, Lydia Winters, is on hand to help the judges choose which baker will have their winning cake creation as the centerpiece of the big event and walk out $10,000 richer.

Sunday
Dec 2
4pm | 3c
Season 0, Episode 13

Saban's Power Rangers

Four master bakers need to power up for the baking showdown of their lives, as they create jaw-dropping cakes inspired by the film Saban's Power Rangers. Only one will win their way to a party celebrating the movie and take home $10,000. The Yellow Ranger herself, singer and actress Becky G., serves as guest judge.

Friday
Dec 7
5pm | 4c

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All Cake Wars Recipes

Gingerbread Kid'Tini

Cream Puffs with RumChata Chantilly Cream

Nana's Banana Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

Dark Chocolate Cake with Coconut-Peanut Butter Italian Buttercream

Chocolate Cake with Malted Chocolate Buttercream

Peppermint Cream Beignets

Turtle Cake

S'mores Cake

Banana Cake

French Toast Cake Pop

Lemon Cake with Blueberry Compote

Snowball Cookies

Buttery Pistachio Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream and Blackberry Compote

Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Cake

Blue Velvet Cake

Island Fruitcake with Cinnamon-Rum Cream Cheese Icing

Snowman Sugar Cookies

Maple-Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Cake with Cookies-and-Milk Mousse Filling

Trail Mix Cake

Rainbow Sherbet Cake

Southern Red Velvet Cake with Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Brownie Pound Cake

Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel and White Chocolate Buttercream

Pink Champagne Cake

Peppermint Bonbons

Vanilla Bean Cake