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 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!

Friday
Oct 2
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 9

Sesame Street

Big Bird and the whole crew are making their way from Sesame Street to Cake Wars! Four talented cake makers compete to have their creation at the center of an epic party celebrating the latest season of Sesame Street. Helping to choose who wins the $10,000 prize are Carol-Lynn Parente, Executive Producer of Sesame Street, and of course, the ever-qualified Cookie Monster himself!

Friday
Oct 2
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 10

Willy Wonka

It's the 45th Anniversary of the all-time classic film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Cake Wars is coming to the party. Four bakers will compete to have their scrumdiddlyumptious cake creation at the center of this epic event, but only one will walk away with the golden ticket and $10,000. Actor Paris Themmen, who played Mike Teevee in movie, serves as guest judge!

Friday
Oct 9
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 11

Archie

Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and the whole gang are headed for Cake Wars, as four master cake artists battle to have their creations at the center of a party celebrating 75 years of the iconic comic book. Special judge Jon Goldwater, CEO of Archie Comics, is on hand to see whose cake best illustrates the essence of the comic and deserves the $10,000 prize!

Friday
Oct 9
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 12

Dinosaurs

It's a Cake War that's 65 million years in the making, as four phenomenal cake artists battle to capture dinosaurs in cake form. Only one baker will have their creation as the centerpiece of a gigantic party and walk away with $10,000, while the rest will be left in the past! Jesse Daniel from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County joins the judging panel to determine which dino cake soars above the rest.

Friday
Oct 16
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 13

Alice in Wonderland

Cake Wars goes through the looking glass as four amazing bakers put their skills to the test and take on Alice in Wonderland. The bakers go mad as they vie for $10,000 and the chance for their creations to be featured at the 65th Anniversary celebration of the classic Disney animated film. Mike Gabriel, Production Designer and Filmmaker at Disney Animation Studios, joins as special guest judge.

Friday
Oct 16
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 3

Charlie Brown's All-Stars

Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole Peanuts gang are headed to Cake Wars to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic special Charlie Brown's All-Stars! Four bakers swing for the fences as they compete to impress guest judge Lindsey Schulz, granddaughter of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz. Who will strike out, and who will win $10,000?

Friday
Oct 23
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 2

SpongeBob

Get ready for SpongeBob, Gary and tons of underwater fun as four incredible bakers battle to have their amazing cake as the centerpiece of a party celebrating SpongeBob SquarePants. Some will sink, some will swim, but only one talented cake artist will take home $10,000. Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob himself, serves as guest judge.

Friday
Oct 23
12pm | 11c
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
Oct 30
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 7

Shrek

Everyone's favorite ogre is making his way to Cake Wars -- Shrek himself! DreamWorks Animation is throwing a massive party to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the iconic animated film, and Shrek producer Gina Shay is on hand to choose which amazing baker will earn the right to have their cake creation as the centerpiece of the party and win $10,000.

Friday
Oct 30
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 2

DC Comics

Batman, Aquaman, Superman, Wonder Woman and many more are coming to Cake Wars as DC Comics is looking for the best cake maker to create a centerpiece for their celebration. It'll be two harrowing rounds to see who will win the $10,000 and take their jaw dropping cake creation to the event. Judges Ron-Ben Israel and Waylynn Lucas will be joined by Dan DiDio, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, senior executives and comic book artists for DC Comics.

Friday
Nov 6
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 4

How to Train Your Dragon

It's time for a fire-breathing adventure as four talented breakers unleash their inner dragon and compete to have their amazing cake creation at the center of a party celebrating How to Train Your Dragon. Art Brown and Doug Sloan, executive producers of Dragons: Race to the Edge, serve as guest judges and help choose who will win $10,000 and who will go the way of the Vikings!

Friday
Nov 6
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 5

Emoji

It's the most expressive episode of Cake Wars ever as four talented cake artists compete to take their cake creation to a party celebrating everyone's favorite little icons... Emoji! Gedeon Maheux, co-founder of Iconfactory, is on hand to choose who will earn a frowny-face and who will earn a smiley-face and take home $10,000.

Friday
Nov 13
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 6

Cobra's Curse

Brace yourself for a hair-raising ancient Egyptian adventure as four bakers battle to have their cake creation at the center of a party celebrating the grand opening of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's newest thrill ride, Cobra's Curse! Brian Morrow, Busch Gardens' VP of Theme Park Experience, serves as special guest judge to help determine which baker will take home the $10,000 prize.

Friday
Nov 13
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 7

Garfield

The one and only Garfield brings his birthday smile and big appetite to Cake Wars! Four incredible cake artists compete to have their creations at the center of a party celebrating everyone's favorite lasagna-obsessed cat, as well as take home $10,000. Gregg Berger, the voice of Odie on The Garfield Show, steps in as guest judge.

Friday
Nov 20
11am | 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.

Friday
Nov 20
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 9

Halo

Get ready for the biggest battle the gaming world has ever seen, as four incredible bakers create action-packed cakes celebrating one of the biggest video games in the world, Halo! Guest judge Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, Microsoft's director of programming, will help determine which cake creation will blast off to the Halo World Championship and take home $10,000.

Friday
Nov 27
11am | 10c
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 27
12pm | 11c
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
Dec 4
11am | 10c
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
Dec 4
12pm | 11c
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
Dec 4
1pm | 12c

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Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

Spiced Iced Hot Chocolate

Cinnamon-Apple Bread Pudding

Peppermint Tiramisu

Turtle Cake

Nana's Banana Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

Dark Chocolate Cake with Coconut-Peanut Butter Italian Buttercream

Snowball Cookies

Peppermint Cream Beignets

S'mores Cake

Banana Cake

Chocolate Cake with Malted Chocolate Buttercream

Rainbow Sherbet Cake

Lemon Cake with Blueberry Compote

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Butternut Pecan Cake with Classic Buttercream Frosting

Lemon Cake with Raspberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Chocolate Chip Cake with Toffee Sauce, Chocolate Ganache and Vanilla Ice Cream Buttercream

Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Meringue Buttercream

Southern Red Velvet Cake with Classic Cream Cheese Frosting