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 8, Episode 1

Fan Favorites

Four all-star bakers, handpicked by the fans, will compete for the chance to serve their cupcakes at a celebrity packed charity gala hosted by guest judge, 'N Sync's Lance Bass.

Friday
Apr 2
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 5

Wedding Planner

Four talented cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their delicious displays featured for some of the wedding industry's most influential tastemakers at an event hosted by celebrity wedding planner, Mindy Weiss.

Friday
Apr 9
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 9

Year of the Cupcake

The Year of the Dragon is about to begin, as four bakers battle to have their cupcakes at the Los Angeles celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Friday
Apr 9
2pm | 1c
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
Apr 9
3pm | 2c
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.

Friday
Apr 9
4pm | 3c
Season 7, Episode 9

The King of Cupcakes

A whole lotta shakin' will be going on in the kitchen as four cupcake makers fight for the chance to serve their cupcakes at an exclusive party in Memphis celebrating The King, Elvis Presley.

Friday
Apr 9
5pm | 4c
Season 8, Episode 2

'Weird Al' Yankovic

It's going to get a little weird in the Cupcake Wars kitchen when four competitors try to bake their way to an exclusive book release party for iconic comedian, and guest judge, "Weird Al" Yankovic.

Friday
Apr 9
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 8

Hard Rock

Four gifted cupcake bakers battle for the chance to have their tasty treats on display at the Hard Rock Cafe's Pinktober concert event, featuring music legend and breast cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge.

Friday
Apr 16
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 6

Work Of Art

Four talented cupcake makers will go head to head in hopes of having their cupcake creations at the center of an exclusive party for the Festival of Arts, where paintings and statues comes to life.

Friday
Apr 16
2pm | 1c
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.

Friday
Apr 16
3pm | 2c
Season 5, Episode 12

Saluting the USO

Four returning Cupcake Wars champions come back to prove themselves the best of the best and serve their cupcakes at a black tie gala celebrating the 70th anniversary of the USO.

Friday
Apr 16
4pm | 3c
Season 9, Episode 6

L.A. Bridal Bash

Four teams of mother-daughter bakers fight to have their delicious cupcakes at the center of a Los Angeles bridal bash, hosted by legendary high-end wedding planner Kristin Banta. The winner also walks away with $10,000.

Friday
Apr 16
5pm | 4c
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
Apr 16
6pm | 5c
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
Apr 23
1pm | 12c
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
Apr 23
2pm | 1c
Season 5, Episode 6

Yo Gabba Gabba

The men of Cupcake Wars go to battle as four returning bakers compete for a place at the VIP party for the hit show "Yo Gabba Gabba Live."

Friday
Apr 23
3pm | 2c
Season 6, Episode 9

Kristin Cavallari's Baby Shower

Television star Kristin Cavallari will be expecting great cupcakes as four talented bakers compete to serve their sweet treats at her star-studded baby shower.

Friday
Apr 23
4pm | 3c
Season 8, Episode 4

Tiffani Thiessen's Birthday Bash

Four returning bakers will be getting a second chance at the winner's title as they battle it out to serve their cupcakes at a birthday party for the star of "White Collar," "90210" and "Saved by the Bell" actress and guest judge Tiffani Thiessen.

Friday
Apr 23
5pm | 4c
Season 9, Episode 7

Hanson

Four cupcake bakers fight to the finish for the chance at having their cupcakes at a concert and after party for the band Hanson and a $10,000 prize. To get there, they must win over three special guest judges: Isaac, Zac and Taylor Hanson!

Friday
Apr 23
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 13

Ice House

Four creative cupcake bakers go head to head for the chance to serve some of Hollywood's legends of laughter at the 50th anniversary of the Ice House comedy club.

Friday
Apr 30
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 1

Kentucky Derby

It will be a real horse race when four talented cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their delicious displays featured at the red carpet celebration for the famed Kentucky Derby.

Friday
Apr 30
2pm | 1c
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.

Friday
Apr 30
3pm | 2c
Season 7, Episode 3

Cody Simpson

Mother knows best as four mother-daughter teams compete for the chance to go backstage with pop idol Cody Simpson and serve their cupcakes at an exclusive fan event.

Friday
Apr 30
4pm | 3c
Season 8, Episode 9

Fran Drescher's Cancer Schmancer

Four vegan competitors will battle it out for the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at an exclusive party for iconic television star -- and guest judge -- Fran Drescher's charity, Cancer Schmancer.

Friday
Apr 30
5pm | 4c
Season 9, Episode 10

Miss America

The Miss America Pageant is making its triumphant return to Atlantic City, and four talented cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their cupcakes at the center of the action. To get there, they must first win over a special guest judge, reigning Miss America, Mallory Hagan. The winner also walks away with $10,000.

Friday
Apr 30
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 3

L.A. Kings

Four gifted cupcake bakers battle for the chance to have their tasty treats featured at the LA Kings Opening Night Fan Fest to celebrate the start of the new hockey season.

Friday
May 7
1pm | 12c

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