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 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!

Saturday
Sep 29
3am | 2c
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.

Sunday
Sep 30
3pm | 2c
Season 7, Episode 6

The All-American Rejects

Four returning bakers, all looking a second chance to win Cupcake Wars, will have to hit just the right note if they want to have their cupcakes featured at a VIP party for the platinum selling band, The All-American Rejects.

Friday
Oct 5
4pm | 3c
Season 9, Episode 5

Annie The Musical

The sun will come out tomorrow, but four bakers had better get their cupcakes out faster than that if they want to make it to the great white way! They'll fight for the chance to have their cupcakes at the center of a party celebrating the revival of Annie The Musical, with producer Sally Horchow as the guest judge. The winner walks away with $10,000.

Sunday
Oct 7
3pm | 2c
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
Oct 12
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 12

Screamfest

Horror director Eli Roth is special guest judge, as four cupcake bakers try to scare their way into the closing night VIP party for Screamfest at the famous Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

Friday
Oct 19
11pm | 10c
Season 4, Episode 12

Screamfest

Horror director Eli Roth is special guest judge, as four cupcake bakers try to scare their way into the closing night VIP party for Screamfest at the famous Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

Saturday
Oct 20
3am | 2c
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.

Sunday
Oct 21
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 4

Tim Burton Bake-Off

Four artful cupcake bakers will compete for the chance to have their cupcakes featured at an exclusive party celebrating the art of famed movie director, Tim Burton.

Friday
Oct 26
4pm | 3c
Season 9, Episode 8

Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare

Four cupcake bakers fight to win over the master of horror himself, Rob Zombie. The winner's vegan cupcakes will be the centerpiece of the grand opening of Rob Zombie's latest venture, a month-long haunted music attraction called the Great American Nightmare. It all begins with the high-stakes taste challenge, where the bakers must create a delicious cupcake out of foods so spicy they're rumored to cause nightmares!

Friday
Oct 26
5pm | 4c
Season 4, Episode 12

Screamfest

Horror director Eli Roth is special guest judge, as four cupcake bakers try to scare their way into the closing night VIP party for Screamfest at the famous Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

Sunday
Oct 28
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 4

Tim Burton Bake-Off

Four artful cupcake bakers will compete for the chance to have their cupcakes featured at an exclusive party celebrating the art of famed movie director, Tim Burton.

Sunday
Nov 4
3pm | 2c
Season 9, Episode 8

Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare

Four cupcake bakers fight to win over the master of horror himself, Rob Zombie. The winner's vegan cupcakes will be the centerpiece of the grand opening of Rob Zombie's latest venture, a month-long haunted music attraction called the Great American Nightmare. It all begins with the high-stakes taste challenge, where the bakers must create a delicious cupcake out of foods so spicy they're rumored to cause nightmares!

Sunday
Nov 4
4pm | 3c
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.

Friday
Nov 23
4pm | 3c
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
Nov 30
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 1

The Nutcracker

Four talented bakers compete to have their cupcakes at the opening night party for the New York City Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker.

Friday
Dec 7
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 1

Tree Lighting

Four talented cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their delicious displays featured at a star-studded holiday tree lighting ceremony in the heart of Hollywood.

Friday
Dec 14
4pm | 3c
Season 7, Episode 8

Cupcakes on Parade

'Tis the season for cupcakes as four bakers compete for the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at a VIP party for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade in Chicago.

Friday
Dec 14
5pm | 4c
Season 4, Episode 2

Hollywood Christmas Parade

'Tis the season for cupcakes as four talented cupcake bakers battle for a place among the stars at the Hollywood Christmas Parade.

Friday
Dec 21
11pm | 10c
Season 4, Episode 2

Hollywood Christmas Parade

'Tis the season for cupcakes as four talented cupcake bakers battle for a place among the stars at the Hollywood Christmas Parade.

Saturday
Dec 22
3am | 2c
Season 2, Episode 1

Tree Lighting

Four talented cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their delicious displays featured at a star-studded holiday tree lighting ceremony in the heart of Hollywood.

Sunday
Dec 23
3pm | 2c
Season 7, Episode 8

Cupcakes on Parade

'Tis the season for cupcakes as four bakers compete for the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at a VIP party for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade in Chicago.

Sunday
Dec 23
4pm | 3c
Season , Episode

Friday
Dec 28
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
Dec 28
5pm | 4c
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
Dec 28
6pm | 5c
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
Dec 28
7pm | 6c

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