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 11

Cupcakes 'R' Us

Four imaginative bakers are going to have to unleash their inner child as they compete for the chance to serve their creations at a black tie awards gala for the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. Toy inventor Nancy Zwiers serves as the guest judge.

Friday
Sep 27
5pm | 4c
Season 0, Episode 10

Celebrity: Medieval Cupcakes

Four celebrity bakers are about to get medieval, as Yvette Nicole Brown, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Carson Kressley and Vanessa Marano battle to prove that their cupcakes reign supreme. In this winner-take-all battle, they compete to have their cupcakes featured at a blowout party celebrating the 30th anniversary of Medieval Times, with special judging help from Medieval Times cast members Lou Klein and Julie McCurdie!

Friday
Sep 27
6pm | 5c
Season 0, Episode 12

Celebrity: Matilda

Drake Bell, Lori Greiner, Bob Harper and Heather Morris battle to prove their celebrity cupcake dominance and create show-stopping cupcakes for a party celebrating the wonder and whimsy of Roald Dahl's classic story, Matilda. They'll be eliminated one by one with help from guest judge Chloe Dahl, granddaughter of Roald Dahl, until the last celeb standing walks away with bragging rights and a donation to their favorite charity.

Friday
Sep 27
7pm | 6c
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 4
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.

Friday
Oct 4
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 5

Survival of the Fittest

It's survival of the fittest when the bakers try to prevent their cupcakes from becoming extinct in a challenge that gets wild in the kitchen.

Friday
Oct 4
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 11

Walk of Fame

Four talented cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their cupcakes take center stage as the legends of film, television and radio celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Friday
Oct 4
6pm | 5c
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.

Sunday
Oct 6
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 0

Hot and Spicy Alma Awards

Cupcake Wars pits Cupcake vs. Cupcake in Food Network's tastiest competition yet. In this episode, four cupcake makers vie to have their treats presented at the Alma Awards. 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!

Sunday
Oct 6
4pm | 3c
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
Oct 11
3pm | 2c
Season 4, Episode 4

Final Cup(cakes)

Four cupcake bakers try to score their way into the celebration of the Major League Soccer Cup Finals.

Friday
Oct 11
4pm | 3c
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.

Sunday
Oct 13
3pm | 2c
Season 0, Episode 6

Ultimate Showdown: Cirque du Soleil Cupcakes

Get ready for a cupcake battle royale as four of the best Cupcake Wars bakers of all time face off in a one-of-a-kind baking adventure to have their cupcakes at the center of an epic party celebrating Cirque du Soleil. The bakers will face three grueling rounds, where the only way to survive is to create cupcakes that are mind-blowing, risk-taking works of edible art with larger-than-life, gravity-defying displays. Artistic director of Cirque du Soleil's Mystere, Tim Smith, is on hand to help crown a winner.

Sunday
Oct 13
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
Oct 18
3pm | 2c
Season 0, Episode 4

Celebrity: Cupcakes in Space

It's an all-star cupcake showdown as celebrities Greer Grammar, Maria Menounos, AJ Michalka and Tamera Mowry battle it out to prove that their cupcakes reign supreme. These four stars will have to shine bright to have their cupcakes featured at a galactic blowout celebrating the end of astronaut Scott Kelly's one-year mission in orbit, the longest in history! Bobak Ferdowski from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is on hand to choose which celebrity wins bragging rights and a donation to their charity of choice.

Friday
Oct 18
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 6

Good Cause Cupcakes

An emotional episode has one baker raising awareness for a cause, while the other raises eyebrows with the judges.

Friday
Oct 18
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 2

Bollywood Bake-Off

East will meet West when four gifted cupcake makers compete for the chance to have their cupcakes at the center of the opening night party for the Indian Film Festival taking place in the heart of Hollywood.

Sunday
Oct 20
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 12

AFI Young Hollywood

Four gifted cupcake bakers battle for the chance to rub elbows with some of the hottest stars of the silver screen and have their cupcakes featured at the American Film Institute's Young Hollywood Party.

Sunday
Oct 20
4pm | 3c
Season 9, Episode 2

Marilyn Monroe's 60th

Four returning cupcake bakers, who have previously gone home empty-handed, go to war for the chance to bring their cupcakes to a huge event honoring the 60th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's hand prints at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theater. They'll have to impress guest judge Nick Woodhouse, President of Marilyn Monroe's estate, if they want to walk away with $10,000.

Friday
Oct 25
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
Oct 25
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 2

Cirque Du Soleil

Four creative cupcake bakers go head to head in hopes of having their cupcakes featured at Cirque Du Soleil's album release party for the new Las Vegas spectacular "Viva Elvis."

Friday
Oct 25
5pm | 4c
Season 5, Episode 5

Rock of Ages

Get ready to rock as four cupcake bakers battle to take the stage at the Los Angeles opening of the Broadway smash hit "Rock of Ages."

Sunday
Oct 27
3pm | 2c
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.

Sunday
Oct 27
4pm | 3c
Season 3, Episode 10

Comic Con Cupcakes

Four talented bakers will have to use their super powers if they want a chance to have their delicious display take center stage at Comic-Con's exclusive Masquerade Party.

Friday
Nov 1
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 8

Vintage Cupcakes

It's a cupcake couture challenge when modern ingredients meet the classic cupcake in this vintage-inspired challenge.

Friday
Nov 1
4pm | 3c
Season 5, Episode 7

Derby Dolls

Four bakers try to elbow past the competition for a chance to bring their cupcakes to a party celebrating the Los Angeles Derby Dolls.

Friday
Nov 1
5pm | 4c

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Apple-Spice Cupcakes with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Rich Chocolate Caramel Cupcake

Pastrami Cupcakes

Chocolate Tangerine Cannoli Cupcakes

Barbie's Creamy Dreamy Cupcake

Coconut Cupcakes with Whipped Coconut Mousse Filling and Coconut Buttercream

Popcorn and Peanut Cupcakes

Champagne Cupcakes with Italian Buttercream

Emerald City Artichoke Olive Oil Cake with Kiwi Filling and Whipped Cream Frosting

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