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 4, Episode 10

Cupcake Love Story

Four bakers compete for their cupcakes to take center stage at a VIP party for the biggest stars of opera.

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

Cowboy Cupcakes

Four bakers try to hang on as they fight for a place at the star-studded party for the Professional Bull Rider's Award Ceremony on the Las Vegas strip.

Friday
Jan 25
3pm | 2c
Season 7, Episode 11

Rock and Roll Cupcakes

The bad boys of Cupcake Wars will return to the kitchen in true rock and roll fashion to compete for the chance to have their cupcakes front and center at a party celebrating the I Heart Radio music festival in Las Vegas.

Friday
Jan 25
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 10

Cupcake Love Story

Four bakers compete for their cupcakes to take center stage at a VIP party for the biggest stars of opera.

Sunday
Jan 27
3pm | 2c
Season 7, Episode 11

Rock and Roll Cupcakes

The bad boys of Cupcake Wars will return to the kitchen in true rock and roll fashion to compete for the chance to have their cupcakes front and center at a party celebrating the I Heart Radio music festival in Las Vegas.

Sunday
Feb 3
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 10

Valentine's Day

Four talented cupcake bakers vie for the chance to have their delicious displays featured at a romantic ocean-side wine tasting for couples, with romance icon, Fabio, as the special guest judge.

Friday
Feb 8
3pm | 2c
Season 7, Episode 5

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Four bakers, all husband and wife teams, will have to become ninjas in the kitchen in order to win the battle to serve their cupcakes at a cast and crew party for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series.

Friday
Feb 15
3pm | 2c
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
Feb 22
3pm | 2c
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
Feb 22
4pm | 3c
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
Mar 1
3pm | 2c
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."

Sunday
Mar 10
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 7, Episode 2

Mary Poppins

Four bakers will need more than a "Spoonful of Sugar" if they want to win the opportunity to serve their cupcakes at a cast and crew party for the Los Angeles premiere of the musical "Mary Poppins."

Friday
Mar 15
3:30pm | 2:30c
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.

Sunday
Mar 17
3:30pm | 2:30c
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
Mar 22
3pm | 2c
Season 9, Episode 11

Aquarium of the Pacific

Four cupcake bakers vie for the chance to bring their cupcakes to a celebration of Explorer's Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific. To get there, they must first face down the taste challenge: create a delicious cupcake out of sustainable seafood! Oceanographer, Captain Don Walsh, helps determine which baker will take the $10,000 prize.

Friday
Mar 22
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 3

The Closer 100th Episode

Four returning bakers who all lost previous Cupcake Wars come back to fight for redemption and a place at the 100th episode celebration of the hit show, "The Closer."

Friday
Mar 29
3pm | 2c
Season 8, Episode 7

Cosmic Cupcakes

Expect out of this world creations when four bakers compete for the chance to launch their cupcakes into the stratosphere at a black tie gala celebrating the arrival of Space Shuttle Endeavour in Los Angeles. California Science Center curator, Dr. Kenneth Phillips, serves as the guest judge.

Friday
Mar 29
4pm | 3c
Season 7, Episode 1

Big Time Rush

It's going to be big time competition as four bakers fight for the chance to serve their cupcakes backstage at an exclusive party for the boys of Big Time Rush.

Friday
Apr 5
3pm | 2c
Season 7, Episode 13

Aloha Cupcakes

Four bakers will have to "lei" it all on the line if they want to win the chance to serve their cupcakes at the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival in Oahu.

Friday
Apr 5
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
Apr 5
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 5
6pm | 5c
Season 6, Episode 1

Cupcake Champions: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

Kicking off the Champions series, our first four returning bakers will compete against each other for the chance to serve their super hero cupcakes at a VIP party for the most talked about show on Broadway, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark.

Friday
Apr 5
7pm | 6c
Season 6, Episode 2

Cupcake Champions: Madagascar 3

Four former champions are going Hollywood for this episode of Cupcake Wars. They will be competing against each other for the chance to have their cupcakes featured at a special VIP party for Madagascar 3.

Friday
Apr 5
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 3

Cupcake Champions: Glee

Our bakers will have to be in perfect pitch if they want to win the chance to serve their champion cupcakes at a cast and crew party for one of the most popular shows on TV, Fox's Glee.

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

Cupcake Champions: Grand Finale

It's the final leg of the Cupcake Champions Series and four bakers will put it all on the line for a chance to be named the ultimate cupcake champion and win $50,000! They will also serve their cupcakes at an exclusive party in New York City celebrating the release of Food Network's Cupcake app.

Friday
Apr 5
10pm | 9c
Season 6, Episode 2

Cupcake Champions: Madagascar 3

Four former champions are going Hollywood for this episode of Cupcake Wars. They will be competing against each other for the chance to have their cupcakes featured at a special VIP party for Madagascar 3.

Saturday
Apr 6
12am | 11c

Most Popular Recipes

All Cupcake Wars Recipes

Creme Brulee Cupcake

Tall, Dark, and Handsome Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes

Polka Cake

Borscht Cupcakes, Apple Pie Filling, Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Cheddar Cheese Pie Crust Moon

Pretty in Pink Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

TearIMiss You: Vanilla Rum Cake Soaked with Coffee Rum Syrup and Whipped Cream Marsala Mascarpone Frosting

Eat It Cupcakes

Chocolate Dipped Banana Cupcakes with Banana Buttercream

Green Tea Cupcakes Topped with Green Tea Buttercream Frosting

Banana Brownie Cupcakes

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Cherry Cobbler Cupcake

Almond Cake with Fig Filling and Maple Buttercream

Parsnip and Quince Cupcakes

Stilton Cheese, Pear and Toasted Walnut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Cucumber Dill Topping

Corn Yellow Pepper Cupcake

Champagne Cupcakes with Italian Buttercream

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Almond Cream Cheese Frosting

Celebratory Chocolate Beer Cupcakes

Brown Sugar Corn Cake Cupcake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ball Cupcake

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