The BEST Episodes of Cake Wars
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2021
Network: Food Network
Four expert bakers aim to win their jaw-dropping cake a spot at a major party or special event. With Jonathan Bennett hosting, each of the bakers will bake one-of-a-kind creations with the hopes of impressing well-known pastry chef Ron Ben-Israel, Fonuts co-owner Waylynn Lucas and some very special guest judges. Each week, only one contestant will take the cake to headline the main event, and take home the sweet grand prize of $10,000. Each of the bakers will compete in two rounds during the competition. In the first, they will be given a surprise ingredient that they must incorporate into the recipe. And in the second, they must make a cake that contains three special features that match the event’s theme. In both rounds, their skills will be tested as they race to get dessert on the table before time runs out. At the end of the second round, they will be judged on taste and presentation, but only one baker will seize the sweet grand prize. The events that will feature these over-the-top cakes are themed for The Simpsons, DC Comics, Nintendo’s Mario Maker, Hello Kitty, LEGO®, Girl Scouts, The Knot Dream Wedding, and the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music. Don’t miss all of the sweet action!
#1 - Lego
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 3, 2015
It all begins with a brick as four talented cake bakers piece together incredible LEGO-themed cake creations, when they compete in two jaw-dropping rounds for the chance to have their cake at the center of a massive party at LEGO's flagship store, as well as the $10,000 prize. Guest Judge Michael McNally, Senior Director of Brand Relations for LEGO Group, helps Ron Ben-Israel and Waylynn Lucas determine if everything is awesome.
#2 - Dr. Seuss
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 18, 2016
Everyone from the Cat in the Hat to Thing 1 and Thing 2 are coming to Cake Wars for a huge Dr. Seuss celebration in honor of the new book "What Pet Should I Get?" Only one master cake artist will have their creation at the center of the party and walk away with $10,000, but to win, they'll have to impress guest judge Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, and work faster than you can say "one cake, two cake, red cake, blue cake!"
#3 - Alice in Wonderland
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 4, 2016
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.
#4 - Shrek
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 22, 2016
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.
#5 - Beauty and the Beast
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 25, 2016
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.
#6 - Nintendo
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 20, 2015
It's everyone's favorite video game — Super Mario Bros. Now, Mario is getting turned into cake when four bakers compete in a cutthroat competition to see who will accompany their cake to the massive celebration for Nintendo's Mario Maker and walk home with $10,000. Krysta Yang, from Nintendo of America, is on hand to help decide whose efforts are enough to save the Princess and which bakers are "game over."
#7 - The Addams Family
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 10, 2016
It's about to get a little creepy and kooky, because Morticia, Gomez, Uncle Fester and the rest of the Addams Family are on their way to the Cake Wars Kitchen! Four incredible bakers battle to have their amazing cake creations as the centerpiece of the party, but only one will take home $10,000. Kevin Miserocchi, director of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, joins the panel as guest judge.
#8 - DC Comics
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 6, 2015
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.
#9 - The Sound of Music
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 10, 2015
Cake Wars gets the musical treatment as four cake artists take on the movie classic, The Sound of Music. They'll compete in two challenging rounds for the chance to have their cake at the center of a massive party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the film, as well as taking home the $10,000 prize. Forget raindrops and roses, the judges (including The Sound of Music actors Angela Cartwright and Kym Karath) are looking for one of their favorite cakes!
#10 - Sesame Street
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 7, 2016
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!
#11 - Star Wars
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 11, 2016
Cake Wars takes on one of the biggest adventures in the galaxy ... Star Wars! One of the four talented cake makers will have their winning creation front and center at a huge bash celebrating Disney's newest Star Wars video game — and walk out $10,000 richer. Vice President of Development for Disney Infinity, John Vignocchi, joins the judging panel to help determine who will win and whose cake will succumb to the dark side.
#12 - The Knot
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 13, 2015
Today someone's cake is getting whisked off to a wedding. The couple is here and Theknot.com has provided everything for their dream wedding — except the cake. Which baker will take home the $10,000 and have their cake present when the couple says, "I do?"
#13 - Willy Wonka
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 14, 2016
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!
#14 - Valentine's Day
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 8, 2016
Love is in the air as Cake Wars celebrates Valentine's Day with something we all love: chocolate! With the help of an expert chocolatier, four bakers put their heart into their cake creations for the chance to be featured as the centerpiece of a romantic Valentine's Day wine tasting and leave with a sweet $10,000 prize. World famous chocolatier Jonathan Grahm joins the judging panel to share his love of the sweet confection!
#15 - Magic
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 17, 2016
Grab a hat and wand and prepare to cast a spell as Cake Wars takes on magic! Renowned magician Mat Franco is on hand to help choose which of four amazing bakers will have their cake appear at an amazing party celebrating magic and win $10,000 -- and which will disappear.
#16 - Hello Kitty
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 27, 2015
She's cute, iconic and world famous. And only one baker's breathtaking cake creation will be worthy enough to attend the celebration for the launch of Hello Kitty's North American Tour. Actress Katherine McNamara guest judges the cute cakes made as the bakers battle to the bitter end.
#17 - Space Jam
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 7, 2016
Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the Looney Tunes gang are headed to Cake Wars to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the classic basketball movie, Space Jam. Four bakers will battle to have their amazing cake creation at the center of the party, but only one baker will be able to make a slam dunk and win $10,000. Bill Farmer, the voice actor behind Sylvester and Yosemite Sam, joins the panel as guest judge.
#18 - Emoji
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 11, 2016
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.
#19 - Powerpuff Girls
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 12, 2016
Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup fly into Cake Wars to celebrate the iconic animated series The Powerpuff Girls! Four bakers will need their own superpowers as they compete to have their amazing cake creation at the center of the party and take home the $10,000 prize. Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li and Natalie Palamides, the voice actresses behind The Powerpuff Girls, serve as guest judges.
#20 - The Simpsons
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 29, 2015
One of the biggest television families ever is airdropping into Cake Wars — The Simpsons. They're throwing a huge bash to celebrate their success and one of our cake makers will have their winning creation front and center at the event — and walk out $10,000 richer. Executive Producer of The Simpsons Matt Selman will help determine which baker wins and which will be left saying "D'oh!?"
#21 - Halo
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 1, 2016
Four bakers create action-packed cakes celebrating the popular video game ``Halo''; Larry ``Major Nelson'' Hyrb, Microsoft's Director of Programming, helps judge the results.
#22 - Minecraft
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 1, 2016
One of the biggest video games of all time is coming to Cake Wars — Minecraft! They're throwing a huge party to celebrate this smash hit, and Brand Director for Minecraft, Lydia Winters, is on hand to help the judges choose which baker will have their winning cake creation as the centerpiece of the big event and walk out $10,000 richer.
#23 - How To Train Your Dragon
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 27, 2016
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!
#24 - Where’s Waldo
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 29, 2016
Bakers compete to have their cake center stage at a party celebrating the globe-trotting adventurer Waldo; Brian Robinson, head of creative design and development for Dreamworks Animation, helps pick the winning cake.
#25 - Girl Scouts
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 17, 2015
See whose Girl Scout cookie crumbles as four talented cake artists compete to have their cake creation at the center of a massive celebration for the Girl Scouts of America, as well as the $10,000 prize. They'll have to impress a real Girl Scout if they want to win the Cake Wars insignia!