The BEST Episodes of Cupcake Wars

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 25, 2021

Network: Food Network

It’s cupcake vs. cupcake in Food Network’s tastiest competition yet! Each week on Cupcake Wars, four of the country’s top cupcake bakers face off in three elimination challenges until only one decorator remains. The sweet prize: $10,000 and the opportunity to showcase their cupcakes at the winning gig. Whether a special Ace of Cakes anniversary celebration, a star-studded magazine party or an A-list celebrity golf tournament, these Cupcakes Wars really heat up. Candace Nelson (owner of Sprinkles Cupcakes) and Florian Bellanger (chef and co-owner of online macaroon company MadMac) serve as permanent judges with a third rotating judge each week, and Justin Willman hosts.

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Cupcake Champions: Grande Finale

#1 - Cupcake Champions: Grande Finale

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 10, 2012

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.

star 9.00
7 votes
Cupcake Champions: Glee

#2 - Cupcake Champions: Glee

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired May 28, 2012

star 8.86
7 votes
Kristin Cavallari's Baby Shower

#3 - Kristin Cavallari's Baby Shower

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 12, 2012

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.

star 8.67
3 votes
Star Wars

#4 - Star Wars

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 9, 2012

The bakers vie for the chance to serve their cupcakes at a VIP party celebrating the beloved Star Wars franchise.

star 8.67
3 votes
Aloha Cupcakes

#5 - Aloha Cupcakes

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 17, 2013

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.

star 8.67
3 votes
Dodgers Cupcakes

#6 - Dodgers Cupcakes

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 26, 2011

Four cupcake bakers will face off for the chance to have their cupcakes featured at a celebration honoring the world renowned LA Dodgers at a VIP party at the stadium.

star 8.50
8 votes
Final Cup(cakes)

#7 - Final Cup(cakes)

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 8, 2012

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

star 8.50
4 votes
Renaissance Faire

#8 - Renaissance Faire

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired May 6, 2012

star 8.50
6 votes
Adam Sandler’s Hotel Transylvania

#9 - Adam Sandler’s Hotel Transylvania

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 14, 2012

It’s going to get scary as the bakers fight for the chance to be featured at a celebrity-studded party celebrating the release of Adam Sandler’s animated film, Hotel Transylvania.

star 8.50
6 votes
Ice House

#10 - Ice House

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 8, 2011

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.

star 8.43
14 votes
American Music Awards

#11 - American Music Awards

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 15, 2012

Four returning Cupcake Wars champions fight to present their cupcakes to music's biggest celebrities at the after party for the American Music Awards.

star 8.43
7 votes
Tony Hawk

#12 - Tony Hawk

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 8, 2012

Four cupcake artists vie to have their sweets served at Tony Hawk's Stand Up for Skateparks benefit in LAs Vegas.

star 8.40
5 votes
WildAid: Save The Tigers

#13 - WildAid: Save The Tigers

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 6, 2012

Four bakers compete to serve their cupcakes at a huge celebrity gala honoring animal conservation group, WildAid. Actress Minnie Driver judges.

star 8.33
3 votes
Work Of Art

#14 - Work Of Art

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 19, 2011

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.

star 8.30
10 votes
Angry Birds

#15 - Angry Birds

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 29, 2012

Four competitors compete to have their cupcakes featured at a huge kickoff party for the Angry Birds Space app in Seattle.

star 8.29
7 votes
Jennette McCurdy Country Cupcakes

#16 - Jennette McCurdy Country Cupcakes

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 13, 2011

Four talented bakers will vie for the chance to have their cupcake creations take center stage at an exclusive party celebrating the record release for iCarly and country music star Jennette McCurdy.

star 8.22
9 votes
Cupcake Champions: Madagascar 3

#17 - Cupcake Champions: Madagascar 3

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired May 21, 2012

Four former champions compete for the chance to have their cupcakes featured at a special VIP party for Madagascar 3.

star 8.22
9 votes
Comic Con Cupcakes

#18 - Comic Con Cupcakes

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 16, 2011

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.

star 8.20
10 votes
Cupcake Champions: Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark

#19 - Cupcake Champions: Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired May 14, 2012

Kicking off the Champions series, our first four bakers compete 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.

star 8.20
10 votes
I Love Lucy 60th Anniversary

#20 - I Love Lucy 60th Anniversary

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 29, 2012

Four cupcake bakers vie for a place at the star-studded celebration of the 60th anniversary of "I Love Lucy."

star 8.17
6 votes
Tony Awards

#21 - Tony Awards

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 12, 2011

Four cupcake bakers, who have all won Cupcake Wars in the past, return to the battlefield for another shot at victory and a chance to serve Broadway's brightest at a VIP party for the 65th Annual Tony Awards

star 8.11
9 votes
World Series Of Poker

#22 - World Series Of Poker

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 23, 2011

Four gifted bakers will ante up for a chance to have their cupcake creations featured at an exclusive party for the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

star 8.11
9 votes
The Nutcracker

#23 - The Nutcracker

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 4, 2011

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

star 8.10
10 votes
Survival of the Fittest

#24 - Survival of the Fittest

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 6, 2010

Four creative cupcake bakers battle it out for the chance to have their over-the-top sugar displays featured at an L.A. museum. Contestants include: Lisa Cowden of Lulu’s Cupcakes (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Wendy Jones of Whodidily Cupcakes (Santa Barbara, Calif.), MaryAnne Tongko of Cupcakes & Co (Burbank, Calif.) and Jeff Martin of Smallcakes (Overland Park, Kan.).

star 8.08
25 votes
Kentucky Derby

#25 - Kentucky Derby

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 14, 2011

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.

star 8.07
14 votes