Cupcake Wars

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Cupcake Wars
GenreCooking show, reality
Presented byJustin Willman[1]
JudgesCandace Nelson, Florian Bellanger
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes73[2]
Production
Producer(s)Adam Cohen, Cara Tapper & Joanna Vernetti
Running time1 hour
Broadcast
Original channelFood Network
Original runJune 13, 2010 – present
External links
Website
 
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Cupcake Wars
GenreCooking show, reality
Presented byJustin Willman[1]
JudgesCandace Nelson, Florian Bellanger
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes73[2]
Production
Producer(s)Adam Cohen, Cara Tapper & Joanna Vernetti
Running time1 hour
Broadcast
Original channelFood Network
Original runJune 13, 2010 – present
External links
Website

Cupcake Wars is a Food Network reality-based competition show hosted by Justin Willman based on creating unique and professional-style cupcakes that began airing in June 2010. The show is similar to its successful Chopped show in that it starts with 4 contestants who are eliminated one by one in 3 rounds. During seasons 1-3, the show's time-slot was Tuesdays at 8 pm, EST, but at the beginning of the 4th season, the time-slot changed to Sundays at 8PM EST. [1] The show also challenges its contestants to create cupcakes with unusual ingredients with the winning team receiving $10,000. Each team consists of a chef and a sous-chef. Cupcake Wars is currently airing its sixth season.

Contents

Rounds

In the first round, the contestants must create a cupcake based on taste alone with a theme associated including a twist of ingredient(s) in 45 minutes. For example, a date-night themed cupcake must include various aphrodisiacs, such as oysters, basil, dark chocolate or champagne.

The second round is based on both taste and presentation. In 75 minutes, the contestants must make 3 different cupcakes, each showcasing a different taste with an outstanding presentation.

The third round is hardest, with the remaining 2 teams making 1,000 cupcakes in only 2 hours (originally 4 hours in the first episode). Each team is assisted with the help of a 5-person team consisting of one carpenter and four baking interns to create the showcase for the cupcakes and help make the cupcakes for their corresponding contestants.

Themes

The show invites cupcake bakers from all over the United States to compete in the 3 rounds. Each episode has a theme. Some themes used so far have been a golf tournament, a Seaworld birthday party for an orca, a "match-making" aphrodisiac party, an Ace of Cakes 100th episode celebration, "Survival of the Fittest" theme, an autistic charity event and at a film festival.[2]

Judges

There are 3 judges in the series with 2 of them being permanent judges:

The third, rotating judge is a special guest and is associated with the event in which that episode's winning cupcakes are to be served.

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