Parents' Guide to

Cupcake Wars

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Dessert-focused cooking competition is mild but a bit dry.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 18+

It is until it isn’t

I just watched an episode when one woman yelled at her teammate (sister) saying you idiot !! I felt they should have been booted then but they didn’t make it past stage one with a pizza cupcake
age 2+

Be kind

I love watching cupcake wars but I think Candace and Florian are a little cold in their critiques. I love cupcakes like everyone else but these are cupcakes. 10G is really not that much. If this was a 50K pot than maybe critiques like that would be necessary. My most unfavorite moment was when Florian purposefully dropped a cupcake on a plate to show he didnt like the cupcake and its density. Be nice

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (9 ):

It is nice that like Food Network predecessor show Chopped, Cupcake Wars focuses on the cooking and food rather than drama between contestants. But watching cupcakes getting made is simply not as entertaining as watching meals get made. Why? Because cupcakes are by their nature limited. Contestants whip up batter, scoop it into tins, frost. Over and over. And over. It all lacks the excitement of watching a cake decorator sculpt a towering cake, or a chef make a unique dish out of what was just a bunch of ingredients.

Cupcake Wars looks like something you could do, and that's just not that much fun. Mark this one for bakers-to-be and cupcake fanatics only.

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