Cupcake Wars is an American reality contest series that entirely revolves around the preparation and creation of unique cupcakes. Each episode features four teams of two that compete for a $10'000 cash prize and a featuring at an upcoming event over the span of three rounds. The first round is about creating unique tastes based on a certain theme, the second round adds presentation of the cupcakes to the mix, and in the third round the last two teams need to produce 1'000 cupcakes of their own creation. One of the main selling points of Cupcake Wars is that each episode is based on a theme, such as a birthday party for a whale at Seaworld, a charity event for autism or a date night aphrodisiac party. The creations of the participating teams are judged by a panel of two renowned pastry chefs or professionals, and one special guest who is usually associated to the event where the winners' cupcakes will be served.