The Wicked-themed episode is scheduled to debut Jan. 1, 2012, at 8 PM ET with encore broadcasts scheduled for Jan. 2 at 3 AM ET and Jan. 3 at 8 PM ET.
Each week on "Cupcake Wars," according to production notes, "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."
Justin Willman hosts; judges include Candace Nelson and Florian Bellanger.
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