Soft and sweet describes a good cupcake. It also nicely sums up this reality competition, where chef and sous-chef teams vie for $10,000 by baking professional quality treats, playing with various themes and strange ingredients that you'd never imagine chowing down on for dessert (see: oyster cupcakes). As if that weren't soft enough, Cupcake Wars has even crowned a vegan chef! No eggs, butter, or milk? Our animal-product-loving stomachs declare war on that.
1. Cupcake Wars (Food Network, 2010-present)