Cupcake Bake Off Date Night

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Cupcake Wars – Group Date Ideas and Printable Cards

If you are a fan of the Food Network, I’m sure you’ve caught a few episodes of Cupcake Wars! It’s one of our favorite reality food competitions. Basically, four bakers compete in three rounds of themed cupcake baking and decorating. It is such a blast to see all the amazing flavor combos and decorations the bakers come up with. We thought this would make for the perfect date night idea to recreate with your own spouse and maybe even invite a few friends. Now, who wants to host their own cupcake bake off date?! We’re giving you all the ideas and printables you need to pull it off!

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To get started, you’ll want to choose who your competition will be! Just want to keep it intimate between you and your spouse? That’s cool! This is your chance to finally see which one of you is the better baker. This is also the perfect double date or even group date. Invite some friends to compete against and bake as a couple instead!

Printable Cards and Invitations to Announce the Bake Off

We’ve included the cutest cupcake-themed invite! Thanks so much to Messes to Memories for creating these super fun Cupcake Wars printables.

Cupcake Wars Invite

After pulling the wrapper off, you’ll reveal the details for this fun date night idea! Isn’t that clever?

My husband and I have hosted a Cupcake Wars date a couple of times and our experience has always been better when we bake the cupcakes before date night and then all the couples bring their cupcakes! Then the date allows for a lot more cupcake tasting and enjoying your friends’ company!

Cupcake Wars Invitation

Our invite does mention that couples should bring a dozen cupcakes. But you can always have everyone come ready to bake at one person’s house. Just be prepared for a floury mess! And how cute would it be for all the cupcakes to be displayed on this cupcake stand?!

Cupcake Wars Digital Invite

We’ve included a digital Cupcake Wars invitation that you can text if that’s easier for you. If you do this, don’t forget to text the theme details. You can also choose your own theme and activity and text those details with the invite!

Cupcake ideas and themes

If you decide to add a theme to your date night, we’ve created three themes that are all ready for you to choose from! Each theme has specific ingredients that couples should choose from to bake a batch of unique, delicious, and beautifully decorated cupcakes. 

Cupcake Wars Activities

Just like in the real Cupcake Wars competition, there are some classic cupcake ideas and flavors as well as some more challenging ingredients. Bonus points are always awarded for those who pull off a risky flavor combo!

  • The Perfect Pair – Focus on romantic flavors or flavors that pair well together!
  • Adventure – Want to try a few more adventurous flavors? These are all ingredients you might taste while on your own little adventure!
  • Rock ‘N’ Roll – These ingredients are taken straight from a rock ‘n’ roll-themed episode of The Cupcake Wars! They are legit!

Each theme also has a suggested activity idea to do for your Cupcake Wars date that fits the theme!

Competition Scorecard

After friends arrive and present their cupcakes, you’ll want to admire and taste each cupcake. Distribute scorecards before tasting so that people know how they should be judging the cupcakes.

Cupcake Wars Tasting

We suggest that each cupcake is judged by each couple, so you’ll need quite a few cards, and you’ll need to discuss and come to an agreement with your partner as you score each cupcake! Tally up the scores for each cupcake to decide on a winner. We think it would be so fun to have a cash prize (have everyone contribute a small amount to the pot) for the winner… It’ll up the ante a bit! But that’s totally up to you!

Cupcake Wars Judging Cards

And there you have it: a Cupcake Wars date night so epic that you’ll want to host it again ASAP! And what to do with all the leftovers? Send everyone home with a few in these cupcake boxes!

But just because your friends have gone doesn’t mean the party has to end… We’ve put together a super sweet after party for two that will take cupcakes from sweet to sexy in no time.

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The Icing On The Cupcake? An After Party Just For Two!

Decorate your bedroom door with our adorable Cupcake Wars After Party sign and decor! You can even add some streamers and balloons for a fun party feel, or rose petals and candles for a sexy feel. Once your spouse spots the bedroom door, they’ll be excited to continue partying with you! It’ll truly be the icing on the cupcake. 😉

Cupcake Wars After Party Activities

We’ve included 12 sexy Cupcake Wars printable cards with cupcake-themed questions, challenges, or activities on them. We’ve kept them tasteful; however, only include the sexy cards that you know you and your spouse will be comfortable doing!

Cupcake Wars Sexy After Party Ideas

We guarantee you’ve never experienced cupcakes like this before!

Don’t forget to download the Cupcake Wars Date Night printables below and get ready to host an unforgettably sweet party!

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Cupcake Wars Date Night

Printables Designed by Carisa @ Messes to Memories Exclusively for The Dating Divas
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Cupcake Wars Digital Invite

Printables Designed by Carisa @ Messes to Memories Exclusively for The Dating Divas


I am crazy about my husband, Scott and my FOUR cute kids! I spend my days at home--teaching, playing and cleaning up with them! Our favorite place in our home is the kitchen! I love to cook and bake with lots of flavor--and I love having my little helpers in the kitchen, too! Some of my most recent passions are tennis, nutrition, crafting, the great outdoors and photography!

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  1. My kids have done cupcake wars several time and it is always a great time. Love these bright and colorful printables!

    1. Amy! That is awesome that you’ve done cupcake wars with your kiddos! Such a great idea! Thanks for commenting! XO

    1. Thanks SO much for your comment! Isn’t this one super fun? Can’t wait for you to try it out!! XOXO