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People often ask me if I would want to be a contestant on the show Cupcake Wars.  The answer is no.  Because I don’t own a bakery, the thought of baking on such a large scale, making every cupcake look perfect, and having to race against the clock is not something that appeals to me.  If you asked me whether I would want to be a judge on Cupcake Wars, I’d have a different answer: “Heck, yeah!” Who wouldn’t want to sample all of those different cupcakes?!

Omaze is offering 10 Cupcake Project readers a ticket.  With those tickets, you’ll be able to enter Omaze’s contest to come as close as any of us are going to get to being a Cupcake Wars judge: “You and a guest will hang out backstage with host Justin Willman during a taping of the hit show, taste all the cupcakes and compare your choices to the judges.”  They’ll also throw in airfare and lodging!

Even if you don’t win a ticket, I encourage you to buy contest tickets for yourself and your friends through Omaze.  The proceeds from the contest go to Team Rubicon, a charity that helps returning veterans find a renewed sense of purpose by getting them involved – and using their hard-earned skills – in disaster relief efforts.

How to Win a Ticket for a Chance to Go Backstage on Cupcake Wars

This contest is going to be simple and fast.  You’ve got just over 24 hours to enter from the time I post this.

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Disclosure: Omaze also gave me 5 tickets for myself.  I am cheering for all of you, but obviously, I want to win! :)

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135 comments on “Win a Chance to Go Backstage on Cupcake Wars”

  1. I’ve been on the set of David Letterman–it was an episode where Tom Hanks was promoting The Da Vinci code, which was pretty awesome. :)

  2. Lorisays:

    Sadly, I have not been on the set of a TV show.

  3. Shainasays:

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  4. Ninasays:

    I have! I was interviewed on Good Morning New York about the affinity check program I managed for a non-profit organization I was working for. I still have a videotape of the interview (it was that long ago).

  5. I have not ever been backstage or on a show. OMG, Cupcake Wars is one of my favorite shows, I DVR it!

  6. Shainasays:

    I’ve been in the audience on the Tonight Show a couple times.

  7. Gini Msays:

    I have never been on a set of a tv show. I would soooo love to check this one out! Would be one of the highlights of my life, I love this show that much.

  8. I’ve never been on a TV show but this would be so fun!

  9. I have not been on a TV show or a part of the audience, etc. I did tour NBC Studios once and have done the CNN Studios Tours several times, but that’s it

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

  10. Anonymoussays:

    I’ve been on the set of Saturday Night Live, In the audience of Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart Show, The View and Dr Oz!

  11. What an awesome opportunity!! Does a high school t.v. show production count? Probably not! This would be so much fun to win!!

  12. Desireesays:

    I have. When I was in maybe 5th grade, I won a city-wide, fire-safety contest. One of my prizes was to come out on tv on a little 30-sec type show that came on in between shows. That was my 15 minutes of fame. lol

  13. Cindisays:

    Does Admiral Jack at age 4 count??? Showing my age..Ooops!
    I would love to be a part of Cupcake Wars!!!! Imagine….sigh…. <3

  14. Lisssays:

    I’ve been on Bozo the Clown!

  15. Anonymoussays:

    Yes, Match Game

  16. Kaeleysays:

    I’ve never been backstage to a show. I would be a giggly girly mess at CW though :P

  17. JDsays:

    I was an extra in the PBS show Cyberchase!

  18. Patrick Mabrysays:

    Never been on a tv show, but my wife LOVES this show and she wants to go :D

  19. Cindysays:

    Oh, WOW! Would so love to win! This would be a total dream come true for my daughter! She is the show’s #1 fan and would so love to meet Candace Nelson! We started our cupcake company, Christal’s Cupcakes, a year ago and they actually called us! We were so excited and sent in an audition tape! Just to be on the set would be amazing~ quite the 1 year anniversary gift for our cupcakes! Fingers crossed!

  20. Sarahsays:

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  21. Melissasays:

    No, I have not been on a show before. I think it would be so cool to see how it all works, especially on such an awesome show!

  22. Sarahsays:

    I have been on the set of American Idol. It was cool, but strict. This would be much more fun – Idol didn’t have cupcakes to taste!

  23. Love cupcakes. Have always thought tasting the cupcakes sounded much more fun. :) Here’s to hoping!

  24. Rachaelsays:

    It would be so cool to win – I’m always amazed at the cool looking and tasting cupcakes they turn out on Cupcake Wars. :)

  25. Angelasays:

    I was on the set of a silly high school tv show. It was just a talk show. It was fun!

  26. Cindy77says:

    Wow! I so want to win! This is my all time favorite show!

  27. Sarasays:

    I have never been on the set of a show but I would loooove to be on this one!

  28. Winniesays:

    I’ve never been on a the set of a TV show :C

  29. Nope, I’ve never been on the set of a tv show. Let’s change that! ;)

  30. I was in the audience for $20,000 Pyramid when I was in college! Kinda fun. I’d LOVE to be backstage at CCW!

  31. Katiesays:

    I haven’t. Wish I had!

  32. Anonymoussays:

    Nope, never been on the set of a TV show. Now would be a lovely time to start! I LOOOOOOOOOOVE Cupcake Wars.

    -Rebecca Wilken
    denali0407 at hotmail (Apparently I’m the only person on the planet without a blog.)

  33. SFsays:

    Only if you count local access TV when I was in 2nd grade!

  34. Baileysays:

    No I have not been on a TV show but going to cupcake wars would be pretty great!

  35. Lindsaysays:

    No but I sure would love too! Gameshows or any of the food network shows!

  36. Shaylasays:

    Nope never been on a show but would love to!

  37. I took a tour at NBC Studios in NYC. We walked through the sets of some sports show, the Dr. Oz show and SNL. The SNL set was SO cool to see. It’s much smaller than it seems on TV!

  38. Dixiesays:

    Never been on a show but love cupcake wars!

  39. Laurensays:

    Nope, i haven’t been lucky enough to be on a tv show set before.

  40. Teddysays:

    I haven’t been on a show before.

  41. Fredericossays:

    Been on a comedy show in my country!!! Though it was a long time ago…

  42. I haven’t been on one. I agree with you, I am setting up a mobile cupcake kitchen and people ask me if I would go on the show. Personally one of the biggest things that irritates me when I watch is the loose hair and the face touching while baking. I wonder if the judges ever pull a hair out of an otherwise perfect cupcake?

  43. Zoesays:

    I haven’t but I would love to!

  44. Hannahsays:

    I would LOVE to do this! Crossing my fingers

  45. Lauren from Tampasays:

    We love cupcake wars! We record it so that we don’t miss an episode!

  46. I’ve never been on a TV show but would LOVE the opportunity!

  47. the closest thing to being on a set of a tv show would be my production class in high school where we produced the school news show

  48. Dianesays:

    I went to the set of a local show when I was in elementary school. I don’t remember much, other than that we had to be very quiet. This, however, is exceedingly exciting for me! I absolutely love Cupcake Wars… and my cousin and her sister-in-law (her sil was the actual baker, she was the assistant) took first place in an episode that aired at the beginning of January. I would LOVE to win this!

  49. MaryBsays:

    I’ve never been on the set of a TV show although my husband and son have been. My son was on Jeopardy once.

  50. Katrinasays:

    Ive never been on a TV set, but I’d love the chance to explore one!

  51. I was in a commercial as a child, but that’s it! I wanna go!

  52. TeresaHsays:

    love the show

  53. Emilysays:

    I’ve been on the set of a local TV show production. It was really neat to see what goes on behind the scene! I would LOVE to see Cupcake Wars action from behind the stage.

  54. Sylviasays:

    I was on the Leno show once. Even got some face time because I was the only person clapping/laughing in response to one comment. Oh well!

  55. A.J.says:

    I’ve been to Late Night with Craig Ferguson! He’s amazing live!

  56. Anonymoussays:

    I was on the set of Paula Deen’s “Paula Parties” and they had a surprise show of Throwdown with Bobby Flay and Paula against each other. It was a lifetime dream come true. Kim S.

  57. Alisasays:

    I have never been on the set of a TV show. This would be my first!

  58. Anonymoussays:

    Never been on a set, it would be pretty exciting I imagine.

  59. Never been on a tv show set so this would be so awesome! Love me some cupcakes :)

  60. I would love to go to cupcake wars!! I have never been on the set of a TV show

  61. I have been to The Price is Right. This would be WAYYYY better though

  62. Chrissays:

    I have never been to the set of a TV show. My mom and I were just saying we would love to have a backstage view of Cupcake Wars a few days ago, so this would be awesome!

  63. Kari M.says:

    I have never been on a real television set before. I watch Cupcake Wars every Sunday night to see the wild recipes they come up with! I’ve actually learned a lot of tricks from watching it! I’d love to see the action live!!

  64. abbey doylesays:

    I’ve never been on the set of a television show but would love to, especially cupcake wars. I watch every week! And I am my work’s cupcake queen! :)

  65. Kimsays:

    I have never been on the set of a TV show but if I ever have the opportunity it would definitely have to be a fun baking show like Cupcake Wars, Cake Boss, etc!

  66. Kathysays:

    The closest I’ve ever come is a school field trip 30 years ago to the set of the local TV news station.

  67. Kalensays:

    Nope, never, unless you count in middle school when I was a “news anchor” ;) This would be such a treat!

  68. I’m saving my TV set debut for the best show ever… Cupcake Wars! I have looked onto the set for Batman Begins in Chicago!

  69. I had the privilege to be in the control booth during a live broadcast of This Week, broadcast from the Newseum in D.C. It was very interesting.

    But to see a taping of Cupcake Wars? How fun would that be?

  70. Tracisays:

    I’ve never been on the set of a TV show, but maybe I’ve just been holding out for the right one! :)

  71. Tiffanysays:

    I’m a HUGE fan of your site and a HUGE fan of Cupcake Wars! This would be a dream!
    beijos,
    Tiffany
    http://www.beijostiffany.com

  72. Rachelsays:

    I work at Mr. Food so I’m on the set whenever I’m in South Florida! There is no other show I love more on Food Network than Cupcake Wars <3 pick me pleaseee!

  73. Amandasays:

    Not while anything was filming :/

  74. Valerie K.says:

    Sounds awesome! Would love to win!

  75. kimblysays:

    I went to see the John Davidson show when I was a kid (showing my age!!)

  76. Bri Csays:

    I never have, but would love more than anything to visit my fave show!

  77. Pearl C.says:

    I’ve been to some talk shows – Conan and Jimmy Kimmel’s. Both were really fun!

  78. Beccasays:

    No tv shows here either!

  79. wejsays:

    I’ve been on the set of Regis and Kathy Lee (umm, when it was still Regis and Kathy Lee), I also went to see a taping of Jimmy Fallon … In terms of being backstage, no (although, once I helped out on the ‘set’ of a food network live tour, that was cool).

  80. I sat in the audience of The View and an MTV show with Alexa Cheung, Kid Cudi performed and Adrian Grenier was a guest!

  81. I was an extra in one episode of One Tree Hill! It was really neat!
    keshakeke@aol.com

  82. wendysays:

    I want to gooooooooo!

  83. Mandrasays:

    I’ve never been to the set of a TV show but I would love to go to this one!!!!

  84. I’ve been on our local news once while I was in high school. They did Friday spirit days for local high schools and our cheerleading squad went and performed. I was the captain so I had to do an interview.

  85. Anna Jsays:

    I got to be on set for a news broadcast for our local station. It was a very fun experience!

  86. Ellensays:

    I went to a broadcast of the Arsenio Hall show…Yup, I’m old. :)

  87. I was on the set of The Robin Swoboda show when Dixie Longate (the Tupperware lady) was there. The funniest guy in a dress!

  88. I’ve never been on set of a show, but I think it would be so much fun! Especially to be on set of a CUPCAKE show!

  89. Beckysays:

    As a really little kid, I was on the set of the show Ramblin’ Rod. That was such a long time ago!

  90. Anonymoussays:

    NEVER…. maybe I can win this though.
    thanks for the chance,
    mary
    ladefly@aol dot com

  91. I went to a music awards show taping once. It amazed me how much editing can really do for a show. Now, backstage on Cupcake Wars? That would be a dream come true! Hello Justin, Candace, and Florian!!!!!

  92. I’ve always wanted to be on the show but with my luck I’d get stuck with seaweed and hot dogs for the mandatory ingredients. So, since I could never pull that off, I’ll stick with a chance to be a backstage judge-wannabe. Hope I win!!! How absolutely fun could that be!

  93. Oops sorry, forgot to say I’ve NEVER been on ANY show, guest or audience. So way cool chance to be on one I would adore.

  94. Danasays:

    I have never been to a TV show set or game show. Since cupakes are near and dear to my heart, I would be in hog heaven to win tickets to this show. It is one of my all time favorites, and I think being part of the energy and creative chaos would be a life highlight to which I would refer often!

  95. I love cupcakes and Cupcake Wars! THis would be so much fun! THanks for the opportunity to win!

  96. misdawnsays:

    I’ve never been on a tv set before, so I think Cupcake Wars would be a great set for my first visit ever!

  97. I love cupcake wars!!! I’ve been on 106th and Park’s TV set!

  98. I have never been on the set of a TV show such as this but I have been to a TV News Studio before. I studied Television Production in College but haven’t worked at a TV Station yet as I am busy being Mommy now. :) I would love to be able to go to cupcake wars though!!

  99. I have never been on set for a TV show but have been behind the scenes for a live Broadway show. My sister was in Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat production…it was incredible to see all those people and feel the electricity in the air.

  100. I was on the set of TRL way back in the day!

  101. Jocelynsays:

    I have never been on a tv set, but being on the set of Cupcake Wars (my FAVORITE show) would be a dream!!

  102. Nope – I’ve never been in the set of any TV show!

  103. After 9/11 they taped an episode of Reading Rainbow at my school. I was one of the kids to do a book talk! My friends and family get a real laugh from the video nowadays.

  104. Not yet but would be fun! Thanks for the opportunity! ;)

  105. Amysays:

    I saw Conan’s late night show being taped. It was pretty cool.

  106. Angiesays:

    I was on the set of a kids show when I was young, but I would love to be on the set of a show that involved eating cupcakes! :)

  107. Jensays:

    I’ve never made it on set – Cupcake Wars would be so fun!

  108. Anonymoussays:

    I viewed the set of Eureka’s Castle at Nickelodeon studios when I was 6. Tasted slime. All that fun jazz.

  109. No, but this would be a great first!

  110. Gina Maldonadosays:

    Never been to a tv show, this would be my first one!

  111. CariElfsays:

    This would be so much fun! I love that show!

  112. Marilynsays:

    I’ve never been on a show, but cupcake wars is hands down my favorite food network show!

  113. Anonymoussays:

    when exactly would you have to go to the backstage?

  114. LOVE CUPCAKE WARS! I usually watch it with my brother, and we both choose a contestant for the win! It would A-M-A-Z-I-N-G to actually be able to meet Justin, Candace, and Florian! Hope I win, because this opportunity would be great!

  115. Catsays:

    A.G.E.S. ago I was on the set of Pinky Lee in (probably – I was too young to know) Burbank, CA. I’ve also been to tapings of the Johnny Carson Show (also ages ago). I worked at 20th Century Fox in Beverly Hills, and witnessed MANY tapings for The Six Million Dollar Man, After Mash, and Moonlighting (with Cybil Shepherd and Bruce Willis). However, we currently live where we don’t even get TV reception, so I have never even seen Cupcake Wars. I’d sure like to win, though, to see what I’ve been missing! :-)

  116. Chelseasays:

    I took a tour of the nbc studios when I was in New York a few years ago but would LOVE LOVE LOVE to go to Cupcake Wars!

  117. Katsays:

    I haven’t been on a TV show set, but it would be great to go on Cupcake Wars!

  118. Nope, this would be my first! I AM IN IT TO WINE IT!

  119. Staceysays:

    I have never been to see a tv show being filmed in person. I think it would be so exciting!

  120. Never been on the set but it sounds like a blast! My good friend’s husband is friends with Kyra (Crave Bake Shop, on Cupcake Wars 3 times) so I got to meet her at their wedding as well as hang out with her at my friend’s bachelorette party. She’s awesome!

  121. Megansays:

    Never been on a set but I think it would be so much fun. Especially for Cupcake Wars! I’m addicted to that show!

  122. Ashleysays:

    I have not had the chance to be on a set, but my Dad has. Being on cupcake wars would be the best thing ever!

  123. I have never had the chance to be on the set of a TV show… yet! I would love to go to cupcake wars though :D

  124. I feel the same as you, I’m no professional and could possibly crumble under that kind of pressure, but judge some cupcakes?! Sign Me UP!

  125. Domsays:

    I’ve never been on the set of a tv show. I did however get to go to a party at the then Warner Brothers studio for a One Tree Hill party & we were shown on tv.

  126. I’ve never been on the set of a tv show, but I’ve done a few commercials =)

  127. I’ve never been on the set of a TV show…would be a lot of fun though!

  128. Jessecasays:

    I’ve been to the set of our local morning talk show… and the 12:00 news. Does that count? Not super exciting, but it was fun to meet the amazing producers and tv personalities! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Jesseca

  129. I want to enter the competition

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