A World of Pure Imagination

“Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination. Take a look and you’ll see into your imagination.”

-Gene Wilder

Only in a child’s greatest imagination could anyone dream of having one of the biggest, most over-the-top, real-life Willy Wonka  wonderland parties, modeled after the childhood book:  Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.  We were so honored to be a part of this grand event held at The Driskill Hotel for Charlie, celebrating his Bar Mitzvah.   When young Charlie (Yes, his real name!) and his parents needed help pulling off a dessert buffet of candy and sweet treats, we created something extra special and unique for this one-of-a-kind event.  The Bar Mitzvah included everything from Oompa Loompas to whimsical food and decor.  No detail was overlooked and, it truly was magical.

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Planned by the extraordinary Caplan Miller Events , with design elements by Townsley Designs,  a breathtaking real-life Willy Wonka candyland transformed the ballroom of The Driskill. One would even believe they had been transported to the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory themselves. With chocolate scented air throughout the rooms, guests were in dazzled with every sense by the theatrical event.

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Definitely one of the most fun filled candy bars we have ever created, guests of all ages were able to pick from giant lollipops, Charlie’s Wonka bars, custom lickable wallpaper, fireballs, everlasting gobstoppers, golden eggs, candy necklaces, and pop rocks, just to name a few.  Guests created their own goodie bag of treats and, as imagined, the Wonka bars were the biggest hit!

No Willy Wonka themed Bar Mitzvah would be complete without an Oompa Loompa helping serve all these sweet treats to the the guests. Our staff dressed up as an Oompa Loompa and greeted guests, while making sure everyone had plenty of sugar.   And, in attendance, was a very, large blue Violet Beauregarde who made the room, larger than life.

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Needless to say, The Cupcake Bar had a BLAST creating and customizing this very special event.  Themed parties is always one of our favs, so always keep us in mind – we always like to dress the part, too!

Photography by Jerry Hayes and Diana M. Lott

The Cupcake Bar is Settling in to Our New Space!

Hey Cupcakers!
The Cupcake Bar has officially transitioned into our new space and we’re loving it! Since we moved in, we’ve had some wonderful visitors come through and warm the space with us—and we can’t wait to throw an open house soiree! Several brides, grooms, and eager teens have enjoyed cupcakes in our tasting room while dreaming of toppings and picking out decor. The Cupcake Bar has also had some great friends pop in to see the new digs. Thank you all for stopping by! If you’d like to come in for a tasting or a friendly visit, we would love it if you’d make an appointment! We’d hate to miss you because we’re out at an event, so please call ahead of time!!
The wonderfully talented Melissa from Pimp CO painted our wall to look like a sprinkled cupcake, and our light-up “love” sign is aglow, warming up our entry way.
On a routine day in the shop, you’ll find the Cupcake Wizards—Lori, Kim and Sarah buzzing around getting ready for events—the counters lined with sprinkles and arts and crafts projects, music playing (Missy Elliot Pandora station— you’re welcome), and the smell of sugar in the air. Our smiley Cupcake Bartenders hustle in to pick up the goods, and off to your event they go!
We also love our building mates, FRAME gym and Fast Forward Ink! Thanks for being such great friends and neighbors! AND, we’re also tickled pink that Lick Ice Cream, Bufalina Pizza and Odd Duck are moving in right across the street! What?!?
Ok, here we go! Let’s get geared up for SXSW!!! You’ve gotta book The Cupcake Bar for your SXSW event!!

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