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

Texas Weddings: A How To By Brett and Whitney

They say that everything is bigger in Texas– and certainly Texas weddings are no exception!

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This week we’re featuring a couple with love for each other the size of Dallas, and a love for fun as big as Houston!

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But of course, their wedding was thrown right here in Central Texas, just outside of Austin in the small town of Wimberley, where the best of the best come to kick up their heels and celebrate. Best of all, the nuptials took place at legendary Texas country singer Kevin Fowler’s Rustic Ranch.

This was a gorgeous fall wedding thrown on one of the most fun holidays of the year: Halloween! The Cupcake Bar was pleased to feature our Caramel Apple Bar and our Roaming Treats Service.



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The Caramel Apple Bar was designed with a Fall Carnival in mind. The fun-loving couple provided outdoor games like the classic southern favorite: corn hole. If you don’t know what that is, we suggest you ask a Texan immediately– it’s kind of like horseshoes but far less dangerous!


Later in the night, The Cupcake Bar switched gears and went delightfully spooky with our Roaming Treats service. We passed Halloween trick-or-treat candy in custom to-go bags, while guests danced in the night away in Halloween masks.

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The folks over at 36th Street Events planned a wonderful event for this happy couple! Every element was just beautiful– lace, succulents, strings of lights, rustic and vintage touches with a clean, airy and elegant atmosphere–what dreams are made of! Certainly what every little girl growing up in Texas hopes her wedding will be like! And who do we have to thank for capturing every moment? None other than the keen eye and sharp talents of Nadine Studio! Thanks for showing us how it’s done Whitney and Brett! We wish you many happy years together!


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