ILEA Austin ASE Awards Gala: Circus Obscura

Step right up! Come one, come all!

A night filled with circus peanuts, cracker jacks and illusionists, The Cupcake Bar was excited to play a part in the ILEA Austin ASE Awards Gala. We are ESPECIALLY excited to announce we were nomimated for “Spirit of ILEA” and even won the ILEA scholarship to ILEA Live in Calgary in August – we are SO EXCITED!

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Held at the classic AT&T Center, Big Time Creative really out-planned themselves with a circus obscura themed gala dressing the room from head to toe. With rentals from Premiere and Marquee along with lighting from Ilios, guests were in for a circus experience like no other. Floral from Epic Event Design and Zuzu’s Petals painted the space beautifully pulling out the bright colors in the dark, ominous room. Tunes from DJ Gatsby and Terra Vista Springs had every guest in a dancing mood.

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Featuring our fabulous favor wall, The Cupcake Bar provided a real treat for every guest allowing them to create and customize their own take home sweets bag. Guests would walk up our interactive treats gal, grab an empty goodie bag, then help themselves to sweet treats on our favor wall – choosing between caramel dipped apples, cupcakes, candy cigarettes, pop rocks, cracker jacks and more.  Oh my! The combinations were endless! Thinking of it as a “sweet buffet on a wall”, every adult left with a HUGE childlike, mile-wide smile on their face with their goodie bag filled to the brim with their tasty favorites.

In need of a unique, interactive dessert element at your next themed event? Keep The Cupcake Bar in mind! Customizing our colors, treats, and even wall backdrop to fit your event needs is what we love to do. We can fit in and dress the part for any and every occasion – we do it all.

We look forward to putting on our brainstorming hats to come up with a special idea that is sure to WOW both you and your guests!

Photos by: Jerry Hayes Photography and Rachael Hall Photography

Unicorns, Candy, Sparkles and Doughnuts! Oh My!

Unicorns, candy, sparkles and doughnuts – only in a perfect world would all these things live under the same roof. However, we’re here to tell you that roof DID exist and it was in Travisso! They hosted a lovely Ladies Home Tour showing off some of their gorgeous properties serving mimosas, small bites, and our services, which brought in the sweet, candy and sparkles into effect!

Guests were able to enjoy a variety of doughnuts served in the most customized way, allowing them to choose their doughnut, filling, drizzle, and toppings with our interactive doughnut bar. However, the talk of the event was our edible doughnut wall! People had to try it for themselves, as they were in disbelief that they could choose the perfect doughnut from the wall and then customize it onsite. Keeping in the unicorn and glitter theme, we glazed our doughnuts with pink, purple, and turquoise icing, only to finish it off with (our special touch) some edible glitter. It was a doughnut (almost) too fun to eat!

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We kept Travisso in mind, as branding was very important to them and the goal was to get the hashtags going. We worked with our vendor to create the perfect #Travisso sign, so that guests knew which social media hashtag to use to win fun prizes!

As doughnuts were being served in one house, we had a second gal roaming between different properties serving candy to hungry visitors off of our roaming treats tray. Branding our tray with Travisso lollipops was just one way we helped promote to guests that Travisso is a SWEET place to live. Making sure not to neglect anyone’s pallet, we served grapefruit sour gummies, strawberry banana gummy bears, chocolate cherry cordials, and even rock candy crystal lollipops – just to name a few. Children and adults alike, had a blast grabbing a handful of candy necklaces just to wear bling you can eat!

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Allow The Cupcake Bar to be a part of your next event just so we can show off you and your fun personality to everyone in an edible way, while keeping your branding in mind. We can’t wait to engage and interact, all while serving you and your sweet tooth!

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