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

Branding and Rock ‘n’ Roll– Nordstrom Night Out

Hey Cupcake Enthusiasts,

The Cupcake Bar was excited to be able to showcase our rocking branding ability at Nordstrom Night Out– a huge, star studded rock concert hosted by Nordstrom in the parking lot at Barton Creek Mall and featuring some of the most talented artists Austin has to offer! We were charged with feeding the hungry music fans lots of sugary sweetness and giving Nordstrom major props for hosting such a cool event!

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The Cupcake Bar custom designed water bottles with sleek Nordstrom labels. We dipped our fall signature, the caramel apple, in sparkly colorful sugars, and wrapped them beautifully, tying them off with a custom designed Nordstrom label. Next, what could be more rock ‘n’roll than rock candy? The answer is: Nothing. The Cupcake Bar twisted the gorgeous crystal sweets with a custom Nordstrom tag and displayed them on a bed of more hot pink rock candy! All sweets and treats were passed to fans on custom designed trays! The Cupcake Bar is your branding best friend! We love to strike the balance between fun and professionalism at any event. In this day and age, everything needs a hashtag! Let The Cupcake Bar get your message out there while still providing guests with a sweet experience they won’t soon forget!

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Nordstrom Night Out went off without a hitch! The weather was perfect, the crowd was enthusiastic, the sound was magnificent, and the concert was fantastic–so many talented artists shared the stage. We felt like the luckiest gals in Austin, and each of these musicians has new fans in The Cupcake Bar. If you’re not already familiar, check out Magna Carda, The Digital Wild, and Sarah Jaffe!

Put The Cupcake Bar in charge of branding for your next big event!!!



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