A little magic is flying into Carytown Cupcakes, and it’s bursting through fireplaces, running through train platforms, and swooping in on a broomstick.
Starting this past Monday and continuing through November 5, Carytown Cupcakes is celebrating October and the wizarding world of Harry Potter by bringing back ‘Cary Potter,’ with another round of Harry Potter-themed cupcakes, decorations, and events including a Harry Potter trivia night and a baking class.
The shop–as well as the cupcakes–has been completely transformed. Customers now walk through Platform 9 ¾ into the wizarding world, complete with potions, a sorting hat, and flying letters from Hogwarts. A dementor lurks in the corner while the Whomping Willow stands tall in another, and housemade butterbeer is served on tap.
Treats like sour apple-flavored Basilisk venom cupcakes and butterbeer-flavored frosting have taken over, including some unique cupcakes such as Polyjuice Potion or Gillyweed.
In addition to some fun events and game nights through the rest of October, Carytown Cupcakes has also asked some other Cary Street businesses to join in on the fun with a Horcrux Scavenger Hunt Crawl. Customers can search through other shops in Carytown to find Rowena Ravenclaw’s diadem or Tom Riddle’s diary. Anyone who successfully completes the hunt will receive a small prize and will be entered to win a Grand Prize (to be determined at a later date).
Below you can find a rundown of events for ‘Cary Potter’:
Wednesday, October 25: Special Harry Potter themed baking class through River City Food Tours. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Limited spaces available.
Friday, October 27: It’s Harry Potter Trivia Night! Three rounds of trivia begin at 7 p.m. with drink specials running all night. Pre-registration begins on October 15 at noon.
Wednesday, November 1: Special book reading with Hermione Granger. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, November 3: Harry Potter Bingo! Three rounds of Harry Potter Bingo begin at 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 4: Harry Potter Tattoo Flash at Black Rabbit Tattoo. 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. with Jelena Wolves. First come, first serve. Walk-ins only.
Everyday: Show off your best costumes for the Cary Potter Costume Contest! To enter, visit us wearing your finest house robes (or any other outfits/characters) and post a picture to Instagram with the hashtag #CaryPotterCostume17. We will choose one winner a week to win a free Dozen Cupcakes (Vegan and Gluten Free available).