Willy Wonka - LOVED by Smashcake ®
The Smashcake® dream has been deeply inspired by the movie, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory which was released in 1971, a year before Kylene was born. Her earliest memory of watching the movie was at age 3, at home in her Sydney lounge room, with her parents & two brothers. That day, Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) ignited a flame in Kylene's heart & a burning desire for anything sweet & magical. The morals taught in the movie were so poignant that they have stayed with Kylene & the way she operates her Smashcake® business today are very much based on Wonka's philosophies.
Here's a few of Wonka's quotes that Kylene adores !
- "We are the makers of music & the dreamers of dreams."
- "A little nonsense now & then is relished by the wisest men."
- "If you want to view paradise, simply look around & view it. Anything you want to, do it; want to change the world.....there's nothing to it."
- So shines a good deed in a weary world."
- "There's no better time to learn."
- "Hold your breathe, make a wish, count to three".
- "Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker."
- "There's no life to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be."
- "A thing of beauty is a joy forever."
- "Now over here, if you'll follow me, we have something rather special."
- "She was a bad egg."
- "Goodbye, Mrs Gloop. Adieu. Aufwiedersehen. Gusunheit. Farewell."
Wonka Bars with Golden Tickets, Everlasting Gobstoppers & Lickable Wallpaper are a what dreams are made of, so when Kylene first dreamt of Smashcake®, she imagined creating products that would bring the same joy, fun & magic to the children, that Willy did in his movie. The emails, messages of gratitude & smashing photos that Kylene has received over the years are what continues to motivate her to create & innovate.
Gene Wilder the man, was as much of an inspiration to Kylene as the character he played in the movie. It was a very sad day for millions of people around the world & for the world of chocolate, on 29th August, 2016, when he was bid a sweet farewell.
Willy Wonka you are MY maker of dreams. Thank you for the inspiration.
We bid you Adieu. Somewhere over the Rainbow your Dreams really will come true...
xx LOVE Smashcake® xx