Cupcake Meet began in Zilker Park, in Austin, an idea among a few friends to raise awareness of the car-show community, vehicular culture, mechanical aesthetics and engineering. As the movement grew popular, the originators of the Cupcake Meet event began to formalize their plans and their communitarian visions. They took steps to organize as a corporation, incorporating in 2010, and began donating to charities after designing a way to do so. Through donations raised at the gates of their events, Cupcake Meet has provided thousands of dollars to different charities, mainly in Texas. But since Cupcake Meet is using social media and sends directors to other states to network with companies and enthusiasts, it has expanded beyond the confines of Texas to other states. As well, it is Cupcake Meet’s national vision to organize a single, coordinated series of car meets across multiple U.S. cities, from which a single, pooled donation shall be accumulated to donate to one major charity. Cupcake Meet intends to continue donating to charities and shoot for annual nationally coordinated events after meeting this initial goal.