Just when you've think you've seen it all in the cupcake world, something new pops up!
A few months ago we heard the news of Sprinkles Cupcakes installing an ATM machine next to their Beverly Hills store. This wasn't just any ATM machine, this one dispenses cupcakes!
Last week I made the trek up to LA to try it out (along with another dessert that I'll be posting about later this week). The cupcake ATM machine is located directly next door to the iconic Beverly Hills cupcake shop. The shop had a line out the door, but the ATM machine was available, just calling to me to use it.
The touchscreen was very easy to use. I scrolled through the list of available cupcakes, which were the ones that were also available in the shop. How could I not chose Red Velvet?...That is, after all, my favorite from Sprinkles.
Each cupcake costs $4, which is $0.50 more than purchasing one from their shop. But if you need a cupcake when the shop is closed, this is a great deal. I swiped my credit card and before you could blink my cupcake appeared. I was so busy taking pictures that the door almost closed before I had grabbed my cupcake. Now wouldn't that be a tragedy!
I didn't eat my cupcake right away, as I had just eaten another delicious treat (can you guess what it was?). I put my cupcake box on top of the car as I loaded my baby boy into his carseat. We drove for a few minutes before I realized that my cupcake was still on the roof of my car! Oh no! I rolled down the window and reached my hand up on top of the car. YES!!! It was still there. Thank goodness for LA traffic so I couldn't drive fast and it didn't fall off.
I waited until later that day to enjoy my delicious cupcake. I remembered why Red Velvet is my favorite flavor from Sprinkles: I'm in love with their cream cheese frosting!
What do you think about the concept of a cupcake ATM? I love the idea. Most of my cupcake cravings pop up after cupcake shops and bakeries are closed. Have you made a cupcake withdrawal yet?