For confectionery-crazed Angelenos, the newest development in vending culture is the sweetest one yet: a 24-hour cupcake-dispensing machine at Sprinkles, the Beverly Hills-based Holy Grail of cupcakery. And it’s pink.
The automaton will vend freshly-baked cupcakes, mixes, apparel and other goods, according to its Facebook page. The company has yet to announce a launch date.
Customers visiting the machine’s profile on the social networking site seemed enthused, with comments deeming the cupcake ATM “very dangerous” and “ingenious.” One visitor wrote: “Is this a GREAT COUNTRY or what?”
Maybe the machine’s appearance isn’t too much of a surprise. In recent years, entrepreneurs have created vending machines that sell electronics, retail goods and even birth control pills, fresh-baked pizza, recycled items and butcher meat. A machine being developed by Kraft that has facial screening technology will sell products only to adults.