Cupcake ATM pops up for a quick sugar fix

A woman takes her order of cupcakes after using a Cupcake ATM created by Sprinkles bakery in New York City. Photo / AFP
A woman takes her order of cupcakes after using a Cupcake ATM created by Sprinkles bakery in New York City. Photo / AFP

A cupcake ATM has launched to the delight of New Yorkers who can now fulfill their cravings for a freshly baked treat around the clock.

The machine to dispense the sugary treats was debuted by Sprinkles Cupcakes, a chain that already has five similar ATMs operating in the US including the world's first such machine in Beverly Hills, California.

People wait in line to try out the Cupcake ATM created by Sprinkles bakery in New York City. Photo / AFP
People wait in line to try out the Cupcake ATM created by Sprinkles bakery in New York City. Photo / AFP

"I conceived the idea of an automatic cupcake machine after having late-night sugar cravings while pregnant with my second son," said Candace Nelson, founder of Sprinkles.

"Even as Sprinkles' founder, I couldn't get my midnight cupcake fix! I thought 'there has to be a way,' and so the concept of the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM was born!"

The machine, which can store up to 760 cupcakes and dispense four at a time, is restocked frequently, so cupcake fans can always enjoy a fresh treat.

A delicious cupcake ordered from a Cupcake ATM created by Sprinkles bakery in New York City. Photo / AFP
A delicious cupcake ordered from a Cupcake ATM created by Sprinkles bakery in New York City. Photo / AFP

- DPA

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