Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citibank, Chase and now Sprinkles Cupcakes is the latest to offer ATM’s.
Sprinkles Cupcakes’ ATM’s are a little different because they dispense fresh cupcakes. This allows customers to purchase cupcakes on their own schedule.
The Upper East Side location’s normal business hours are Monday through Saturday from 9AM to 9PM. Sundays their hours are 10AM to 8PM.
As I’m writing this it’s almost 8PM and I won’t be out of here until after 9PM. The ATM allows me to stop by anytime and not have to worry about time. I don’t like being confined to normal cupcake hours and the cupcake ATM gives me the freedom to cupcake on my own schedule. I respect that which is one of the inspirations for the write up. Another is their amazing videos and testimonials.
I think it’s a fun place to stop by with a date too, as long as you don’t mind eating cupcakes on the street, in a Uber or at home. Uber will wait while you stop at the ATM for some extra cake.
Candace and Charles Nelson opened the first Sprinkles Cupcakes in 2005. The location is Beverly Hills. They are credited with starting the nationwide cupcake craze.
They now have locations in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New York, Texas and Washington, DC, with more to follow. Some locations do not include a cupcake ATM. Please visit their site for details to see if they have it before you go. If not you can visit during normal business hours. Also, not sure the exact number of cupcakes each ATM holds. I’m sure at some point, it may run out. If people eat all the cupcakes and the machine is sold out, don’t blame me. Blame them.
Their additional New York location is at Brookfield Place. If you live in NYC and haven’t been to Brookfield Place, it’s a fun place to visit. Just thinking about it now makes me want to go back.
A few quick notes:
- Refrigerating your cupcakes will dry them out, so don’t do it. You can freeze them when wrapped properly. Not sure why you would want to freeze them when the store is open 7 days a week, but OK.
- Sprinkles cupcakes are preservative free, so it’s best to eat them on the day of purchase.
- The cupcakes do not contain trans fats.
Sprinkles also sells ice cream which is slow churned and cookies.
A few of their ice cream flavors include Banana, Strawberry Sorbet, Cherry Vanilla and Red Velvet. Make sure you check the site for which flavors they will carry the day you plan on visiting.
Their cookie selection comprises chocolate chip, double chocolate, peanut butter pretzel chip, Salted Oatmeal Cornflake and others.
OK enough for now, I have to go to the ATM.