Convenient Cupcakes Are Dangerous For Dieters

By Salon Staff
Published March 6, 2012 1:54PM (UTC)
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Beverly Hills cupcake bakery Sprinkles has installed a cupcake vending machine at its flagship store that will dispense sweet frosting and cake in snack-size portions 24/7.

Founder and owner Candace Nelson says her company is rolling out the first high-tech cupcake vending machine Tuesday, with three more in the works for New York City by summer.

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The ATM-like machine features a touchscreen and a robotic arm that pulls the cupcake of choice from a wall of single-serving boxes inside the store.

Nelson says the custom-built gadget is in response to demand for increased hours at the popular store.

The machines will be restocked throughout the day so the goods stay fresh.

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She says she hopes the vending machines will give her stores an edge over the cupcake competition.


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