If you have ever wished for a 24/7 ATM that pops out a cupcake at the press of a button, good news for you! They exist! But where are these cupcake ATMs?
If you have a sweet tooth like me, the urge to get a cupcake can strike you at any hour, particularly in the middle of the night. However, many cupcake shops are closed during that hour. Not Sprinkles, though.
Sprinkles is a bakery chain that is unique because it has set up cupcake ATMs at several key locations in southern states, including California, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, and Florida. Cupcake ATMs can also be found in Georgetown, DC, and select cities of New York and Illinois.
I can help you find out what cupcake ATMs are, where the first cupcake ATM was installed, and which are the fortunate few cities and states that have cupcake ATMs.
As a baker and a lover of all things sweet, particularly baked goods, I find cupcake ATMs a godsend for my midnight cravings. I have not only visited all the places where Sprinkles cupcake ATMs are found in California but can also inform you of where to find a cupcake ATM in your state.
What are Cupcake ATMs?
Cupcake ATMs is an incredibly novel and inspiring iea by Sprinkles, a bakery chain in the United States. The company introduced these revolutionary ATMs in 2012, which offer access to the bakery’s cupcakes, cookies, and brownies after hours and during the day for your convenience.
Sprinkles has its own full-service bakery, but the cupcake ATMs can help satisfy your sweet tooth even when the shops are closed.
A single cupcake ATM has the capacity to hold up to 1000 cupcakes. However, Sprinkles prioritize freshness and only stock its ATM to 20% of its capacity. The ATM does not bake the cupcakes; instead, staff from the bakery stocks the ATM every day and throughout the day.
Cupcakes that have not been bought are discarded the very next day.
Some of the most popular varieties of Sprinkles cupcakes are dark chocolate, banana, red velvet, sprinkle, vanilla, black and white, salty caramel, strawberry, and carrot. The company offers several more flavors as well as sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan options.
Where Was the Cupcake ATM First Set Up?
Sprinkles Cupcakes opened its shop in Beverly Hills in 2005. The first cupcake ATM was set up in the same place on March 6, 2012. The company opened its second cupcake ATM just a few months later in Chicago. The third cupcake was opened right at the bakery in Dallas, and the fourth one was installed on Lexington Avenue in New York City.
Where Can You Find Cupcake ATMs?
Unfortunately, though, these cupcake ATMs are not available in every city or state. The few lucky states that have the cupcake ATMs in select cities are California, Nevada, Florida, Texas, New York, Arizona, and Washington.
Where are Cupcake ATMs in California?
You can find Sprinkles cupcake ATMs in 24 different places in California. The lucky cities are Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks, Anaheim, Glendale, Beverly Hills, La Jolla, Palo Alto, Newport Beach, San Ramon, Westlake Village, and Sherman Oaks, National City, San Diego, Torrance, Valencia, and Canoga Park.
You can find the cupcake ATMs at Americana, Beverly Hills, Downtown Los Angeles, Downtown Disney, La Jolla, 393 Stanford Shopping Center, the Grove in LA, 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road, Hollywood & Highland, Beverly Center, University of Southern California, Westfield Century City, Westfield Fashion Square, Westfield Plaza Bonita, Westfield Topanga, Westfield UTC, Westfield Valencia Town Center, Del Amo Fashion Center, The Oaks, LAX Airport, and Santa Monica Place.
Where are Cupcake ATMs in Texas?
There are 11 places in Texas where you can find Sprinkles cupcake ATMs. The cities include Austin, Dallas, Houston, Plano, Fort Worth, Grapevine, The Woodlands, and Southlake.
You can find the cupcake ATMs by visiting 3120 Palm Way and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin; 4020 Villanova and Dallas Galleria in Dallas; 4014 Westheimer Road and Houston Rice Village in Houston; 7500 Windrose Avenue in Plano; The Shops at Clearfork at Fort Worth; Gaylord Texan Resort at Grapevine; Market Street at The Woodlands; and Southlake Town Square at Southlake.
Where are Cupcake ATMs in Illinois?
There are five places that have cupcake ATMs in Illinois. Four are in Chicago, IL, and include 50 East Walton Street, Water Tower Place, The Shops at Northbridge, and O'Hare International Airport.
The fifth ATM is in Northbrook, IL, at the Northbrook Court.
Where are Cupcake ATMs in Nevada?
All three cupcake ATMs in Nevada are located in the city of Las Vegas. Interested people can visit the Sprinkles store in the city as well as the Fashion Show and Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas to enjoy cupcakes at any hour of the day and night.
Where are Cupcake ATMs in Florida?
There are two cupcake ATMs in Florida, one located at Lake Buena Vista at Disney Springs, while the other is located at South Dakota Avenue in Tampa.
Where are Cupcake ATMs in New York?
There is only one single place in New York that has Sprinkles cupcake ATM. That is the Upper East Side of New York City.
Where are Cupcake ATMs in Washington?
People living in or around Georgetown can use the cupcake ATM that Sprinkles has installed at 3015 M Street NW.
Where are Cupcake ATMs in Arizona?
You can find the Sprinkles cupcake ATM located at 4501 North Scottsdale Road at Scottsdale, Arizona.
About THE AUTHOR
Lori has been a Culinary Arts instructor for twenty years. She has taught in the public school setting, at the collegiate level and through adult continuing education as well as running several cooking and baking camps for children. She has participated in several cooking, cake & chocolate contests and has been well recognized. She has raised thousands of dollars for charities using the byline “Saving the World one Cupcake at a Time”. Additionally, she has had several articles regarding food published in various magazines.Read More About Lori Gilmore