Bakery unveils 24-hour cupcake vending machine

March 6, 2012 6:21:26 AM PST
A Beverly Hills bakery that helped inspire the cupcake craze has figured out a way to serve the after-dinner crowd.

Sprinkles bakery is rolling out its first hi-tech 24-hour vending machine tonight. It looks like a pink ATM. Founder Candace Nelson says customers pay $4 and then use a touch screen to order. A robotic arm delivers them a frosted treat in its own box - right through the wall of her store. She says workers will re-stock the machine throughout each business day to keep it fresh.