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Sprinkles bakery in LA –  already credited with helping to kick off the international obsession with all things cakey and cuplike – has just installed a 24 hour ‘cupcake automat’ at their outlet on Santa Monica Boulevard. Sprinkles sez:

This automatic cupcake machine dispenses freshly baked cupcakes, cupcake mixes, apparel and even cupcakes for Fido! In the heart of Beverly Hills nestled between Sprinkles Cupcakes and the brand new Sprinkles Ice Cream, 24 Hour Sprinkles will be continuously restocked day and night with a variety of freshly baked cupcake flavors.

Hmm. One wonders if some sort of card will be requNOMNOMNOM

Sprinkles Announces 24-Hour-Cupcake Access, Ice Cream Shop (LAist)

Gold To Go – the world’s first gold vending machine. Already installed in Abu Dhabi, Germany, Italy and Spain. Next stop, Las Vegas and Florida.

From the hideous blurb:

The GOLD to go vending machine is an unmanned point of sale. It offers an extraordinary opportunity to purchase gold bars and coins of assured quality, backed by the security of a Swabian Fort Knox® and with the ease-of-use of a vending machine. Prices are updated in real-time. The GOLD to go gold vending machine is largely burglar-proof and tamper-resistant. It has an excellent user guidance, which makes it very easy to handle.

‘Burglar proof and tamper resistant’, eh?

Sounds like a challenge.

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