If you are jonesing for a midnight fix or looking to capture a fancy Instagram story, we have the ideal place for you. The quirky invention of a genius California-based bakery chain, called Sprinkles, has already been filling Houstonians’ late-night sweet cravings. Sprinkles Cupcake ATM, enclosed by River Oaks, Uptown, and Greenway Plaza, is located in the cosmopolitan neighborhood of Highland Village in Houston, Texas.
Serious epicureans can use Sprinkles’ automated and super easy touchscreen machine 24 hours a day and seven days a week to purchase $4 cupcakes. The machine is stocked with flavors such as banana dark chocolate, chocolate marshmallow, Cuban coffee, lemon coconut, cinnamon sugar, and salty caramel. The cupcake ATM is attached to the bakery which during business hours also serves delicious ice cream, triple scoop sundaes, shakes, floats, red velvet waffle cones, salted oatmeal cornflake cookies, and $5 mini doggie cupcakes.
“I conceived the idea of an automatic cupcake machine after having late-night sugar cravings while pregnant with my second son,” Sprinkles founder Candace Nelson revealed when asked about how her idea was conceived. “I couldn’t get my midnight cupcake fix. I thought ‘there has to be a way’ and so the concept of the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM was born!”
The first Sprinkles bakery’s store opened its doors on Little Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California, in 2005, serving sugar treats handcrafted from the finest ingredients, and quickly spread in 25 locations across the United States, in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Illinois, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and New York. The world’s first cupcake ATM opened in Beverly Hills, on March 6, 2012, and since then it has gained many celebrity fans. Houston is one of the areas that have welcomed Sprinkles’ newest generation ATM. This version takes only half a minute to dispense its irresistible sugary sweets and can successfully serve up to six cupcakes at a time.
Address: 4014 Westheimer Road, Highland Village, Houston 77027, Texas, USA
Phone: 713 871 9929
Hours: Monday -through Thursday 9 am – 10 pm, Friday through Saturday 9 am – 11 pm, Sunday 10 am – 10 pm, Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas