kisamarie Posted 5 Mar 2012 , 9:45pm
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Someone posted the article from Money.cnn.com on my Facebook page. I don't know if it's true, but it could hurt some of the small cupcake shops that only do cupcakes. I wonder if they are trying to do to small bakers what Starbucks did to small coffee shops?

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Dayti Posted 5 Mar 2012 , 10:11pm
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I don't know, but I would love to know the mechanics of it...how are they going to get the machine to dispense a cupcake without it tumbling over and smooshing? Wonder what their packaging will be like?

jason_kraft Posted 5 Mar 2012 , 11:05pm
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It looks like the automated cupcake machine is not self contained but attached to the side of their building (similar to a take-out window), which means product could be stocked from inside and moved horizontally without any drop.

http://laist.com/2012/02/28/sprinkles_announces_24-hour-cupcake.php

Polarcakes Posted 6 Mar 2012 , 1:34am
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Here is a video on how it works.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/03/01/constant-craving-sprinkles-installs-24-hour-cupcake-atm/

jason_kraft Posted 6 Mar 2012 , 6:46am
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Here is a video on how it works.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/03/01/constant-craving-sprinkles-installs-24-hour-cupcake-atm/



No new information in that video other than that it will be stocked every few hours and the cupcakes will be dispensed in boxes.

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