Cupcake ATM

When I saw this mechanized cupcakery in a tony part of Dallas it got me thinking about the evolution of baked goods delivery technology.

When I was a kid we would occasionally have cupcakes as a treat. That’s because cupcakes were small and you usually got just one. Presently, the normal serving size is massive by comparison, though for five bucks it should be.

The only time in life that I had regular access to cupcakes was in college. There was a perennial bake sale going on in a building that I frequented. The cupcakes on offer, baked by a member of the women’s rugby team, never disappointed. Theirs was a cash-only enterprise. Negotiating credit terms with a flanker wearing a t-shirt that says, “Give Blood, Play Rugby” never seemed like an option.

Fast forward to today where the swipe of a card will serve up a sugar and gluten indulgence. Talk about instant gratification.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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