When the Cupcake ATM first showed up, we were literally bouncing with excitement.

The best part was that there was no way you could blame everyone for getting so excited about this latest addition to this wonderful city.

The Cupcake ATM had some pretty major benefits, the main one that you were able to avoid the massive lines in the crowded, but cute, Sprinkles Cupcakes location on the Upper East Side.

Sprinkles has some of the most popular cupcakes in the city, plus their large size gives you plenty of bang for your buck, so it was without surprise that their first New York City location was frequently packed.

Then came the Cupcake ATM, a pink machine that allowed you to get the cupcake of your choice just as quickly as grabbing some cash from your sketchy bodega ATM. 

Sprinkles' Cupcake ATM gave customers the option to skip the lines and all social interactions by ordering their cupcake from just outside of the actual bakery itself.

Sadly, all good things must come to an end, or at least be ruined for us.

Gothamist reports that the Lexington Avenue Sprinkles location was briefly shutdown last week, the Cupcake ATM included, after the location racked up a total of 34 violation points during a Department of Health investigation.


The DOH's report revealed that the location was not vermin proof and that evidence of live mice had been found on both food and non-food areas. So all the areas. We shuddered pretty hard when we heard that one.

While we're pretty bummed about this development, it makes sense that mice would be attracted to a location that housed hundreds of cupcakes in an ATM bank.


We all gotta eat, but couldn't these mice have taken a note from Pizza Rat and stuck to the subways?

The location reopened on Wednesday, so here's hoping that this is the last they'll be seeing of those little critters.

[via Gothamist] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]