Sydney is getting a handy cupcake ATM later this month

Written by Tyler Jenke on 16th May, 2018
Sydney is getting a handy cupcake ATM later this month

Ever since the humble ATM was invented a number of decades ago, they have rarely been filled with much else than money. Don’t get us wrong, money’s great and all, but what if your local ATM dispensed some tasty baked goods rather than cash? Well, Sydneysiders are about to enjoy this very fantasy.

As Broadsheet reports, Sparkle Cupcakery is set to supply the goods for a cupcake ATM that will take over Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens later this month for Vivid Sydney.

All you have to do is locate the appropriately-coloured machine at the end of the light walk in the Royal Botanic Gardens during Vivid Sydney, put down your cash, and soon you’ll be choosing between red velvet and chocolate banana-flavoured cupcakes.

The man behind the idea, Michael Watson of Wats On Events, explains that the cupcakes will be topped with “icing inspired by the milky way”.

“It’s most definitely delivering a wow factor to the end of the light walk,” Watson explains.

Vivid Sydney is set to take place from May 25th until June 16th, so make sure you pick up a cupcake if you find yourself near the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Vivid Sydney also sees the return of Vivid LIVE, which this year will feature a huge amount of local and international acts for its 10th anniversary, including Solange, Cat Power, Ice Cube, and Mazzy Star. Be sure to check out the Vivid LIVE website for more info.

Check out the famous Sprinkles Cupcake ATM:

Vivid LIVE 2018 Lineup


Mazzy Star

Ice Cube

Cat Power (Moon Pix 20th Anniversary)

Dreams (Daniel Johns & Luke Steele)


Iron & Wine

Neil Finn (Out Of Silence with Orchestra)

Total Control & Friends (ft. Native Cats, Greta Now & DJ Yoni)

Middle Kids

No Mono

Joep Beving

Fugazi’s Instrument (Screening + Q&A with Guy Picciotto)

Xylouris White


An Evening with Repressed Records (ft. Nasho, Mick Turner, Nun, Hurtsville & Knitted Abyss)

Ambient 1: Music For Airports performed by Alaska Orchestra (written by Brian Eno)

Club Kooky

Kuren + Electric Fields

Burial 12?s all night long (with DJ Eli)

Astral People (ft. Danny Krivit)

Mad Racket (ft. Lord of the Isles Live)

Lighting of the Sails (Metamathemagical by Jonathan Zawada)

Vivid LIVE 2018

Friday May 25th – Saturday, June 16th

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Tickets on sale 9am, Friday, March 23rd

For more information, check out the Vivid LIVE website

The article was originally published on Brag Magazine