‘Cake ATM’ in Las Vegas Captured in TikTok Video
In July 2021, TikTok user @izzy_serious posted a video about a “cake ATM” at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada:
A cake ATM in Vegas! #fyp #foryou #fittok #lasvegas #vegas
♬ Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
This video shows a real cake dispenser, although it is better known as a “cake dispenser” than a “cake ATM” (since it does not perform any bank counter functions). At $ 8.95, the machine dispenses pieces of six different types of cake: chocolate, rainbow, americana, red velvet, carrot, and chocolate rainbow. The flavors differ from location to location:
The #cakeboss machine now has a few new options. Cookies n Cream and Vanilla Confetti pic.twitter.com/7t9zc2wiZH
– nicolas bello (@nbellotoronto) November 19, 2019
These cake vending machines (or “cake ATMs”) sell confectionery from Carlo’s Bake Shop by Cake Boss Buddy Valastro and originally appeared on Toronto’s PATH (underground pedestrian walkway) in November 2019 and spread to other Canadian locations:
Cake ATMs are located in locations from Toronto to Hamilton to Ottawa, including Yorkdale Mall, the Rideau Center and the Eaton Center.
Each cake is baked in Hoboken and shipped to Ontario, where the cake ATMs are replenished daily with flavors such as Chocolate Fudge, Red Velvet, Cookies and Cream, Carrot and Vanilla Rainbow.
The slices are delivered to the customer fully automatically while Buddy Valastro’s voice announces “Your Cake Is Coming Up!”.
Each slice is $ 9.99, and select machines also sell full cakes for $ 49.99 on weekends.
Here is a video of the “cake machine” in action:
For those who are not familiar with the “Cake Boss”, here is a short biography of Buddy Valastro:
His talent and passion for family business Carlo’s Bakery earned the no-nonsense cake expert the nickname and TLC TV show Cake Boss. In December 2010, TLC premiered the spin-off series Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, in which Buddy challenges bakers from across the country for a chance to compete with the Valastro family at Carlo’s. In December 2013, TLC launched Buddy’s Bakery Rescue (formerly Bakery Boss), a series accompanying Buddy Valastro across the country helping other family-run bakeries who use his famous blend of business skills and baking expertise to battle for their own sweet success. After releasing his first bestseller, Cake Boss, Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia, Buddy brought the pages to life with stories and tips on stage through his hugely successful Bakin ‘with The Boss tour. Buddy published a how-to book, Baking with the Cake Boss: 100 of Buddy’s Best Recipes and Decorating Secrets.