The first of its kind, a Cupcake and Ice cream Macaron ATM has just launched in Sandton City. Pretty in pink, these innovative machines dispense a range of flavours in a cashless process.
These machines are the brainchild of Shazmin’s Petite Patisserie. Shazmin started as a home business in 2010. Today they specialise in bespoke confectionery items, namely the French Macaron, artisan ice cream speciality cakes, tarts and catering. And they are now the first in Africa to launch digital machines to dispense freshly baked goods. These are effectively vending machines but it’s innovative because the selection process is completely digital and the machine takes only a credit card. No cash is required. Which can be a pro or a con really.
We tried one of each and it’s great if you don’t mind your cupcake cold out of a fridge. The Honeycomb ice cream macaron was bomb and there’s so many more flavours to choose from.
You can find them for now in Sandton City Mall where they will be for a few months. They will then be moved to strategic malls nationally.