Instant Gratification

March 15, 2012

I think a 24-hour cupcake automat could be dangerous, especially if it’s located within walking distance after a late-night feeding. “Honey! I’ll be right back! Just going for a stroll through the neighborhood! At midnight!”

Are cupcakes your weakness? If you could choose any treat to instantly satisfy a late-night craving, what would it be? My mouth is already watering!

P.S. — My late night craving is usually rootbeer floats or graham crackers & milk. What am I, five?

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1 Erin @ Out on A Limb... March 15, 2012 at 5:18 am

I don’t really have a late night snack of choice (any will do), but am totally
weak when it comes to having any kind of treat in plain sight. A box of Girl Scout cookies lasted less than an hour under my watch.

If I had to choose, I’d say Entenmann’s chocolate covered donuts. Cold. With milk.

Heaven.

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2 Design Mom March 15, 2012 at 11:39 am

I miss Girl Scout cookies.

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3 Lori March 15, 2012 at 5:41 am

That’s awesome, I want one.

My husband has graham crackers and milk almost every night before bed. :)

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4 Design Mom March 15, 2012 at 11:40 am

I would do the same if I could get them here! The closest replacement I’ve found are a crazy delicious cracker/cookie called Speculoos.

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5 Lindsay March 24, 2013 at 3:55 am

Can you get British Digestives? They are similar as well. I love grahams slathered in homemade chocolate frosting.

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6 Julie March 15, 2012 at 5:47 am

I’ve just shared this with my favourite cupcake shop – I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

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7 Design Mom March 15, 2012 at 11:41 am

Can you imagine if this became a widespread thing?!!

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8 Sara March 15, 2012 at 6:22 am

Oooh, I am helpless to resist ice cream. Definitely my favorite treat.

My husband loves graham crackers and milk, too!

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9 Design Mom March 15, 2012 at 11:42 am

Give your husband a graham-cracker-high-five for me. : )

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10 darci March 15, 2012 at 6:32 am

i live in nyc, and work a couple blocks away from Sprinkles. they are now my fav cupcake shop. sooo good

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11 Design Mom March 15, 2012 at 11:42 am

Sprinkles is in NYC too? I don’t think I knew that. I’ll have be make sure to visit on my next NYC trip.

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12 Lauren March 15, 2012 at 7:05 am

Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, or anything with peanut butter :)

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13 Design Mom March 15, 2012 at 11:43 am

Do you have a favorite B&J flavor? I usually pick chocolate chip cookie dough.

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14 Connie March 15, 2012 at 7:34 am

I can’t say I ever want a late night snack. But, my snacky weakness is candy: specifically chewy candies like Sour Patch Kids (especially when the bag has been in the fridge for about an hour-don’t judge me!), Haribo Gummi Bears, and Skittles. Oh, it doesn’t matter how full I am, I ALWAYS have room for those. And I’ll keep eating them till someone takes them away from me. It’s a vice….but such a happy one! :D

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15 Design Mom March 15, 2012 at 11:44 am

Oh my goodness! Sour Patch Kids are a major weakness for me.

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16 Cathy March 15, 2012 at 9:06 am

Wonderful idea! My favorite treat, however, is Godiva cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory!

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17 Design Mom March 15, 2012 at 11:44 am

That sounds absolutely divine.

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18 Young Wifey March 15, 2012 at 9:23 am

I keep a jar of premixed ingredients, so we can just add water and microwave cakes whenever we want them! <3 Yes, a cupcake machine would be extremely dangerous!

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19 Design Mom March 15, 2012 at 11:45 am

What? What?! Microwave cakes? Is this a real thing? I think you need to email me with more information.

We don’t currently have a microwave in the house, but I’m curious all the same.

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20 TracieOB March 15, 2012 at 9:49 am

I am so in love with this idea!! My 17 year old son showed this to me cuz he knows how much I LOVE cupcakes. Fortunately, for me, BH is too far to go for a late night snack, sigh!

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21 Design Mom March 15, 2012 at 11:46 am

Clearly, you have raised a smart and handsome son.

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22 Molly Winn March 15, 2012 at 11:33 am

This makes me wish I was back living in southern California! Oh man, GENIUS! Someone was thinking!

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23 Design Mom March 15, 2012 at 11:47 am

I agree. Genius!!

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24 Beth March 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm

That – is downright AWESOME! LOVE cupcakes :)

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25 Mariana March 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm

THAT’S AMAZING!

My favorite flavor of theirs is definitely red velvet. I just had one yesterday!

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26 Lori H March 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm

A brownie vending machine would be the death of me – death by chocolate!!

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27 Barchbo March 15, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I don’t really like cake or sweets that much. My husband would love frozen yogurt dispensers and I…I always want a mani/pedi at midnight, when it’s never possible. If they had a machine for that I would be in heaven!

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28 Charissa March 15, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Yum! Anything dipped in milk sounds delicious at night. Grahams are good, but Gingersnaps soaked in milk until they almost fall apart make me want to cry (for joy).

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29 Design Mom March 16, 2012 at 9:59 am

Do you ever get the ginger thins from Ikea? I can inhale an entire box in seconds.

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30 Lindsay March 24, 2013 at 3:54 am

IKEA just opened 2 weeks ago in the country I live. Of course I had to introduce my children to the glory of ginger thins. We ate about a 3rd of a box (sold in a box here rather than the rolls) just on the way home.

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31 Lori March 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I must say a mini cupcake or one large one to split into quarters was my go to choice after late night feedings too!

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32 Lola G. March 15, 2012 at 5:20 pm

When I lived in Holland, all the way back in 1974, there were several ATM–style machines that sold French fries (frites). The quality wasn’t a substitute for the real thing, but there was a certain appeal in the novelty of it – especially to my then–19-year-old self!

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33 se7en March 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Memory flashback!!! I was so looking forward to our wedding night – to stay in my first hotel… I looked forward to it for weeks… All I wanted was to order a soda float and waffles from room service… We got there at about 2 in the morning, exhausted after a long long long day… and the only thing they were serving for room service was a ridiculously expensive seafood platter… Sweet hubs had a terrible cold, ordered the platter and went to sleep… I waded through a sea food platter and watched soccer on TV!!! Crayfish and mussels were a far cry from the soda float I had been looking forward too!!! Almost twenty years later we still laugh about it and I am still hoping to stay in a hotel that serves soda floats in the dead of night!!!

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34 kelleyn March 15, 2012 at 8:07 pm

I would be in serious trouble!

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35 M. Peterson March 15, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Rootbeer float is my nighttime craving, too! Almost always. Like right now…

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36 Sarah March 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm

have you tried that new ben and jerry’s flavor called late night snack? sweet and salty, chocolate covered potato chip bunches. It’s just wack-o. and yummy! http://www.benjerry.com/flavors/feature/late-night-snack/

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37 Candace March 16, 2012 at 8:44 am

I don’t usually have late night cravings, but when I want something sweet, nothing is better than a hot cookie and cold milk. YUM.

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38 Design Mom March 16, 2012 at 9:59 am

That makes me hungry right this second!

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39 Jessica March 17, 2012 at 10:24 pm

I will be in LA in a couple weeks and I will be checking this Sprinkles out!!! I can’t wait to try it!!! I will report back and let you know how it was!!!

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