Dining With Denise Neil

Facebook giving away cupcakes in Wichita to help introduce its new ‘Birthday Stories’

Facebook is about to launch a new feature that it really, really wants you to notice — so much so that it’s giving away free birthday cupcakes all over the country on Friday.

The social media platform is celebrating the release of its “Birthday Stories,” a feature that will allow Facebook users to add digital customizable, personalized birthday cards, photos or videos to their friends stories. (The stories appear across the top of your news feed.)

On Friday, Facebook is taking over 50 bakeries across the country to celebrate the launch with a cupcake giveaway. In Wichita, Artistic Cakes at 8985 W. Central is the bakery of choice. It’ll give away one cupcake per customer while supplies last starting at 9 a.m. on Friday.

When the new feature launches, users will be able to tap on the birthday notification, shoot or upload a photo or short video, or choose from one of Facebook’s digital birthday cards. They can even customize the stories with music

Here’s a list of all the bakeries in the country that are participating.

Denise Neil has covered restaurants and entertainment since 1997. Her Dining with Denise Facebook page is the go-to place for diners to get information about local restaurants. She’s a regular judge at local food competitions and speaks to groups all over Wichita about dining.