Let’s be realistic, everybody likes deserts…
No 5: The most expensive cupcake – $1,007
Sold at Bloomsburry’s in Dubai, the ‘Golden Phoenix’ cupcake is served on a covered Villari 24-carat gold empire cake stand, it is baked using premium Ugandan vanilla beans and first class Amedei Porcelana chocolate.
The cupcake is frosted with chocolate icing covered with edible gold dust (23-karat gold, to be more precise). It’s also decorated with chocolate décor dusted in gold, organic chocolate-covered strawberries and, of course, a golden spoon.
But the real beauty of this delicacy is that Bloomsburry’s, in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP) donates 50% of the proceeds from the sale of the ‘Golden Phoenix’ to the help children in times of humanitarian crisis and casualties.
No 4: Most expensive doughnut – $1,682
Although this isn’t the world’s first super expensive doughnut (the $100 doughnut sold in Manila Social Club in NY made its debut earlier), Krispy Kreme managed to go beyond. Stuffed with a 2002 Dom Pérignon champagne jelly, 500-year-old Courvoisier de L’Esprit Cognac draped over a swirly madness of raspberry and passion fruit syrup, adorned by gilded white chocolate lotus, festooned with edible ‘diamonds’ and sprinkled with 24-karat gold leaves, this seemingly delicious doughnut is sold at the Krispy Kreme store in Selfridge’s.
Not unlike the ‘Golden Phoenix’, Krispy Kreme UK created this desert in part to raise money for the Chirldren’s Trust, a charity for children with brain injury.
No 3: Most expensive ice cream – $25,000
Known for more than one extravagant deserts, Serendipity 3 in NY, back in 2007, launched this Haute Chocolate ice cream sundae that uses a mere 28 types of cocoa. The infamous Frrrozen has become a legend. What truly kicks this thing into stratospheric prices is the 18-karat gold bracelet with 1-carat of white diamonds that comes with it. Oh, and a gold spoon.
No 2: Most expensive pudding – $34,000
Conceived by the British company Wave Jewelry and Chef Marc Guilbert, this chocolate concoction is made up of orange, peach, and whiskey flavored Belgian chocolate, layered with champagne jelly and a light biscuit joconde. The dessert is styled to look like a Fabergé egg and is finished with bitter chocolate and gold leaf.
But wait, there’s more! The chocolate confection is decorated with handmade chocolate flowers, even more gold leaf, Champagne and strawberry caviar, and a 2.62-carat diamond ring, which was personally selected by Paul Henderson, the owner of Wave Jewelry, boasts a radiant chocolate diamond set in 18-carat rose gold.
But this is more than just a lavish dessert; it is an experience. A complimentary night’s stay and dinner at the four-star Lindeth Howe hotel, as well as a bottle of Chateau d’Yquem, one of the finest and most expensive dessert wines priced around $800 a bottle, are all included.
No 1: Most expensive fruitcake – $1.7 million
Behold the ultimate sweet-tooth extravaganza: 223 diamonds and a 5-karat, heart-shaped stone, marzipan-covered fruitcake baked by a Japanese pastry chef. It took six months to be designed and another month to produce. However, the other ingredients remain a secret!