There’s costly, there’s exorbitant and then there is sell-your-soul expensive! These desserts fall into the category that come after the last. Brace yourself foodies because what’s about to follow is every jewelry shop in the world served on a platter with sugar. Here are the world’s most high-priced desserts.
Price: $1.65 M
A fruitcake adorned with 223 diamonds, it was created by a Japanese pastry chef in 2005 and sold for $1.65 million. It took six months to design the cake and “just” a month for baking. Except for the diamonds the whole cake is edible – and we can only hope that it’s more than just ‘edible’!
Price: $1.4 M
This simple looking bowl of delicious strawberries is a creation of Arnaud’s restaurant in New Orleans. Topped with mint and cream, this dessert is brought to you by Richie Rich level Cadbury servers. Also part of the dessert is wine that is worth $24,850. The plushest part about this dessert is that it is presented with a 4.71-carat purple pink diamond, 79-carats of white diamonds and an 18-carat gold rose. Oh so there’s a reason for heavy price tag!
A glamorous cake created by Japanese pastry chef, Nobue Ikara, it is draped with edible platinum flakes, necklaces, pendants and pins and topped with plain white frosting. This cake was designed to promote the beauty of two actresses’ Rinko Kikuchi and Chie Kumazawa. It was demonstrated by the Platinum Guild International Company but hasn’t been sold yet. Oh wow. *claps* EDIBLE PLATINUM?!
Three Twins Ice Cream Sundae
This will be the most enjoyable sundae you’ll ever have. Well it better be since you just sold all your bearings to eat it! The Twins Ice Cream Sandwich is made from Kilimanjaro’s glacial ice and served on Africa’s tallest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro! Exciting, isn’t it? Ok so we lied a bit. This price also comprises first class ticket to Tanzania, a stay at a five-star hotel, a guided tour and a shirt as a souvenir. But still!
The Frrrouzen Haute Chocolate
A dessert from New York, The Frrrouzen Haute Chocolate holds a Guinness world record of being the most expensive dessert in the world. This tempting frozen drink is an appetizing combination of 28 different cocoas, of which 14 turn out to be the most expensive in the world, an edible gold foil, 23-carat edible gold and whipped cream. It is showered with truffle shavings and gold dust. Ok, YUM! But seriously, can stop eating up all the precious metals!?
The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence
This delightful dessert is a tribute to the popular tradition of stilt fishing in Sri Lanka. A stilt fishing scene is showcased using delicious ingredients like chocolate, exotic fruit and Irish cream, blended with mango and pomegranate compote. You also get to keep the jewel offered with the dessert. Oh how incredibly thoughtful! This dessert can be found at the Wine3 Fisherman Stilt Restaurant in Sri Lanka.
Krispy Kreme’s Luxe Doughnut
Yayee! Something we’ve visited atleast once in our lives is on a ‘most expensive’ list! How posh are we?! This exclusive dessert comes with Dom Perignon 2002 champagne jelly, a 24-carat gold leaf, gold-dusted white chocolate flowers and edible diamonds. You can buy this expensive dessert at Selfridges, a department store in the United Kingdom.
The Golden Phoenix Cupcake
Bloomsbury’s cupcakes in Dubai prides itself with a 23-carat edible gold covered, fascinating dessert. It’s made with Amedei Porcelana chocolate and the best vanilla beans from Uganda. It’s topped with chocolate frosting and edible gold dust, and you also get chocolate covered strawberries and a gold spoon. And an insulin injection, please!
Golden Opulence Sundae
This alluring dessert also holds a Guinness World Record and is ordered by 50 people a year. It’s a sundae served with 5 scoops of Tahitian vanilla ice cream, covered in a 23-carat gold leaf, sprinkled with Amedei porcelana chocolate – the most expensive cocoa, duh-uh – and finally, topped with pieces of Venezuelan chuao chocolate and gold-coated diamonds. It needs to be ordered two days in advance and is available in New York. Wait, is that a boondi laddoo?
The Brownie Extraordinaire
Brownies make an excellent dessert but not an expensive one. So what makes this dessert so expensive? The Brownie Extraordinaire is served with Quinta Do Novel Nicional, a Portugese wine that is supremely expensive. The brownie on the other hand is made with dark chocolate, garnished with Italian hazelnuts and served with a scoop of ice cream. So it’s just the wine then? Fine. Can we just have the brownie, please?
Crux of the matter, there’s no point of ordering an expensive dessert. Because nobody in their sane mind would want to convert all that money into poop!
And seriously, why the fudge is there a boondi laddoo on that Bappi Lahiri sundae?!