A cupcake that costs the earth? Well it’s certainly not something you’d find at Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses. The yummiest perhaps!
We heard a story about a very costly cupcake and we had to investigate further.
The question is, what you would prefer? A Gold Cupcake that you probably couldn’t even bite into, or a Lemon cupcake to scoff down right now.
Created by Le Dolci bakery in Toronto the extravagant cupcake is thought to be the world’s most expensive, beating the current record holder being the $750 Decadence D’Or cupcake at Las Vegas’ The Palazzo.
The couture Cupcake was commissioned by a gentleman, perhaps with more money than sense, who wanted to create a unique and personalised cupcake for his wife’s 40th birthday. A very nice gesture, but perhaps a great looking Birthday Cake would have been better?
Crumbs, that’s one costly Cupcake
Despite its small size, the gourmet dessert is stuffed with high-end luxurious ingredients including an artisan beer and a sprinkling of diamonds.
The expensive treat also contains sea salt from Carmargue in France, Tahitian vanilla beans and Valhrona Cocoa powder. The chocolate icing that completes the cake is made using butter from Normandy made by a historic French dairy cooperative, mixed with 70% Amedei Italian chocolate and flavoured with Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, which is one of the finest in the world.The real icing on the cake has to be the pastry cream made with Krug Collection Brut champagne and Rosewood Estate Honey. The champagne alone can cost around £500 in UK shops.
WANT TO MAKE YOUR OWN? HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED!
- A cream filling flavored with a $1,000 bottle of Krug Collection Brut Champagne;
- Buttercream frosting made from butter from Normandy, 70 percent cacao chocolate from Tuscan chocolatier Amedei, specialty coffee, French sea salt, organic cane sugar, and Tahitian vanilla beans
- A chocolate cup featuring gold flakes, gold strips, and diamonds made out of sugar.
- Edible gold fondant flora and fauna, as well as champagne caviar bubbles made using molecular gastronomy
- A drizzle of 21-year-old Courvoisier cognac
According to Canada-based bakery Le Dolci, the Amedei chocolate delivers ‘undertones of honey, caramel, lavender, vanilla, banana and orange blossom’.
Owner Lisa Sanguedolce wanted to ensure that her customer got his money’s worth and as a result no expense was spared. ‘The cupcake sits in a hand-made, edible chocolate cup garnished with crunchy edible pearls and dusted with 24-karat gold flakes.
‘It is adorned with a edible gold-painted branch with leaves, fondant flowers edged in gold, edible sugar diamonds and delicate hand made champagne caviar bubbles. ‘It also features a pipette filled with limited edition Courvoisier that is drizzled atop the cupcake before consumption.’
A Giant Cupcake, around 4ft high, and topped with lots of yummy butter cream icing! For the lucky melburnians who were able to taste it on Saturday, we all agreed it was far more impressive than a cupcake valued at $5000. Give us a cake you can eat any day!