A meal is never ever complete without indulging your sweet tooth and having a bite of dessert is it? Your dessert could be anything from ice cream to cake to fruits, but would you pay millions for it? Yes, there are desserts and people that are willing to shell out thousands of millions of dollars just to satisfy their love for desserts! The cost of the dental bill however pales in comparison to the cost of the desserts on this list. Very few people can afford to spend thousands of dollars on desserts but if you are wealthy and want to experience the unusual, be prepared to drop some hefty sums for your sweet tooth habit. These are some of the top ten most expensive desserts found in the world.
Debbie Wingham’s Runaway Cake – $75 million
This is the most expensive cake ever and costs more than your home and car. This record was set in the United Arab Emirates by a person who did not know that it would break all records when he bought this cake. He was just in a hunt for something unique for the birthday of their daughter when they found this beautiful cake. However, when Debbie Wingham, the cake’s designer received a call for this cake, her life changed for good. The cake resembles a fashion runway, six foot long, with edible models draped in fashionable clothes and accessories. The cost mainly increased when gemstones were embedded, including multicolored diamonds worth $45 million. This cake worth $75 million now holds the record of the priciest cake in the world.
The National Gay Wedding Show’s Cake – $52 million
This $52 billion worth cake was designed in 2013 for a National Gay Wedding Show in Liverpool. This cake surpassed and broke the record that was held by the Pirate’s cake. Designed by a bakery known as Cake, it had eight layers beautifully stacked to make it five feet tall. What makes it worth this huge price tag are over 4000 diamonds that have been embedded in this cake.
Dimuthu Kumarasinghe Pirates Fantasy Cake – $35 million
Made by Chef Dimuthu Kumarasinghe in 2012, this cake resembles a pirate’s ship that has a “booty”, which is adorned with sparkling and rarest of stones. The cake also has been draped with beautiful jewelry, including brooches, rings, and necklaces. The edible part of the cake has 10 layers and each has different flavors like pumpkin, zucchini, and coconut meringue. This cake broke the record for the most expensive cakes in the year it was made that is 2012 and holds a place in this list even today.
Devorah Rose Diamond Gala Cake – $30 million
The Diamond Gala cake was made by the creator of Cake Boss (a reality show). Devorah Rose, the Social Life Magazine’s editor-in-chief had this cake made for one of her many expensive parties for 30 million dollars. Rose reached out to the creator of the show and requested them to design a cake that cost her $30 million. Buddy and his team then together created this cake that has 30 million worth of jewels including beautiful diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires.
Nahid Parsa’s Luxury Bridal Show Cake – $20 million
Most of you must be knowing that the Beverly Hills’ Luxury Bridal Show gets better and more extravagant each year. However, 2006 was different, and the best year for them. They decided to have a wedding cake to match their wedding-themed event. The cake, baked by Nahid Parsa, includes gold flakes and many diamonds throughout the stunning piece. Whether it was sold or no is not clearly known but it was gorgeous nonetheless.
Valentine Diamond Cake – $5 million
This Japanese based pastry chef created a cake of chocolatey goodness in the shape of the African subcontinent which is his way of showing his love for his origins. The cake is embellished with over 2000 diamonds and comes up to a grand total of 5 million dollars, making it the most expensive dessert in the world!
Diamond Fruitcake – $1.65 million
Christmas is the season of giving, so why don’t you brighten someone’s Christmas by getting them the most exclusive Christmas cake in the world? In 2005, a Tokyo based pastry chef baked a two layer hexagonal cake decorated with 223 diamonds which took 6 months to design and an extra month to make! It was put up for auction at an exhibition Diamonds: Nature’s miracles, and was sold for 1.7 million dollars.
Strawberries Arnaud – $1.4 million
Strawberries and cream is just another substitute for heaven honestly, and I’m sure if they cost 1.4 million dollars, they must be heaven itself! The Arnaud’s restaurant in New Orleans offers this slice of heaven. These strawberries are soaked in wine worth $25,000 and served with whipped cream, mint and with a 4.7 carat purple diamond, 18 carat rose gold and 79 carats diamond ring. Yup, definitely heaven!
Platinum Cake – $130,000
The Platinum Cake was made for two reasons. The first being to promote platinum jewellery and the second being to honor beautiful women especially the Japanese actress Rinko Ki Kuchi. This $130,00 cake is draped with platinum chains,necklaces, pins, pendants and edible platinum flakes. A platinum lover’s dream come true!
Fiona Cairns Royal Cake for Princess Kate – $78,000
The royal cake made for the wedding ceremony of Kate Middleton and Prince William in 2011 indeed looked royal. It took Fiona Cairns and her team of 50 designers and bakers a full five weeks to work on this beautiful piece. Kate Middleton herself had given 17 lace and flowers from her wedding dress and each of them was beautifully included in the cake.
Three Twins Ice Cream – $60,000
This ice cream is an absolute treat not only for the rich but also the adventure lovers! The Three Twins ice cream is hand churned and made from the glacier ice of Kilimanjanro in Tanzania, and customers can climb the summit of Kilimanjaro just for a taste of this exclusive ice cream. All you have to do is pay $60,000 which includes first class airfare to Tanzania, five star accomadations, a guided climb, all the ice cream you can eat, and an organic t-shirt. Also a portion of this money goes to an African NGO!
Chocolate Pudding – $34,000
You must be wondering how chocolate pudding can be on the top ten most expensive desserts list right? Well, it can when its made of Biscuit Jaconde and Champagne jelly along with dark chocolate..and then covered with an edible gold glaze and decorated with 2 carats white diamonds! Made by Chef Marc Gulbert of Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel (England), this pudding costs a whopping $34,000!
Golden Cannoli – $26,000
A cannoli is a type of tube pastry dessert which is so easy to make at home as well, but i doubt it would cost $26,000! However, the cannoli made Chef Carey Lennaccaro from Kansas, USA is definitely worth that amount. It is made with dark chocolate and filled with whipped ricotta cheese, chocolate and candied lemon which is all wrapped up in an edible gold leaf. But the most amazing part of this dessert is the Italian Diamond necklace that comes with it!
Frrrozen Haute Chocolate – $25,000
This $25,000 dessert is chocoholic’s dream come true! The New York based restaurant, Serendipity 3, has made this chocolatey goodness with 28 different types of cocoa imported from different parts of the world, and includes 5 grams of edible 23 carat gold. The dessert is served with whipped cream, le Madeline au truffle shavings and a take home folden spoon with white and chocolate colored diamonds. The base of the dessert goblet is decorated with an 18 carat diamond and gold bracelet!
Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence – $14,500
Stilt fishing is the traditional fishing method that is used in Sri Lanka. As a tribute to this ancient method, the Wine3 restaurant in Sri Lanka has whipped up a $14,500 dessert. This dessert is an Italian cassata made with an champagne base, edible gold, irish cream, mango and pomegranate. With the dessert, a hand made chocolate fisherman stilt scene is created along with a 80 carat aquamarine stone which you can keep if you dare to buy this dessert!
Macaroons Haute Couture – $7,414
France is famous for its cutest dessert- the macaroon, which is now available all over the world! This dessert isn’t even very hard to make at home, after all they just meringue puffs filled with buttercream, so what makes the macaroons at Haute Couture go up to $7,414? Pierre Herme, the French pastry chef who makes these special macaroons, says that these macaroons are so special because of the expensive and different ingredients such as balsamic vinegar, fleur de sel, red wine, and whatever else the customer wants are used. Apart from the ingredients, the magic of Pierre’s hands makes these macaroons the most tasty macaroons found in the world!
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