The World’s 10 Most Expensive Desserts: Diamond Fruitcakes & Gold-encrusted Ice Cream
Indulging in desserts after a nice meal is pretty much a normal course to take. But how much are you willing to spend just to enjoy the costliest sweets on the planet? An ice cream sundae sounds tempting. But will you go for a sundae that will make your jaw drop and your wallet cry?
No, not all of us will have the luxury of spoiling ourselves and our loved ones with the world’s most expensive desserts. Knowing, however, seems like the next best thing. Here are the world’s top 10 priciest desserts.
#10 Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans: $500 per jar
Encased in a jar made of crystal, what makes the jelly beans special is the addition of 24-karat gold-leaf confections as main ingredients.
#9 Golden Opulence Sundae: $1,000
The Tahitian Vanilla Bean ice cream and specks of Amedei Porcelana, the most expensive chocolate in the world, easily make the Golden Opulence Sundae sounds expensive. But if they do not, perhaps the 24-karat edible gold, gold dragnets, and dessert caviar topping the sundae will.
#7 The Golden Phoenix Cupcake: $1,000 per piece
Exotic vanilla beans from Uganda and edible gold are just some of the ingredients found in the Golden Phoenix Cupcake. Sold at Dubai’s Bloomsbury Cupcakes, this expensive dessert is served on a Villari 24-karat gold cake stand.
#6 A Slice From The Royal Wedding Cake: $4,160
In a recent auction, a slice from the Prince William-Kate Middleton wedding cake was sold for $4,150. The slice is said to be more than two years old.
#5 Frrozen Chocolate Haute: $25,000
Served in one of the most popular dessert establishments in New York City, Serendipity, the Frrozen Chocolate Haute is made of 24 different types of cocoas, 14 of which are branded as the priciest cocoas in the world. On top of that, the chocolate sundae is topped with edible 23-karat gold. Adding to the lavish creation are the edible gold decorations crusting the goblet. To help you consume such extravagant creation is a gold, diamond-incrusted spoon.
#4 The Absurdity Sundae: $60,000
Ice cream sundaes are probably a bore if you are going to shell out $60,000 for something that you can enjoy at the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. The Three Twins Ice Cream’s founder will accompany you to the mountain and personally make the world renowned Absurdity Sundae while you enjoy the view from Africa’s tallest peak. The price also includes first class ticket to Tanzania, a stay at a five-star hotel, a climb with a tour guide and a t-shirt for a souvenir.
#3 Platinum Cake: $130,000
In an effort to encourage women to wear platinum jewelry, Japanese pastry chef Nobue Ikara whipped up the Platinum Cake. As the term suggests, the cake contains platinum flakes along with platinum necklaces, pins, and pendants. Ikara dedicated the Platinum Cake to popular Japanese women Rinko Kikuchi and Chie Kumazawa among others.
#2 Strawberries Arnaud: $1.4 million
Strawberries marinated in the best pot and served with mint and cream make up the Strawberries Arnaud. Available in Arnaud, one of New Orleans’ posh dining establishments, the $1.4 million dessert is topped with a 4.7-carat pink diamond ring that once was owned by Sir Ernest Cassel, an English financier. The Strawberries Arnaud comes with a port, which is served from a Charles X crystal cave set worth $25,000.
#1 Diamond Fruitcake: $1.65 million
As the name suggests, the fruitcake has diamonds in them. 223 diamonds to be exact. This sweet creation took about 6 months to bake. The Japanese pastry chef who expertly baked the fruitcake has expertly kept the ingredients a secret.