“I prefer to regard a dessert as I would imagine the perfect woman: subtle, a little bittersweet, not blowsy and extrovert. Delicately made up, not highly rouged. Holding back, not exposing everything and, of course, with a flavor that lasts.”- Graham Kerr.
A dessert can range from a small piece of chocolate to a Golden Phoenix Cupcake. For people with a fat pocket, tasting these can be very interesting. Of course, not everyone is insanely wealthy to spend a fortune on a dessert. However, knowing the price and recipe can be the next very interesting thing. Take a look at the desserts which have been prepared with extreme delicacy and precision that makes the price scarier than most horror movies.
1.Diamond Fruitcake: $1.65 million
This diamond studded cake has exactly 223 diamonds on its exterior. A Japanese pastry chef took about 6 months to design the cake. The diamonds which adorn the cake made sure that the cake could be sold off for an exorbitant amount of money. The cake was auctioned off at an exhibit Diamonds: Nature’s Miracle for $1.65 million.
2. Strawberries Arnaud: $1.4 million
A plain look at the dessert and you might question the price. But after a closer look, your questions are answered. The dessert contains a 4.7-carat pink diamond ring which was once the possesion of Sir Ernest Cassel, an English royal financial advisor. Marinated in the best pot, the strawberries are served with mint and cream. Along with the above, the dessert also has wine served out of a wine set worth $24,850. This $1.4 million dish can be found in Arnaud, New Orleans’ French Quarter.
3. Platinum Cake: $130,000
This $130,000 dessert was created by a Japanese chef Nobue Ikara and was showcased by Platinum Guild International, with a motive to encourage more women to wear platinum jewelry. As the name suggests, the cake is decorated and draped with platinum. The decoration has platinum flakes. It also includes platinum chains, necklaces, pins, pendants, and even foils that are edible. This cake was crafted in dedication to many Japanese women, including Rinko Kikuchi.
4. Frozen Chocolate Haute: $25,000
This drink is definitely worth its price as it contains 24 types of cocoas, 14 of which are the most expensive cocoas in the world. It is topped with whipped cream and La Madeline au Truffle shavings. In addition to this, it also contains 5 grams of edible 24-carat gold. And to wrap it all up, this dessert is served in a goblet that is crusted with gold and decorated with diamonds. And the best part is that dessert lets you have the gold and diamond-encrusted spoon which can be taken home.
5. The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence: $14,500
This Sri Lankan dessert is basically a gold leaf Italian cassata infused with Irish cream and fruits. Decorated with handmade chocolate carvings, it is served with a mango and pomegranate compote. The 80 carat Aquamarine stone that adorns the dish raises its price to a whopping $14,500.
6. Macaroons Haute Couture: $7,414
Macaroon is a French dish which is basically a couple of meringue puffs held together with butter cream and can be bought at a reasonable price. However, Pierre Hermé, Parisian pastry chef, raises its cost to a staggering $7414 by letting the customer choose the ingredient to be put between the puffs.
7. The Royal Wedding Cake (One Slice): $4,160
This wedding cake of William-Kate was auctioned off at $4,160 a slice. A staggering price for a two month old cake, right?
8. Golden Opulence Sundae: $1,000
Served in a Harcourt crystal goblet along with an 18k spoon, this $1000 sundae is a combination of Madagascar and Tahitian Vanilla Bean ice cream topped with a golden leaf of 23k edible gold. For the shiny golden colour on top, the sundae is provided with Grand Passion Caviar mixed with Armagnac, orange and passion fruit. And the best of it all is the topping with the most expensive chocolate in the world, Amedei Porcelana.
9. The Sultan’s Golden Cake: $1000
This dessert best compared to a bar of gold is available in Istanbul at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel. The dessert, usually made per request, takes about 72 hours to be prepared. With the infusion of rare French Polynesian vanilla bean,caramel, black truffles and a coating of 24 carat edible gold flakes the hefty price of the dessert seems reasonable.
10. The Brownie Extraordinaire $1,000
This insanely expensive brownie is a mix of dark chocolate and Italian hazelnuts. The main highlight of the dessert is the wine, Quinta do Novel Niciona, served in a St. Louis Crystal atomizer. You can find this dessert at Brule, a restaurant in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
While the prices of these hugely expensive desserts might have killed your even bigger appetite, it’s great fun imagining a day when we all could afford to spend so much money on dessert itself!