I like to think of myself as a passionate baker – I’m quite a passionate cake eater too…I love both creating unique and colourful cakes and finding amazing cupcakes to try when I’m out and about. Usually my love for cake will result in me ‘splashing out’ on the £3 – £4 cupcakes and muffins in popular coffee shops such as Starbucks and Costa, but a gentlemen in Toronto decided to extend his love for cake even further by commissioning a $900/£540 cupcake for his wife’s 40th birthday, hence making it the most expensive cupcake in the world after beating the previous record of $750 for the Decadence D’Or cupcake from The Palazzo in Las Vegas.
Le Dolci Bakery in Toronto created a cupcake that contained both his and his wife’s favourite things. These included –
Inside the Cupcake is:
- Artisan Beer
- Valhrona Cocoa powder
- The cream filling is flavoured with a bottle of Krug Collection Brut Champagne worth £500 in the UK and,
- Rosewood Estate Honey
The Chocolate Icing is made from:
- Butter made by a historic Normandy dairy cooperative
- 70% Amedei Italian Chocolate from Tuscany
- Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee
- French sea salt from the Carmargue Region
- Organic cane sugar
- Tahitian Vanilla beans
It’s decorated with:
- A chocolate cup with gold flakes, gold strips and diamonds made out of sugar
- Gold leaf
- As well as edible gold fondant flora and fauna
- Caviar Bubbles made using molecular gastronomy
- Diamond sprinkles
- And a pipette of 21-year-old Courvoisier Cognac to drizzle over the cupcake before eating it!
All of these create a cupcake with “undertones of honey, caramel, lavender, vanilla, banana and orange blossom.” The creator and owner of the bakery Lisa Sanguedolce described the cupcake’s decorations like this:
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 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.
Sounds pretty impressive right? Apparently the husband and wife duo were “super happy” with the results, which is just as well after the amount they paid for it! But is this cupcake really too good to eat? And is it really worth spending this much money for? After all you can’t have your cake and eat it too…All I know is I definitely wouldn’t mind a taste.
What do you think – fancy a taste? How much would you spend on a cupcake?…