How much would you be willing to pay for desert? This is a pertinent question given that the following deserts are drizzled with edible gold, dipping with diamonds or made from rare glaciers.
Here are 11 most insanely expensive desserts.
Cupcake –Sweet Surrender, Las Vegas ($750)
The Decadence D’Or that is on the menu at The Palazzo hotel’s Sweet Surrender store is not just a miniature-sized cake. This is an incredible desert crafted out of Venezuelan chocolate, Tahitian vanilla butter cream, 100-year-old cognac and topped with edible gold frosting. This sweet treat cost $750.
Bagel – Westin Hotel, New York ($1,000)
The Bagel is the creation of Chef Frank Tujague of the Westin New York hotel and designing it had as purpose raising funds for Les Amis d’Escoffier Scholarship that offers scholarships to students of the culinary arts. The dessert contains white truffle cream cheese and goji berry infused Riesling jelly with edible golden leaves. This bagel is so expensive because of the Alba white truffles that are extremely rare.
Golden Opulence Sundae – Serendipity 3, New York City ($1,000)
It is made from the finest Tahitian Vanilla ice cream infused with Madagascar Vanilla beans and rare Chuao chocolate from Venezuela. The desert is then wrapped in 23-carat edible gold leaf and sprayed with one of the world’s most expensive chocolates, from Amedei Porcelana. The entire sweet treat is finally adorned with candied fruits, gold covered almonds, chocolate truffles and marzipan cherries. It is served in a Baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18K gold spoon.
Macaroons – Haute Couture ($7,414)
These macaroons created by Pierre Hermé, a Parisian pastry chef, include ingredients such as balsamic vinegar, fleur de sel, red wine or peanut butter. Not all the macaroons are this expensive, but depending on their ingredients, these delicious treats can cost you even $7,000.
Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence Dessert – The Fortress Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka ($14,500)
This absolutely special dessert is a gold leaf Italian cassata, flavored with Irish cream infused with tender fruit. It comes with a mango and pomegranate compote and bubbly-based Dom Perignon champagne sabayon, all these ingredients being the base of the Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence. Finally, it is decorated with a signature Fortress handmade chocolate carving and adorned with a magnificent 80-carat Aquamarine stone.
Frozen Haute Chocolate – Serendipity 3, New York City ($25,000)
This one is a mix of 28 most expensive exotic cocoas. The Serendipity 3 is infused with 5 grams of edible 23-karat gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold, which is accessorized with an 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of white diamonds. For the final touch, it is topped with whipped cream covered with gold and a side of La Madeline au Truffle from Knipschildt Chocolatier.
Golden Cannoli – Jasper Restaurant, Kansas City ($26,000)
This is the most expensive cannoli ever made, which was designed by Jasper Mirable, the chef/owner of Jasper’s Restaurant in collaboration with the world famous Tivol Jewelers and the Sprinkled with Sugar bakery. Their creation is made with whipped ricotta cheese mixed with chocolate, candied lemon, orange peel and nuts coated with an edible gold leaf.
Chocolate Pudding – Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, England ($35,000)
It is a desert made from high-end chocolate and gold caviar topped with a two-carat diamond. To these ingredients are added four types of the finest Belgian chocolate and the not-so-fun-part of this dessert is that it has to be ordered three weeks in advance.
Ice Cream – Three Twins Ice Cream, Kilimanjaro ($60,000)
Its price is justified because it is made from the disappearing glacier from Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. This ice cream’s price also includes first class airfare to Tanzania, 5-star accommodations, a guided climb, as much ice cream as you can eat and a t-shirt made from organic cotton as souvenir.
Strawberries Arnaud – Arnaud’s, New Orleans ($1.4 million)
This incredible expensive dessert is a mix of bright-red red berries, vanilla ice cream, a port-red wine sauce, whipped cream and mint. A 5-carat diamond ring that once belonged to British financier and philanthropist Sir Ernest Cassel comes with this sweet treat.
The Diamond Fruitcake ($1.65 million)
The world’s most expensive dessert is studded with 223 diamonds, costs $1.65 million and it was created by Japanese pastry chef Jeong Hong-yong. He needed six months to develop the concept and one month to convert it from an idea to the actual edible luxury cake. All the ingredients remain unknown.