By Anushriya Sethi
Even after all the heavy food, the inevitable question always pops up: ‘should we get dessert?’. That extra chamber in the stomach is always available for something sweet after a meal. Here’s to desserts and to the most expensive sweets in the world.
Price: $1.72 Million
The special cake created for Takashimaya Department Store in Tokyo is valued at $1.72 million, thanks to the 223 diamonds studded in the cake. The total weight of the diamonds is 170 carats, making this the most expensive fruitcake in the world.
The Diamond Fruitcake took six months to design and an entire month to create. The cake is edible, but the chef has suggested that the diamonds aren’t for consumption. Well!
2. Faberge Chocolate Pudding
This regal dessert was forged by the hands of Marc Guibert, the head chef of Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel in Windermere, Cumbria. It consists four of Belgian’s finest chocolates that have been flavoured with a combination of orange, whiskey, and peach. It is made of champagne caviar, gold, and a two-carat diamond, all of which sells for $34,440, thereby setting the Guinness World Record for most expensive chocolate pudding in the world.
3. Frrrozen Haute Chocolate
The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate has got chocolate ice cream that comprises of 28 cocoas of which 14 are the most expensive, adorned in edible gold, and served in a goblet that contains more edible gold lining in the bottom. On top of that, there is an 18-carat gold bracelet that has 1 carat of embedded diamonds.
4. The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence
It is known as ‘a gold leaf Italian cassata’, otherwise known as the traditional round sponge cake. This Sri Lankan heavenly cake has been flavoured with Irish cream that has been infused with fruit. The pomegranate and mango compote along with a Dom Perignon champagne sabayon establish the base of this dish. It is handcrafted with chocolate carvings of Stilt fishermen and is served with an 80-carat Aquamarine stone.
5. Krispy Kreme’s Luxe Doughnut
Back in 2014, Krispy Kreme debuted what it called the “most expensive” doughnut in the world. It is adorned with 24-carat gold leaf among other things. The doughnut is also decorated with a gilded white chocolate lotus with a few edible diamonds and stuffed with Dom Perignon champagne jelly. According to Maxim, the doughnut was served with a cocktail featuring raspberry and passion fruit syrup, Courvoisier Cognac, and more Dom Perignon 2002. The company made the fashionably fancy doughnut in an effort to raise money for The Children’s Trust.
6. The Bear Extraordinaire at Baccarat Hotel New York in Manhattan
The priciest ice creams always seem to be vanilla flavoured. This one uses imported vanilla beans from Madagascar. Created by pastry chef Rosario Wakabayashi, the ice cream is covered with a chocolate shell that is in turn painted with cocoa butter. The chocolate covered ice cream is placed on a bed of black truffle crumble, which is comprised of black truffle mixed with high-end 64 percent Manjari dark chocolate and Valrhona Gold cocoa nibs. A further luxurious touch is added by the hibiscus champagne sauce and citrus meringue. Even the decorative elements like fondant butterflies, spun sugar, and gold and silver leafing come together to create a one-of-a-kind dessert.
7. 24-carat popsicle
It’s a 24-carat Popsicle. It is the perfect way to stay cool. Keep that bikini body in check, and still get a buzz on. Offered by the The Marquis Los Cabos resort in Mexico, this $1,000 treat is filled with golf flakes and local tequila that goes for $1,500 a bottle. So really, this Popsicle is a steal compared to the price of the bottle.
Price: Rs30,000( $433 approx)
In Lucknow, India, a shop named Chappan Bhog explains what makes the Diwali offering so special. Pine nuts, which cost 3000 rupees a kilo, saffron, which costs 2 lakh rupees a kilo, and gold powder, which costs 20 lakh rupees a kilo, are used to make this mithai.
Price: Rs21,000 ($303 approx)
Delhi’s Gur-Chini, a super-luxury sweet maker, has a 46-member team and it supplied over 800 boxes to go with Akash Ambani -Shloka Mehta’s wedding invites. Their ‘swarnmistha’ is made from Italian pistachio and edible gold varq and is priced at Rs21,000 a kilo.
10. 24 Carat Mithai Magic
Price: Rs9000($130 approx.)
A sweet shop in Surat, Gujarat, is selling gold-covered sweets. And this is not the ordinary, thin-layer of edible golden foil, this is 24-carat pure gold leaf sweets. The shop called ’24 Carat Mithai Magic’ sells dry fruit specialty sweet covered in 24-carat pure gold leaf.