Yesterday I wrote HERE about how several of my students have been banking off my strategy.
They’re gonna need some guides now on how to spend their newfound money 🙂
Thanks to another one of my subscribers for writing this guest post on some of the craziest, most expensive food items in the world
…wait til you see videos of some of the outrageously expensive and fun places I’ve recently eaten at like here:
Here’s the guest blog post:
This inspired me to write a post about the most expensive food in the world. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, so I decided to focus on two desserts: the most expensive cupcake and the most expensive sundae.
The cupcake costs $1,223. Wow, and I thought the ones at Magnolias were expensive. Dubai’s Bloomsbury has recently unveiled an item that is being billed as the world’s most expensive “edible” cupcake. Dubai’s is known for expensive items, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.
Here is the description provided Bornrich.com:
The “Golden Phoenix”, as the name itself suggest is no ordinary cupcake. The exotic item was unveiled at the official inauguration function of the Dubai Mall. The cupcake commands a staggering price tag of $1223.32. The luxurious and expensive cupcake was presented on a Villari 24 carat gold plated antique tea trolley along with another 24 carat gold painted cake stand to eager sweet lovers. A more realistic approach towards preparing this cupcake stems from the fact that Bloomsbury presented the cake with the aim of keeping it edible. The store managed to avoid the trap that several exotic item makers keep falling into. Instead of adorning the cupcake with diamonds thus turning it into an inedible food item, Bloomsbury prepared it by utilizing the finest chocolate and wrapped it up in luxurious 23 carat edible gold. Other high-end ingredients include organic flour and butter, imported from the UK, Italian chocolate and vanilla beans from Uganda. For added decadence, the costly cupcake is presented on a 24-carat gold stand, alongside a golden spoon, topped with chocolate icing, strawberries dipped in edible gold, and various other adornments.
Apparently the innovative discovery has been the brainchild of Shafeena Yusuff Ali, the founder of Bloomsbury cupcake. Shafeena collaborated with the staff of the most fashionable bakery in the Gulf city to help bring in the flavor and taste of London to Dubai. To fulfill her intention of preparing the most expensive cupcake in the world, Ali reportedly spent several weeks studying its recipe in order to provide it with just the perfect taste. The décor of the cupcake perfectly complements its five most expensive ingredients. Coincidentally with the launch of the most expensive cupcake, the brand also marks its first anniversary. The store opened its doors to food enthusiasts last year.
“We are really excited to have unveiled the most expensive cupcake in the world,” said Vinay Lall, the general manager of Tablez Food Company, which owns the concept of Bloomsbury’s.
The cupcake is available to order from the Dubai Mall’s Bloomsbury’s outlet. Each order is expected to take 48 hours to complete.
Next, we have the world’s most expensive sundae. According to an article on Reuters, this dessert, made in New York, costs $25,000 dessert and actually set a Guinness record. A day after New York City came up with a $1,000 bagel, a local restaurateur unveiled a $25,000 chocolate sundae, setting a Guinness world record for the most expensive dessert. Served at Serendipity 3, the owner of the store, Stephen Bruce, partnered with luxury jeweler Euphoria New York to create the “Frrozen Haute Chocolate,” a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive and exotic from around the globe. The dessert is infused with 5 grams (0.2 ounces) of edible 23-karat gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold. At the base of the goblet is an 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of white diamonds. The sundae is topped with whipped cream covered with more gold and a side of La Madeline au Truffle from Knipschildt Chocolatier, which sells for $2,600 a pound.
It is eaten with a gold spoon decorated with white and chocolate-colored diamonds, which can also be taken home. “It took us a long time to experiment with all the ingredients and flavors, and more than three months were needed just to design the golden spoon,” Bruce told Reuters.
Four years ago, Bruce unveiled a $1,000 ice cream sundae called Golden Opulence, a staple on his menu and a favorite with rock stars, socialites and other celebrities. Both desserts are sold only with advance orders. Bruce said he has received inquiries about his latest creation, mostly from Europeans planning to visit New York. “I wouldn’t be surprised if soon we get a call from a Middle Eastern prince or Shah willing to give something sweet to his many wives on his next trip to the city,” Bruce said.
And for those that are not interested in desserts (although I am sure there are not many of you), here are the details on that $1,000 bagel.
Also in New York, chef Frank Tujague of The Westin New York hotel at Times Square unveiled the $1,000 bagel, topped with white truffle cream cheese and goji berry infused Riesling jelly with golden leaves. This breakfast’s sales will go towards a good cause though, helping to raise funds for culinary school scholarships, so you can feel a bit better about the splurge.