Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The World's Most Expensive Cupcake... But It'll Set You Back £768

It seems that, even in times of austerity, there's always someone who's willing to make a hugely expensive version of an everyday food. We've had the doner kebab (£750), a meat pie (£1,000 per slice) and sushi (£1,714 per serving). And now, it's the turn of the cupcake, a snitch at £768.85. 

Have a look at this: 

Food Network Cupcake Showcase 6 1709

If gold dragees and foil cases aren't quite your idea of cupcake bling then you're in luck. This cupcake was created for TV channel Food Network, and if you're lucky enough to bite into it (we can all dream) it has a chocolate centre, encased in a peach and champagne jam and the buttercream is infused with Chateau Yquem wine. I'm not sure which year the wine was from that was used in the cake, but to put it in perspective, a bottle of 2009 Chateau Yquem would set you back around £640. 

The cake was then topped with Charbonnel et Walker chocolate fondant. As if that wasn't enough it was then wrapped in 24-carat edible gold leaf. 

What do you reckon? Creative? Insane? Potentially rather delicious? Let me know in the comments below...


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