It’s always nice to have a flavorsome meal followed by a perfect dessert to end the night. We love many delicious desserts like ice cream, pie, cake and pudding, and some of us wouldn’t mind eating these anytime of the day either. However, at times we worry about what these sweets does to our dental health and how that adds up to bills but we rarely, if ever, worry about the cost of the dessert itself, right? Unless of course it cost thousands of dollars or even millions of dollars. Don’t laugh just yet because there really are desserts for that price! Here are the most expensive desserts in the world.
Most Expensive Desserts
1. Diamond Fruit Cake | $1.6 Million
The price on this expensive dessert alone could make your jaw drop. For many of us, spending that much money on a fruit cake is plain crazy but wouldn’t it be just the talk of town, if you were daring enough to dish out $1.6 million on a cake for next Christmas? A pastry chef in Tokyo had decided to put this price tag on his diamond fruit cake. The chef took about 6 months to design the cake and a month to finish it with 223 small diamonds on the exterior of the cake. Besides the diamonds, the rest of the cake is edible. All the gentleman out there, for some ladies this could be the best gift ever :)
2. Strawberries Arnaud | $1.4 Million
We all heard of the saying ‘things are not always what they seem’. That sure applies to Strawberries Arnaud. If you happen to wander into New Orleans’ French Quarter, you will see a bowl of strawberries topped with cream and mint. For some reason the price tag says $1.4 million. Well, look a bit harder and you will find one of a kind 4.7 carat pink diamond ring, which belonged to Sir Ernest Cassel who was a royal finance adviser. So for that price, not only you get delicious strawberries but a nice ring too. What’s more, this expensive dessert comes with wine, which is served in a wine set worth $24,850. You will also get to enjoy live jazz music while enjoying your Strawberries Arnaud. Come to think of it, who would eat a $1.4 million dessert without music in the background, right?
3. Platinum Cake | $130,000
This Platinum Cake with a tiny price tag (comparatively), which is only $130,000 is created by the Japanese pastry chef Nobue Ikara. The cake is decorated with plain white frosting and then draped with platinum, which includes the chains, necklaces, pins and pendants. The chef dedicated the cake to all the women and persuade more women to wear platinum. The Platinum Cake has been showcased by Platinum Guild International. Surprisingly the cake has not been sold yet so you still have a chance ;)
4. Frrozen Haute Chocolate Drink | $25,000
If you are lucky enough to grab this chocolate drink, there’s no doubt you will ever forget it. At a price tag of $25,000, you can enjoy this frozen drink, which has a consistency of a slushy. The Frrozen Haute Chocolate Drink contains a variety of coco’s from over 14 countries, milk and 5 grams of 24 carat. If that is not enough, there is whipped cream and La Madeline au Truffle shavings. Just so you know that your money is worth this drink, the dessert comes in a goblet that is banded with gold and decorated with diamonds. Don’t forget the golden spoon that you can take home as well. So what are you waiting for?
5. The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence Dessert | $14,500
Presentation of food is almost as important as taste, and when it comes to presentation, the Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence Dessert beats it all. This expensive dessert from The Fortress Resort in Sri Lanka has become very popular. It pays special tribute to a favorite pastime – fishing. This dessert portrays a stilt fishing scene made of delicious ingredients that includes chocolate, exotic fruits and Irish cram. The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence Dessert is served with a mango and pomegranate compote (mixture). A fisherman is carved out of chocolate and underneath the fisherman is a perfectly placed 80 carat aquamarine. The ones who order this pricy dessert will get to keep the jewel of course.
6. Macaroons Haute Couture | $7,414
Macaroons are one of the favorite sweets people like to eat. They are just simple two puffs that are held together with butter cream – yummmy! These macaroons are very popular in France, and you can find them for a reasonable price anywhere. However, wouldn’t it be more exciting when you have to pay a lot more than $10 for a box of macaroons? Well French pastry chef Pierre Herme has cooked some expensive macaroons for us. These Macaroons Haute Couture are made from a variety of ingredients that has made this price. Customers have the option of choosing the ingredients for their macaroons. They range from balsamic vinegar, fleur de sel, red wine, peanut butter and anything else you can think of put in between your two meringue puffs.
7. Sultan’s Golden Cake | $1,000
What do you think of trying a edible brick of gold? Sounds exciting eh? Well this expensive dessert is exactly that. The Sultan’s Golden cake is available at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel in Istanbul for a fair price of $1,000. I’m sure the flight ticket to Istanbul is cheaper than that but that’s a different story. The cake is made out of apricots, pears, figs and quince that are put into Jamaican Rum and soaked for two years. The topping of the cake is French Polynesia vanilla bean, caramel, black truffles and of course a 24k gold leaf. It takes 72 hours for the cake to be made and once it’s ready, you will get it in a sterling silver cake box with a golden seal! So if you want a piece of Sultan’s Golden Cake, you need to order in advance. Great for your next wedding cake huh?
8. The Brownie Extraordinaire | $1,000
If you are in New Jersey, Atlantic City to be precise, you can try this expensive brownie. The Brownie Extraordinaire is sold at the Brule restaurant in Tropicana Casino and Resort. This expensive dessert is made from dark chocolate, covered with Italian hazelnuts and served with a scoop of ice cream. What’s more, the customers are given a rare and expensive wine named Quinta do Novel Nicional from Portugal. The wine is served in a St. Louis Crystal as well. The brownie may not seem like a lavish dessert for that price but when you add the rare wine, it does spice things up.
9. Golden Opulence Sundae | $1,000
This gorgeous dessert is available at Serendipity 3 – a New York restaurant. This Golden Opulence Sundae was created in celebration of its 50th anniversary, also known as the golden anniversary. The restaurant only sells about one of these sundaes a month. The high-price sundae is made with 5 scoops of Tahitian Vanilla Bean ice cream mixed with Madagascar vanilla, Venezuelan Chuao chocolate and topped with a leaf covered in 23K edible gold. You think that’s a mouthful huh? Well there’s more. Other ingredients include Paris candied fruits, marzipan cherries, gold dragets and truffles. To top off this expensive sundae, you will also get Amedei Porcelana – the world’s most expensive chocolates, which is drizzled over the top with a Ron Ben-Israel sugar flower on the side. Well you can’t just eat this dessert with a regular spoon, right? So you are given a 18K gold spoon to enjoy the sundae out of a crystal goblet. A royal treat I would say.
10. Noka Chocolate (Vintage Collection) | $854 per pound
Might be the most simplest dessert but with a price tag of $854 per pound, it may not be the most affordable. These expensive chocolates are by Noka Chocolate. The company is well known for producing delicious and one of the finest chocolates in the world. Noka uses different types of cocoa from different parts of the world – Ecuador, Venezuela, Cote d’Ivoire, and Trinidad. The chocolates that are in the vintage collection are of dark variety chocolates and each of them made with 75% cocoa. If you are a fan of dark chocolates, it could be worth the money. Each Noka Chocolate box is packaged in the classic Noka design.
Who would have ever thought a sweet tooth could be so expensive eh? Will you dish out the cash to indulge yourself in one of these most expensive desserts in the world?