Golden delicious: World's most expensive cupcake goes on sale for a
staggering 645 (but at least it’s made out of gold)
15:15 GMT, 6 July 2012
With a name like The Golden Phoenix, it's anyone's guess that this is no ordinary cupcake.
At a staggering 645, this is the world's most expensive cupcake.
The treat, which is on sale in Dubai's Bloomsbury's Cupcakes store, is made from the finest chocolate and wrapped in edible gold.
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Golden: The world's most expensive cupcake contains a staggering 23 carats of edible gold
Pricey: The cupcake is for those with a sweeter tooth than their common sense
It is certainly a sweet fix for those whose sweet tooth is stronger than their common sense.
The dessert boasts a whole 23 carats of edible gold sheets, Doves organic flour from the United Kingdom,
Rachel's organic butter, Premium Amedei Porcelena
cocoa from Italy, and gold Ugandan high-quality vanilla beans.
Golden Phoenix was unveiled on a Villari 24-carat gold plated Maria
Antoinette Princess Tea Trolley and presented on 24 carat gold painted
Empire Morning Cake Stand to eager pastry enthusiasts.
Shafeena Yusuff Ali, founder of Bloomsbury's Cupcakes, announced her intention to make the world's most expensive cupcake early last month and spent weeks perfecting the taste of the recipe and dcor of the cupcake as well as carefully finalising the five expensive ingredients.
Redefinition: Chef Ali aimed to make a cupcake that looked as good as it tasted and tasted as good as it looked
Ali said: 'Our aim is to redefine the
cupcakes in the Gulf, why can’t a cupcake taste as good as it looks and
look as good as it tastes'.
But she faced a Twitter backlash when the cake was released, with some users branding her creation as 'pointless' and 'ugly'.
'Sorry you feel that way! I was making an honest effort to create something amazing!' the amateur chef tweeted in response.
Vinay Lall, General Manager of Tablez Food Company, Bloomsbury's parent company, said: 'We have seen people attempt the most expensive cupcakes before, however those cupcakes are not edible as they are incrusted with diamonds and other components.'