Have $1,010 USD To Spare? Order A Golden Phoenix Cupcake (VIDEO)

By Meera Dolasia on July 25, 2012

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With specialty cupcake stores sprouting all over America, the price of this bite-size treat has certainly escalated over the last few years. However, none even come close to this beauty, which at $1,010 USD can safely claim the title of the 'World's Most Expensive Edible Cupcake'.

But as you have probably guessed by now this is not just any ordinary cupcake, but one crafted from the world's finest ingredients that include among other things, 23-carat edible gold! Called The Golden Phoenix, it is the careful handiwork of the creative culinary team at Bloomsburys, a boutique cafe that offers Gulf residents a taste of high-end British dining.

Ms. Shafeena Yusuf Ali, the founder and CEO of Bloomsburys who came up with the idea about a month ago as a way to celebrate the opening of the restaurant's Dubai location, said that previous attempts at the same feat had been encrusted with diamonds and therefore were not edible. She wanted her confectionery to be something that the purchaser could savor.

The team began by seeking out the finest ingredients - Doves organic flour and Rachel's finest butter, both from the United Kingdom made the cut, as did Italy's premium Amedei Porcelena cocoa and Uganda's fragrant vanilla beans. Last but not least, were the sheets of the best quality gold that they could possibly use - Since the purest form of gold (24 carat) is too soft to work with, they had to settle for 23 carat, which is pure gold mixed in with a tiny bit of silver - Both edible and completely safe to eat. Then began the arduous chore of perfecting the recipe and decoration, a task that took a few weeks.

Of course, the world's most expensive cupcake, which is accompanied by two gold dipped strawberries and a spoonful of chocolate (on a pure gold spoon) cannot just be served on any platter. To showcase her masterpiece, Ms. Ali placed it on a 24-carat gold plated Empire Morning Cake Stand and then wheeled it in on an equally fancy Villari 24-carat gold plated Marie Antoinette Princess Tea Trolley. The total value of this entire presentation? A whopping $27,000 USD!

So how does one eat this outrageously expensive treat? Apparently quite rapidly, since if not devoured within 15 minutes, the chocolate starts to melt, which in turn, causes the gold flakes to peel - A combination that purportedly does not bode well for the taste of the cupcake. While there is no word whether this decadent cupcake was purchased by anybody, it can be specially ordered from the cafe. In case you are contemplating it, they do require a 48-hour advance notice to make it, so plan it well!

Resources: arabiangazette.com, vaultmagazine.com,dailymail.co,UK

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  • BBBBBBWednesday, February 3, 2016 at 10:04 am
    I wish that the gold everything was white chocolate, I also loved the music so much i watched that video for a hour, and i would have gone on watching it if i could.
    • scoby Monday, February 1, 2016 at 8:08 am
      i love this 0v0 0u0
      • fluffybottomMonday, February 1, 2016 at 8:07 am
        i love this omg i am going to Dubai and buying this cupcake even though it costs a lot of money
        • violetpotter199
          violetpotter199Friday, January 8, 2016 at 5:36 pm
          Just because it's edible DOESN'T mean you should eat it. What a waste of money anyway.
          • neonbook
            neonbookThursday, December 24, 2015 at 10:31 am
            Thats heaven to me..wanna grab some to eat since it chocolate..but its really expensive
            • greece_eu
              greece_euWednesday, December 23, 2015 at 4:54 am
              Well.... I wouldn't trust this. I looked it up on Google to see if gold dist was edible. Yes, it is edible but it stated that small percentages of silver were found. In that case, that means copper was also found in the dust as well. If you eat too much of this gold dust, it will become toxic rather than an amazing treat. Only put this on display!!!! It's not worth eating for a $100,000,000,000!!!
              • neonbook Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 9:46 pm
                It looks yummy even thought it's expensive..love to eat that
                • neonbook
                  neonbookThursday, December 24, 2015 at 10:31 am
                  Thats me..im a nerd..haha
                • candypanda12
                  candypanda12Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 2:49 pm
                  It looks too good to believe... BUT, I still want it!
                  • sgefan01
                    sgefan01Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 2:11 pm
                    This is so cool, but I would definitely save the gold! I'm such a big sugarholic, it would make sense more to me to buy a bunch of chocolates, cupcakes, etc, with that money instead of buying one little treat though
                    • milkman14
                      milkman14Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 1:24 pm
                      good way to waist expensive gold, I would frame it in cube glass and preserve it just for the sake of it!

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