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

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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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354 Comments
  • Sun slayerTuesday, April 23, 2019 at 9:55 am
    I’m just gonna take the edible gold out and sell it and eat the cupcake.
    • pandagirl154
      pandagirl154Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 4:31 pm
      I wonder if anyone has bought it yet? Like if you agree!
      • applemango
        applemangoSaturday, December 29, 2018 at 10:49 am
        IT looks pretty amazing but, I still wouldn't wast my money on that.
        • ajg16
          ajg16Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 8:14 pm
          *Jaw Drops* it looks kinda pretty but won't the good dust taste metal-y?
          • applemango
            applemangoSaturday, December 29, 2018 at 10:49 am
            I agree
            • pandagirl154
              pandagirl154Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 5:13 pm
              The dust most likely tastes like nothing, it is strictly just for appearance, but other than that it looks good, and I would eat it if I had enough money.
            • Ja'Lah LittleWednesday, August 8, 2018 at 6:00 am
              looks soooooooooooo good but so expensive!!!!!
              • awesome_actress
                awesome_actressWednesday, June 6, 2018 at 12:29 pm
                Totally not paying for that, but if my family was rich then I would buy it!
                • maximo1
                  maximo1Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 12:29 pm
                  Cool! I'm down to buy that...... if I had the money :(
                  • whySunday, May 27, 2018 at 4:52 pm
                    sooooooooooooo hungry
                    • Starlight7Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 8:21 am
                      1,010 dollars for a cupcake! OMG!
                      • skyriderfly
                        skyriderflyWednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:07 pm
                        Ohhh.....soooo...yummmmmyyyy.....ahhhh.....soooo....overwhelm ing.......agghhh.YUMYUMYMUm