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Published: Monday August 18, 2014 MYT 10:35:00 AM
Updated: Monday August 18, 2014 MYT 10:43:48 AM

This is what a US$900 cupcake looks like

There’s a whole bunch of extravagant ingredients – including gold – in this confection.

Some husbands give their wives flowers and jewellery for their birthday. Others commission local bakers to come up with the most extravagant cupcake possible and are willing to part with US$900 (RM2,840) for it.

That’s what happened in Toronto recently, when Lisa Sanguedolce of Le Dolci bakery was approached by a man to create an over-the-top dessert to celebrate his wife’s 40th birthday.

After a few days of brainstorming, the pastry team came up with a concoction made with some of the most expensive ingredients in the world, including Krug Collection Brut champagne, 24-karat gold leaves, and a limited edition Courvoisier.

“We usually get custom-sculpted cake requests from our wealthy clientele, like a cake in the shape of a grand piano, Corvette or the birthday boy’s Porsche but this is the first time we had a customer request to make an extravagant cupcake for his wife’s 40th birthday,” wrote Sanguedolce in an e-mail to Relaxnews.

If you also love your wife (or husband) some US$900-worth of chocolate and vanilla, Le Dolci will make the cupcake via special order.

Over in five bites – that's almost RM600 a bite!

Here’s the full list of ingredients:

  • Kona Blue Mountain coffee
  • sea salt from Camargue, France
  • organic cane sugar
  • Valrhona cocoa powder
  • Tahitian vanilla beans
  • pastry cream made with Krug Collection Brut champagne
  • Rosewood Estate honey
  • Normandy butter
  • Amadei Italian chocolate
  • 24-karat gold dust and leaves
  • a limited edition Courvoisier. – AFP Relaxnews


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