Have you ever wondered which are the world’s most expensive desserts? Donuts, macaroons, sundaes, cupcakes, and puddings are amongst some of the priciest desserts on Earth. But these delights are far from ordinary: imported cacao, rare chocolate, edible gemstones, and high-end champagne are just some of the elements used to craft these heaven-like plates.
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Let’s take a look at this sweet countdown and find out which are the world’s most expensive desserts
10. Decadence D’Or Cupcake
Las Vegas’ Sweet Surrender sells a very special cupcake at $750. This unique Nevada treat has edible gold flakes, Tahitian gold vanilla caviar, a Cognac that’s a hundred years old, and exceptional Venezuelan chocolate amongst its ingredients. It definitely sounds tempting, but with that price tag on it not everyone will be able to have a taste.
9. Golden Opulence Sundae
New York City holds one of the most expensive desserts in the world, and it is served at the famous Serendipity 3. You have to pay $1000 to enjoy the over-the-top Golden Opulence Sundae, and as its ingredients are so exclusive you have to order it at least two days in advance. Amadei Porcelana, Venezuelan Chuao chocolate, Tahitian Vanilla ice-cream, 23-carat gold leaf, Grand Passion caviar, and gold-coated almonds are just some of the surprises you’ll encounter in this sweet delight.
8. Krispy Kreme’s Luxe Doughnut
Unveiled at the upmarket London department store Selfridges, the world’s most expensive donut costs $1,682. The luxurious creation comes paired with an equally exclusive cocktail, and believe me, it is no easy task to live up to the expectations of such a dessert. Dom Perignon champagne jelly, gold leaf, and edible diamonds are what make this donut so pricey.
7. Macaroons Haute Couture
Crafted by the renowned French pastry chef Pierre Hermé, the Macaroons Haute Couture are some of the world’s most expensive desserts. A kilo of this very special and unique creation costs around $7,000, not that much if you take into account the private interview with the chef himself after which he conceives a special batch of delicacies just for you.
6. Stilt Fisherman’s Indulgence
At The Fortress, a luxury resort in Sri Lanka, you can order one of the most expensive desserts in the world. It costs $14,500 and it is called the Stilt Fisherman Indulgence. Basically an Italian cassata, this dessert is champagne based and has a gold leaf, Irish cream, mango, pomegranate, a fisherman’s chocolate sculpture, and it is garnished with an aquamarine gemstone.
5. Frrrozen Haute Chocolate
Edible gold foil, truffle shavings, gold dust, edible 23-carat gold, and a diamond and gold bracelet are what is needed to create the $25,000 Frrrozen Haute Chocolate at Serendipity 3. The base of this dessert consists of a blend of 28 cocoas and half of them are as exotic and rare as you can possibly imagine.
4. Cannoli Cake by Carey Lennaccaro
Would you be willing to pay $26,000 for a cannoli? Created by Carey Lennaccaro, this dessert’s ingredients aren’t as exceptional and expensive as others on this list. Dark chocolate, ricotta cheese, and candied lemon have nothing so special about them, but this pastry is covered with real gold leaf and it comes with a diamond necklace on it.
3. Marc Guibert’s Chocolate Pudding
Marc Guibert, the head chef at a hotel in Cumbria, created a $34,000 chocolate pudding made of four different types of Belgian chocolate, champagne caviar, gold, and a two-carat diamond.
2. Kilimanjaro’s Twins Ice Cream Sundae
The $60,000 price tag on this dessert includes more than just the sweet delight itself. As it is made of the real glacial ice on Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the package comes with a first class ticket to the country, a shirt to remember the experience, and even an exclusive tour.
1. Strawberries Arnaud
The most expensive dessert in the world is served in New Orleans, at the renowned Arnaud’s restaurant. It costs $1.4 million and includes wine-soaked strawberries topped with mint and cream. It’s garnished with a purple pink diamond, 79 carats of white diamonds, and even a rose gold.