Table of contents:
- Kim Kardashian and Chris Humphries' wedding cake, $ 20 thousand
- Faberge Egg cake, 35 thousand dollars
- Prince William and Kate Middleton wedding cake, $ 78,000
- Diamond sweets for the million dollar showcase
- $ 30 million for reality TV
- "Pirate Fantasy" for 35 million
- $ 75 million cake for your beloved daughter
If earlier sometimes it was necessary to make a choice between the taste of a confectionery and its appearance, now the task has become more complicated: another important characteristic of any acquisitions is their price. In recent years, it is considered good practice to use precious stones in the formulation. This fashion trend is unlikely to improve the taste of sweets, and even more so it does not promote digestion, but it helps to "accelerate" the cost of cakes to truly cosmic proportions.
Kim Kardashian and Chris Humphries' wedding cake, $ 20 thousand
The strange black and white structure was created by pastry chef Patrick Hanson. It's no secret that at the 2011 event, the TV star really wanted to repeat the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William, so the cake covered in two colors of chocolate had to look “royal”. It is difficult to say whether this high idea succeeded, in any case, in terms of cost, it turned out to be almost four times cheaper.
Faberge Egg cake, 35 thousand dollars
Diamond mogul Karl Weininger received a special cake for his 60th birthday. It was made in the form of a Faberge egg, but this idea, in general, is not new - such cakes have been made for a long time. Unusual in the confectionery was its precious filling. Like the original jewelry, the cake was covered with leaves of gold foil (they had to be removed before use) and decorated with a large diamond on top.
Prince William and Kate Middleton wedding cake, $ 78,000
The cost of this piece of culinary art turned out to be quite high even without diamonds. An eight-tiered construction was created from 17 individual cakes. It was covered with white glaze, and the chefs made almost a thousand sugar flowers for decoration. Interestingly, the ornament of the central tiers of the cake corresponds to the design of the art gallery in Buckingham Palace, where the cake was first shown before the wedding. Confectioner Fiona Cairns worked with the team for 5 weeks on this masterpiece.
Diamond sweets for the million dollar showcase
The next three cakes were not made for the pleasure of sweet lovers, but to demonstrate wealth. It is still unknown if anyone ate even a piece of this beauty, since the pastry was thickly covered with diamonds. The first, a $ 850,000 diamond-chocolate bar, was commissioned by a Japanese jewelry salon in a department store in Osaka, and the second for the Dallas Lux fair. This demonstration of the wealth of the Dallas Gold and Silver Exchange also stood for some time under glass, its cost was 1.3 million dollars.
The third exhibition model was named "African", although it was also made in Japan. With the help of two thousand small diamonds, the owner of a jewelry store in Tokyo decided to attract buyers and at the same time express his love for his "historical homeland." The price for its time became a record - $ 5 million.
$ 30 million for reality TV
It cannot be said that it looks tasty or beautiful, but that which is expensive is undoubtedly. However, this is exactly the task set before the creators of this cake. In 2011, the chief editor of the American magazine "Social Life" ordered a cake worth $ 30 million from pastry chef and showman Buddy Valastro. The process of making the vanilla miracle was shown in the reality show "The King of Confectioners", so viewers could see with their own eyes that there is nothing so expensive in the ingredients. At the end of the show, however, the cost of the cake quickly increased when jewelry was simply hung on it. Visitors of the annual "Gala Show" tried the expensive dessert.
"Pirate Fantasy" for 35 million
A year later, this record for the cost of a cake was broken by a pastry chef from Sri Lanka. This time, the dessert did not resemble a jewelry store window, but was made in the form of a pirate ship. It is very logical that its holds were filled with real treasures: inside one could find necklaces, bracelets, rings, pendants, brooches and tie pins made of precious stones. Considering that the "filling" was hidden in the bowels of the cake, then eating such a masterpiece, perhaps, was not the easiest task - accuracy and attentiveness were required, but the "extraction" was worth it. The masterpiece was presented at a reception honoring the national cricket team at the Heritance Ahungalla Hotel.
$ 75 million cake for your beloved daughter
The most expensive cake remains today, the cost of which exceeded $ 75 million. An unusual cake became a birthday present for the daughter of an Arab sheikh. Designer Debbie Wingham decided to portray the catwalk for the fashion show. The weight of the cake is 450 kilograms, the length is 1.8 meters, and it took the team of pastry chefs 1100 hours to make it. A screen was installed on the cake, on which, at the time of serving on the table, a real fashion show was broadcast, but this was not its main cost. The figurines of the invited guests were made of chocolate and decorated, of course, with real diamonds, and the podium was strewn with them. Only 4 thousand precious stones were needed to decorate this strange masterpiece.
Probably, what most of all outrages ordinary people in incredibly expensive culinary masterpieces is their fragility. Throwing millions down the drain seems to us initially a stupid idea. It's another matter if sweet masterpieces can be stored forever. True, it is no longer possible to eat them: 25 photographs of hyperrealistic desserts, masterfully created from glass and porcelain