Lisa Sanguedolce, owner of custom sweetmaker Le Dolci was on a special mission. She had been hired by one customer to create the most extravagant cupcake possible for his wife’s 40th birthday. The result was a $900 (£540)cupcake, probably the most expensive cupcake ever made that we know of. The cupcake was made with some of the woman’s favourite ingredients, and ended up including $1,000 bottle of champagne – which the client brought in as her pastry chef only needed a couple of tablespoons – plus 21-year-old Courvosier.
Other high-end luxurious ingredients used for the cake are: Kona coffee from Hawaii, Rosewood Estate honey and an essence of Tahitian vanilla beans, 24-karat gold flakes and and some of the finest chocolate on the planet.
Sanguedolce admits “it was a long and stressful process, but it looked great and, apparently, it tasted amazing.
“The cupcake was a one-of-a-kind, one-off recipe specific to the client’s taste.”
The cupcake required the work of two pastry chefs, a cake designer, two days of labour and many hours of consultation and planning.
“Getting it all right, it was kind of nerve-wracking,” Sanguedolce says.
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
Amadei Italian chocolate
24-karat gold dust and leaves
a limited edition Courvoisier