Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The 10 Most Expensive Cakes In The World Ever Sold!

For most people they either purchase a package of cake mix and a tub of frosting to make something at home or they stop through the bakery section of the grocery store to buy something ready made.  Few of us are willing to spend a lot of money for a fancy cake but there are 10 cakes out there that cost more than most of us make in a year.

The royal family paid $78,000 for the cake served at the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011.  The cake took Fiona Cairns and her team of 50 people to create the cake over a 5 week period.  This multiple layer cake included 17 lace flowers from Kate Middleton's wedding dress.

Japanese pastry chef, Nobue Ikara created a beautiful cake decorated with platinum pendents, pins, and necklaces for the Platinum Guild International.  The cake cost over $130,000 because the chef used edible platinum flakes on a base of regular fondant and frosting.  The cake was commissioned with the idea that it would encourage people to purchase more platinum jewelry.

Another Japanese pastry chef, Masami Miyamoto made a beautiful chocolate cake which included $850,000 worth of diamonds provided by jeweler Sa-Birth. It was made for the holiday season as part of the jewelers window display.  The jeweler hoped more people would come in to check out the merchandise or even buy the cake.  Masami used about 50 carats of diamonds in the cake. 

The first three cakes are edible but this one, the Luster Dust cake is not edible but is still classified as a cake.  Dallas Delicious Cakes got together with the Dallas Gold and Silver exchange to create this magnificent work of art for the Dallas Bridal Fair in 2010.  The exterior is made from a luster dust frosting  that is decorated with more than one million dollars worth of jewels.  If it were a real cake, it would have weighed over 200 pounds.  The cake is valued at $1.3 million.

A jewelry store in  Tokyo commissioned a cake in the shape of Africa for it's window display. What makes it so expensive is the 2000 diamonds outlining the continent and filling in the southern part where diamond mining is found.  It is valued at $5 million.

In 2006, a cake artist created a seven layer bridal cake for the Beverly Hills Luxury Bridal Show.  The seven layers has a trail of flowers leading from the top of the cake down the side and around to the bottom all in white. The $20 million cake has lots of gold flakes and diamonds which makes it much more expensive than a normal wedding cake.

The Cake Boss from television was commissioned to create an extravagant cake for a party thrown by Devorah Rose who is the editor-in-chief of Social Life magazine. She is known for her parties and this $30 million cake was the highlight of one of her many parties. It was covered in diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires. 

In 2012, Dimuthu Kumarasinghe created a pirate fantasy cake valued at $35 million. The cake was made to look like a pirate ship complete with booty such as rare stones, brooches, rings, and necklaces.  What made this cake different than most is that each layer of the 10 layer cake was a different flavor such as zucchini, pumpkin, or coconut meringue.  This cake became the most expensive cake ever made. 

One year later in 2013, the National Gay Wedding Show commissioned a 5 foot tall, eight layer cake worth $52 million.  The 4000 diamonds embedded all over the cake is what took the cost up and it nudged the pirate fantasy cake out of first place. 

The most expensive cake in the world was made by Debbie Wingham.  She made it for a person in the United Arab Emirates who wanted something unique for his daughter's birthday. The $75 million cake recreated a six foot long fashion runway with edible models clothed in designer clothing, and many were embedded with $45 million worth of diamonds and other gems.  

Imagine having enough money to afford one of these cakes without going into debt for the rest of your life.  Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear.  Have a great day. 

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