The Most Expensive Dessert Cake in the World
The world’s most expensive dessert boasting real gold leaf, a sparkling diamond and strawberry caviar this lavish creation. Marc Guibert, head chef at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel in Windermere, Cumbria, has just designed the world’s most expensive chocolate pudding / cake, which costs a whopping £22,000 ($34,500 or €25,000).
Guibert created the Faberge Easter Egg, as he named this ridiculous expensive cake, to mark the start of the National Chocolate Week and, while it may currently be the most expensive dessert in the world, it’s yet to achieve international glory through the Guinness Book.
In order to Guibert to get his creation in the Guinness Book as the most expensive dessert, someone has to buy it first. However, that someone must order it three weeks in advance for it to be made, and only afterwards get to indulge in it.
Chef Marc Guilbert used Belgian chocolate, infused with a combination of peach, orange and whiskey to create a champagne jelly and almond sponge layered base. It was then finished with real gold leaf and handmade flowers, but the cherry on top is an eye-catching two carat diamond. Eager to get a reaction he offered tasters of the pudding at a recent charity auction.
The sweet treat, designed by Mr Guilbert was unveiled in October in celebration of National Chocolate Week. At £22,000 per egg, the dessert easily breaks the previous world record which was held by New York’s Serendipity Restaurant with a pudding priced at £12,000.
Called the ‘Frrozen Haute Chocolate’ the chocolate sundae was made from a blend of 28 cocoas from all around the world, infused with five grams of edible 23-karat gold and served in a goblet lined with more edible gold. It also contained numerous gifts including an 18K gold bracelet and a gold spoon set with white diamonds. The record for world’s most expensive dessert was offered by the Serendipity 3 Restaurant in New York.