Everyone wants to satisfy their sweet tooth every once in a while. After all, there’s nothing like indulging in a sweet bowl of ice cream after a long day. But how much are you willing to spend to satisfy your sweet craving?
For the richest man in the world, a $1,000 sundae might be enough to raise eyebrows—not because a thousand bucks is too high a price just for a sundae but because the sundae is only for a thousand bucks. Hard to believe, isn’t it? But that sundae isn’t the most expensive treat the elite are willing to splurge on.
9 of the Most Expensive Desserts in the World
Get to know some of the most expensive desserts from around the world by checking out the list below.
9. Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans, $500 per jar
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Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans is hundred times pricier than your regular pack of Jelly Bellies. The takeaway? Well, probably the crystal jar that encases the jelly beans. Oh, and did we mention that it’s sprinkled with 24-karat gold-leaf confections?
8. Golden Opulence Sundae, $1,000
It should come as no surprise that this iconic dessert from Serendipity III made the list. The New York–based restaurant is home to the Golden Opulence Sundae. The name alone is enough to make your wallets shake! It is made with Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream and specks of Amedei Porcelana, the most expensive chocolate in the world.
7. The Golden Phoenix Cupcake, $1,000 per piece
Dubai is known for its luxurious brands, lofty skyscrapers, and expensive restaurants, so it shouldn’t be shocking that it is also home to one of the most expensive desserts on earth.
In a city where living in excess is nothing new, there’s nothing surprising about finding the world’s most expensive cupcake sitting on the shelf of the fanciest bakery around. The Gold Phoenix Cupcake is sold at Bloomsbury Cupcakes where it is served on a Villari 24-karat gold cake stand.
#6 A Slice of the Royal Wedding Cake, $4,160
Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s royal wedding was truly the ceremony of the century. Someone who was looking for a literal slice of history purchased part of the wedding cake for a staggering $4,150.
#5 Frrrozen Chocolate Haute, $25,000
Another one of Serendipity III’s ridiculously pricey offers and another one of the world’s most expensive desserts is the Frrrozen Chocolate Haute. The sweet dish is made of 24 different types of cocoas, 14 of which are the world’s most expensive and exotic. Edible 23-karat is sprinkled all over the chocolate sundae for a luxurious feel. But the ultra-deluxe experience doesn’t stop there, guests get to sample the dessert with a gold- and diamond-encrusted spoon.
#4 The Absurdity Sundae, $60,000
Even the elite have to climb mountains for this dessert! Travel to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to have the Three Twins Ice Cream’s founder hand-churn you a batch of the dessert made from the glacial ice of Africa’s highest peak. But don’t worry, the eyebrow-raising price also includes a first-class airfare to Tanzania, five-star accommodation, a guided climb, and a souvenir t-shirt made from the finest cotton you could imagine.
#3 Platinum Cake, $130,000
If you were going to pay close to a quarter of a million dollars for a cake, you gotta bring some of it home.
Japanese pastry chef Nobue Ikara didn’t just create a cake, he made sure to attach real pieces of jewelry to it. The Platinum Cake is adorned with platinum necklaces, pins, and pendants. It is said to be dedicated to iconic Japanese women including Chie Kumazawa and Rinko Kikuchi.
#2 Strawberries Arnaud, $1.4 million
You read that price tag right! New Orleans–based dessert house Arnaud offers this million-dollar dish. The strawberries are served with regular mint and ice cream, but it’s the 4.7-carat pink diamond ring that makes it so expensive. The $1.4 million piece was once owned by English financier Sir Ernest Cassel. It is dipped in Charles X Crystal Cave wine worth $25,000.
Want to try the dessert without the ring? You can get it for a reasonable $8.95!
#1 Diamond Fruitcake, $1.65 million
They don’t call it the diamond fruitcake for no reason. This luxurious two-tier cake has 223 diamonds on it. The extravagant creation is on display in Takashimaya Department Store in Tokyo. You’re going to have to guess the other ingredients, though, as the Japanese pastry chef who expertly baked it kept the cake’s recipe a secret.