Golden Phoenix Cupcake- the World’s Most Expensive Cupcake

Oct 15, 2014 10:34 AM EDT | By Arlene Cruz

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Dubai's 'Golden Phoenix cupcake' adorned with 23-carat edible gold sheets in its Italian chocolate, vanilla beans and strawberries dipped in edible gold is the world's most expensive cupcake.

The pricey dessert has a whooping price of $1,010 (3,700 AED) and is presented at the new Bloomsbury's location in Dubai mall. Served on a covered Villari 24-carat gold empire cake stand, the 'Golden Phoenix' is baked using premium Ugandan vanilla beans and first class Amedei Porcelana chocolate.

The cupcake is frosted with chocolate icing covered with edible gold dust. It's then decorated with chocolate decor dusted in gold, organic chocolate-covered strawberries and a golden spoon.

 Bloomsbury cupcake founder Shafeena Yusuff Ali stated that it's her dream to create a unique pricey dessert. Ali spent five weeks to develop the dish.

Bloomsbury, in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP) donates 50% of the proceeds from the sale of "The Golden Phoenix" to the World Food Programme to help children in times of humanitarian crises and casualties.

 "We are immensely grateful to Bloomsbury for their formidable generosity. This unique partnership provides evidence that behind the biggest talents and business ideas, you often find the bigger hearts. As I would like to put it, a golden heart behind every Golden Phoenix: at least 1,850 underprivileged children will be fed for every precious Golden Phoenix purchased from Bloomsburys at The Dubai Mall," Ashraf Hamouda, WFP Head of Partnerships and Business Development, Middle east, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia stated.

Dubai's golden cupcake made it on the BBC most expensive dishes list along with $293 burger from New York, chocolate gold-flake dessert, US$18,713 (Dh68,723), a dish of sushi wrapped in gold leaves for 85,727 pesos (Dh7,454) from the Philippines.

Basic Ingredients of "The Golden Cupcake"

Flour - Doves organic flour from the United Kingdom

Butter - Rachels organic butter from the United Kingdom

Chocolate - Premium Amedei Porcelena cocoa from Italy

Vanilla Beans - Gold Ugandan high quality vanilla beans

Edible Gold Sheet - 23 carat gold

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