If you’ve been perusing our high-brow blog here, you’ve no doubt gulped at the thought of dropping your hard-earned Benjamins on these expensive AF cocktails and these “What-am-I-doing-to-my-back-account?” meals.
There is a missing piece to that puzzle, though: dessert! Because once you’ve dropped 14,000 bucks on a meat pie and 18,000 simoleons on a martini, what’s another few thousand dollars, right?
Heavy, heavy sarcasm there.
Regardless… behold! Our list of 5 ludicrous desserts guaranteed to bankrupt you/ruin your life. Note that many of these were one-off items, but if you’ve got the dough, we’re sure these businesses would be more than willing to recreate these confectionary freaks of nature.
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This is the economical choice on the list! Debuted at the Krispy Kreme Oxford Street store (London), this delectable lil delight is comprised of 2002 Dom Perignon jelly, 24-karat gold leaf, and gold-dusted white chocolate flowers. It’s also served with a sensational cocktail comprised of raspberry and passion fruit syrup, more Dom Perignon, and Courvoisier cognac.
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Yup. That’s apparently “frrrozen” with three Rs. Sadly, it’s going to cost you five figures.
So, what do you get for $25,000? Originally crafted in 2007, this sundae packs in 28 different types of cocoa, Iranian saffron, Italian truffles, and edible 23-karat gold flakes. Oh, and a “side” of an 18-karat gold bracelet sporting 1-carat white diamonds. Not too shabby.
This sundae lives up to its name and somehow completely outdoes the paltry $25,000 ice cream listed above.
The founder of Three Twins Ice Cream will personally join you for your consumption of this treat as the two of you climb to the highest peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Upon reaching its crest, the affable founder will hand churn a batch of ice cream just for you, utilizing glacial ice pulled directly from the mountain summit.
Damn. But that’s not all! The 60 grand also pays for your first-class ticket to Tanzania, your stay at a dope five-star hotel, a tour guide, and a souvenir t-shirt. Plus, part of your purchase will be donated to an environmental nonprofit.
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Just won the lottery? Blow it on some strawberries!
These Louisiana berries are seasoned with Tahitian vanilla and Ceylon and smothered in a ruby port topping. Complemented by a dash of ice cream in a champagne glass, you’ll also receive a bit of whipped cream for your trouble. Also included is Arnaud’s signature French 75 cocktail (Cristal Champagne, Hennessy Paradis Cognac, and Grand Marnier 100), topped with 24-karat gold leaf flakes.
So, where’s the 9 mil come in? The inclusion of a legit engagement ring with a 10.06-carat royal blue diamond. Talk about a proposal.
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We end with a bang—a record-setting $75 million cake.
No, we didn’t type that price wrong. This one takes its name seriously.
British designer Debbie Wingham sold this confectionary to a U.A.E. (United Arab Emirates) buyer for his daughter’s party. It’s a six-foot long, handcrafted “runway fashion show” cake that weighs almost 1,000 pounds. There are more than FOUR THOUSAND diamonds adorning the cake, including a monster 6.4-carat yellow diamond. The cake itself is pretty tasty, too— "Madagascan vanilla bean with mascarpone cream and strawberry conserve.”