When there’s money burning a whole in your pocket, it seems Dubai is the place to go to spend it all nice and quick. At the Dubai Mall, you can stroll around looking at the $11 million Christmas tree, solid gold vending machines, and now, the world’s most expensive cupcake.
This delectable, yet costly confection, called the Golden Phoenix, is priced at a bit over $1,000 and can be found at the Bloomsbury outlet in the Dubai Mall. The ingredients are gathered from around the globe with organic butter and flour from the UK, vanilla beans from Uganda, and the finest chocolate of Italian descent.
The cupcake’s golden sheen is accomplished through the use of edible 23-carat gold dust sprinkled generously. A little word of warning if you see yourself heading to Dubai and wish to partake upon this unique dessert, you must order it 48 hours in advance; so depending on how much time you’re spending in the city, it would be smart to call ahead cause I don’t airport security will pass that through, no matter how much it cost.
It may be an extravagant treat but it is also a once in a lifetime opportunity to dine like Midas, and, to those who choose to shop in the Dubai Mall, it could just be change in the piggy bank. None have been sold so far, so there’s still time to be the first!