Every year, there are new trends in food and desserts that seem to take over by storm. For a while, it was bacon. Then red velvet. Then chocolate-covered bacon. But no matter what crazy trend emerged from the minds of chefs, there have always been a few classic mainstays that never seem to stray far from the radar. Cupcakes, while definitely brought back to popularity by the ladies of Sex and the City, have always been a power player at the dessert table.
Click Here to see The Complete List of The Most Expensive Cupcakes Ever When Food Network does something, they do it right. Their Luxe Gold cupcake is filled with peach and champagne jam and has a dollop of buttercream made with Chateau Yquem. It’s also wrapped in 24 carat gold leaf and is guarded by a velvet rope and personal body guard. Considering it is values at $1,227.70, we cannot say we blame them! Photo Credit: Trend Hunter
Cupcakes can also, apparently, be couture. Food Network UK is at it again with their cupcake dress, made from 300 of the tiny treats. The price tag? $1,257.00 Photo Credit: Food Network UK
Click Here to see The Complete List of The Most Expensive Cupcakes Ever Mervis Diamonds created this cupcake to celebrate the store’s 100th anniversary. It was studded with diamonds all over and oozed supreme luxury. The price tag values at an estimated $30,000. Photo Credit: Mervis Diamond’s
Women who ordered this Valentine’s Day treat were met with an exciting surprise. The redvelvet cupcake, priced at $55,000, included an eight carat engagement ring in the center. Photo Credit: Cupcake Gourmet
Click Here to see The Complete List of The Most Expensive Cupcakes Ever The Rox Diamond cupcake was created to honor the annual Glam in the City event in Scotland. The cupcake, a pretty pink treat, is dripping with tiny diamonds and is worth over $150,000. Photo Credit: Rox Diamonds
Sometimes called fairy cakes due to their dainty size, they can be covered in a rich, thick buttercream. Other times, they are hollowed out and filled with luscious curd or pastry cream. But no matter what form they take, cupcakes always have their place. Miniature-sized cakes mean you can eat more of them in tons of different flavors. And of course, every time something becomes popular, someone has to take it and upscale it beyond belief. Cupcakes have been studded with diamonds, dripping in gold and filled with expensive, high-end ingredients. They are no longer a thing for children. Cupcakes are serious business.
We've compiled a list of some of the most expensive cupcakes out there and have really run the gamut of price. Cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery in New York may seem like small potatoes next to something that is literally covered in gold. But as standard, attainable-by-everyone cupcakes go, Magnolia has a high price tag at $24 a half dozen. Meanwhile, over in England, Food Network has unveiled a fairy cake that is so expensive, it sits behind a velvet rope and has a personal bodyguard. When people want luxury, they aren't shy about flaunting it and going full speed. Cupcakes with outrageous toppings and pricey ingredients are no exception.
-KimCooper, The Daily Meal
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