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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Golden Phoenix Cupcake

Let me introduce you to the world's most expensive EDIBLE cupcake! LOL I thought I had seen everything when Serendipity 3 introduced their Golden Opulence $1000 sundae years ago. Well now you can have a $1010 cupcake! It's called, The Golden Phoenix! It's only at Bloomsbury's, in The Dubai Mall, located in Abu Dhabi. From what I read, Bloomsbury's can also be found in London (Bea's of Bloomsbury). Has anyone eaten there? Has anyone done a post? Please leave a link if you have. Their cupcakes and sweets look beyond delicious. HaHaHa The ingredients for this cupcake are listed below. I think what I like most is the edible gold sprinkled on the luscious chocolate! Ohhhh, it looks so good! HaHaHa Is it just me or does anyone else get a kick out of looking at beautiful desserts or food? I wouldn't buy this, unless the money went to charity. It's so over the top. HaHaHa Can you imagine what an entire cake would cost? Take a moment and watch the video. I took snapshots from the video (photos: property of Bloomsbury's).

 The Top 5 Most Expensive Ingredients:
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



Meet a blogger who is 24K Gold! Her name is Kizzy of The Dainty Dolls House. 
She interviewed me and put together an exquisite post. You can read it HERE.
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49 comments

  1. i'm all for the best quality ingredients when it comes to food, as much as you can afford to spend anyway - this is insane tho!!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  2. Good Lord, that much for a freaking CUPCAKE?? I wouldn't eat it...I'd sell it lol
    Anyway, watching the video on how they make it was pretty cool - and I won't lie, I'm kinda craving some frosting now...

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  3. Wow, this looks so delicious. I'm drooling on the keyboard again. Haha!

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  4. It looks pretty amazing and I like to get the best ingredients I can when I cook and bake, however, this is so ostentatious and ridiculous that it makes me slightly sick. To think that millions of people can't afford Christmas dinner or any dinner for that matter... Not your fault, obviously, but I really wonder what is going on in those people's heads...

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  5. Wow, just imagine how many cupcakes you could buy with that much money...mmmm cupcakes!


    Have to say, this one is beautiful! It better taste amazing for that price too, haha! :)

    Away From The Blue

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  6. Whoa! I didn't know there are such things as edible gold sheet! It does look really good and if a UAE royalty buys it for me, I'd eat it in a heartbeat...mwahaha.
    And Kim, I love looking at beautiful food creations too!

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  7. Oh wow! I should flight from Doha to Dubai and try it….but it's too expensive!! And I'm not talking about the flight!

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  8. What are people thinking really when they come up with these things!!?!! It looks ever so beautiful and gorgeous. But, I'd feel all the guilt in the world to charge someone for this delight. Never been to the places before, but I doubt I could afford a napkin there, hahaha!! Amazing what you can do creatively, but what would impress me more is if they made this without such a price tag or gave the money to charity of some sort. Looks blooming good though, hahaha!! Ahh...you are welcome for the post my dear, much deserved!! Am just happy you liked it :))) xx

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  9. Wow, talk about decadent! I wonder if anyone actually orders these uber extravagant treats. If I could, I probably wouldn't order it because I'd want to keep the gold!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  10. Oh my! Too rich for me! Well...it sure looks yummy, tho'! :) Hugs on your day, Kim! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow!!! How on earth is this made, this is a recipe made from heaven,I wish i could manage this for Christmas,Oh i wish!!! Love it, Yeah! Kizzy is amazing! Babes, i was wondering why you were off,I came visiting your blog several times and noticed i didn't see you return lol, well, i thought then maybe you were feed up with my blog LMFAO! Until i noticed recently Google comments was swallowing my comments, it's so painful, now i can't go back,once i tried reversing it shows 0 comments.I am so confused cause i know so many blogger friends are gonna be thinking i don't care. Huh!? So made right now,Just imagine!!! I found your comments in my notification which does not appear on my blog,loads like that. I need help Kim!
    Now i know, i will continue to visit even if i don't see your comments.
    Have a lovely day.
    Kisses..

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  12. Lol, is it real? Seriously, when first I read the title I thought it was a jewel and it really looks so! I wouldnt by either Kim, too much expensive lol! Even though, I watched the video and in some way, despite the price, it inspired me. Congrats for the interview dear, I've just read it and totally love it, you rock! If ever happens to meet up, we have to have a "cupcakes party"!:) Kisses! xo

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  13. This is nuts! I'd really like to know who is dropping 1000 bucks on a darn cupcake! It looks delicious but I've gotten eaten some pretty good cupcakes for $5, haha.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  14. I wonder who will actually eat these sweets. Must be someone who has extra cash to spread. They are so neat looking Kim. I have never heard of such outrageous price tags for desserts...ouch.

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  15. Wow. I want to eat that in a very undignified fashion.

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  16. I heard about this a few months ago! I thought it was a little insane, like gold? Real gold? Hmmm...but if I had the money, why not?

    I'd like to taste just how special a $1,010 cake can taste. For that price, my standard would be through the roof!

    - Che

    style-che.com

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  17. I am wondered and impressed of such creativity!!!!!!!!!!! Its looks amazing :))))

    http://alissagromova.blogspot.com/

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  18. Edible gold, huh; sounds a little suspicious to me! If you have indigestion after eating this, you can have a good idea why!

    Even if I could afford an $1010 cupcake, it's just too gorgeous to eat!!

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  19. Kim,

    I love cupcakes they are my favorite dessert however I don't think I would pay that kind of money for my favorite dessert!!

    Happy Tuesday Kim!!

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  20. As decadent and delicious this looks, I don't think spending this much on a cupcake can be justified when we have so many starving orphans here in Africa, it just doesn't seem right, what do you think Kim?

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  21. oah, wtf? not sure if I would eat it. it looks waaay too much like art

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  22. Yummy! What a tempting delight :-D
    Bisou

    Viky --- MySecretFashionPoison

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  23. Hi Kim! OH MY! I don't know if I could bring myself to eat it if I ad paid that much for it ... I'd probably have to frame it lol! It is beautiful, though! Love Serendipity .. it's been tooooo long since I've been there ;) Hope you're having a wonderful holiday season so far! xo ~S

    SANDY M Illustration
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

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  24. OMG Kim, those cupcakes look so beautiful and precious to eat. I will just dive in and not think about it. Next time, I'm in London, I will try Bea's of Bloomsbury.

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  25. omg Kim! wow! these are simply amazing!

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    dawn

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  26. Wow, it's so gorgeous I'm not sure I could eat it, it reminds me of something that would exist in The Hunger Games. I'm really curious how many of these they sell... I agree with you the only way I could purchase one of these is if the money went to charity.

    LittlePinkRainBoots.blogspot.com

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  27. Wow. This cupcake is beyond stunning! Although I admit, I really don't understand the point of edible gold - it does look beautiful, but it's so expensive and it doesn't have any flavour. Just my two cents. I still love seeing beautiful desserts made with it :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  28. wow! I have been impressed with the price, the presentation is beautiful, but definitely would not pay that price. Have a nice week dear!

    www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

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  29. Oh gosh,they look so beautiful but some people are just so greedy.Eating 24k gold,no thanks,there are lots of children dying from hunger!

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  33. Amazing post!!!
    Would you like to follow each other?! Let me know! ;)

    xoxo

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  34. This is utter decadence. I'm with you kIm. I don't think I could spend that kind of money on a cupcake unless it went to charity.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  35. Only in Abu Dhabi! Although I think this cupcake looks awesome (and now I want a cupcake), I could never spend that kind of money on it.

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  36. Woah! That is expensive!!!! Oh my gosh, I don't think I'd ever splurge on something like that, I don't think I'd even be able to swallow something that expensive. But yeah, the ingredients used are definitely from the finest of all finest. The cupcake looks gorgeous and the plating is pretty!

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  37. Hi Kim! I'm baaack. Hihi. I'm in the process of spamming you.... lol. And a golden cupcake? Can I sell it instead?
    (^o^)

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  38. Hi Kim, omg, a golden cupcake! It's just too pretty to eat. This cupcake is crazy!! Love the interview on you, so happy to know you better. :)

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  39. I once saw a cappicino with gold dust on tv while they were visiting dubai. I think it's waste of money, I'd prefer to eat the cake without the gold =)

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  40. i remember that sundae! wow, i'm not sure if i could eat these!! beautiful.

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  41. Dear Kim, first of all congrats for your interview over at Kizzy's. You both are wonder women to me :-) as far as the cupcake is concerned, considering it is your absolute favourite sweet treat, you would deserve this one, sprinkled with gold. It looks terrific, and if I close my eyes I can almost taste it. Much much sweetness to you
    Love
    Coco et La vie en rose
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  42. Just catching up on your posts after a couple of days away in London. I must pop over to read your interview too. I remember seeing this cupcake advertised when I visited Bloomsbury's in Dubai. There are branches in Abu Dhabi too. The ones we enjoyed were just the usual cupcake price!! http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/miss-b-lovesbloomsburys-cupcakesand.html I have since read that they donate 50% of the profit from each Golden Phoenix sold to charity, the World Food Programme. Apparently the donation from one cake is enough to feed 1850 children. Bea's of Bloomsbury, London is a different company, I believe, but they do amazing cakes too!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/miss-b-lovesafternoon-tea-at-beas-of.html
    I know I'm really fortunate to have visited both places!!

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  43. I read about the 1k sundae and thought it was really ridiculous to spend that sort of money on desserts. Now there is cupcakes? I must admit they look good though and I'm along the same line as you. If the money goes to charity, it's perfectly alright.

    Thank you for sharing. I always like to equip myself with new knowledge.

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  44. Wow. That cupcake looks ridiculous(in the best, most delicious way). That plate of gold looks fit for a queen!

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  45. You and Kizzy are awesome! 2 of the sweetest bloggers on the interwebs!!!

    Also: WHOA! That cupcake! I'll settle for Sprinkles... LOL

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