10. Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans: NZD$700 per jar
These are no ordinary jelly beans. With 24-karat gold-leaf confections as the main ingredient, a jar made of crystal is the only appropriate container.
9. Golden Opulence Sundae: NZD$1400
If Tahitian Vanilla Bean ice cream flaked with specks on Amedei Porcelana (the most expensive chocolate out there) doesn’t justify the price tag of this sundae – maybe the dessert caviar topping of 24-karat edible gold dragnets will.
8. The Golden Phoenix Cupcake: NZD$1400 per piece
What you can expect to find in the Golden Phoenix Cupcake, sold at Bloomsbury Cupcakes in Dubai, are Ugandan exotic vanilla beans and edible gold. This pricy treat is served on a Villari 24-karat gold cake stand.
7. A Slice From The Royal Wedding Cake: NZD$8500
How much would you pay for a two year-old cake? A slice from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding cake sold for $8500 in a recent auction.
6. Macaroons, Haute Couture: NZD$10,600
Although not all flavours offered by world renowned pastry chef Pierre Hermé are overly expensive; some of his Haute Couture macaroons could set you back $10,600! The luxurious range of ingredients include fleur de sel, red grape, fine balsamic vinegar, and a rare peanut butter.
5. Frozen Chocolate Haute: NZD$36,000
If you’re ever in New York with a spare $36,000 be sure to visit Serendipity and ask for the Frozen Chocolate Haute; made of 24 different types of cocoa, 14 of which are the most expensive in the world. Topped with edible 23-karat gold this elaborate chocolate sundae comes in a goblet decorated with edible gold decorations. The only spoon worthy of this lavish creation is a diamond-incrusted gold spoon.
4. The Absurdity Sundae: NZD$86,000
What can $86,000 buy you? If you see the Three Twins Ice Cream company they will accompany you to Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, and make for you the renowned Absurdity Sundae while you take in the view. On top of this, you get a first class ticket to Tanzania, a guided climbing tour, time at a five-star hotel, and the best part of all… a t-shirt.
3. Platinum Cake: NZD$186,000
The creation of the Platinum Cake was thought up by Japanese pastry chef Nobue Ikara as a way to encourage women to wear more platinum jewellery. Littered with platinum flakes, platinum necklaces, pins, and pendants the cake is dedicated to popular Japanese women Rinko Kikuchi and Chie Kumazawa.
2. Strawberries Arnaud: NZD$2 million
Served with mint and cream, Strawberries Arnaud can be found at Arnaud, one of New Orleans’ finest dining establishments. What gives this dish its jaw-dropping price tag is its topping of a 4.7-carat pink diamond ring formerly owned by English financier Sir Ernest Cassel. This dessert also comes with a port served from a $25,000 Charles X crystal cave set.
1. Diamond Fruitcake: NZD$2.4 million
You’ll have to chew carefully with this one. Decorated with a staggering 223 diamonds, this fruitcake took six months to create. Expertly baked by a Japanese pastry chef, the ingredients to this cake are top secret.