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This is what a $1,120 cupcake looks like

By AFP/RelaxNews
18 August 2014 5:09 PMUpdated 19 Aug 2014

This is what a $1,120 cupcake looks like

Photo:Le Dolci bakery 

Some husbands give their wives flowers and jewellery for their birthday. Others commission local bakers to come up with the most extravagant cupcake possible and are willing to part with US$900 (S$1120) for it.

That’s what happened in Toronto recently, when Lisa Sanguedolce of Le Dolci bakery was approached by a man to create an over-the-top dessert to celebrate his wife’s 40th birthday.

After a few days of brainstorming, the pastry team came up with a concoction made with some of the most expensive ingredients in the world, including Krug Collection Brut champagne, 24-karat gold leaves, and a limited edition Courvoisier (cognac).

"We usually get custom-sculpted cake requests from our wealthy clientele, like a cake in the shape of a grand piano, Corvette or the birthday boy's Porsche but this is the first time we had a customer request to make an extravagant cupcake for his wife's 40th birthday," wrote Sanguedolce in an email to Relaxnews.

If you also love your wife (or husband) some US$900-worth of chocolate and vanilla, Le Dolci will make the cupcake via special order.

Here’s the full list of ingredients:
- Kona Blue Mountain coffee
- sea salt from Camargue, France
- organic cane sugar
- Valrhona cocoa powder
- Tahitian vanilla beans
- pastry cream made with Krug Collection Brut champagne
- Rosewood Estate honey
- Normandy butter
- Amadei Italian chocolate
- 24-karat gold dust and leaves
- a limited edition Courvoisier

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