All I Want For Christmas Is… A $750 Cupcake

December 18th, 2009 | 5 comments | Posted by Diana

When I first read on Poketo that there was a $750 cupcake at the The Sweet Surrender Cupcake and Candy Shop in the newly-opened Palazzo of Las Vegas, I thought it sounded so stupid.

Cup o' Gold

Cup o' Gold

I mean, check out the pretentious and douchey description she pulled from LAist:

… A sumptuous cupcake, handcrafted from the most exclusive, rich, and enterprising ingredients around the globe. One main ingredient in Decadence D’Or is Palmira Single Estate Chocolate. This special chocolate varietal is derived from the rare and fragile Porcelana Criollo bean and cultivated to its fullest state of richness exclusively at the Valrhona plantation in Venezuela. Complementary to the Palmira Single Estate Chocolate is Tahitian Gold Vanilla Caviar- the world’s most labor-intensive agricultural crop. This fruit, after it is ripened for nine months, then hand-harvested, cured, sweat, dried, and hand-split, is obtained only by tedious manual extraction; it is truly a delicacy, both in taste and exclusivity. Topping the Decadence D’Or is the masterfully smooth Louis XIII de Remy Martin Cognac, 100 years in the making, and edible, metallic gold flakes, each painstakingly hand-placed. Finally, once baked to perfection, this grand dessert is encased in a stately, hand blown sugar Fleur-de-Lis and presented on a handmade exclusive elegant crackled-gold glass curved plate and bowl.

Pfffffftttt. Reading it again just makes me want to kick that cupcake right in the shins.

Then, of course, I got to the end of her piece, and learned that a NGUYEN  co-owns the shop, therefore making him responsible for the craft/beneficiary of the sale of said stupid cupcake.

And suddenly I think this little dessert sounds FANTASTIC. Just DELICIOUS. Yum. Doesn’t everyone want one???

[via Poketo]

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5 Responses to “All I Want For Christmas Is… A $750 Cupcake”

  1. Cindy says:

    I’ll admit I had a similar reaction that I do to paying for Kopi Luwak coffee. Then, much like you, I realized that I should be in business with a NGUYEN if that will bring $750 for a gone in 60 seconds indulgence. Clearly must be some connection to greatness there.

  2. pgee says:

    nope still want to smash it.

  3. Simon says:

    I’m sorry, I could spend $750 more wisely than on a 5 minute dessert.

    Kopi Luwak coffee is also incredible. I can’t even make coffee with milk and sugar correctly, so I cannot be trusted with the culinary arts.

  4. josh says:

    Do you know you can buy 1080 Hostess Cupcakes for $750? I’d just buy 1 $24 pack, a PS3, and donate the rest to Diana and Jen for being so awesome. Ha.

  5. Diana says:

    we might take you up on that…

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