Skip to comments.This Cupcake Costs $750. Repeat: This Cupcake Costs $750.
Posted on 08/13/2013 6:30:33 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
This cupcake costs $750. Repeat: this cupcake costs $750.
Maybe you shouldn't get one for everyone in the third-grade class.
Meet the $750 Decadence D'Or cupcake at Sweet Surrender inside the Palazzo. It's encased in a hand-blown sugar fleur-de-lis and crafted using chocolates that get more special attention during production than Rip Torn when the movie's shot in a whiskey bar. It's arguably better than the Hostess version. Here's how it breaks down:
The Cake: Made from Palmira Single Estate chocolate, which was developed by Valrhona, a French chocolatier who planted a series of Criollo bean trees to create chocolate that's even better than a Scrumdiddlyumptious Bar. The chocolate is so legit it's released in vintages, with unique flavor notes and aromas including honey, caramel, lavender, vanilla, banana, orange blossom, and almonds.
The Frosting: It starts with Charentes-Poitou AOC butter, made by a French butter cooperative founded in 1888 (love those French butter cooperatives), and contains zero artificial coloring, preservatives, or deacidifying substances. Then it gets some Tahitian Gold vanilla caviar mixed in, which comes from vanilla that is hand-pollinated, hand-harvested, and requires someone to manually split the vanilla beans and extract the seeds by hand.
Louis XIII de Remy Martin Cognac: Once that sucker's done baking, they pour a little liquor out for the cupcake homies -- it's blended from 1200 cognacs ranging from 40-100yrs old.
Edible Gold Flakes: Since apparently it was cool to decorate risotto with gold leaves in the 16th century, Sweet Surrender decided that, this thing being at the Palazzo and all, they should be placing edible gold flakes on top. And you hopefully decided to win a bunch at the craps table before buying it.
Well, here's the perfect item......
That is insane
Is Amy’s Baking Company involved in this?
Only if the cupcakes came from the store...
Yawn...where are the cronuts?
Thanks so much for the ping, Black Agnes.
That cupcake doesn’t even look appetizing to me.
Anyone who would pay $750 for a cupcake is both a fool and a disgrace.
‘Keep walkin’ mister!’ Amy
I love a good cupcake but I would never like that nasty looking thing. And I would never pay more than 2.50 for a cupcake (I know that is a bit much too but when you only want one.....).
i thought i was looking at a perfume case..
Grandson went to the Dollar Tree with me yesterday. He picked up a box of Cocoa Puffs Cupcake and Muffin Mix for $1.00. Made the entire dozen this morning and he ate 6 of them. I can’t stand Cocoa Puffs cereal but I did eat one. Was pretty good and I bet as good as these $750 ones, at least to him. It all ends up the same place anyway so...
I knew this thread would interest you. Can’t think of anyone else to ping. (jab, jab, wink, wink.)
No thanks...pass the ding dongs.
I like Bo best of any of that O family
To Do List for tomorrow-
1. Drop daughter a McCarran Airport
2. Swing by the Palazzo and laugh at a cupcake.
Totally disagree and that's sort of an ignorant thing to say. Those people are actually doing a great service to capitalism and our economy.
Think of the waiter who will get a $150+ tip on that meal (at least). Think of how much money the chef and the owners of the restaurant will be making. All good.
I once got into an argument at work with somebody over Bill Gates' billion dollar luxury yacht. She was all indignant that people would spend that much money on a yacht. She went on to say that nobody should ever buy a luxury yacht because it is such a frivolous way to spend money when he could "spend it on the poor." Typical liberal argument.
I then went on to tell her that if people stopped buying luxury yachts, the entire industry would have to fold. Working people whose livelihoods depended upon building the yachts, sailing the yachts and maintaining the yachts, etc., would be cast out of work and they would then be joining the ranks of the poor. I went on to say that if we applied that reasoning to all luxuries, our economy would collapse and then most of us would be out of work and poor.
That did seem to shut her up.
If cupcakes aren’t your cup of tea how about a $777 burger from Paris Las Vegas and their restuarant callled
For casual dining at Paris Las Vegas, our restaurant, Burger Brasserie, offers is a French interpretation of an American classic: a lively meat-and-potatoes Sports Grille featuring the worlds most creative burgers.
The true temptations on the menu at this Las Vegas burger joint include chicken, salmon, lamb and veggie creations in addition to the classic beef. The Las Vegas casual dining spots signature dish is the $777 Kobe Beef and Maine Lobster Burger, topped with caramelized onions, imported Brie, crispy prosciutto and 100-year aged balsamic vinegar and served with a bottle of Rose Dom Perignon champagne.
My husband is a pilot (Boeing) for a man who also owns a very large yacht, employs a lot of people, owns a number of homes, etc. I’d still laugh at the cupcake. Maybe because I’m a woman and can cook, but the cupcake is over the top and is going stale from the minute it’s finished.
Having a number of provincial French people rub their disgusting, sweaty palms all over your vanilla beans...
Savoring butter that is fresh from a dirty nipple, never cleaned or processed, beaten for a time in a foul sack, left to harden and shipped overseas...
Knowing the privilege of conscientiously ingesting metals that were never meant to pass through your body (if they do pass through, after all)...
All at the same time...
A lot of assumptions in your post. And it sounds dangerously close to pure capitalism, which the vast majority of conservative thinkers do not support.
But hey, what do I know, I’m apparently ignorant.