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This Cupcake Costs $750. Repeat: This Cupcake Costs $750.
Thrillist ^ | Matthew Parvis

Posted on 08/13/2013 6:30:33 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

The $750.00 Cupcake ... Decadence D'Or at Sweet Surrender, The Palazzo, Las Vegas photo tl-horizontal_main_zps36d999d6.jpeg

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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Local News; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: bonappetit; cake; chocolate; cupcake; decadence; lasvegas; letthemeatcake; sweetsurrender; thepalazzo
Bo at The Whitehouse Spring Garden Tour 2012 (Explored) These $750.00 cupcakes will just end up as 'Scooby Snacks' for that pain in the @ss Obama dog ...
1 posted on 08/13/2013 6:30:33 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Well, here's the perfect item......

2 posted on 08/13/2013 6:38:11 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: DogByte6RER
If I was worth a billion I still wouldn't pay more than a few bucks for a cupcake.
3 posted on 08/13/2013 6:41:28 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: DogByte6RER

That is insane

Is Amy’s Baking Company involved in this?


4 posted on 08/13/2013 6:42:05 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Only if the cupcakes came from the store...


5 posted on 08/13/2013 6:45:07 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; onyx; nutmeg; greeneyes

Chocolate ping!


6 posted on 08/13/2013 6:49:10 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: DogByte6RER

Yawn...where are the cronuts?


7 posted on 08/13/2013 6:53:45 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Black Agnes

Thanks so much for the ping, Black Agnes.
That cupcake doesn’t even look appetizing to me.


8 posted on 08/13/2013 7:10:05 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Anyone who would pay $750 for a cupcake is both a fool and a disgrace.


9 posted on 08/13/2013 7:11:49 PM PDT by alphadoggie
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To: GeronL

‘Keep walkin’ mister!’ Amy
;^)


10 posted on 08/13/2013 7:15:17 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.....).


11 posted on 08/13/2013 7:23:52 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: onyx

i thought i was looking at a perfume case..


12 posted on 08/13/2013 7:27:22 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: napscoordinator

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...


13 posted on 08/13/2013 7:38:06 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: melancholy; LucyT

I knew this thread would interest you. Can’t think of anyone else to ping. (jab, jab, wink, wink.)


14 posted on 08/13/2013 7:42:11 PM PDT by azishot
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To: DogByte6RER

No thanks...pass the ding dongs.


15 posted on 08/13/2013 7:45:29 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: DogByte6RER

I like Bo best of any of that O family


16 posted on 08/13/2013 7:58:34 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: DogByte6RER
for that pain in the @ss Obama dog ...

The dog did not pick his people, or choose the way he is used as a prop in photos. He may in fact be a nice dog. I hope he is given to someone who likes dogs when the Obamas depart for Hawaii, the way Socks the Cat got several good years with Clinton's secretary after Bill was done.
17 posted on 08/13/2013 8:06:07 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: DogByte6RER

To Do List for tomorrow-

1. Drop daughter a McCarran Airport

2. Swing by the Palazzo and laugh at a cupcake.


18 posted on 08/13/2013 8:17:47 PM PDT by pops88 (Geek chick standing with Breitbart for truth)
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To: alphadoggie
Anyone who would pay $750 for a cupcake is both a fool and a disgrace.

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.

19 posted on 08/13/2013 8:22:59 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: azishot

If cupcakes aren’t your cup of tea how about a $777 burger from Paris Las Vegas and their restuarant callled

Burger Brasserie

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 world’s 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 spot’s 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.


20 posted on 08/13/2013 8:30:06 PM PDT by xp38
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To: SamAdams76

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.


21 posted on 08/13/2013 8:32:45 PM PDT by pops88 (Geek chick standing with Breitbart for truth)
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To: DogByte6RER

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...

Priceless!


22 posted on 08/13/2013 8:41:00 PM PDT by golux
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To: SamAdams76

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.


23 posted on 08/14/2013 2:14:34 PM PDT by alphadoggie
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