Sure money can’t buy love but it can buy you cupcake. A man in Toronto hired Lisa Sanguedolce of the famed Le Dolci Cupcakes and Cakes pastry shop in Toronto’s west-end to create an extravagant cupcake for his wife’s birthday to be made using her favorite items. The cupcake was created using finest ingredients available from all over the world including a limited-edition Courvoisier cognac, sea salt and rare butter from France, Kona Blue Mountain coffee from Hawaii, 24-karat gold flakes and exquisite chocolate.
Sanguedolce says creating the cupcake was a stressful process. It required the work of two pastry chefs, a cake designer, two days of labor and many hours of planning.
The pastry cream filling was made with a 21-year-old Courvoisier, Rosewood Estate honey and an essence of Tahitian vanilla beans. The double chocolate frosting was prepared with Normandy butter, made by a historic French butter cooperative, and mixed with 70% Amedei Italian-made chocolate.
The cupcake rested on an edible chocolate cup dusted with gold flakes and surrounded by a ring of sugar diamonds. The super expensive sweet treat was then adorned with an edible 24-karat, gold-painted branch with leaves, delicate fondant flowers and a cascade of champagne caviar bubbles.
[Via – Toronto-Sun]