The Priciest Dessert in the World Is Actually a Birthday Cake

Aside from the diamonds, this cake is completely edible.

A bedazzled birthday treat takes the cake for the world’s most expensive dessert at $75 million.

The record-breaking cake was created by designer Debbie Wingham — also famous for making a $17.7 million dress — and features a miniature fashion runway with hand-sculpted edible figurines dressed in colorful fondant couture. Some jaw-dropping fun facts: The cake is 6 feet long, weighs nearly 1,000 pounds and required more than 1,100 hours to make.

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But the labor cost is easily dwarfed by the 4,000 diamonds adorning the cake. Seventeen of those rocks are worth more than $45 million on their own: 15 5-carat white diamonds, a 6.4-carat yellow diamond and a 5.2-carat pink diamond. Other notable stones include 75 3-carat black diamonds, 73 3-carat and 400 1-carat white diamonds.

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The cake and its bling aren’t just for show, though. Take a bite out of the runway to taste “triple Belgium chocolate with chocolate ganache and chocolate truffle cream,” and sample the front-row seats for “Madagascan vanilla bean with mascarpone cream and strawberry conserve,” CNBC reported.

The $75 million cake — purchased by an unnamed client in the United Arab Emirates for his daughter’s engagement and birthday party — easily shatters the previous record of $52.7 million. For perspective, the average wedding cake costs $500, according to WeddingWire, with most couples dropping $300 to $689 on dessert.

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