Fantasy Friday: The $750 Cupcake at The Palazzo Las Vegas
The cupcake craze, we are convinced, will never end. And nor should it! It's the perfect bit of dessert in easy-to-eat packaging. But this one we've heard about? Goes in the Fantasy Friday file, for sure. This one costs $750 and no matter our lust, we'd be afraid to touch it.
Called Decadence D’Or, it's served at Sweet Surrender at the Palazzo Hotel and Casino Las Vegas and everything about it screams excess. Especially the ingredients, which cost more than some people pay in rent and car payments in a month.
It’s made with a chocolate cake laced with ganache filling created from a special Valhrona chocolate called Porcelana, rich French A.O.C butter, and Tahitian Gold Vanilla Caviar (which apparently is a big deal that takes over a year to harvest). Then edible gold flakes are hand-applied to the frosting and topped with a hand-blown sugar fleur-de-lis filled with Louis XIII Cognac (which costs $2K a bottle!). How is it served? No paper cup here, pshaw. You'll receive it on curved cracked-gold plate and bowl. Mercy!
Naturally you’ve got to order cupcake in advance—they ask for at least 48 hours (:Valentine’s Day cough:) You might think this is just a gimmick and no one really orders these costly confections, but naw, this Vegas and high-rollers who've won big are fans of splashing out on this treat.
Can’t shell out that kind of cake? No worries, Sweet Surrender has $3 options like red velvet, lemon strawberry, chocolate ganache, carrot, black forest, and more that taste just as good. Ok, maybe not really, but it is Fantasy Friday, folks.
The hotel also let’s you know they’re located on The Palazzo’s casino floor next to guest elevators, so you may want to bypass them, and walk up to your room after indulging in such a sinful treat.
On the way up you might think about you just spent the equivalent of two nights at the hotel on a dessert. Sweet dreams!