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Foodie Friday: The $750 Cupcake…

With the holidays soon approaching, many of you will be going to Las Vegas. And while the lure of the black jack tables, Cirque du Soleil shows, and world class nightlife have an overbearing power over our spending habits, there is yet another purchase that transcends all spending logic. The Sweet Surrender Cupcake and Candy Shop which recently opened at the Palazzo may look like just another dessert shop jumping the cupcake bandwagon. But it is their “Decadence D’or” cupcake, worth $750 that reminds you you aren’t in any city–you’re in Vegas. And in Vegas you go big, or you go home.

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(Photo via imagesofvegas.com/isphotography)

Is it a diamond encrusted cupcake with ruby sprinkles on top? Is their powdered sugar make of gold leaf? Taken from LAist, the lucky few who were able to taste this cupcake has described it as:

… A sumptuous cupcake, handcrafted from the most exclusive, rich, and enterprising ingredients around the globe. One main ingredient in Decadence D’Or is Palmira Single Estate Chocolate. This special chocolate varietal is derived from the rare and fragile Porcelana Criollo bean and cultivated to its fullest state of richness exclusively at the Valrhona plantation in Venezuela. Complementary to the Palmira Single Estate Chocolate is Tahitian Gold Vanilla Caviar- the world’s most labor-intensive agricultural crop. This fruit, after it is ripened for nine months, then hand-harvested, cured, sweat, dried, and hand-split, is obtained only by tedious manual extraction; it is truly a delicacy, both in taste and exclusivity. Topping the Decadence D’Or is the masterfully smooth Louis XIII de Remy Martin Cognac, 100 years in the making, and edible, metallic gold flakes, each painstakingly hand-placed. Finally, once baked to perfection, this grand dessert is encased in a stately, hand blown sugar Fleur-de-Lis and presented on a handmade exclusive elegant crackled-gold glass curved plate and bowl.
(Quote courtesy of LAist.com)

The shop which is headed by Chef Long Nguyen and Johann Springfield is on the casino level of the Palazzo!

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