Only in Las Vegas, can you find the kind of extravagance worthy of envy, curiosity, and a slight feeling of nausea. It’s a land where everything over-the-top, and greed encouraged and self-restraint frowned upon. So, it’s no surprise that Sin City would bring us a cupcake priced at $750. This must be one darn good baked delight.
It’s called “Decadence D’Or” cupcake, and if you’re ready to drop the $750 equivalent of your rent, a car payment, or a flight out of Vegas, you’ll find the ostentatious confection at the famous Las Vegas Strip’s Palazzo resort.
Of course we had to ask, what on earth could make a cupcake cost so much? To start with it uses chocolate derived from an exceedingly rare Venezuelan bean, then it’s topped with Tahitian Gold Vanilla Caviar (billed as the world’s most labor-intensive agricultural crop), and lastly it contains century-old Louis XIII de Remy Martin Cognac and edible gold flakes.
For the creme-de-la-creme, the grandiose baked good is pretentiously packaged in a hand-blown fleur-de-lis.
Maybe the most astonishing of all is that in an economy where people are still hobbling back from devastating joblessness, the cupcakes have been on the menu and selling quite well.
We guess it goes to show, there are still those who ride the life wave of “you only live once,” and “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Let’s just hope have money in their pockets after all the rare Venezuelan bean chocolate and the Gold Caviar melts away.