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The £645 cupcake

World's priciest edible fairy cake is made from 23C gold

With a name like The Golden Phoenix, you could guess this was no ordinary cupcake.

Made from the finest chocolate and wrapped in edible gold, this afternoon treat is the world's most expensive edible cupcake, on sale in Dubai's Bloomsbury's Cupcakes for a staggering £645 (Dh3,700).

The dessert is made from 23 carat edible gold, premium quality gold Ugandan vanilla beans, Amedei Porcelena cocoa from Italy and organic flour and butter imported from the UK.

Shafeena Yusuff Ali, founder of Bloomsbury's Cupcakes, announced her intention to make the world's most expensive cupcake early last month, but she faced a Twitter backlash when the cake was released, with some users branding her creation as "pointless" and "ugly".

"Sorry you feel that way! I was making an honest effort to create something amazing!" the amateur chef tweeted in response.

Vinay Lall, General Manager of Tablez Food Company, Bloomsbury's parent company, said, “We have seen people attempt the most expensive cupcakes before, however those cupcakes are not edible as they are incrusted with diamonds and other components."

Does the £645 cupcake do it for you? Let us know on Twitter or in the comments section below.

Words: Anna Pollitt. Pictures: Bloomsbury's

Watch a video of the making of The Golden Phoenix, below.

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