While wandering through the internet this morning I came across this snippet!
Cake from Colombo
Heritance Ahungalla, one of Sri Lanka’s Aitken Spence Group’s premier hotels, has unveiled a $35 million sapphire studded cake, which the hotel hopes will be a serious contender for the “World’s most expensive cake” title this year. Created by their celebrity Chef Dimuthu Kumarasinghe, the ten-layered “Pirate’s Fantasy” comes studded with jewels and different flavours that will symbolise the hotel’s beach front property on the coastal fishing village of Ahungalla. Chef DK has packed each cake layer with exotic ingredients like cinnamon, zucchini, purple yam, coconut chips, pistachio, rosemary, almond cookies, white chocolate, coconut meringue, baked cheese, sweet wine berry, pineapple, walnut, pumpkin and lemon. For decorations he has dipped into a treasure trove of necklaces, bracelets, rings, brooches pendants, tie pins, cuff links, nose and toe rings.
He ends his sugar craft, by studding the cake with ten different sapphire stones, crowning the top with the most expensive and the rarest one, a “Padmaraja” or the “King Sapphire”.
(Full link here http://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/kids/article3296417.ece)
It sounds an amazing cake. I will look forward to seeing it though after my trip to India I do wonder whether the money could be used in a better way! However next time your customer complains about the cost you could point her in this direction!
Whilst on this page it was also interesting to see some of the traditions for Easter across the globe.