A sapphire-studded $35 million cake, named ‘Pirates Fantasy’, has been dubbed the world’s most expensive cake.
The ten-layered cake was crafted and designed by celebrity chef Dimuthu Kumarasinghe, group skills development chef at Aitken Spence Hotels and Heritance Hotels & Resorts, and was unveiled at the Heritance Ahungalla in Sri Lanka.
The cake comes studded with jewels and different flavours that symbolise the hotel’s beachfront property on the coastal fishing village of Ahungalla.
It features 10 different stones belonging to the sapphire family, with the most expensive and the rarest one being a ‘Padmaraja’ or the ‘King Sapphire’, and 10 pieces of jewellery including necklaces, bracelets, rings, brooches pendants, tie pins, cuff links, nose rings and toe rings.
Each layer of the cake is packed 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.
A replica of the ‘Pirate’s Fantasy’ cake was unveiled on March 26 to a distinguished audience that included top cricketers from Sri Lanka and the visiting England team.
“This signature cake, that symbolises the sea, is the first ever for a five-star beach resort, the jewel studded cake will be anyone’s fantasy. We are incredibly proud of chef’s achievements,” said Refhan Razeen, general manager of the Heritance Ahungalla.
Chef Kumarasinghe, or Chef DK as he is popularly known, is a celebrity in his own right, having won five individual gold medals at the Culinary Olympics in Germany and four gold medals at the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg.
“The Pirate’s Fantasy, will undoubtedly be his unique masterpiece,” Razeen added.View Comments