Edible Gold Blog
It’s no secret…Krispy Kreme are the most popular donut worldwide and people will go through great lengths to get them.
They recently took their donut skills to another level for a great cause. Krispy Kreme recently debuted the world’s most expensive donut. The Dom P´rig non Jelly donut was designed to mark National Donut Week, a fundraising event that benefits the UK Children’s Trust charity.
The Donut took about 3 days to make and is definitely worth all the trouble. The jelly was created with vintage 2002 champagne jelly with raspberry and Chateau d’Yquem Cream and finished with Connoisseur Edible 24ct Pure Gold leaf, white chocolate flowers, blossoms, ivy, butterflies and edible diamonds.
If you’ve ever wanted to try an edible brick of gold, this dessert is definitely for you. It’s available at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel located in Istanbul. The cake is made of figs, pears, apricot, and quince that are then put into a Jamaican Rum and soaked for two years. To finish, the cake is topped with French Polynesia vanilla bean, caramel, black truffles, and a 24 carat gold leaf. It is said that the cake takes about 72-hours to make. Once it is ready to be served, it is placed inside a sterling silver cake box with a golden seal. However, the cake is usually only made per request: usually for a wedding, celebration, or for a sultan himself.
This cake is made of gold and jewels with a hefty price tag of £13,000, but if you just want a taste you can buy a per piece for £1750 This cake is made of 24-carat gold leaf and jewel 2 carats.
The world record is held by a person living in the United Arab Emirates worth £55 million, it is 6 ft long and decorated coloured diamonds worth £32 million
More often than not, we think of gold as something we wear. But for centuries, dating back to ancient Egypt, it’s also been something we eat. (The Egyptians believed gold was sacred food.) And more recently, we’ve seen more bling than ever popping up on our plates around the globe. Gold on desserts was a lot bigger in the late ’90s and early 2000s. Just like fashion trends, you can run the risk of your desserts looking dated, but since it’s made its way back, it’s my favourite edible accent decor!”
What is edible gold, exactly? It is a nontoxic, pure form of gold beaten to 0.057 microns sheets, which is odourless and tasteless Classically, it is used as a garnish or topping for dessert concoctions. These days, it seems chefs are focused on much less opulent, more refined versions.
Even mass-producers are hopping on board the gilded trend when Nestles made a splash in the headlines when it announced its fanciest Kit Kat ever—a limited-edition (there will be only 500 made), £10.50 chocolate bar covered in pure gold.
This Fabergé Egg was originally created for the Russian Imperial family. Tsar Alexander III started the tradition,as the story is told by wanting to get something for his wife to celebrate their anniversary, which was close to the Easter holiday. He wanted a really nice egg, to be intricately decorated, and to have a surprise in the centre. This started the tradition of the Fabergé Egg, which the company (Fabergé) had only created 50 in 32 years, and only the affluent could afford them.
Many bakers make cakes that look similar to Fabergé eggs, but none as expensive as the Fabergé Egg cake that was delivered to a diamond mogul.Carl Weininger, in Great Britain, for his 60th birthday. He bought the cake himself, since he had recently broken up with his girlfriend and thought that it would cheer him up.
Even though the cake isn’t customarily made just like a Fabergé Egg as it doesn’t open, it does have several layers, including champagne jelly, biscuit joconde, dark chocolate and topped with 24ct edible gold leaf by Connoisseur Gold.
I think the 2 carat diamond which sits on top of the chocolate flower, should be the Easter surprise every girl should receive!!!
Mother’s Day gifts should be all about celebrating the wonderful woman who has given you so much.
Give the Ultimate gift set at £26.95 (excl VAT & Delivery) is a different present comprises of edible gold & silver together to chocolates shows how much you love and care
Leap Day, on February 29, has been a day of traditions, folklore and superstitions ever since Leap Years were first introduced by Julius Caesar over 2000 years ago.
Women Propose to Their Men, according to an old Irish legend, or possibly history, St Brigid struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men – and not just the other way around – every four years.
This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how leap day balances the calendar.
So come on Girls pop the question to your loved one, otherwise you will have to wait another 4 years!!
The Golden Cristal Ube Donut was created by Björn DelaCruz, owner of the Manila Social Club, who came up with the idea as a limited-edition special. Björn’s lavish creation proved so popular however that he has now made it a permanent fixture on the Filipino restaurant’s menu. The donut is filled with an ube, or purple yam, mousse, flavored with Cristal Champagne to add ‘honey’ notes, and then covered in 24ct gold
Decadent dessert: Williamsburg-based chef Björn DelaCruz, co-owner of the Manila Social Club restaurant, has created a $100 gold leaf and champagne donut, christened the Golden Cristal Ube Donut
‘The reason that gold leaf and Cristal were added was because I love all different champagnes,’ Björn told First We Feast.
‘I wanted to add something [to the menu] for the new year to celebrate how long we have been going. I didn’t know people would go and order a dozen [of these] at a time! But then again, it is New York, and there are people willing to put down [over a] grand for a dozen donuts.’
And while the initial concept of the donut was thought-up as part of a one-time special, Björn insists that using the over-the-top ingredients was never intended as a gimmick, but rather as a means of ensuring the sweet treat contained only the finest – and most unique – flavours.
‘The reason I chose Cristal over another type of champagne is because Cristal has really great honey notes which goes great with ube,’ he added to First We Feast.