Top 5 Most Expensive Desserts From Around The World

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Over the past few years you may have noticed a surge in the number of dessert parlours that have been popping up across towns and cities in the UK. From ice cream sundaes to doughnuts and waffles people are going mad for sweet treats! Many of the desserts that are now available come to the same price as a meal if not more, and with this in mind we set out to try and discover some of the most expensive desserts from across the globe.

5 – The £650 Golden Phoenix Cupcake

In 2012 Bloomsbury’s cupcake store in Dubai unveiled the world’s most expensive cupcake priced at around £650. It is made from the finest chocolate and wrapped in 23 carats of edible gold sheets. The ingredients were sourced from around the world with the flour coming from Dover in the UK, the cocoa from Italy and the vanilla beans from Uganda.

4 – Krispy Kreme’s £1,000 Luxe Doughnut

The department store Selfridges in London partnered up with the American doughnut chain Krisy Kreme to produce the world’s most expensive doughnut. The Luxe Doughnut has a 24 carat gold leaf, gold dusted white chocolate flowers, edible diamonds and Dom Perignon champaign jelly. To put into context just how much this doughnut costs, for the same price you could purchase 2000 glazed doughnuts!

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3 – The £9,415 Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence

Created in 2007 at The Fortress, a luxury hotel in Shri Lanka, this desert is a golden leaf Italian cassata with Irish cream and infused with tender fruit. The dessert’s base is formed of mango and pomegranate compote and Dom Perignon champagne. In the centre of the desert sits an aquamarine stone, known as the stone of courage it is thought to bring good luck, happiness and have a positive effect on relationships.

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2 – The £22,000 Chocolate Pudding

This is no ordinary chocolate pudding, shaped like a Faberge egg and filled with gold, champaign, caviar and a two carat diamond this is one of the world’s most expensive deserts. The chocolate used to make this desert is a mixture of four types of Belgian chocolate flavoured with a combination of peach, orange and whiskey.

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1 – Strawberries Arnaud for £2.5 million!

The world’s most expensive dessert lives in the town of New Orleans in the USA. The desert consists of strawberries, port, red wine, spices, citrus and vanilla ice cream with a 7.09 carat pink diamond engagement ring, which accompanies the dish and is soaked in £1600 worth of wine. Unsurprisingly it is the least popular dessert on the restaurants menu!

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If these desserts have you licking your lips then why not organise a night out to a dessert parlour or host a dinner party and cook up your own special pudding. Shareagift can help you raise cash towards hosting the perfect party or an amazing night out! We provide the easiest way to collect money online for anything and everything from group gifts to fundraising events or evenings with friends.

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Top 5 World’s Weirdest Hotels

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We all go to hotels to relax, put our feet up and relax in a calm and inviting environment. Or so that’s what most hotels aim to do… Today we look at the top 5 weirdest hotels: Where unoffensive decor and normal services are not on their list of priorities.

1. Hotel CasAnus

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As the name would suggest, yes, this little hotel is indeed a giant replica of the digestive system

STIAN_BUM HOTEL_IMAGE007 A HOTEL shaped like a COLON is getting rave reviews from punters…who are saying it is 'spicing up their sex life'. The CasAnus Hotel in Belgium offers couples a night inside a colon for just 120 Euros - around £100 - complete with a double bed, shower and central heating. Couples are flocking to the one-room hotel on an island near Antwerp to enjoy a night inside the colon, saying it's 'amazing'. The hotel was designed by Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout and is run by owners Geert and Carla Verbeke-Lens, who say the hotel is 'extremely popular' with couples. STIAN ALEXANDER 07528 679198

Located near Antwerp, Belgium, the large colon was, originally, a contemporary art piece by Joep Van Lieshout. It was turned into a hotel when Verbeke-Lens, the current owner, discovered that the vast space inside was suitable for nightly stays by travelers. For a very ‘modest’ fee of $150, you too can stay inside the only Anus hotel in the world.

2. Henna-na Hotel

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It may sounds like the start of every dystopian film but, in Japan, a robot hotel has recently opened its doors (automatically, of course).

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Robotic arm sorting out your luggage for you

Henna-na, literally meaning ‘weird’, is fully automated. Meaning you’re greeted by humanoid robots and a dinosaur that speaks English, your luggage is transported by machines and even your bed is made by a robot. There isn’t even the need for keys; every door has facial recognition technology.

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Creepy or amazing? You decide.

3. Propeller Island City Lodge

The name doesn’t give much away but this quirky little hotel in Berlin offers the unique experience of staying in different ‘concepts’.

Upside down room
Upside down room

For example, you can choose to spend the night in an ‘upside down room’, where all the furniture is glued to the ceiling and everything is topsy turvy.

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Mirror room

If you felt that was disorientating enough, check out their Mirror Room.

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Coffin room

Finally, if you’ve ever wondered what it felt like to be dead – book a night in the Coffin Room… The design of the room is meant to recreate the feeling of resting in peace…

4. The Godiva Chocolate Suite

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If you have a ‘suite’ tooth, you’ll love this Valentine’s Day promotion at The Bryant Park Hotel, Manhattan. Every year, the hotel teams up with chocolatiers and artists to create a room made entirely of chocolate. Every wall is lined with chocolate and you can even see (and eat) a reproduction of Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss”. Romantic! With a slight Hansel and Gretel vibe…

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Ali Larter (Heroes) not looking awkward at all whilst posing with chocolate “The Kiss”

5. Tianzi Hotel

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Last but not least is Guiness World Record’s “biggest image building”: Tianzi Hotel. Situated in Hebei, China; these three jolly dudes depict the Chinese gods of good fortune, prosperity and longevity. What’s more, you can book out the peach in Fortunes’s hand for a fruity stay!

With Shareagift you can see more of the weird and wonderful things out there in the world. Start a group fund so that you experience these unique places with your friends. Create a gift page on Shareagift today to start funding your ideal stay, whether it be totally bizarre or completely ordinary.

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Shareagift’s Top Five Daring, Different And Downright Daft Days Out This Summer!

Many of us will be choosing to stay away from theme parks this summer, (for obvious reasons) so here at Shareagift we have set about finding the new ultimate day out to ensure that your summer will be the best it can be!

After extensive research we have narrowed it down to the top five days out that will dazzle, amaze and cater to even the fussiest of people. Depending on what type of experience you are looking for there will be a day out to cater to everyone’s interests, after all being pushed down a hill in a giant ball isn’t everyone’s idea of fun!

5- Spy Academy, An Educational Day Out!

The Spy Academy is based in Milton Keynes where you will learn how to fire automatic pistols and rifles, conceal surveillance cameras and transmitting bugs and even how to throw an axe! The course starts at £49 but who can put a price on knowing how to spy on your next-door neighbour! www.spy-games.com

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4 – Pamberton’s Chocolate Farm, A Foodie’s Day Out!

Imagine Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, surrounded by hills and in the middle of Wales, well that’s exactly what you will experience when you visit Pamberton’s Chocolate Farm! Within this complex you will find a large chocolate fountain, a chocolate museum and even a chocolate cinema! There are chocolate demonstrations and tastings running throughout the day and if that isn’t enough there’s a chocolate café, shop and delicatessen! http://www.douk.com/things-to-do/south-wales/pembertons-chocolate-farm/

3 – Zorbing, A Thrill Seekers Day Out!

Zorbing activities are popping up all across the country, for those who are not yet familiar with the term it is the act of jumping into a giant ball and rolling down a hill. Doesn’t sound like much fun? Take a look at the bellow video and we sure you will think again! www.zorbing.co.uk

2 – Floatation Experience, A Chilled Day Out!

Looking to unwind and relax this summer? Then the floatation experience is for you! This experience involves floating in either a room or a tank and is supposedly the ultimate way to unwind and distress this summer. Floatation therapy relaxation days are available all over the UK and are usually a lot more affordable than a trip to the all day spa! http://www.virginexperiencedays.co.uk/floatation-experience

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1 – The Puzzling Place, Something Different!

This was our favourite pick at Shareagift as it is unlike anything we have looked at before! The Puzzling Place is a large museum filled with different illusion rooms, included in these is an eyelusions exhibition, a hologram gallery and even an anti gravity room! Defiantly well worth a look if you are near the Lake District this summer. www.puzzlingplace.co.uk

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So there you have it, our pick of the top five days out not to be missed this summer! If you are planning a day out this summer for friends or family then don’t forget Shareagift can help you to raise that extra money you need to ensure that your summer day out will be the best it can be!

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