Abu Dhabi: A Dubai bakery has made what it’s claiming is the “world’s most expensive edible cake”.
It took cake artists at Broadway Bakery close to a month and over 1,200 man hours to bake the $40,000 (about Rs 25 lakh) cake.
The 54kg ‘edible artwork’ even has a pronounced Indian touch to it: In a tribute to India’s 70th Independence Day, it has a towering figure of Aamir Khan as Mahavir Phogat from his film Dangal and a scene from the blockbuster film.
“The client wanted gold to be generously incorporated into the cake and we fulfilled the request by coating each medal with 75gm of edible gold,” the Broadway Bakery said in an official statement posted on its Facebook account on Wednesday.
The artists also capture a scene from the movie where Phogat’s young daughters and Olympic winners Geeta and Babita practicing Dangal (wrestling) in a makeshift Akhada (practicing ground for wrestlers).
“The cake is 100% edible and made entirely using sugar fondant, the signature chocolate sponge, ganache, Belgian chocolate, demerara sugar and edible gold. The Signature Chocolate Cake is one of the best tasting gourmet cakes in town,” the bakery company said.
The bakers add that it can comfortably serve 240 guests.
According to Forbes Magazine’s latest report, the movie has become the first Indian movie in the history to earn Rs 2000 crore (307 million USD) worldwide after it earned Rs 2.5 crore on its 53rd day at the China box office.