SOME husbands give their wives flowers and jewellery for their birthday. Others commission local bakers to come up with the most extravagant cupcake possible and are willing to part with US$900 (RM2,838) for it.

That’s what happened in Toronto recently, when Lisa Sanguedolce ofLe Dolci bakerywas approached by a man to create an over-the-top dessert to celebrate his wife’s 40th birthday.

After a few days of brainstorming, the pastry team came up with a concoction made with some of the most expensive ingredients in the world, including Krug Collection Brut champagne, 24-carat gold leaves, and a limited edition Courvoisier.

“We usually get custom-sculpted cake requests from our wealthy clientele, like a cake in the shape of a grand piano, Corvette or the birthday boy’s Porsche but this is the first time we had a customer request to make an extravagant cupcake for his wife’s 40th birthday,” wrote Sanguedolce in an email to Relaxnews.

If you also love your wife (or husband) some $900 worth of chocolate and vanilla, Le Dolci will make the cupcake via special order.

Here’s the full list of ingredients:

Kona Blue Mountain coffee

sea salt from Camargue, France

organic cane sugar

Valrhona cocoa powder

Tahitian vanilla beans

pastry cream made with Krug Collection Brut champagne

Rosewood Estate honey

Normandy butter

Amadei Italian chocolate

24-karat gold dust and leaves

a limited edition Courvoisier

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