World's Most Expensive Gingerbread House Costs $78,000
For someone who has everything, she probably doesn't own one of these.
Just in time for the holidays, you can order a custom gingerbread house in the likeness of your home—for the whopping price of £49,750, or about $77,910! Dubbed "The Most Precious Christmas Gingerbread House Ever," the decadent cookie creation is adorned with 150 pearls and a ruby and stands roughly 65 cm tall.
It is made from the finest ingredients including organic ginger, Ceylon Cinnamon, Meridan blackstrap molasses, Echire butter, Duchy organic eggs and Suma raw cane sugar. One hundred and fifty AAAA grade South Sea Pearls and a 5 carat unheated Mozambique Ruby are set in the icing. More pearls can be added for an additional cost.
For every purchase, a donation of £1,000 will be made to The Prince's Trust charity. Orders for UK customers must be placed by December 10 for Christmas delivery, and the price excludes delivery charges.
Pastry chef Georgia Green partnered with the British online retailer VeryFirstTo to come up with bespoke gingerbread houses. "I am so excited to be creating this incredibly precious never done before culinary innovation. I love working with gingerbread and the gems just add such a cool element," Georgia Green commented.
Georgia Green is a Cordon Bleu-trained chef who was recently commissioned to create a jacket-shaped cake for the launch of Cara Delevingne's collection for DKNY last month.
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