A Bakery in Dubai Made a $27,000 Game of Thrones Cake
Someone at Dubai's Broadway Bakery is a serious Game of Thrones fan. The bakery recently debuted an edible tribute to Peter Dinklage’s character, Tyrion Lannister—to the tune of $27,000.
According to Vocativ, the cake version of the Iron Throne, with Tyrion sitting atop it, stands 4 feet high. Dinklage himself is 4-feet, 5-inches, making the cake not all that far from life-sized. Made entirely out of fondant and sugar paste, it weighs more than 70 pounds. So technically, it’s more of an icing sculpture than a cake.
Broadway Bakery is heralding this as the most expensive cake ever, but that’s actually not true. In 2015, a cake designer made a $74 million cake encrusted with diamonds. And it’s not unusual for celebrity wedding cakes to cost tens of thousands of dollars. But most of those don’t involve incredibly detailed fondant recreations of Peter Dinklage’s face.