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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — South Floridians are spoiled with a great variety of indulgent sweets but would you be willing to splurge on a donut so decadent, its covered in 24-karat gold flakes and has Cristal champagne icing?
Originating from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the owners of the Manila Social Club are bringing their Golden Cristal Donut doughnut to the Rudolf Budha Gallery in South Beach as part of Art Basel celebrations which kick into high gear on Friday.
This classic confection with an expensive twist cost $100 each or $1,000 for a dozen.
What also makes this sweet treat so special is that the donut is made with Ube, a naturally purple sweet yam found in the Philippines plus of course, the Cristal champagne. The Golden Donut is filled with an Ube mousse and a Cristal gelée. It is then covered in a Cristal icing and dusted with 24K pure gold dust and hand-gilded with 24K pure gold leaf. Every single donut is handmade by Manila Social Club’s Executive Chef, Co-Owner and creator of the Golden Cristal Donut, Björn De La Cruz.
If you want to bite into this sweet treat, it’ll be available through pre-order only from December 1st to December 5th.