6. Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence: $14,500
The luxurious Fortress resort in Galle, Sri Lanka has more than just lovely beaches and Ayurveda spas to brag about. The Wine 3 Hotel’s restaurant proudly serves one of the most expensive desserts on the planet, the Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence, which consists of a traditional Sicilian ice cream cake called Cassata, made from sugar, cocoa, fruits, almonds, vanilla, orange or cherry liqueur, Irish Cream, and marzipan. It is served in a leaf-shaped cup made of pure sugar, with a chocolate figurine on the side representing a fisherman, the resort’s emblem. In this case, the icing on the cake is the 80-karat aquamarine gem, which is the client’s to keep.