Clive Ranger (a jewelry retailer) has tied up with a local business – Mary Margaret Mix to create what is possibly the most expensive Welsh cake ever made. The cake is worth a solid £6,250 ($9,900) thanks to ingredients that include pure 18 karat Welsh gold, cubic zirconia and a diamond ring.
While Clive Ranger may just be using the Queens Diamond Jubilee to eke out the maximum possible publicity, their intentions are definitely noble. After all, this jewel encrusted welsh cake is going to be given away in a raffle which shall raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
The cake has been made by a dry Welsh cake mix which is to be sold in pouches in the future and will only require other bakers to add their own fat to make the dough.
Richard Slack, managing director of Clive Ranger, said: “We wanted to do something special for St David’s Day and so decided to put our own unique twist on this tasty traditional food. This beautiful solitaire ring is set with a .71 carat certificated diamond and made from pure 18ct Welsh gold taken from the Gwynfynydd Mine (the name is not a spelling mistake, typically Welsh, we ask those who are curious to head on to the Wikipedia entry) in Dolgellau and would make a stunning gift or engagement ring.
“We’ll be displaying the one-off Welsh cake in our window in the week running up to St David’s Day for people to come and take a look at what we believe to be a world-first. We’re confident that the giveaway will be a great success and that we’ll be able to make a significant donation to charity.”