Areen Movsessian of Classic Bakery owns a fondant topped cupcake
appraised at $42,000, a new world record. The cupcake was embellished
with nine .75 ct. round diamonds, and finished with one 3 ct. round-cut
diamond, donated by Jonathan Mervis. This value of this cupcake beat the
previous record by $12,000.
The dessert was designed in Gaithersburg, Maryland on April 15, 2009.
Alan Tarwater and Jonathan Mervis were present as witnesses.
Bre Pettis of MakerBot Industries built a robot that frosted a
cupcake in 52.27 seconds. The intent was for the robot to decorate the
entire top of the cupcake, but due to an unfortunate technical glitch,
it didn’t perform as anticipated.
The feat was performed on June 26, 2009 in New York City during the
taping of a URDB segment on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Dan
Rollman was present as a witness.