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To think there's a limit to 'it's your money you can spend it how you like'

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JeffsanArsehole · 08/09/2015 22:54

We're always saying it on Mumsnet when folk spunk thousands on a car or a bag and if anyone's slightly critical we always point out that it boosts the economy and is there any chance they're 'jealous' etc etc

Well I've reached my limit of saying spend your money how you like and I am feeling disgusted and critical of a UAE wealthy Arab family spending 50 million quid on a cake. Hmm

I think that's grotesque and obscene. Really, really so.

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JustMeOverHere · 08/09/2015 22:57

Meh. Their money, doesn't affect you in any way so none of your business.

Unless it was bought by your PIL for your OH and none of it was for you.

JeffsanArsehole · 08/09/2015 22:59
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G1veMeStrength · 08/09/2015 23:00

A cake???? Fecking hell.

I hope it had a misplaced apostrophe.

AbbyCadabra · 08/09/2015 23:00

Ha, I just read that story (am secret D Fail reader) and frankly think it's just another example of their hyperbole. It hardly seems possible, does it, that a CAKE could cost 50 million, even with its diamonds. I absolutely refuse to believe it!

LineyReborn · 08/09/2015 23:00

It's not even a very nice looking cake. A bit sort of shit.

LineyReborn · 08/09/2015 23:03

It's fifty million quid's worth of naff diamonds on an Asda character cake.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 08/09/2015 23:06

I am watching a programme about catering for the super-rich - and a chap is selling coffee that costs ??325 per cup. I drink a lot of coffee, and mine costs me less than a pound a day (for ground coffee) - and I probably get 4 or 5 cups of the size he's charging for.

How can a coffee be 1625 times better than my coffee? I accept that it could be better, maybe a lot better, but that much better? Is that possible?

I'd love to try it, though.

Bumbledumb · 09/09/2015 00:19

How can a coffee be 1625 times better than my coffee?

But your coffee wasn't covered in civet cat shit. Makes all the difference apparently.

BernardlookImaprostituterobotf · 09/09/2015 02:52

I've made better cakes than that with better modelling and I'm not that good. ??50 million? Money doesn't buy half an ounce of sense clearly. Or taste for that matter but eye of the beholder and all that.
Yanbu op if only because it's embarrassing to see. If you start thinking what else could be done with the money (because anyone needs to be a billionaire ffs) well, that way madness lies.
In this case a fool and bis money are soon parted. Diamonds aren't exactly awe inspiring either.

BernardlookImaprostituterobotf · 09/09/2015 03:18

I've looked more closely at the picture - if I had tried to send chocolate work like that to a paying customer my dad would have given me a slap (Im not advocating one btw). I'm repurposing Paul Hollywood - is that ??20 million worth of work? No. As the diamonds were ??30 million I completely fail to see what they actually paid for.
However good on her for finding someone to pay it.
She can't model legs, joints or hands. Perspective and scale is, well occasionally missing rather than off. There's wonky bits, seams...just, really poor attention to detail and a lack of care, unless it's a lack of skill.
I'm actually more shocked that having paid that much it isn't perfection, it's not even close to perfection. That cake is like buying a Veyron that can only be driven at 30 because you've got to hold the door shut with a ratchet strap and the exhaust will fall off.
Do not get it. Or is any slapdashery put down as aesthetic choice now? Yes I was going for rickets chic and the runway is mid earthquake dynamism.
If a friend did that for her child I'd be suitably awed and congratulatory, if she said she wanted to sell it I'd have had a word.
I feel like the butt of a joke that hasn't quite been revealed yet.
I normally wouldn't be so blunt but that's really really poor work that is the most expensive cake ever. And I think that is beyond ludicrous.
I'm comforted by the fact she won't give the smallest of shits while on her way to the bank though.

Mermaidhair · 09/09/2015 04:03

The money is mainly in the diamonds and other jewels. I would want the people to look a little more realistic if I was paying that much.

AbbyCadabra · 09/09/2015 05:24

So when someone eats the cake they are going to have to spit out the diamonds onto their plate? Classy.

(Or perhaps they read the MN glittery poo thread and are going for a more upmarket version...)

HeartsTrumpDiamonds · 09/09/2015 05:40

Oh someone please do a link, I can't find it!

IAmNotAWitch · 09/09/2015 06:12

I love that there are entire industries devoted to parting these fools from their cash.

I mean someone has convinced them that it is a good and special thing to drink coffee made from poo.

Come ON Wink

MrsTrentReznor · 09/09/2015 06:19

Ooh! I have some civet cat shit beans that my mum brought me back from holiday! I must be posh! Grin
I'll try it soon and report back.
(Hmm... a Nutty flavour with turd base notes? I hope not! Hahaha!!!)

bazingasheldon · 09/09/2015 06:19
BlueMoonRising · 09/09/2015 06:21

The story says 17 of the diamond were worth ??30mill - there are 4,000 in total.


catzpyjamas · 09/09/2015 06:21
Baconyum · 09/09/2015 06:24

Looks unutterably naff and very poor quality!

Disgustingly obscene when you consider the better uses of the money too.

Skiptonlass · 09/09/2015 06:38


Just goes to show you can't buy class, doesn't it? uber-chav-tastic.

selly24 · 09/09/2015 06:58

To get back to the original theme.... YesI do matters what people choose to spend their money on. If you have been fortunate to be in a position of extreme wealth, you have a responsibility to use that advantage to help others. That imho is a moral responsibility. Being extremely frivolous is a mora choice. Blowing a huge sum on a cake is in effect turning away from the positive benefit a different use of that money would have.

ShadowLine · 09/09/2015 07:02

I notice the article has described the cake as "totally edible". I can't imagine diamonds tasting very nice.

00100001 · 09/09/2015 07:05

Wow those are some shit figurines - looks like a 12 year old has done them...

Lweji · 09/09/2015 07:05

I just hope they recycled the diamonds. And that they were legitimate diamonds.

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