As everyone knows I am a cake eater and maker but I also love to see cake displays. Russia has lots of cake and pastry shops and I did see some wonderful windows full of delicious confectionery. It was so hot that most chocolate was in refrigerated cabinets. My eye was caught by theis blue cake with cute polar bears. The price translated from roubles to AUD was $20.00. It would be impossible to find such a heavily decorated cake here at that price. It would be double or closer to triple the price. That says something about Russian labour costs. I was actually not shocked by prices anywhere along my trip except for petrol in Finland , it was $2.00 a litre.