Larger-Than-Life Creation Features 280 Pounds of Chocolate, Fondant and Sugar

LAS VEGAS (May 26, 2023) – ARIA Resort & Casino is celebrating Las Vegas’ first professional sports team and reigning WNBA Champions with the spectacular Las Vegas Aces Championship display. The ARIA Patisserie window unveils the pastry art creation ahead of the team’s first regular season home game on Saturday, May 27 against the Los Angeles Sparks.

The display includes superstar players Kelsey Plum, A’ja Wilson and Jackie Young; a massive basketball; wood-planked flooring; the iconic Las Vegas skyline; and more, all made from edible ingredients. Conceptualized by Executive Pastry Chef Mathieu Lavallee and the ARIA Pastry team, the handmade art was produced using 100 pounds of chocolate, 100 pounds of fondant and 80 pounds of sugar. From initial creative vision meetings through final installation it took five team members 92 hours to complete.

For images of the Las Vegas Aces Championship Display, click here.

“ARIA Patisserie is known for creating masterful pieces of edible art to celebrate holidays or commemorate important moments in the city,” said ARIA Executive Pastry Chef Mathieu Lavallee. “This spring, we wanted to honor the Las Vegas Aces and the joy and energy they bring to our community. We are so proud of their accomplishments and wish them the very best this season.”

Las Vegas Aces Championship display: By-The-Numbers 
5: ARIA Pastry Chef team members involved 
92: Hours to create the display  
100: Pounds of chocolate used 
100: Pounds of fondant used  

80: Pounds of sugar used  

ARIA Patisserie is open 24 hours daily and serves pastries, brewed draft coffee, gelato, sandwiches, salads and freshly squeezed juices, along with custom celebration cakes and desserts. To learn more, visit or call ARIA Patisserie at (702) 590-8554. 




ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning award-winning resort on The Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA sets the bar for a new generation of resort experiences. ARIA is located within CityCenter, which is owned 50% by a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and 50% by Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit, call toll free at (866) 359-7757 or find us on Facebook and Twitter


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