Realistic renditions of players, stadium and Las Vegas skyline on display at ARIA Patisserie

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LAS VEGAS (Sept. 13, 2021) – A silver, black and sweet visual delight has arrived at ARIA Resort & Casino just in time for the Las Vegas Raiders first home game with fans in attendance. Life-size pastry art creations of Raiders players, as well as replicas of Allegiant Stadium and the Las Vegas skyline, all made entirely of chocolate, sugar and fondant are on display at ARIA Patisserie throughout the football season.

The all-stars of the showcase are lifelike sculptures of Quarterback Derek Carr and Tight End Darren Waller rendered entirely from chocolate and fondant. Handcrafted by a team of 10 pastry chefs over the course of four weeks, the display required over 40 pounds of fondant, 100 pounds of sugar and 200 pounds of chocolate.

“Designing the elements of this project challenged our pastry team to use a full range of skills, from the finely detailed chocolate sculpting to delicate sugar and pastry work,” said ARIA Executive Pastry Chef Mathieu Lavallee. “This presentation is the result of months of planning, weeks of hard work, decades of talent and our passion for the Raiders and Las Vegas as a whole.”

After viewing the display, guests interested in satiating their sweet tooth can purchase special silver-and-black cakes and confections at ARIA Patisserie.

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Media Contacts:

Allyson Wadman

MGM Resorts International


Brianna Payne

Kirvin Doak Communications