Here’s a hazard as a wedding blogger. You look at many, MANY wedding cakes every day. But how many is too many?

Pinterest, Flickr, on other wedding blogs, cake blogs, in cake studio windows…they all feed the addiction. And if you’re a Vegas hotel obsessed blogger this just sort of blends together after a while, and sometimes, well, the cakes start to look like Vegas hotels. Or is it the other way around?

So join me on a journey as we re-imagine some famous Las Vegas hotels, casinos and landmarks as wedding cakes in this fun post. While all but one of these cakes were not expressly designed to reflect the hotel, I couldn’t help but notice a passing resemblance in many of these cases.

Some of the comparisons are offbeat and a little abstract. Some are right on the nose. All are inspired by the architecture, colors and themes of various Las Vegas hotels and landmarks.

1. Golden Nugget

Cake | Golden Nugget
Cake by Sugar Couture | Golden Nugget Wedding

Inspiration drawn by the prismatic wall that lines the exterior of the Golden Nugget

2. Mix Restaurant at Mandalay bay

Cake: | MiX
Cake by Sweets by Natalie Kay | Mix at Mandalay Bay

The glass bubbles also remind me of Twist at Mandarin Oriental, too. It’s that glass bubble connection.

3. O’Sheas

Cake Peridot Sweets by peridot sweets | Photo
Cake by Peridot Sweets  (Las Vegas) | Holly Madison at O’Sheas

RIP O’Sheas. You are missed.

4. LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at Mirage

Cake: |
Cake at Austin Bridal Show | Beatles LOVE Hallway at Mirage


5. Tournament of Kings at Excalibur

Cake: |
Cake by Pastry Palace (Las Vegas): | Tournament of Kings at Excalibur

That cake is probably too regal to be associated with Excalibur, to be honest

6. Fab Rooms at Flamingo

Cake: |
Cake by Jen’s Cakery | FAB Room at Flamingo

I actually have a hard time believing this ISN’T the cake directly inspired by something in Vegas. But that’s actually the next cake…

7. Stardust

Cake: |
Cake by Retro Bakery (Las Vegas) | Stardust sign

Kari of Retro Bakery in Las Vegas was inspired by the old school Stardust (RIP) sign for this cake

8. Linq at The Quad

Cake: | Linq Vortex at Quad
Cake by Charm City Cakes | Linq Vortex at Quad

At first I thought this most reminded me of Cosmopolitan (the purple, maybe?) but then Vegas Tripping reminded me of the Linq Vortex at the renovated Quad. Nice Qake, huh?

9. Poker Room at Aria

Cake: | ARIA Poker Room
Cake by Mark Joseph Cakes | ARIA Poker Room

10. Mandalay Bay Beach

Cake: | Mandalay Bay Beach
Sugar art on cake by Andiespecialtycakes  | Mandalay Bay Beach

11. Dale Chihuly Glass Installation at Bellagio

Cake  | Chihuly at Bellagio
Cake by Columbus Museum of Art Catering | Chihuly at Bellagio

That cake is sugar art, directly inspired by Chihuly’s work. Amazing, right?

12. Caesars Palace

Cake: | Caesars Palace
Cake by Erica O’Brien Cakes | Caesars Palace

13. Chandelier Bar at Cosmopolitan

Cake: |
Cake by Unknown | Chandlier Bar at Cosmopolitan

14. Circus Circus

Cake | Circus Circus
Cake by Sugared Saffron | Circus Circus

Oddly, there is a lack of wedding cakes with a creepy clown theme.

15. The Shops at Crystals

Cake | The Shops at Crystals
Cake by CHOCCYWOCCYDOODAH Chocolaterie | The Shops at Crystals

To me, the cake is not even the most ridiculous thing here (although it IS impressive) it’s the name of the chocolate boutique that makes it: CHOCCYWOCCYDOODAH. I’ll bet they Google really well. They also do an amazing mermaid cake I almost included as an homage to Silverton Lodge and Casino.

16. Encore Lobby Bar and Cafe

Cake: |
Cake by Unknown | Encore Lobby Bar + Cafe

I think I saw every damned red and gold cake on the planet trying to match this bar

17. Veer Towers

Cake Heny Sison | Veer Towers
Cake by Heny Sison | Veer Towers

Alright, I admit it. I’m stretching it with this one. I just really like that cake!

18. Mandalay Bay

Cake: |
Cake by Hey There Cupcake! | Windows at Mandalay Bay

I would have used this for Tropicana if they had kept their gold windows.

19. Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Cake: | Lou Ruvo Center
Cake by Blissfully Sweet Cakes by Jacki | Lou Ruvo Center

So the sugar “curl” on top is actually supposed to resemble an ocean wave, but all I saw was the twisted exterior of the Lou Ruvo Center when I saw it.

20. Luxor

Cake | Luxor Pyramid
Cake by Talita’s Kitchen | Luxor Pyramid

This is the cake I am most likely to inhale on this list, by the way. It’s white chocolate + chai with a caramel center, topped with gold leaf. All in an adorable single serving size. Maybe not so adorable when you’ve eaten three, though

Could also double as a cake stand in for the Clark County Government Center pyramid

21. NY NY Las Vegas

Cake: |
Cake by Polka Dots Cupcake Factory | Brooklyn Bridge Replica at NY NY

22. Suite at Bellagio

Cake | Bellagio Suite
Cake by Intricate Icings Cake Design | Bellagio Suite

23. Vdara

Cake: |
Cake by Unknown | Bold Chevron Wall at Vdara

24. Venetian and Palazzo

Cake | Carnavale at Venetian and Palazzo
Cake by Crazy Cake | Carnavale at Venetian and Palazzo

Good for Rio, maybe, too?

25. Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

Photo by C Studios, Cake by Jan Fish La Petite Fleur.
Cake by Jan Fish La Petite Fleur |  Mandarin Oriental Fan Logo

I really really wanted to replicate the gold bullion wall in the lobby of the Mandarin for this one, but no body made a cake nice enough to show off, so fans it was. The runner up is below
By Charm City Cakes 

26. Chateau at Paris Las Vegas

Cake by |
Cake by Sweet and Saucy Shop | Chateau Nightclub at Paris Las Vegas

Cause nothing says “classy French baroque design” like one of the busiest clubs on the Strip and the shenanigans that happen in there


If you’re looking for that extra cute layer of Vegas fun for your wedding, maybe matching your cake to your venue is just the ticket! But at the very least, you got to check out some gorgeous eye candy. Or eye cake, as it were. :)

If you didn’t have a cake craving at the start of this post, you probably do now. I’m off to get a slice!

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  1. I'm Engaged Now What

    Thes cakes are amazing. How did you find all of these designs. I just recently came back from a vegas trip and having seen the cosmopolitan in person and the representation on this cake is astounding to me. Also, caesar’s palace cake is a close second. Amazing art and style shown in the cakes. Thanks for sharing!!

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