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Fulfill your desires on the sweet side of Las Vegas

The philosophy in Las Vegas is that you can never have too much of a good thing, and nowhere is that more apparent than in its desserts.

Why have one scoop of ice cream when you can have 24 at Sugar Factory? Why have mere French toast when you can have a French Toast Donut at Donut Bar? 

Why, indeed?

Here are 10 Las Vegas treats to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Sugar Factory

The King Kong Sundae at Sugar Factory is everything you hope for in a dessert – and lots moreThe King Kong Sundae at Sugar Factory is everything you hope for in a dessert – and lots more — Photo courtesy of Sugar Factory

Filled with over-the-top desserts, a lounge devoted to chocolate and an entire candy store, Sugar Factory is the epitome of sweetness. 

For a true Sugar Factory experience, bring your friends to share the World Famous King Kong Sundae (we’re talking 24 scoops of ice cream topped with everything from donuts and cupcakes to candy necklaces), wash it down with a lollipop-garnished Goblet, then pick up a bag of classic candy-to-go at their confectionery. 

Jardin Signature Fleur at Jardin at Wynn Las Vegas

This edible flower pot at Jardin makes you truly appreciate the beauty of natureThis edible flower pot at Jardin makes you truly appreciate the beauty of nature — Photo courtesy of Jeff Green

Paying homage to the restaurant’s lovely garden theme, Jardin’s whimsical dessert tastes as good as it looks. 

The edible chocolate flower pot is layered with moist chocolate cake, chocolate mousse and raspberry jam, and is topped with crumbled Oreo “dirt” and fresh, edible flowers. It’s meant to serve 2-3 but, hey, no judgment here.  

Donut Bar

Why settle for French toast when you can have a French Toast Donut?Why settle for French toast when you can have a French Toast Donut? — Photo courtesy of Donut Bar

You can’t visit Las Vegas without picking up a couple (dozen) of the holey creations from Donut Bar. 

Although the menu changes daily, favorites include the French Toast Donut (just what it sounds like, served with butter, jelly and maple syrup), Homer’s Donut (huge and topped with pink cake batter glaze and sprinkles), Butter Beer (complete with Harry Potter glasses), PB&J – oh, wait, they’re all favorites. 

Sticky buns at Sadelle’s at Bellagio Las Vegas

"Sticky buns" is an understated name for this masterpiece“Sticky buns” is an understated name for this masterpiece — Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts International

This cafe overlooking the Bellagio’s gorgeous Conservatory is so inviting, you’ll want to spend the day there – and you can because they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.  

Sadelle’s is all about elevated comfort food, and the pastry cart alone will elevate your mood, never mind your sugar level. Make sure you order the sticky buns – which are to sticky buns what the Mona Lisa is to paintings. Made fresh in-house every morning from brioche dough laminated with butter, they’re rolled in cinnamon and baked in caramel, then finished with Maldon salt. You won’t find a better way to start – or end – a day. 

Cosmic Shakes at Cafe Hollywood

The Cosmic Shakes at Cafe Hollywood are out of this worldThe Cosmic Shakes at Cafe Hollywood are out of this world — Photo courtesy of Denise Truscello for Cafe Hollywood

Going out for a drink may take on a whole new meaning once you’ve tasted the Cosmic Shakes at Cafe Hollywood.

Hand-dipped milkshakes are available in vanilla, strawberry or chocolate, but those who want more can choose Super Novas topped with everything from cotton candy to pretzels and slices of birthday cake. Luckily, Cafe Hollywood is open 24/7 to satisfy your sugar cravings.

Caneles at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

The caneles add a French accent to Afternoon TeaThe caneles add a French accent to Afternoon Tea — Photo courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

The newest addition to the famed Afternoon Tea menu at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, caneles are small, French pastries flavored with rum and vanilla, with a soft and tender custard center and a dark, thick caramelized crust. 

Caneles are a specialty of Bordeaux, France, where Executive Pastry Chef Tony Gauthier studied and perfected their baking method. In fact, he’s one of the only pastry chefs on the Strip to make these desserts in-house using the original French method and copper molds. The process is time-consuming, as the batter has to mature for 24 to 48 hours before baking, but the delicious results are so worth it, you’ll want to thank him for his efforts. 

Spiked Lemon at Spago at Bellagio Las Vegas

The Spiked Lemon at Spago at Bellagio is a work of artThe Spiked Lemon at Spago at Bellagio is a work of art — Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts International

This beautiful dessert is not only a work of art; it’s also full of surprises – literally.

The Spiked Lemon is cracked open at the table (after you’ve admired it and taken your photos) to reveal chiffon cake, Japanese yuzu cream and citrus mousse topped with meringue, edible gold and basil. The flavors just burst in your mouth, with a delightful mix of sweet and tangy, and rivals the outside view of the Bellagio fountains for your attention. 

Freed’s Bakery

This is all cake! It was created for a local restaurant in honor of chef Mama Maria's 101 birthday, and was designed to look like her favorite dishesThis is all cake! It was created for a local restaurant in honor of chef Mama Maria’s 101 birthday, and was designed to look like her favorite dishes — Photo courtesy of Freed’s Bakery

A favorite of both locals and visitors, Freed’s Bakery has been sweetening up the city for 60 years, creating elaborate cakes, cookies and pastries.

The family-owned business is continually voted “Best Bakery” in Las Vegas and its jaw-dropping designs have been showcased on Food Network’s Vegas Cakes. If you can’t rationalize ordering a custom cake (you can), opt for a slice of their signature strawberry shortcake. One bite and you’ll understand why they’re considered a Las Vegas tradition.

IT’SUGAR

IT'SUGAR is a larger-than-life candy store for adultsIT’SUGAR is a larger-than-life candy store for adults — Photo courtesy of IT’SUGAR

Founded by Jeff Rubin – who, as co-founder of Dylan’s Candy Bar and creator of F.A.O. Schweetz, knows a thing or two about candy – this sweet destination has become the largest specialty candy retailer in the world. 

Fun and irreverent, IT’SUGAR sells its own concoctions like Saturday Night Live-inspired Schweddy Balls along with humongous-sized chocolate bars, gummy bears and boxes of – appropriately – the biggest names in candy.

Ethel M Chocolates

Indulge in the Premium Chocolate & Wine Tasting at Ethel M Chocolate FactoryIndulge in the Premium Chocolate & Wine Tasting at Ethel M Chocolate Factory — Photo courtesy of Ethel M

Forrest Mars, Sr. (yes, that Mars) founded this gourmet chocolate company in honor of his mother, Ethel, and they continue to use some of her original recipes to create small-batch premium chocolates with no preservatives. 

Visit the Ethel M Chocolate Factory, where samples abound and you can watch the chocolates being made. Sign up for the Chocolate Tasting Experience to learn about and savor flavors like white chocolate truffle and milk chocolate pecan caramel. To up the decadence level, add the wine pairing.




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