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Just Desserts: The Sweeter Side Of Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a city of excess and self-indulgence; our appetite for desserts is correspondingly outsized. The Bellagio has the world’s largest chocolate fountain, and you can’t swing a rolling pin without hitting a cupcake shop.

To say nothing of the bakers standing at the ready to whip up a confection for your bachelorette party or wedding. Or the shot glasses filled with chocolate mousse or tiramisu that dot many a buffet.

So where can you go for the best sugar high in Las Vegas? And what can the experts teach you that you can adopt at home to win the hearts and indulge the sweet tooths – sweet teeth? Of your friends and loved ones.

We're talking about the three C's: cookies, cakes and chocolates.

Also, check out Desert Companion's picks for best dessert and best pastry chef.

And here are some recommendations from the program:

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Robin, a caller, likes The Sugar Factory. Specifically the gummi bear dessert drinks.

Xenon Mallari, chocolatier, feels nostalgic for ice cream. He particularly enjoys the ice cream cookie sandwiches at Sweet Addiction.

Jaret Binn, executive pastry chef at Red Rock Resort, likes getting soft serve with his kids. When he’s feeling a little fancier, he’ll check out Aria’s Jean Phillippe Patisserie. He says they know “what’s in, what people are going for.”


Jaret Binn, executive pastry chef, Red Rock Resort

Xenon Mallari, chocolatier, Happy Ending Chocolates

Max Jacobson-Fried, Freed's Bakery

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