By: Brian Amick
Buddy Valastro’s renowned Las Vegas bakery, Carlo’s Bake Shop, is offering a glimpse of the recreation of Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s famous 1967 wedding cake, which will be on display at Caesars Palace on Sunday, September 3. The event commemorates the first time Las Vegas was referred to as the “Wedding Capital of the World,” which occurred in an article the London Daily Herald published on Sept. 23, 1953.
General admission tickets to the celebration, which features a live production show paying tribute to seven decades of love stories in Las Vegas as well as a mass wedding vow renewal, are available online.
Inspired by the original cake’s dimensions and décor scheme, the Carlo’s Bake Shop version consists of six tiers, measures more than 4 feet tall and was assembled over a span of two days. Decorative elements inspired by the original include red roses and white heart motifs.
The recreation will be featured as a show cake during the September 3 celebration, alongside a life-size cutout of Elvis and Priscilla cutting their cake. Guests will be able to take their photos beside this display.
Additionally, Carlo’s Bake Shop will serve individual slices of cake in flavors providing a fresh spin on the classic Presley cake during the event.
“I am a huge fan of Elvis and have two tattoos depicting the King,” says Chef Christina Nasso, general manager of Carlo’s Bake Shop Las Vegas. “I’m honored to recreate the legendary six-level cake and replicate this iconic symbol of love and marriage in Las Vegas.”