The Vegas Golden Knights will be hosting their first ever Stanley Cup playoff game on Wednesday night, so you can imagine what the excitement level is like around the city after an historic inaugural NHL season.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, it took assistant executive pastry chefs Yamilet Hillers and Jerome Jacob five weeks to create the Fleury sculpture using 90 pounds of chocolate over a base of Rice Krispie Treats, Styrofoam and wires. Fondant was used on the jersey and number part of the creation.
You know you’ve done something in your life when someone creates a chocolate sculpture of you.
Jaromir Jagr got the sculpture treatment in 2014 when a tribute was created of him entirely out of marzipan. There was also the Chicago pastry school that took 150 hours and made a 100-pound chocolate Stanley Cup. And this chocolate Eddie Olczyk. But the real G.O.A.T. when it comes to the worlds of hockey and food colliding is a tie between the bacon Cup and the one made from poutine. Gorgeous and (probably) delicious!
If the Golden Knights achieve the unthinkable and go #CupIn1, then the Bellagio chefs will surely have to tweak the Fleury sculpture to include a fourth Cup for the netminder. You know, for the sake of accuracy.