Executive Pastry Chef Stephen Sullivan Creates Spectacular Barry Manilow Birthday Cake At Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino - Food & Beverage Magazine

Executive Pastry Chef Stephen Sullivan Creates Spectacular Barry Manilow Birthday Cake At Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Executive Pastry Chef Stephen Sullivan, who was recently named “Pastry Chef of the Year” at the 29th Annual U.S. Pastry Competition, created a truly one-of-a-kind birthday cake for GRAMMY®, TONY®, and EMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician, Barry Manilow, who turns 75 on Sunday, June 17.

The piano cake, which required a truck to move from the pastry kitchen to the Westgate International Theater to the hotel lobby, took Chef Sullivan and his team more than a week to brainstorm, bake and construct.

Currently sitting on display in the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino lobby, the special cake features:

  • 40 pounds of fondant icing
  • 100 pounds of royal icing
  • 165 sheets of rice krispies
  • It took four bakers one full day to construct just the front of the piano and keys
  • The cake took Chef Sullivan more than a week to brainstorm and construct


Barry Manilow

Having sold more than 85 million albums worldwide, Barry Manilow is one of the world’s all-time bestselling recording artists. The GRAMMY®, TONY®, and EMMY® Award-winning musician has had an astonishing 50 Top 40 singles including 12 #1s and 27 Top 10 hits. He is ranked as the #1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all time, according to Billboard and R&R magazines.

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, a legendary world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 225,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest Race & Sports SuperBook®, which is home to Nevada’s largest wagering system and more than 4,500 square feet of state-of-the-art HD video screens, in a comfortable, smoke-free environment. Westgate Las Vegas provides a range of culinary adventures with eight restaurants, including the world-famous Benihana, the award-winning Edge Steakhouse and the newest addition Fresco Italiano.

The home of legendary performer Barry Manilow, the property features entertainment options in the International Theater and the Westgate Cabaret and has recently undergone a more than $150 million renovation, that has encompassed every square inch of the property, including the addition of 300 timeshare villas, the all-new International Bar, a fully renovated pool deck, 1,200 remodeled Signature Rooms and the luxurious Serenity Spa, which was recently awarded the 2017 Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award. For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to WestgateLasVegas.com.