Since opening in 2010 in Cincinnati, Ileana Saldivia’s studio, Sugar Realm has become a preeminent wedding and celebration cake design boutique.In 2018, due to her husband's job, Ileana and her family relocated to Philadelphia, and so did her Sugar Kingdom.
Sugar Realm’s cakes and confections are known for their sophisticated flavors, unique designs, artistic sugar flowers, innovative techniques, and architectural compositions. The studio’s wedding cakes are regularly featured in leading bridal, lifestyle, and cake decorating magazines.
In the December 2015 issue of “Cincinnati Magazine,” Sugar Realm was named “Best of the City” and featured on the cover. The Philadelphia wedding industry was quick to embrace her work, with inmediate features in Philadelphia Wedding Magazine and Modern Luxury Weddings, as well as with requests to collaborate with the most prestigious catereres, venues and vendors alike.
Saldivia’s blog “Life in a Sugar Kingdom” is regularly visited by hundreds of cake enthusiasts and lovers of all things pretty and delicious!
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April Smith English · Married on 06/15/2018
Ileana is THE best, truly an artist!
I had the pleasure of working with Ileana as both a wedding vendor and client. I was fortunate enough to meet her as she was building her business in Cincinnati. Her passion for beautiful cakes is just as strong now as it was when I first met her!Sent on 07/31/2019
She approaches each cake as a work of art, listening to what the client is looking for and insuring that her creation fits seamlessly into your vision. Her cakes are not only stunning, they taste just as good! I’ve eaten a lot of wedding cake in my years of shooting weddings and I feel there’s nothing worse then a cake that’s pretty but doesn’t follow through on the taste.
Her cakes do not disappoint and her attention to detail is unparalleled. I was forturnate enough to have one of her creations as my own wedding cake last year and I have the sketch she made hanging in my house. Every time I see it, I remember her thoughtfulness and how wonderful it tasted.
I highly recommend Ileana, working with her is an absolute pleasure!
Kelli Sieber · Married on 06/17/2017
Not just a cake- a work of art.
Words can not describe how much I loved working with Ileana to create something beyond my imagination. I wanted something nature inspired and elegant. What I received was the most beautiful cake I have ever seen. To this day, I get more compliments on my cake than any other element of my wedding. I also had Sugar Realm design my grooms cake, and my Grandsons baby shower cake! Nothing can top the taste and beauty of Ileana’s cakes.Sent on 08/10/2019
Caroline · Married on 05/06/2017
Our cake was amazing!!! Not only did it look fabulous form the outside but it tasted amazing too! We chose to have 2 flavors, the Almond Amaretto crunch with almond sponge and a white chocolate strawberry with almond sponge. We cannot wait until our 1st anniversary to eat it again! Ileana was so sweet and so professional, she really went above and beyond with our cake. She did a custom design inspired by my wedding dress and it was perfect!Sent on 05/23/2017
You will always get amazing creations when you work with Sugar Realm. Truly phenomenal.
These cakes are truly exquisite works of art. I've never seen craftsmanship and beauty like this in a cake— and they taste remarkable too. OUTSTANDING in every way.
Sugar Realm is pure, delicious artistry! The passion she shows for her clients shines through in the meticulous details of her cakes, along with the wonderful taste! She is wonderful to work with... I definitely recommend her to my clients.