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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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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding cakes with buttercream frosting (per slice, without tax)?


Which of the following are included in the cost of the cake?

Anniversary Cake

What is the starting price for cupcakes (per cupcake, without tax)?


What services do your prices include?

Custom Cake Design
Set Up
Tastings - Private

What types of desserts do you provide?

Dessert Buffet
Groom's Cake

What services do you provide?

Custom Design
Tastings - Private

What cake items do you provide?

Cake Stands
Cake Toppers

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free

What special ingredients do you use?


Are you licensed by the state health department?

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Andrea T. Married on 06/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing inside out!

Amazing process, very structured, detailed, personalized, etc.
The cake was a dream ! Everything we hoped for from a design standpoint, every detail was beyond expectation. And (almost) best of all were the tastes and composition of the sponge and the filling, the aroma was incredible! Nothing left to ask for!
Jacky Married on 02/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience with Sugar Realm!

Ileana is an absolute joy to work with! The entire process was fun, organized and efficient. Her cakes are gorgeous and so delicious! I would 100% recommend Ileana to anyone who is planning their big day!
Aubrey M. Married on 11/20/2020
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Beautiful and Delicious Cake, Wonderful Experience

We loved the whole process of working with Ileana. From the beginning, an intro-zoom call, she was warm and professional and guided us through her process of design and construction of her special cakes. We ordered a tasting box - which was by far the most thoughtfully presented, diverse in selections (actual cake slices, not just cupcakes) and so good - we could try so many of the flavors, it was hard to pick a favorite! After tasting we knew we wanted to work together and Ileana designed a simple and elegant cake with her amazing sugar flowers to match our decor. The whole process was extremely professional - one of the easiest vendor relationships we had. Cake arrived perfect, was easy to cut, had plenty to serve, and all our guests raved about how delicious it was. We had two flavors - Chocolate Ducle de Leche, and Almond Raspberry. Our Anniversary tier (which is included) is now safely in our freezer. After the wedding, Ileana invited us back to her home studio while she transformed the cake's sugar flower decor into a permanent keepsake by enclosing them in a glass shadowbox. A beautiful memento of our wedding day. Would love to work with her in the future for our covid-sequel wedding!
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Jonathan Gibson Photography Jonathan Gibson Photography Wedding Photographers

You will always get amazing creations when you work with Sugar Realm. Truly phenomenal.

Giddy Ink Giddy Ink Wedding Invitations

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.

Bluebird Photography Bluebird Photography Wedding Photographers

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.

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