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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Jacky B · Getting married on 02/10/2021
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!Sent on 11/07/2019
Sherri King · Getting married on 06/03/2020
Sugar Realm makes the impossible a Reality!
Ah, I cannot not say enough amazing things about Ileana! As a wedding photographer I was always in awe of her astounding designs, and when it was finally my big day, I was beyond excited what she would create for me. Ileana is the sweetest, kindest woman you could ever meet, and I truly entrusted her to create a one of a kind spectacular cake for my special day. I trusted her so much that I let her have complete creative control with no input from me. When my cake arrived on my wedding day, I was absolutely FLOORED! I had the most gorgeous custom black Versace inspired wedding cake and it was the centerpiece of my wedding. Ileana sketches of her cake design are framed and hung in our kitchen now. She is nothing short of brilliant and I could not recommend her anymore highly! If you want a show stopping truly unique piece of art; Sugar Realm is where you go!Sent on 11/19/2019
Susie Kwon · Married on 11/02/2019
Three months later, we are still talking about the cake!
Someone asked me on our wedding day “what are you looking forward to the most?” And I said “our wedding cake” (sorry, darling!). We had orange cake with white chocolate filling and icing - I never knew I like orange cake until I tried Ileana’s! The cake was also very beautiful - one of our guests asked if our cake was real. Ileana also offers delicious confections - we had macaroons and marshmallows and they were SO yummy. We had a few guests with dietary restrictions and her approach was very thoughtful —delicious experiences for all guests. I am also grateful that she worked with me to preserve the sugar flowers from the cake for us to keep. So thoughtful! If you want a cake that you and your guests will talk about for months and years after your wedding, Ileana is the person for you!Sent on 02/02/2020
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.