I'm humbled and grateful to Philadelphia Magazine for including us in their feature "22 Incredible Wedding Cake Bakers in the Philadelphia Area".
There is so much talent in this city, and such a vibrant Wedding vendor community. It's a true honor to be listed among such truly incredible cake vendors. SO excited for what it is to come in the city of Brotherly love!
LOVE 2019 at the Fairmont Horticultural Center, hosted by Constellation Culinary Group. Sugar Realm, Philadelphia Wedding Cakes
What a wonderful night celebrating LOVE #love2019 Hosted by @byconstellation and surrounded by so very talented wedding vendors! So grateful to have been able to be part of this event. Infinite gratitude to @sebestadesign and @twolittlebirdsplan for allowing me to have a small contribution to their stunning design! My humble contribution was made of lots of sugar frills, hand made sugar flowers and lots of cake and confections enjoyed by 350 attendees 🍰💕 A jaw dropping team and impecable execution! @emilywrenphoto @aleksandraambrozy@byconstellation @dollfacestudio@eventionsprod @everlaser@functioncoffeelabs @lovelybride@paperyofphilly @partyrentalltd@visionfurniturephl #philadelphiaweddings#philadelphiaweddingcakes #sugarrealm
We are kicking off 2019 with an invitation to celebrate LOVE! Join me alongside @sebestadesign, @twolittlebirdsplan, @byconstellation@philawedding and Philadelphia’s top wedding professionals, on Jan 31st at the gorgeous Horticulture Center. Prepare for beautiful wedding decor ideas, and out of this world delicious food! Oh and there will be amazing desserts ...a la Sugar Realm! 🍰💕 Space is limited. To purchase tickets, visit www.constellation.ticketleap.com/LOVE2019
Greetings from Philadelphia!
Hard to believe that we are here in our new City! The studio is all set up, hubby is happy as can be, the kids are well adjusted, and we are ready to go Philadelphia! Cheers to much happiness in our new home. Note to self: Not to move...EVER again!!! #philadelphiawedding #philadelphiaweddingcakes#loveucinci
It’s always an honor when our brides request to preserve our sugar flowers 🌸! Here’s a box of the sugar flowers that adorned Kelli’s wedding cake, which she will now be able to preserve indefinitely! I hope that every time Kelli see them, they bring a big smile to her face!!!!🌸🎂🌸🎂
With a heart filled with gratitude we celebrate today Cindy and Drew’s union and our last large order in Cincinnati! We are wrapping up our final wedding season in the Queen City with an order fit for a Queen! Oh how sweet has been working with this client!
The most beautiful cake and dessert table, celebrating Hannah and Akash’s wedding!
Dusty Blue, coral, pinks and touches of gold with the prettiest South Asian motifs 🎂💕
Freshly baked layers of Almond sponge, paired with Dulce de leche, and Orange 🍊 sponge with Strawberry 🍓 and lemon Curd Mousseline and the most delicious array of bite confections!
Congratulations you two, and cheers to a life filled with joy!
Today we celebrated Sushma and Tushar’s union with the most sophisticated cake. A design inspired by South Asian jewelry and fashion. A true pleasure to work with the kindest client, the super talented team from wedding instyle and the kind staff from the new (and oh-so-gorgeous!) Louisville Omni Hotel.
To celebrate this memorable day, we freshly baked tiers of Orange sponge, paired with white chocolate and orange blossom mousseline, and French vanilla sponge paired with raspberry and vanilla bean mousseline. Iced with our signature rolled chocolate, and decorated with our own handcrafted sugar flowers 🌸 A cake to match the splendor of the South Asian culture and the creative tased of the designs of Wedding InStyle by SIma Patel. Wishing the couple infinite years of happiness and togetherness! 🎂
As we are about to kick off the wedding season, I would like to share the news that our family is leaving Cincinnati this summer to relocate to Philadelphia. Cincinnati has been our home for the past 17 years. This was the place were our kids were born and the city that fully embraced my Sugar kingdom. We are excited for the future and optimistic that the City of Brotherly Love will bring as much happiness to each member of the family and to this small business of mine, as Cinci did. With tremendous gratitude, I say farewell to my beloved Queen City, and to its warm and special people! We will be saying goodbye with a bang, as we have lined up spectacular designs for spectacular clients! We will leave town in July, and our last order is scheduled for early June. Cheers to one last memorable wedding season in Cincinnati!!! #sugarrealm #cincinnatiweddingcakes#cincinnatiweddings #philadelphiaweddings #philadelphiaweddingcakes
I LOVE to create new designs for styled shoots and to contribute with new teams of creative vendors,
On this occasion, we explores textures and hues of deep purples, inspired by the design principles and color palettes chosen for the shoot. The result of our design was dramatic and with so much dimension!
You may want to scroll down to see all the beauty that other creative partners produced for this fun collaboration!
From Alex, the planning master mind behind this styled shoot, BridalGush,
"The first time I laid eyes on The Estate at Sunset Farm it had my mind racing with ideas of grandeur. Drawing upon inspiration from Old Hollywood Glamour, I set off to design an event that elicited feelings of a sophisticated 1950s dinner party. Rich hues of plum and hunter green accented by delicate touches of gold provide a lavish feel. A bouquet filled with lush florals dripping with colors of maroon, plum, and violet pops against the Bride’s ivory off the shoulder fitted trumpet dress. The addition of emerald and gold accessories combined with a faux fur stole and silk opera gloves provides the finishing touches to this glamorous bridal look. The towering purple and gold wedding cake is a true show stopper with its mixture of marbling texture and delicate flowers. Beautiful vintage furnishings and truly gush-worthy hand torn paper goods complete the look for an overall wedding inspiration shoot oozing with touches of refined beauty. Scroll down to see more from this shoot and check out the amazing group of vendors that worked with me to create this look."
Dreamy layers of white and gold with our favorite statement sugar flower adorned this delicious cake!
Beautiful inside and out, like our client herself. To celebrate their union, we freshly baked a personal favorite and a best selling combination: Almond Amaretto with Almond Crunch. Cheers to infinite years of happiness and togetherness for the newly married!
#sugarrealm #cincinnatiweddings #cincinnatiweddingcakes
Chocolate truffle cake iced with chocolate ganache, decorated with our own handcrafted sugar flowers🌸
Congrats you Larry and Sis, many you live many more years of happiness and togetherness!!!
Celebrating Kelly and Kyle’s union with the sleekest cake possible... gray mableing, gold bruising and the coolest wafer paper wreath!
For them, we freshly baked our personal favorite: Almond sponge paired with Almond Amaretto Mousseline with Almond crunch. As always, iced with our signature rolled chocolate panels🍰💕 Congrats you two!!!
A magnificent cake, created for a magnificent client, celebrating this magnificent city. What an honor to have had a small role in celebrating the revitalization of Cincinnati Music Hall!
Made all out of sugar, this order was not for the faint of heart. Dimensions of the cake were approximately 44" in length, 40" wide and 16" tall. Every detail and sugar piece was custom made out of simple ingredients: egg whites and powdered sugar, for making our own sugar paste and white chocolate with corn syrup, for our own rolled chocolate recipe!
Our challenge was to represent the magnificent exterior architecture and sophisticated interior detail of this landmark building We presented our design to the client, were we proposed to create a long tier that would be adorned with replicas of key interior features, and that would receive an upper tier, representing the beautiful architecture. Our client loved it right away, his "this is brilliant!" email of approval sealed the deal. Now we had to figure out... how to make it happen.
You may know by now, that I am an architect by trade, with many years in the practice of architecture. So, this is certainly not my first sugar "model". In my sugar kingdom, we have been blessed with other sugar model challenges; we have made Chinese pagodas, iconic Museum Buildings and even Carrousel cakes! However, given the size and level of detail, this order is for sure, the most ambitious order of all!
From our catalog of signature cakes!
Today’s wedding cake included three of our favorite combinations: Almond amaretto with almond crunch and dulce de leche, red velvet with mascarpone and chocolate truffle with peanut butter!
As always, iced and decorated with our signature white rolled chocolate!
The sweetest client posssible and fantastic team of vendors on board at this wedding!
Edible gold leaf, marbled chocolate panels and hand crafted sugar crystals!!! Inside, the the most decadent chocolate truffle sponge paired with chocolate truffle mousseline and whipped chocolate ganache.
Congrats Betsy and Peter on the arrival of your first baby. We were thrilled to make your wedding cake, and we are honored to celebrate with you the growth of your beautiful family!!!
Since opening in 2010 in Cincinnati, Venezuelan born 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. Saldivia’s blog “Life in a Sugar Kingdom” is regularly visited by hundreds of cake enthusiasts and professionals.
Our online cake decorating class "Make-ahead techniques for stunning cakes", covers ileana's favorite cake decorating techniques, as well as the recipe of her signature Rolled Chocolate and her favorite tools and resources.