Inspired by the exhuberance of Dorothy Draper's designs and the magnificence of the Greenbrier. Sugar Realm, Wedding Cakes.
“No one can whistle a Symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it” H. E. Luccock. A most beautiful collaboration with talented PA & NJ wedding vendors.
"Like gelato, but in cake form"...this was a sweet comment from a Groom at recent wedding cake tasting. Some Grooms may feel overwhelmed with the wedding planning process but never when it comes to trying cakes! I grew up with European style pastries and gelatos, and this is certainly one of my favorite cake combinations: Almond cake paired with Pistachio Mousseline with Pistachio Crunch!
One year ago, my husband, teenage kids, my business, and I moved to Philadelphia. It was a leap of faith, and a commitment to team effort. We have all adapted well, and put our best foot forward. All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. It was specially sweet to find in my mailbox today a copy of @modluxweddingsphl. Having this magazine in my hands means so much. We are SO happy to be here Philly. Thank you for treating us well!
Because I believe that our purpose in life is nothing but "The pursuit of Happiness".
This is a cake I created for the union of two amazing people a few years back. It was inspired in a stained glass piece they had commissioned to a local artist, which captured their love for traveling. My humble (and very delicious) rendition was made by hand painting chocolate panels, and adorning the cake with custom made pulled sugar flowers. Each facade of this square shaped cake represented a special trip. Depicted were iconic images of Israel, France, Russia, and my client's hometown, Cincinnati.
What a privilege it is to have a small role in my clients most memorable day! Congratulations once again Dan & Dr, Dan, I wish you all the happiness in the world!
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. Saldivia’s blog “Life in a Sugar Kingdom” is regularly visited by hundreds of cake enthusiasts and lovers of all things pretty and delicious!