"ROYAL GARDEN wedding cake", designed for the launching of Marvelous molds new Royal Garden Collection!
Our first collaboration was the design and creation of a cake model for the launching of their new line of molds,
titled "Royal Garden". Marvelous molds are my favorite molds to use, primarily because they make the molding process so quick with their special cutting blade feature....and time is money, right?
As I said to the MYOM team, I'm and have been a believer in their products, and feel truly honored to collaborate with their creative and oh-so talented team!
I'm a lucky girl and I don't take that for granted.
I have a healthy and loving family and I have found my "call" with this Sugar Kingdom I have created for myself.
I'm also very lucky because I'm able to work with great clients who make me feel like a rock star, and who appreciative my craft and the passion I put into my work as much as I do.
But my luck doesn't end there!...sometimes, I even receive praise from professionals and peers in this industry, and that makes me feel like I conquered the world!
One morning as I was working on pieces and parts for an order, I received a phone call from Chef Dominique Palazzolo, Founder and CEO of Marvelous Molds and Make your own Molds. I'm also lucky to live in the same city where these products are designed and manufactured, and I've been a LONG, LONG, LONG time user or their line of molds and custom mold making products. SO when Chef Dominique inquired if I would be interested in collaborating with them...I basically jumped from joy!!!
The Royal Garden wedding cake main features were created using all the molds in their collection, except for two: The Sonata and the Fanfare Medallion. Swags were created using the Etude and Fanfare Border. My very favorite mold of all was the Symphony mold...the texture and relief that it produces is surreal; it can be used to create a continuous panel (as shown), or individual sections of a panel. My second favorite was the Quadrille border that produces the most intricate chrysanthemum formation. The corners of the cake were accentuated with the small and large Quadrille medallions!
If you make cakes as I do, you NEED these new molds!!!...Give them a try and be forever hooked with this new fabulous line of molds.
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.