It's hard to believe that we are about to kick off the Thanksgiving week!...2014 has been a wonderful year, and in this small sugar kingdom, we have many things to be thankful for. It was been a year filled with health, love and many special clients, for whom I have had the pleasure to create delicious and beautiful cakes!
It has also been filled with a couple of tough moments, like my husband's emergency shoulder surgery after falling from his bike!... and the passing of my mother, in the middle of the wedding season, and on the week that I had my largest wedding cake of the year. But regardless of those painful and stressful moments, I feel that it has been a great year. Those two incidents, have thought me, that you have to find inner strength, and be an example to your children, because life is about "solving problems" and about tackling life with your most positive energy and with the best attitude!
And now, I'm getting ready to take a pause and celebrate with my family and friends and make time to say thanks for all that I have, and included in those, are you!..who are taking the time to read these lines, and to follow my work and being part of this kingdom!
Here is the link to were I originally posted my celebrated "Peanut Butter and Chocolate Truffle Acorns"!
They have been a favorite of many and have been featured many times by bloggers and cake aficionado sites!
Hope that you too have a wonderful Thanksgiving week, because I'm sure that you too, even in the middle of hard times, will find reason to be thankful for!
All my best, Ileana.
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.