Our client's daughter was turning 25, and her mom wanted to celebrate with a surprise birthday cake that was filled with her daughter favorite things!
For them, we designed the coolest birthday "Crocodile skin bag" filled with our client's favorite things all made out of chocolate, plus layers of the most delicious Red Velvet Cake, paired with White Chocolate Mousseline!
We replicated her daughter's french Bulldog pets, Tulip & Petunia that were sculpted in chocolate and then airbrushed with food grade paint. They were the perfect touch for this personalized birthday cake!
We set the "birthday bag" on a decorated board that simulated wood planks:). Tulip was placed over a separate small board, in case our client wanted to preserve her!
Tulip turned out SO cute...and her sweet aroma was irresistible!. I think that for the first time, we made something that was "too cute to eat"!!!
And here is Tulip's sister, "Petunia" bundled in paper thin chocolate sheets:0. She was also set on a separate board that was supported by structure, isolating her from the cake...just in case they wanted to preserve her too!
It is always fun to interpret our client's vision in sugar and to celebrate with them important milestones in their lives!...Cheers and Happy 25th BIrthday!!!
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.