Why Sugar Realm?. Here's the story.
As many of you may know by now, I'm an Architect by trade. In 2008, at the peak of the recession, I got laid off from a fabulous job as a senior Designer in an Architecture and Design Firm. I felt defeated. Three months after being back home, I found myself planning my daughter's first communion, cake included of course!. Since high-school, I dreamed of being a pastry chef and of owning a pastry shop. I've always been a great baker. Her cake was a HIT and orders from friends and acquaintances started coming my way....and I haven't stopped ever since!!!!
Now, back to the name. The last project that I worked at as a designer, was a very large themed park in Dubai (think whales:). The firm put together a team of top notched designers from all disciplines and it was on itself a bootcamp in creativity!!!.The park was organized into 5 Realms. The day that I sat with my sketch book at hand to figure out the name of my business, I decided that I would be Queen of my own kingdom where my imagination would rule. A sugar Realm all for myself...and now it fulfills me inmensely to share it with you.
Thank you for being part of this dream.
Sherri Barber: Photographer
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Hello, My name is Ileana Saldivia. Venezuelan born and adopted daughter of Cincinnati, OH, where I reside with my husband and kids. I'm an Architect by trade and a professional baker. I created this Sugar Realm all for myself, and now, I share it with you! It's like my third child, and it makes me IMMENSELY happy. Thank you for being part of my sugar kingdom.