Artfully Created Confections

Photography by Sherri Barber

Ileana Saldivia, owner or Sugar Realm, is known for creating edible masterpieces. The Venezuela native married her life-long passion of baking and architectural design together in 2010 when she started Sugar Realm. 

Cakes created by Saldivia are as delicious as they are beautiful. Each cake starts as a sponge-pound cake, layered with Italian buttercream, which is then covered in decadent custom rolled chocolate. The Sugar Realm team is known for creating unique custom flavors, artistic sugar flowers, innovative techniques, architectural composition and attention to detail. Each artfully created cake is a customized artistic expression of the client’s vision.   

Saldivia’s sketchbook is the foundation of her design process. In her sketchbook Saldivia meticulously puts her client’s wishes to paper through a number of colorful sketches. The sketches often become treasured keepsakes. 

Sugar Realm works one-on-one with each client to guarantee freshness and attention to detail therefore Saldivia accepts a limited number of orders per week. Saldivia recommends contacting her at least six-months in advance for booking. 

To accommodate brides, Sugar Realm recently introduced it’s Signature Line of cakes The collection allows the busy bride the opportunity to enjoy a Sugar Realm cake for her wedding without investing the time or expense. The line is updated yearly to reflect current trends. Cakes from the Signature Line are decorated with hand-crafted sugar decorations, iced in rolled chocolate and made with the freshest, finest ingredients. Brides have the opportunity to make their Signature Line cake their own by changing the colors, augmenting details or adding decorations. 

For pricing and additional information, contact Sugar Realm at 513.256.2729, by email at or visit