Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Ileana Saldivia is the Founder and Owner of Sugar Realm in Cincinnati, OH. Originally trained as an architect, she has combined her two life-long passions, baking and architectural design as she creates confectionary masterpieces that taste as good as they look. Since opening her studio in 2010, Ileana Saldivia and her company Sugar Realm, have become known as a top wedding cake design boutique in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sugar Realm’s wedding cakes are regularly featured in leading bridal, lifestyle, and cake decorating magazines. In 2014, Ileana won her first culinary competition, in the category of design. In 2015, Sugar Realm was awarded “Best of the City, Upscale Wedding Cakes” by Cincinnati Magazine.