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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 9
Decoration Time: 2 days


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Cake Drum

  • 12″ cake drum

Square Dummy Cakes (or real cakes)

  • 1x 8″ squared and 8″ high
  • 1x 6″ squared and 3″ high
  • 2x 5″ squared and 1″ high


  • 3.5 Kg Reshaws White

Royal Icing

  • 700g Renshaws royal icing


  • White 15mm


  • Red chilli – Rainbow dust powder 
  • Poppy red – Rainbow dust powder 
  • Snow drift – Rainbow dust powder 
  • Red – progel – Rainbow dusts


  • 20 sheets of olive oil Wafer paper
  • Stencil (of your choice)
  • Florist tape
  • 26 gauge florist wires
  • Bamboo sticks
  • Baking paper
  • Alcohol (as high a % of white spirit)



  • Palette knife
  • Sharp cutting knife
  • Serrated knife (if using real cake)

Cakey Tools

  • Plastic cake smoothers
  • Rolling pin

Paint Brushes

  • Selection of large and small


  • Wire cutters
  • Spatula
  • Scissors

Join Lucia Simeone for her fantastic cake creation 'Mum'.

In this tutorial, the fantastic Lucia Simeone shows us how to create this fabulous cake she calls 'Mum'. Lucia explained that she wanted to call the cake 'Mum' as she said it is the cake she would have made for her mother's birthday.

Lucia went on to say that "She is my greatest source of inspiration, she was a very good artist, she painted, she wrote, she was a sculptor and she loved flowers.
In this cake there is all this, the carved royal icing, painting and flowers and uses a lot of Red the colour of love.
All my flowers are abstract, these for me are roses, irregular and artistic as I see them, flowers that look like silk.
I love covering my cakes with royal icing, I love the unusual and original aspect I create with the spatula, it's like having a canvas on which to paint."
In this tutorial, you will learn how to...
  • Multiple ways to apply icing for a rustic look
  • Craft and paint beautiful sugar roses
  • Cake stack
  • Create edible petals
  • and much, much more

Don't forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul and rest of the Sugarcraft community on our Facebook group.

Who knows? You may even end up featured in one of our monthly members' cake blogs.

Lucia Simeone

Lucia Simeone

Lucia Simeone began her self-taught journey in the world of Cake Design in 2011.

Lucia wanted to find her own personal style which pushed her in 2013 to experiment. This coupled with her curiosity and love for painting, for simple and clean lines led her to elaborate her technique, which she transformed simple sheets of host into a canvas on which to paint the its decorations, its flowers.

This insight makes her win at CAKE DESIGN ITALIAN FESTIVAL 2013, the first prize at the "Divina Competition Competition".

In February 2014 he participates in the Italian Cake Design Championships of Italian Pastry Federation, the selection for the World Championships, winning the Gold Medal and the "Innovation Award 2014" for his technique and the use of the host, joining the Italian Excellency Team of the Italian Confectioners Federation, until 2015 when it comes out to continue independently.

In 2015 he received three nominations for the Awards of Italian Cake Design: Best Wedding Cake, Best decorations in flowers, Best Italian Cake Designer 2015.

In 2016 he is finalist at the "Edible Artist Global Award" at the Hong Kong IBE show - Wedding Cake category.

She teaches throughout Italy and attends international events as a guest tutor.

Lucia has a passion for cake, for teaching and enjoys the craft of cake decorating.
Cake Masters winners
Cake Masters Hero Finalist
Golden Tier award
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