Mum Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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with Lucia Simeone
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 9
Decorating time: 2 days
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1. icing the cake

In the first lesson, Lucia shows you multiple ways to apply the icing in order to achieve a rustic effect.

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2. adding the stencil and paint

In this lesson, Lucia makes use of a stencil to add a lovely pattern to the cake. She also demonstrates many different ways to paint the cake using red dust.

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3. crafting the rose

Using buffer paper Lucia delicately shows you the technique to making the beautiful roses which sit on the cake.

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4. painting the rose

Here Lucia shows her unique technique to painting the rose flowers. Achieving the desired effect using a combination of alcohol, dust and gel.

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5. making the luna flower

Lucia shows you how to make the petals for her fantasy luna flower.

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6. finishing touches

In the final lesson, Lucia adds the roses and luna flowers to the cake. She also adds detail to the roses with silver paint.

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7. Other ideas

Lucia shares with us some other ideas for this type of design.

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8. Pro lesson

Lucia and Paul share everything a professional cake decorator would need to know about a design like this.

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9. Highlights

A look at some of the highlights from the tutorial.

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.
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