Last fall, I was asked to make my first-ever Bachelorette/Personal Shower cake. I wasn't even sure where to being on THAT assignment, so I was lucky that the hostess sent me a photo of a cake she wanted me to copy. I made a sheet cake and two 6" round cakes (guess why) and designed a stencil on the computer using Adobe Illustrator.
Rather than leveling the cakes as I would normally do, I left the 'dome' on the top of the 6" rounds. They gave the cake some body (pun thoroughly intended).
Then I started adding stitching and lacy details to make the shape unmistakably feminine:
Add a little bow and some squiggles for fun, and we are ready to party!
Detail of the 'corset ties':
See the nice curved effect created by the slightly domed round cakes? So much better than just cutting a flat cake into a shape.