I tried to make the cake 3" high but my oven did not cooperate (uneven temperature) so I decided to make 2-2" high cakes and fuse them with frosting. Well this did not work. The cake was so moist that the corners did not want to stay together and 1 broke. So I just made a half pillow. It looked so smooth that a cake decorator thought it was fondant (thanks Viva!). I still need a little work on the impressions. I made the shoe using boonenati's instructions. Thanks Nati!