Boy I tell you what, for some reason no one wants us to know "how to" on this cake.. After looking through alot of sites this is all I could come up with.. Not unless someone who has the book mentioned earlier could be so kind and email us the instructions.. Hope you can understand this.. GOOD LUCK!
Subject: pillow shaped cake
Date: Thu Jan 22 23:30:21 1998
ok here are directions from margaret ford's book. (she is an english decorator who has some 1/2 dz books out. i love them!) she calls for using an 8" sq cake 2" high.
place a 4" square of paper in center of cake top. trim a curve from the edge of paper to edge of cake --ie: make a bevel -- cutting cake almost to center of height. if you look at a pillow you'll understand. do this on all 4 sides.
to really make this 'pillow' turn the cake over and do the same thing on the bottom.
to make tassels -- pipe a cone of royal icing or form from fondant, g.p. or the like. they should be about 3/4 " high.
let dry well. now stick these cones one at a time on a flower nail and pipe lines from top to base all around each onw with tip 2. repeat 3 times for fullness.
after pillow is iced and ready, place cone tessel at each corner (on the cake board) and pipe a bulb of icing on top. this should attach the tassel to the pillow.
ok, hope this has helped you./ let us know how it turns out. lynne