One of my dear friends needed to get a cake for a bridal shower and we decided on a cake that was shaped like a wedding dress. I decided on making it with a sweetheart neckline and some pearls around the waist and back for details.
To start, I used one half circle and three 6" round cake pans and baked some red velvet (the bride's favorite flavor). I put some frosting in the middle of each layer and stacked them on top of each other with the half circle on top.
I then cut a dowel rod so that about an inch would be visible on top of the cake and stuck it down the middle of the cake. I also took a bread knife and shaved down some of the roundness from the top of the cake and then covered it with frosting.
I rolled out white fondant to the length I needed, carefully covered it over the cake (I made sure the fondant didn't rip too much when the dowel rod poked through) and then trimmed the ends of the fondant so the skirt length would be even.
I created the torso by shaping skin color fondant and then covering it with white fondant. After I was done with the torso, I firmly stuck it on the end of the dowel rod.
For the finishing touches, I added edible pearls to the waist and back.