The dome shape cake is the beautiful skirt for a toy princess doll inserted into the top of the cake. Using a knife, make a deep slit or carve out a narrown well. To keep the doll's lower half clean, wrap it in plastic. Tint the frosting so it compliments the color of the doll's blouse, or remove the blouse and cover the doll's chest with frosting to create a matching bodice. Decorate with store-bought tubes of icing, fruit-leather ribbon bows, ready-made icing flowers, and other toppings.
From Birthday Treats by Sara Perry Copyright 2001. Used with permission of Chronicle Books.