I made this Corset Birthday Cake for a friend of a friend’s surprise 30th birthday. She loves to wear corsets and mostly black or purple, so that was the inspiration.

I used a slab cake pan and also divided some mixture between two bowls for boobs. I cut and placed cake pieces and “glued” it all in place with chocolate ganache.

The icing is all fondant. One thin layer of skin coloured fondant, then a purple layer cut to shape followed by the trimmings (which were done in the same purple, then painted black). Lastly covered in glitter and black lace piped on. Colours in real life were a lot brighter than in photo.

The cake was a big hit.