I’ll be listing a Wilton cake pan in the shape of Holly Hobbie soon and thought I’d spend a little time on the use of shaped cake pans. Wilton is the premier modern manufacturer of the shaped cake pan. Each cake pan comes with suggestions for decorating orginally. But since these directions get discarded, Wilton has a helpful resource on their website that has downloadable pdfs for each design.
The one for Holly Hobbie contains a list of decorating equipment, recipe for icing and detailed directions for decorations.