What a fun cake to make!!! I got all sorts of ideas and inspiration from fabulous other CCers--thank you so much! Ordered for a Thanksgiving birthday. The cake is 3 layers of butter yellow cake with buttercream icing. The barrel, leaves and flowers are fondant then handpainted--the apples are RCT covered in multiple layers of fondant and then handpainted. Rave reviews for this one...which made me smile as it is my first time trying to be 'realistic.'