I did this cake for the NC State Fair
It was my very first competition. So I kept it simple, I was very excited when it took a first place ribbon. The cakes are 8 and 12 in, all accents are from fondant. The lantern had a flickering tea light in it. The panes are sugar glass, the pinecones are made with small tear drop cutters. The pine needles were standing out, but after a while they drooped over the side.