1/2 sheet cake, vanilla. Buttercream icing, crushed vanilla wafers for sand, pretzel rods with fondant leaves for palm trees. The seashells, starfish, beach blanket, beach chair and beachball are all fondant. The only thing not edible is the little umbrella. I'm so proud of this one! And I can't believe how easy it is to make, I have to thank everyone here on CC for their ideas on the beach cakes, your all great!