This Autumn's leaves were spectacular! I made the cake board from those collected from my yard and dried in a microwave flower press. I covered a foam core board with metallic gold tissue paper and fixed the leaves down with spray adhesive and food safe Press 'n' Seal. There are no artificial colors used. I hated to cover them up with the cake! Oh well. I matched the colors of the gum paste leaves to the actual leaves. No one would believe the colors if I didn't have the side by side comparison.