The pumpkin topper is styrofoam. Check my blog for a tutorial (http:// melcakewalk forwardslash blogspot dot com) and details on the cake. The tiers ( 6- and 10-inch round) were carved at an angle so they were wider at the top, and the stairs were carved out of the bottom tier. The cakes were covered in fondant, and the stone step pattern was created using a cobblestone texture mat. The mini pumpkins and cut-outs were created with gum paste, and the spider webs were created with royal icing. Thanks for looking!