handmade and painted cake board, bottom part of the rock are dummies the top part rich fruit cake then the middl part of the castle is cake including the top, the turrets are none edible an made of oasis and card. the covering is made from rich tea bikkies but they where passed through a seive to make them extra fine! the shells are real and the furniture is for a dolls house. the cake was about 2 and a half foot tall and weighed about 40lb. to top it all off we had to take it down a spiral staircase to the wedding reception room!