This cake was made for the Sewanee Fourth of July Cake Contest this year. I won first place in presentation and second in theme. It is completely edible. The whole thing is a carved cake covered with fondant. The bucket is made of gum paste. The "stain" is icing color gel mixed with vodka. The silver top is made of rice krispie treats and coverd with fondant that is painted with silver lustre dust. There is fake "ice" in the bucket that I bought at Wal-mart. Even the ice cream is fake! Made from buttercream icing with a lot of powdered sugar to make it stiff. The peaches are made out of colored fondant. It took all week to get all of the pieces done. We figured I spent about 25 hours working on it.