The cake was a 12 inch round covered in fondant with a Faux Bois or "false wood" floor made of melting chocolate. The fireplace and animals were created from fondant and royal icing, and the fire was candy brittle. While each of these cakes can be made edible, the ones for the show had a few tricks. For starters, the "cakes" themselves were styrofoam to extend the shelf life of each piece and make them lighter to transport and display. Another example would be the the walls on this particular cake that were frosted in buttercream on a food safe plastic.
This cake captures the quintessential feeling of home: the warmth of family and the feeling of being safe and loved.