I carved the teacup, which was actual size from a 6" round that was stacked. It was lemon cake with buttercream filling. I covered it in fondant. The handle was made from gumpaste. The gold is luster dust. The saucer was gumpaste and I used a sponge effect that I just saw in ACD to get the design for the border. The flowers on the teacup were very thin fondant that I used a flower and leaf cutters to make. I hand painted some detail with food coloring.