I thought that I would give you some more information on how I made the tea pot cake. While it may look difficult, it was very easy. As 3-D cakes go, this one is much easier than others that I have worked one.
One of the first things that I started with was the handle and spout. I hand formed them out of store bought fondant. As I have said before, I have since learned how to make Marshmallow Fondant which knocks the store bought out of the water. Also, if I were to redo this cake, I might try to either make this out of gumpaste or even shape it out of styrofoam and just cover in fondant. Two problems that I encountered with them were that they were so heavy, it was hard to keep them attached to the cake, and while they dried, the backside flattened. After I formed the pieces, I dried them in a pan. It would have been better on a soft surface, so that they didn't flatten, but I reshaped a little. I attached them to the cake with skewers.
The bottom cake is a basic 8" round with a light pink fondant "tablecloth".
The round cake was made using the Wilton Sports Ball Pan:
I added all the elements together. I used flower fondant cutters and colored pink fondant to make the flowers and a leaf cutter and green fondant for the leaves. You can attach the embellishments with water, but it can run easier. Clear vanilla extract is a better thing to use.
The lid is a small piece of the round cake that I cut off the cake top and covered in fondant and then used a gumdrop for the lid handle.
All in all, pretty easy and simple.
I hope you can use my information to throw your own fabulous tea party!
btw - feel free to send me any questions as always or any suggestions for future how tos.