I made this one a few years ago - 4 6" tiers with supports. I actually precut and repainted panels to attach to the sides of the mug directly to the buttercream. Then I wrapped a black fondant band around the mug and placed "rivets" to make it look like the bad was holding each panel in place. The handle was made several days in advance and dried with two dowels sticking out of the ends so that I could shove it into the side of the cake.
11/24/14 at 12:44pm