I originally designed this for a friend's daughter who was turning 18. She wanted her debutant ball to have an Alice in Wonderland theme. She wanted it to be whimsical and colorful. I wanted it to have a tilted teapot. I was just then starting to learn how to use fondant. I mostly used cutters. I actually made another one with Alice sitting next to a teapot a few months later and surprisingly won at our local cake show.