Made this cake for my mother-in-law who is a nyonya!
Everything is edible...including the handle. The peony is silk though as I do not have the time to make it after laboring over the 'weave' for the basket. You can see on the photo I have to punch the fondant bit by bit to get that effect.
This cake was made 2 years ago and to this day she is still raving over it! Effort worth it.