Well, for my class I ended up buying a 50 lb. tub of Satin Ice Vanilla Fondant. Satin Ice is the top fondant sold today as far as taste and workability go. From what I've heard anyway. It is definitely better tasting and easier to work with than the Wilton fondant. Plus less expensive when you buy it in bulk!
This past Saturday was Alyssa's birthday. Alyssa is my friend Shelly's daughter. She saw the fondant cake I did for my class and really liked it. Her party was island themed and she requested a 'Nim's Island' cake. Now, go do a search for Nim's Island birthday party and see what you come up with. Absolutely nothing. At least when I looked! So the cake I made came out of the imaginations of me, Shelly and Alyssa.
This is what we came up with:
I was really pleased with how the cake turned out. All the moms said it tasted great. I have a recipe for marshmallow fondant that I'm going to try out because even though the Satin Ice is good and less expensive than Wilton, it's still a pretty penny! And marshmallow will be much less expensive in the long run. And may even taste better!