Rolled fondant is very useful and can be used to cover a cake or used to make decorations to place on a cake. It is kind of like edible playdough.
My son is a huge Star Wars fan so I used Rolled Fondant to make him a LEGO Star Wars Death Star Cake, a Star Wars Republic Attack Gunship Cake and a Star Wars R2-D2 Cake. I made my nephew an Elmo cake and used fondant to make Elmo's eyes and nose and to cover Elmo's hat and Elmo's present.
This recipe is based on Rose Beranbaum's rolled fondant recipe in The Cake Bible.
To view the entire recipe, click on Rolled Fondant Recipe.