Well...I'm on my way. My cakes are all baked and ready to become something other then a cake-looking thing. Because I'm doing a Red Hat cake, (and red is the devil) I decided to cheat and actually buy my fondant this time. (eek - I know!! but alas - it is so!) Seriously though - if you have ever tried to color anything red, you are familiar with the hell that it is. I once did a red dress Barbie cake and it took 4 entire jars of red coloring gel, and then it tasted really funny becaues of the gel - ugh! BUT...I saw this cool new stuff at Michaels a little while ago...It's "Duff" fondant. I'm not sure who "Duff" is, but I'm guessing he's popular or else he wouldn't have a line of stuff at Micaels. Anyway, it's also "buttercream" flavour...and it was also $29.99 for a tub! Yikes! I really hope it's not greasy - I'll cry if it is!! In any case, that's my cheat! purchased pre-colored red fondant for my Moms red hat cake.
I'll post pics when I finish it up - should only take about an hour-ish :)