I'd never used fondant before and was frankly a little afraid of it (the hack who made my wedding cake* refused to use fondant because it "tastes so nasty."). However, there was no reason to fear the fondant. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to use and it really didn't taste all that bad (although I definitely prefer my buttercream icing).
The cupcakes turned out pretty darn good, if I might say so myself:
And had I not made them, I wouldn't of heard the comment of the day at the party, courtesy of one of the moms:
My favorite character is the pink one. What's her name? Fupa?*Unlike most brides, I didn't get to select the baker who did our cake. Our reception was at venue that required us to use their vendor, a lovely piece of work who, within the first 5 minutes of our converation used the word "colored." As a noun.