I wanted to try fondant instead of frosting because I felt that the fondant would give the purse a more 'real' look. I made marshmallow fondant and felt pretty confident in it, but not confident enough to use it of the Relief Society Birthday Cake that I made. This was a test. I think it turned out great, but couldn't get the fondant to be perfectly smooth, which is only to be expected being my first fondant cake. I definitely want more practice with fondant. It just happened to be Mother's Day weekend when I made this practice cake, so it turned out great! My family loved it!!