Fondant birthday cakes are so much fun to make because just about any kind of design is possible.
You can make cakes that don't look like cakes at all, you can sculpt figures, and cover your cake in any kind of pattern you can think of. Argyle, polka dots, stripes, paisley, the design possibilities are limitless.
Once you get the hang of working with fondant you'll be amazed at the smooth and shiny pastry-chef-worthy creations you'll make. Decorating with fondant is an art form, and with a little practice you'll be able to create a work of art of your own.
Now, take a look and be inspired!