Here's how to:
First, fill and cover your cake with buttercream frosting, or whatever you usually use. The fondant just needs a sticky surface to adhere to.
Two: Weigh out your pre-made fondant (this one is by Wilton) - about 18 oz for an 8" cake:
Three: Warm up the fondant by kneading it in your hands, and add flavouring or colour as required, and roll out on a icing sugar-dusted surface. Drape it over the cake:
Four: Using your hands (or special fondant tools if you have them), smooth the fondant over the cake, pressing top to bottom for the sides, and trim the excess.
That's it! You're done. Have a good weekend everyone! We've got lots to do before our little get together tomorrow, and we're going to the Columbus Zoo again tonight for Wildlights and skating!