Fondant is that sweet dry, yet somehow chewy, excuse for frosting that many professional cake decorators use. From a whimsical point of view, bakers can make some of the most creative or beautiful cakes imaginable... such as these, via Cake Wrecks.
(Although Cake Wrecks usually focuses on disasters like these:)
Anyways, back to my point. I was watching Ace of Cakes last night and Charm City Cakes had won an award which backhandedly implied that, while their cakes were impressive to look at, they did not taste amazing. Needless to say, the employees of Charm City Cakes were a tad offended. But isn't that what they do? Does anyone really enjoy the taste of fondant? I suspect very few people enjoy the tastes and textures of exceedingly dry frosting in their mouths. What people do enjoy are these artfully created cakes.
So what do you want? Artistic vision? ...... Or taste?
Photos source = Cake Wrecks