I took cake decorating class, Level 1, with a bunch of girlfriends. I basically learned how to ice a cupcake. I failed at making roses and piping stuff. It was a lot of pressure too. You had to do homework--bake a cake, decorate it and bring it in to class. So that was my education in frosting.
Well I'm somewhat addicted to the website The Frosted Cake n Cookie. She makes all kind of cute fondant toppers for cupcakes. She also gives you step by step instructions. It looks fun. It looks like play-doh. Is it as easy as play-doh? I'm going to have to test it out.