Fondant is available to buy at supermarkets and specialty stores and is not very expensive.
If you've got time to make this, it's probably worth the extra effort, however, it's not vital. I quite often buy it and most people can't tell the difference - does that say more about me or my friends!!
Sugar paste, or ready roll icing, can be used to cover cakes and can also be used to shape cupcake decorations.
I think this is the ideal frosting to use for wedding and engagement cupcakes. It is great to work with and stunning results can be achieved with minimal effort.
I have listed this fondant icing recipe as difficult, however, it is probably only difficult the first time you make it. After that you know the consistency that you are looking for and subsequent attempts to make this cupcake frosting become much easier.
Cupcake Frosting Recipes