A friend of my mom's asked me about cupcakes for her parents' 50th wedding anniversary which is taking place in North Carolina in a couple weeks. Because I was already baking today for the baby shower, I told her that I would put together a few samples. She didn't really give me much to go with, but the 50th anniversary is a gold anniversary, so I started with that and tried out some things I've been wanting to. I had some fondant and luster dusts at home, so I covered the tops with embossed fondant and then painted on the luster dust. For two of them, I painted the whole top with iridescent white and the imprint with gold. I liked them, but they're definitely for someone who was looking for something ornate. And they were pretty time consuming. For the other two, I painted them with a pinkish champagne color and topped them with some dried fondant flowers I had painted gold. These were the winning pick for the actual anniversary party with some slight modifications.I'm really loving fondant. You can do so much more with it than regular buttercream, and it's been way easier to work with than I thought it was going to be. I don't think I'm quite ready to bust out any Ace of Cake-style cakes just yet, but I'm definitely getting a feel for it, and I have a ton of ideas I want to try out. The taste is eh, but I don't think it detracts from the overall flavor and definitely adds to the overall appeal.