Fondant can be bought much cheaper at baking supply stores. I bake and sell to make extra money and can asure 3 350 - R450 for a 3 tiered cake is cheap. You can barely make it for that price. Where are you based? i can give you a list of suppliers. Some will even post to you. and the icing is perfect, ive had mine shipped to me.
Kerry A - those cakes look awesome - I especially love the first one. And in terms of my skills, completely self taught, so not that great, but not too shabby either. I will definitely post some pics when I am done
I Buy my icing from a party supplies shop,it's much cheaper than at the grocery store. I buy a 1Kg pag for about R25 I think. Then you need to use gel or powder colouring. I found the gell very easy to use and it mixed into the icing very easily. What was hard was keeping the icing moist while rolling it out big enough to cover the cake piece. It sometimes dries quite quickly and then cracks. Spread a bit of Jam on the cake to help the icing stick to it. here is the picture of our first ever cake made with Fondant by us. It really was very easy.