When I first started, I only used the Wilton fondant, because I didn't know any better. But by starting with this stiff brand I got a feel for what fondant was suppose to do and how to manipulate it. I now make my own marshmallow fondant, and have just started today mixing that with modeling chocolate even to cover cakes...so amazing! You want to frost your cake with a layer of something, be it buttercream or other type of frosting, so the fondant has something to stick to, and if you have darker cake it wont show through the fondant if its white. Good luck and have fun!!