I wanted to practice using fondant because I was asked by my aunt to make my cousins graduation cake. So this was my first attempt using fondant and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I had it all built up in my head that it was going to be so difficult. I know it's not a craft but baking is another love of mine.
Bake a 9X13 cake of your choice
let cool completely and level off top and cut into a paisley shape(chick shape)
Crumb coat with icing of your choice, make sure it is smooth. You will see all the bumps under the fondant.
color fondant(I used store bought fondant but you can make your own)
roll out to 1/8th of an inch and use rolling pin to transfer it to cake.
Cut off excess and add the details.