I love the cake! The shells are gorgeous! Some tips.......1) when working with fondant (particularly mmf!) you need to repetitively slather your hands in crisco....this keeps the fondant the right texture, AND keeps it from sticking to your hands. It is definately frusturating trying to shape something when you can't even get it to pull apart from itself your you. 2) You can get fondant recipes at www.cakecentral.com
(hope admit doesn't mind I did that). Personally I still use mmf b/c it is much easier to make in my opinion. Though I did buy fondant from walmart for my last cake (a farm one), just because I was on a really tight time crunch. It did seem a little easier to work with. I have though, never actually covered a cake in fondant or mmf- though I use it regularly to make figures.