For my tinkerbell cake I made a few fondant figures which included bees, ladybirds and frogs. I came across a few problems, but was able to overcome them easily, and found some helpful tips in making it easier to make and design them.
DOMESTIC GODDESS EASY WAY TO MAKE FONDANT FIGURES
When figures have dried, the cornflour or icing sugar may still be visible, (as you can see from my pictures). To get rid of it without ruining the figures shape and detail, get a soft fine bristle brush (an unused paint brush is fine), and dip it in either vodka or vegatable shortening and brush gently over the fondant figure, leave to dry and the powder will have disappeared. This technique doesn’t only have to be used for fondant figures, but on any type of fondant such as a cake covering or flowers.