So many questions! Does anyone make there own from boiled sugar worked on a marble? If you need a small amount it works out well to make your own. When working fondant from a commercial brand (or hand made) it is important to keep the heat low and use either simple syrup or water flavored with compound or alcohol or extract. Colour the amount you wish to use with paste colour adding small amounts at a time. Work by hand slowly adding liquid over heat until it is the desired thickness. Pour from a wide mouth decanter such as a ladle, measuing cup or pot so the fondant comes down over the item covering as much as possible in one pass much like a waterfall. You want the fondant to come down in a sheet. You do not have a lot of time to go over and re-do the coating so take a deep breath and stay cool and practice. What is your secret?