First of all, the cake itself is only a little bit bigger than a cupcake. Secondly, its topped with tiny fondant desserts. Its a mini-cake with mini-mini-cakes on it!!
Its not a grown-up sophisicated cake that you serve at fancy luncheons or black tie affairs. Its more something that you serve to large groups of squealing girls.
For fondant I just lightly greased the mold, pressed in the fondant, popped it out and then let it sit uncovered overnight to let it stiffen a bit before I assembled the pieces.
I had ignored the long rectangle shape and was just trying to twist some white fondant to make the "icing". It wasn't working and looked..wrong. Then I realized that the rectangle shape makes the perfect twist and that is obviously what it is there for.
Upon later inspection of the instructions I saw that there was even a little illustration showing me how to do this.. doh.
I used the strawberry cake recipe from the Strawberry Cupcakes I made recently and the same cream cheese icing.