"Deliver candy to Om Nom!" I hear this phrase all the time. Both of my boys love Cut the Rope so for my son's third birthday he requested a cake with Om Nom - his favorite character, of course! Turns out he thought it was the cake of cakes!
There are many beautiful and amazing cakes out there that have been
covered/decorated with fondant. I am sort of a fondant hater. Mainly
because it tastes horrible! I have bought fondant and made (marshmallow)
fondant from scratch with the same outcome. The cake tastes great but
the fondant has to be picked off and thrown away.
Now, if you don't have kids you might not think this is a big deal but
when they don't like the taste of fondant and you have to take it off of
their cake and all the frosting goes with it.......well, there are many unwanted tears to deal with!
So, in an attempt to satisfy my little birthday boy I tried my best to
smooth out buttercream frosting instead of using fondant. A usual event
for me when making cakes. With that said, there is no better way (that I
have tried) to create characters and/or graphic decorations than to use
fondant. All of the dots and characters on this cake are made using
store bought fondant.
I modeled this cake from the Fabric Box from Cut the Rope which includes: om nom, stars, candy, spiders, air balloons and the spikes that breaks the candy. I got the idea from searching google images for cut the rope cakes. This is the one my cake looks most like but with more details. http://kawaiidepartment.blogspot.com/2011/08/cut-rope-cake.html
Don't skimp on the details. It will take longer but the outcome will be well worth it!
If you want to see more details and step-by-step instructions visit http://www.instructables.com/id/Cut-the-Rope-Cake/