I am having to make a Christmas themed cake. It can be up to two tiers. I am making it for a class and it is required that the cake be covered in fondant, have a pulled/blown sugar element, and a modeling chocolate element. I have several different ideas running around in my head, I'm just not sure what I could do. I was thinking about maybe making a cookie jar, or making it look like a gift box, but I'm not sure.
You say it's for a class. Barring any church/state separation issues, Nativity scene?
There is a cool tutorial on how to do a "candle" fondant cake somewhere on this site. You could do candles and then have blown sugar ornaments and some kind of decorations (maybe pine cones?) made with the chocolate around the base.
I saw a cake with a snowman with snow falling. It was rather cute!!! Here is link. look at 3 rd picture down and the 20th picture down to see the 2 snowman cakes. This is not fondant but just an idea for snowman cake.
How 'bout a blown sugar snowman with pulled sugar carrot nose and stovepipe hat, etc.? Choc clay children and dog around him and choc. clay spruce tree with icing "snow" on branches.
Maybe a snow globe (made from the pulled/blown sugar)....just an idea :)