Kerry Vincent's cakes, to me, look like they should be in a museum, not at a special occasion.
Colette goes over the top also. Yet, they are quite eye popping!
Yes, there is great creativity in fondant, I agree with everyone on that. But lets not forget that before fondant EVERYTHING was done with buttercream! Fondant is, in my opinion, an easy way to a quick fix of gorgeous.
Maybe I'm just too much of a traditionalist, but I just wish buttercream would get the recognition it deserves. Which is, it takes mega, mega skill and patience to work with buttercream. Buttercream is to Michaelangelo or Boccaccio, as fondant is to Picasso or Chagall.