Yikes! The fondant wasn't the trouble, the trouble was getting the buttercream smooth. My first pass over the frosting kept pulling up crumbs, so I stuck the cake in the freezer for a few. Then, my sides weren't completely even. Back to the video before next time. The fondant was actually pretty easy to work with, although I have to be more careful cutting it around next time. I cut it a wee bit short!
I am going to do one every weekend until I do better. Thanks for all of your help with this!