This is what I found on a website of a famous bakery in my area. They do wedding cakes (this is one found in their photogallery) and are very pricey. Is it fondant?? (I think so, but....)
Looks like fondant to me. It looks as though they've rolled that fondant VERY thin...I roll mine to about 3-4mm and the cake never shows through the fondant like it does in those pictures. You can see that they've filled the cake then put fondant straight over the top, without first applying layer of ganache/buttercream over the whole cake. And yes, those do look like seams...maybe because they had difficulty handling fondant rolled so thin in a big enough piece to cover the whole cake at once?
It looks like very thin fondant to me.
I will say that if I saw that cake as an example of someone's work, I would NOT order from them.
That is NOT proper work process and is NOT the way a fondant covered cake should look--anywhere, anytime, anyhow. Very unprofessional and totally unacceptable.
Holy omg....that's awful.
Thanks to everybody for your opinions. I also thought it was thin fondant, but was shocked to see a horrible work like that - cover half of the cake and then another?? I have never seen it before. And they should be professionals...