Like I said nothing too spectacular or earth shattering! But I'm going to let you in on my one and only little cupcake secret . . . to make fancy fondant toppers use a silicone fondant mold!!! You can find the fondant molds on Etsy in every shape and almost any design you can think of. Personally I like the flower molds. Here's how they work:
1) grab a small piece of fondant.
2) Push fondant into mold and remove excess.
3) Flex mold open.
4) Gently pull our fondant flower.
You can get great detail using a mold! Detail that you could never get doing it by hand.
The molds with cost you around $5 each, more for larger ones, less for smaller ones. I think that for $5 they are definitely worth it, they make your cupcakes look like they were professionally made, and everyone will be amazed that you made them by hand ;). wink wink
So that's my secret . . . I hope you find it useful!!!