It might be a location thing too. In my area, WY, no one eats fondant that I know of- they specifically ask for the cake to not be covered in it. But, that being said I’m the ‘cake-lady’ in town known for buttercream iced cakes and there are other ladies who only do fondant so maybe their customers like to eat it. I use mine as decoration only and I think 9 times out of ten, those decorations are plucked off before eating. Personally, I wouldn’t eat it on a cake- but I will on a sugar cookie!