We have Explosion card pattern that would be awesome with this! How-to Make a Fondant Explosion Cake- use royal icing to to make stars and other things. I would not use fondant tastes yucky, prefer buttercream icing .
Checkerboard Birthday Cake - Eat Healthy Stockphoto My mom had a set of cake pans with separators that made a checkerboard cake. The batter had to be extra thick to keep it from running, but it turned out pretty. This way, however, is foolproof.