As of now, I've been to 3 of the 4 classes for the Wilton course III class. We're learning how to do tiered and fondant cakes-and it's been so much fun!
The first week we learned how to do some pretty borders and string work. The second week we learned how to make the fondant rose. It's so much easier (but not necessarily quicker) than the buttercream rose. I plan to write a post on how to make the rose sometime later.
I'm going to stick with the fondant rose from now on if I'm using fondant on my cake. They are easier and they turn out really pretty: