Poured fondant is a smooth and opaque icing, that you can use on cakes, cupcakes and cake bites (the picture above). The fondant I use is a ready-made one from Almond Art. You can also get a powdered one from Squires kitchen.
I have had luck making poured fondant from rolled fondant by heating it carefully in the mikroway oven and thin it down with boiled water. I flavour mine with lemon juice, but you could use any kind of flavourings. You can of course also try and make it yourself. Try Google “poured fondant recipes” and you will find lots of different recipes. You should go for one made of icing sugar, water and glucose syrup. If you know where to buy it in the US or know a good recipes for it I would be very happy if you will let me know.
If you are looking for any good cake books using poured fondant. I can highly recomend: Pretty Party Cakes by Peggy Porschen. She is the star of making beautiful cupcakes and fondant fancies with poured fondant.
To learn this cupcake decoration technique please see my tutorial: How to cover cupcakes with poured fondant.