Have you got a little Picasso at home? This would be the perfect cake for a child who just LOVES drawing. The cake is covered with fondant which creates a lovely brilliant white canvas on which to doodle whatever the imagination is able to conjure up. It actual drawing is done with edible food colour pens which are very similar to felt-tipped pens or marker pens. The pens are easy to handle and best of all, there isn’t any messy clean-up unlike decorating with icing! Wouldn’t your child be so proud to have decorated their own cake?
Another idea would be to make the cake and have all their friends sign it or doodle on a small portion of it for a more collaborative effort. An edible guest book!
We did something very similar for Christmas this year, decorating royal icing covered vanilla sugar cookies. The children loved drawing on the cookies getting involved with the decoration.