Every Child Is An Artist Cake
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We used the neon colors FoodWriter set and the White Sugar Sheet, both from Wilton. I cut the Sugar Sheet into small squares to make them easy to work with. I let Eli draw whatever he wanted onto them with the edible markers.
This was one of his first drawings. He had just the slightest of learning curves when it came to the FoodWriters, including smudging and using color over color.
By the end of his drawing session he was going full steam ahead with this dragon (complete with ash-the black spots at the edge of his fire breath).
I removed the Sugar Sheet drawings from the plastic backing, dampened with a slightly wet brush and applied to the fondant covered cake. Then using black buttercream icing I drew some doodle styled frames around Eli’s little masterpieces.
After Eli’s art gallery was done all of the way around the bottom layer of the cake, which I wanted to be the focus, I decided to just add artistic elements to go with the theme.
Paint tubes, colored pencils and crayons all make their appearances.
I added a paint palette cookie, decorated with different colors of Wilton Candy Melts for paint, as a topper. Of course, a palette needs a brush. To give the brush the rigidity without the weight that it would need, I rolled red fondant out onto a drinking straw. Topped with black fondant bristles and a bit of Wilton Silver Pearl Dust, and we had a paintbrush!
I added Eli’s name and was finished! I love how this cake turned out. With Eli’s edible artwork it was a one of a kind masterpiece.
He loved it too, including the birthday attention!
Here is the full food table from Eli’s Artist Party. I’ll be adding more about the details tomorrow.