I am a firm believer in teach them young and they will amaze themselve's as well as you! Teaching basic 3-D drawing, (cylinders), to my first grade classes was like watching light bulbs pop on over their little heads. They were so excited as we were drawing these cakes. We practiced once, with me drawing a line, then they drew the line. After that, they took off on their own and made bigger and bigger cakes. We drew the outline in pencil, added decorations with oil pastels, and painted the rest with glitter paint from Discount School Supply, (I love that catalog!) I hope you enjoy these "tasty" cakes!