Kids can make professional looking cakes

December 20, 2011 2:44:47 PM PST
5-year-old Benjamin and his mom are gathering bits and bobs for their cake, but not just any cake!

You see at "Make Meaning", a hands-on activity center, you can fool your friends and family and create cakes that look like they were made at a bakery.

"This is the real deal, you can walk in here, a child or an adult and walk out with something that looks like it was professionally made," said Dan Nissanoff, the founder of Make Meaning.

The staff does the hard part before you even get there.

They cover each cake in white fondant icing, which takes out the mess factor.

Then, you pick what size you want, Benjamin went for the six-inch and got to work.

4-year-old Alex decided to spray paint his, a classic rainbow. The spray paint is all edible!

Next, it was time for the embellishments.

There are bins full of things, from fruit to dinosaurs and again, moms relax, you can eat it all.

For those who really want to tap into their creative side, there are pens, paint brushes and cookie cutters.

"We pre-color the fondant, you don't have to worry about that," Nissanoff said.

Benjamin used his tools to roll out the red fondant, used a snowflake mold and what any kid would go crazy over, he tops off his Christmas creation with glitter that will melt in your mouth.

"This is the first time we've done a cake, it was so simple, took us 10 minutes to do, it was easy yeah, so much fun and beautiful," said Joanne Wong, a parent.

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