After watching me bake and decorate cakes for ten months, my oldest daughter was VERY interested in helping each and every time I baked. So when her "school" birthday came up, I made a cake for her to decorate. "All by myself??!!"
Alright. I did get in on the action with her name and the number 5. And a sun. And a flower. And a moon. After this I made a few other plain cakes for friend's kids to decorate "all by themselves" for their own birthdays.