My 3rd grade students created 3 tier cakes based off of well-known pastry/cake painter (on canvas) Wayne Thiebaud. I found a great video ( showed like 3 ish minutes about the artist) on youtube:
So 1st day we drew the 3 tiers and then added a slice out (choice for students). They outlined and erased any sloppy lines.
2nd day they painted the "details" with water color. And the rest of the cake with DIY PUFFY PAINT. DIY PUFFY PAINT is the best. I made puffy paint using same parts glue, tempura paint and shaving cream. My students LOVED using this paint. It felt like icing (didn't smell like it, which is a good thing because i think i would have had students licking the paint otherwise, hahahahaha.. it was that convincing looking)
here are some results (some classes needed 3 full classes just depending on class size and speed)
If you look closely you can see the 'icing' texture on the cakes.
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