Miss 9 had two cakes this year, the number nine on her actual birthday with the family, and then the fairy princess castle for her party. She helped to decorate them both, she loves to decorate cakes now. I have had to let go of my perfectionism to let the girls help to decorate their own birthday cakes, but they love them all the more when they have a hand in decorating them.
Miss 9 will be doing it all herself in a couple of years I think. She is very creative.