Extract (preferably lemon or a clear one, you get truer colors)
Wilton icing gel colors
food safe paint brushes
Use a candy melting plate or small bowls. Put a small amount of coloring in the plate or bowls and add some extract and stir to dissolve the gel colors. The more extract you use the lighter your "paint" will be. You will not need much, a little goes a long way. You are now ready to paint.
Painting cakes is a great and easy way to get your kids involved in decorating cakes. Kids LOVE to help with decorating and this is such a fun way to do it. My daughter had a blast doing this cake. If you ever get your kids involved in painting their cakes, send me a pic, I would love to see it. Happy cake painting!