For my girls' birthdays, my sister got them gift certificates to a cake decorating class at a local shop.
Best. Gift. Ever.
The first week's class was decorating cookies and the girls told me that they felt they were the most advanced ones there. (The others are at least twice their ages, so this momma's pretty proud!) The cookies were beautiful and sadly, none survived to have their pictures taken.
Lesson #2 was cake decorating. Emily made a lovely music themed cake to thank Auntie Jenny for her awesome gift... then invited her over to help us enjoy it...