We made these for my 6 year-old's "half-birthday" party at school. The concept is really easy but they are time consuming (the reason for the large amount of steps listed include the amounts of food coloring needed to dye the batter). The end result was worth it after the kids saw these and thought they were awesome. I didn't have the heart to tell them they were eating plain old vanilla cake with plain old vanilla frosting. They'll be perfect for your little hippie, too!