"I love this plate. I bought one for our4 year old daughter's first birthday and just bought a second for our second daughter's. The pen works beautifully and comes with clear instructions for making the plate safe for food after the ink is on. And, if you make a mistake while writing water really does allow you to erase the ink and try again. Since there's not much to do at a one year old's birthday, this is a great activity that will last for many, many years. It made the guests at the party feel special too to know that they'd be part of the family history! We use the plate every year now on our 4 year old's birthday to hold her cake.
I researched other ceramic signature plates available on-line, but found this to be the best one out there in style and value."