How to Draw A Birthday Cake. Nothing says excitement like blowing out the candle and eating your birthday cake on your birthday. It’s time we always enjoy and look forward to, regardless of our age.
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Imagine being able to design and create your one-of-a-kind birthday cake – that would be so much fun!
Drawing a birthday cake is a great starting point to visualize and put your dream birthday cake on paper. Who knows? You can bake it and bring it to life!
Luckily, we’ve curated a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a birthday cake, summed up in 9 simple and easy steps.
Drawing a birthday cake just got easier with this complete guide. Each step is accompanied by easy-to-understand illustrations that act as a visual guide as you follow the instructions.
Whether you are a beginner or an expert at drawing, we are sure that you can follow these steps effortlessly.
Plus, you can add your style and improvise at any stage. Mix and match colours to personalize your artwork and make it unique. Let your imagination run wild and unleash your creativity.
How to Draw A Birthday Cake
Starting at the top of the paper, draw a tiny teardrop shape to create the candle flame. Next, add a short vertical line at the bottom of the flame. Then, from the top of the candle’s wick, draw a diagonal line with a teardrop shape at the bottom to create the effect of melted wax.
Drawing from top to bottom gives enough room for customization. For example, while this tutorial is for a 2 tier birthday cake, you can create as many layers of the cake as you like – how exciting is that?!
Draw two parallel horizontal lines from the tip of the dripping candle wax. Next, draw an irregular, curved horizontal line across the bottom of the candle. This creates the illusion that the candle is being pushed into the cake as it naturally should be.
Now it’s time to add patterns and textures to the candle. You can easily get a realistic and creative-looking candle just by drawing diagonal parallel lines on the candle.
Birthday cake candles come in a variety of shapes and designs. You can then follow the pattern in this illustration or customize the look of the candle however you like.
Draw a side oval shape at the bottom of the candle, as shown in the picture. The endpoint of the candle should be placed right in the centre of the oval shape. Then, at the bottom of the oval shape, create a dripping icing effect by drawing a continuous curved line of different sizes.
Do not insist on the evenness of the curves in the drip effect. The bumpier it is, the more realistic it looks.
Now that you’ve drawn the icing, it’s time to draw the top layer of the cake. Draw two short diagonal lines on either end of the icing and connect them with a curved horizontal line.
Draw another drip effect just below the first layer of cake. This time, however, the dripping frosting should be slightly smaller than the top.
Underneath the second layer of dripping frosting, draw another cake layer similar to step five. Again, the second layer of the cake should be slightly smaller than the top layer.
Draw another side oval at the bottom of the birthday cake base to create the cake topper. If drawn correctly, it should look like the birthday cake is placed on the plate.
Remember that the back of the plate shouldn’t be visible as the cake itself will cover it.
A birthday cake would only be complete with some colourful sprinkles on top. Then, we will add some sprinkles to our birthday cake to complete the look! And, of course, you can add as many sprinkles as you like!
Did you know that sprinkles come in a variety of shapes and sizes? The type of sprinkles in this picture is called jimmies, tiny strands of sugar shaped like short sticks.
There are also splashes in the form of spheres, flat circles and crystals. Don’t hesitate to draw splashes you like!
Here you can see that the birthday cake is almost ready! The only thing that needs to be added is a splash of more colours to complete your artwork!
Finally, the most exciting part comes: fill in the colours for your amazing drawing! This is where you can show off your artistic skills and ability to mix and match different colours.
Remember to differentiate the colours of the sprinkles from the icing to make them stand out. You can even use more than one colour for the sprinkles and icing to make your artwork more vibrant!
Birthday cakes come in a huge variety of shapes, colours and flavours. This gives you many options to shape and shape your birthday cake design. It all depends on you! Remember, your imagination is the limit – by all means, use it!
Your Birthday Cake Drawing is Finished!