How to Draw a Birthday Cake — Step by Step Guide
Mix and match colors to customize your artwork and make it unique. Feel free to let your imagination wander and unleash your creativity with this step-by-step guide that explains how to draw a birthday cake in 9 easy and simple steps. Each step is accompanied by comprehensible illustrations that serve as your visual guide.
To create the melted candle wax effect, draw a diagonal line from the tip of the candle wick to the bottom, with a drip shape at the bottom. Drawing from the top to the bottom gives you enough room for customization.
Step 2 — Draw the Candle Wax and its Flame
To make it appear as if the candle is pressing into the cake, follow these simple steps: 1. Draw two parallel horizontal lines from the dripping candle wax’s tip. 2. Draw an uneven, curved horizontal line from the candle’s bottom.
Step 3 — Add Patterns on the Candle
By drawing parallel diagonal lines across the candle, you can easily achieve a realistic and creative look. Because birthday cake candles come in a variety of shapes and designs, you can choose to follow the pattern in this illustration or customize the appearance of the candle however you like.
Step 4 — Draw the Frosting of the Cake
Draw a sideways oval shape at the bottom of the candle, then a continuous curved line to create a dripping frosting effect. Don’t worry about the uniformity of the curves in the dripping effect; the more uneven it is, the more realistic it looks.
Step 5 — Next, Add the Top Layer of the Cake
On both ends of the frosting, draw two short diagonal lines and connect them with a curved horizontal line.
Step 6 — Draw Another Frosting
Cake decorating tips: Make sure the top layer of the cake is slightly smaller than the one at the very top, and draw another dripping effect right underneath the first layer of frosting, but this time it should be slightly larger than the previous one.
Step 7 — Then, Add the Bottom Layer of the Cake
Following the fifth step, draw a second layer of dripping frosting on top of the fifth layer of cake, slightly smaller than the topmost layer and not as thick as the top one – this is the trick to avoid looking too thin.
Step 8 — Draw the Plate Underneath the Cake
Draw an oval at the bottom of the base of a birthday cake to make a cake plate; when drawn correctly, it should appear as if the birthday cake is being placed on top of the plate; keep in mind that the back part of the cake plate must not be visible because the cake is covering it.
Step 9 — Add the Sprinkles on Top
Sprinkles are colorful sugar strands that come in short rod shapes called jimmies, as well as spheres, circles, and crystals. You can use multiple colors for the sprinkles and frosting to make your artwork more vibrant.
Your Birthday Cake Drawing is Complete!
Step-by-step instructions on how to draw and color a birthday cake. With this guide, you’ll be able to quickly create an amazing birthday cake drawing. Experiment with different flavors and colors as much as you want! We can’t wait to see your colorful cake drawing!
How do you draw a boy?
- Draw a large U shape on top.
- Add a cap of hair on top.
- Draw the face and hair details.
- Continue with the neck and shirt.
- Add shorts below.
- Draw legs and feet under the shorts.
- Add simple arms.