A cake is always a great dessert to enjoy! Not only are they tasty, but they’re often used at occasions of celebration such as birthdays and parties.
They can also come in many different shapes and forms, and it can be fun to imagine your own perfect cake. This guide on how to draw a cartoon cake will show you exactly how you can do that!
You will discover how to draw our cake design, but you will also be able to take what you have learned and design your own variations. It will be great to see what you’re able to come up with!
With that, you are ready to dig into this step-by-step guide on how to draw a cartoon cake in just 6 easy steps!
What's in this Blog Post
- How to Draw A Cartoon Cake – Let’s Get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Now, draw the base of the cake
- Step 3 – Next, draw the icing on top of the cake
- Step 4 – Now, add some candles to the top of the cake
- Step 5 – Add the final details to your cartoon cake drawing
- Step 6 – Finish off your cartoon cake drawing with color
- 3 More tips to make your cartoon cake drawing easy!
- Your Cartoon Cake Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw A Cartoon Cake – Let’s Get Started!
We shall keep things nice and simple for this first step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon cake. In fact, we will not even be drawing the cake itself but rather the plate it is sitting on.
This may look easy, but it can require a bit of a steady hand. It is drawn using a series of curved lines that make an almost flat oval shape.
We will need to draw the cake onto this plate later, though, so be sure to leave a large space at the top.
Then, we will move on to step 2 of the guide!
Step 2 – Now, draw the base of the cake
Now you can start drawing the cartoon cake itself. In doing this, we will start at the base and move up. This will also fill in the space that you left at the top of the plate earlier.
The cake will be rather squared in shape, but the corners will be a bit rounded.
We will also be adding some of the decoration for this portion of the cake, and this will consist of two wavy lines going across the width of the cake.
That’s all there is to it, so let’s move to step 3!
Step 3 – Next, draw the icing on top of the cake
This third step will see you adding the top of the cake and the icing that is covering it. Use some rounded lines for the top surface of the cake as it appears in the reference image.
Be sure to once again leave a large space at the top of the cake! Then, we will draw the icing dropping down from the top.
This can be drawn using several drooping curved lines coming down the side of the cake.
We will then continue adding more details as we proceed!
Step 4 – Now, add some candles to the top of the cake
This must be a birthday cake, as it is covered in candles. We will draw these candles in this fourth step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon cake.
There will be five candles on top of the cake, and you could add more or fewer if you prefer! This would also be a great way to personalize this drawing.
Each candle is a long thin shape that has some wax dripping down from the top. You can also add a small curved line to tip of each one for the wick.
Don’t forget to also add the other edge of the cake in between the candles! Then it’s time to add some final details.
Step 5 – Add the final details to your cartoon cake drawing
We have a really fun step for you before we get to the final step of the guide! In this one, we will be drawing some decorative elements to the cake, and this is one where you can add your own flair and touches.
We kept things pretty simple in our example image, as we added some flames to the wicks of the candles. Then, we added some small circles inside the decoration near the base.
These are the details we added, but you could add many more of your own!
This is your chance to let out your inner fashion designer and show off what you think the perfect birthday cake would look like.
You could do this by adding some sprinkles, icing or other elements like these. Maybe you could write a name onto the cake to turn it into a birthday card for someone!
Step 6 – Finish off your cartoon cake drawing with color
It’s time to finish off this guide on how to draw a cartoon cake with some color! In our reference image, we showed you just one way that you could go about coloring this beautiful drawing.
We used various shades of pinks for the layers of the cake, and this makes it look really tasty! For the candles, we used beige with some orange flames, and then we used a light brown for the plate.
Do you think you will go for similar colors for your own cake or will you try out some unique colors instead?
This could also be a great picture to try out some crafts such as beads and stickers on as well. We can’t wait to see how you finish this one off!
3 More tips to make your cartoon cake drawing easy!
Try out these 3 tasty tips for making your cartoon cake sketch a bit easier!
Different people find different aspects of drawing to be the trickiest. For some, drawing fiddly details is the trickiest part, and there are some details like that in this drawing of a cartoon cake.
If you are one of those people that find drawing fiddly details difficult, then you could change or remove some for this drawing. For instance, the candles on the cake could be a bit tricky.
You could overcome this issue by removing all but one of the candles. By leaving one, you could maintain the feeling they give without having to draw all the others.
What other details could you change or remove?
The design of this cartoon cake drawing is fairly simple, but you may have a different shape or design that you would find easier to draw. Cakes come in many shapes and sizes, so you would have many options.
For example, you may find it easier to draw a small rectangular cake. This is a common shape for cakes, and it can be much easier.
Even if you change the shape, you could still keep the design of the cake in terms of colors and decorations if you like those aspects. What are some shapes for this cartoon cake you may find easier?
This cartoon cake sketch we worked on is done in a simple cartoon style, but you could still use a real cake to help you as you draw.
If there is a birthday happening around your house when you happen to be drawing this, then you have the perfect model!
If not, you could look up photos of cakes online that you could use to help you. Even if they don’t look that similar to our example, using a photo could help with the shape, details and dimensions of the cake you’re drawing.
It would also help you to make some variations to make your cartoon cake more unique!
Your Cartoon Cake Drawing is Complete!
We hope that this guide on how to draw a cartoon cake didn’t work up too much of an appetite!
We’ve all seen many cakes in our lives, but it can still prove surprisingly difficult to sit down and draw one when it comes down to it. We also hope that the steps in the guide made it so much easier for you!
Then, when you have completed our design, it will be time for you to design your own perfect cake.
We spoke of a few ways that you could do this, and we can’t wait to see whether you use these ideas or some of your own!
You can then sample some of our amazing free drawing guides and other art goodies that we have for you on our website. Please be sure to visit us there to join the fun!
Lastly, please be sure to share your finished cartoon brain drawing on our Facebook and Pinterest pages for us to see.