How to Draw a Cartoon Birthday Cake

Cartoon birthday cake drawing

That special day, coming just once a year... let's learn how to draw a cartoon birthday cake - simple and to the point, and of course --- with icing!!

The beauty of this lesson, is that it's generic enough such that you can 'customize' it in a number of different ways. Add more or less candles. Change the color of the cake/icing combo. Etc.

Let's get this cake on the go...


First Step - A Guideline for Your Cake

About a centerline, this yummy dessert can be drawn with precision and ease. The ovals that I've sketched out, aid in visualizing it as it would be viewed upon from 'just above'. Kind of as if you were sneeking a peek at it, peering just over the top of a table. :-)

Here's the design...

Drawing ovals for a cartoon birthday cake Designing a cartoon birthday cake

Simple enough - and remember - it's only a guideline. As always, you don't necessarily need this step. It's optional and only here to help you out if you do. Really, it's a nice way of keeping proportions in check so you can focus on detail.

OK - time to draw!

Second Step - Draw Your Birthday Cake, Step by Step

Beginning with the candle, go ahead and sketch in your birthday cake, in a series of carefully thought-out steps. Notice how sequence is considered... this way you don't need to be erasing too much.

Let's go!

Drawing the candle of a cartoon birthday cake Drawing the candle sides of a cartoon birthday cake Drawing the second candle of a cartoon birthday cake Drawing the top of a cartoon birthday cake Drawing the lower secion of the cartoon cake Drawing the icing of the cartoon cake Drawing the icing layers of the cartoon birthday cake Drawing the sides of the cartoon birthday cake Black and white drawing of a cartoon birthday cake Drawing of a cartoon birthday cake

So - how did yours turn out? What color did you make it? How many candles (how old!) does yours have? Three is a nice round number - so I kept mine simple.

There you have it. You now know how to draw a simple - and customizable- cake!!