How To Draw A Birthday Cake: Step 9

How to Draw a Birthday Cake

Young artists will have a wonderful time learning how to draw a delicious birthday cake in 9 easy illustrative steps.

Each step is simple enough for any child or beginner artist to follow along with. Not only will you be learning how to draw better but you’ll experience drawing a tasty dessert that is colorful and fun to draw! I’ll be drawing 5 birthday candles on this cake but you can easy change the drawing to have as many candles as you wish.

Also included in this drawing is cake frosting, a cake stand and some other nice details you’d expect on a fancy birthday cake.

This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf packet even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. (if you only want the color book page)

This birthday cake drawing lesson is perfect for crayons, colored pencils, or markers. So grab your favorite drawing materials and let’s have some fun…


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Birthday Cake Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Birthday Cake: All Steps

In today’s tutorial, we will discover how to draw a birthday cake on paper. The location and proportion of each part will be observed in each step of the how-to article here. Note that the blue lines are used to show the new parts being drawn in each step.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Outline The Cake

    How To Draw A Birthday Cake: Step 1

    Outline the cake by drawing a rectangle curving upwards.

  2. Draw The Frosting

    How To Draw A Birthday Cake: Step 2

    Draw the frosting by making a bumpy horizontal line.

  3. Attach The Candles

    How To Draw A Birthday Cake: Step 3

    Attach the candles by creating vertical rectangles on top of the frosting. Erase parts of the candles that overlap with the frosting.

  4. Draw The Frosting At The Back

    How To Draw A Birthday Cake: Step 4

    Draw the visible part of the frosting at the back by drawing wavy lines.

  5. Add The Flame

    How To Draw A Birthday Cake: Step 5

    Add the candle flames by drawing curved lines that wave a bit and come to a point up top.

  6. Draw The Cake Stand

    How To Draw A Birthday Cake: Step 6

    Draw the plate part of the cake stand by creating an oval with curved lines. Erase parts of the plate that overlap with the bottom of the cake.

  7. Add The Cake Stand’s Base

    How To Draw A Birthday Cake: Step 7

    Add the cake stand’s base by first drawing an oval then connecting it to the plate with the line like in the illustration.

  8. Decorate The Cake

    How To Draw A Birthday Cake: Step 8

    Decorate the cake by drawing small rounded shapes.

  9. Complete The Birthday Cake Drawing

    How To Draw A Birthday Cake: Step 9

    Complete the birthday cake drawing by first coloring the cake with a light orange crayon. Next, shade the frosting with an orange crayon. Now, use pink and blue crayons to color the candles then an orange crayon to shade the flame. Then, color the cake stand with a blue crayon. Finally, use vibrant colors to shade the decorations on the cake.

How to Draw a Birthday Cake PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Birthday Cake. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

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