Learn how to draw a cake step by step by following along with this helpful drawing guide.
Follow along with these simple 9 drawing steps. You will learn the fundamentals for drawing a cake.
This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf lesson even contains a “coloring book” page with just the line art. This accompanies well with crayons. This is perfect for very young kids looking for some extra guidance and simply looking to fill in a cake.
Get a thrill out of learning how to draw a cake step by step. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some unique details. Don’t forget about the free PDF guide.
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Cake (Step by Step) Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
This lesson will teach you how to draw a cake. We will pay attention to the shapes of each area and variety of contours drawn ensuring that the drawing looks great.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Draw The Cake’s Bottom Layer
Start forming the bottom layer of the cake by drawing a wide oval.
Add thickness to the bottom layer of the cake by drawing a U-shaped line.
Draw The Cake’s Top Layer
Add the top layer of the cake by drawing a smaller oval.
Attach To Bottom Layer
Attach the top layer of the cake to the center as shown.
Draw The Plate
Draw two ovals on the bottom to create the plate for the cake. Erase parts of the plate that overlap with the cake.
Add The Candles
Add three candles on top of the cake by making three rectangles. Also, draw diagonal lines on the candles.
Draw The Flame
Draw the flame on top of the candles like in the illustration.
Make The Icing
Create a squiggly line on both the top and bottom layers of the cake.
Complete The Cake Drawing
To complete the cake illustration, color the icing part of the cake with a chocolate-like brown crayon. Next, color the candles with a blue crayon and the flame with an orange crayon. Then, shade the cake layers with an orange crayon. Lastly, fill in the plate with a pink crayon.
How to Draw a Cake (Step by Step) 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 Cake (Step by Step). 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!