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Drawing a Kawaii Cute Cake Slice
Drawing Cute Cake
Cute food with faces are adorable, no matter how you slice it! You can use these step-by-step instructions on how to draw a cute slice of cake to get started making your own sweet characters.
These instructions on how to draw this cute cake slice show you the process of drawing an adorable yet simple image: they're so addicting and fast, you make decide to make a whole cake's worth.
Play with expressions, colors, and toppings to make a sweet cake character that is uniquely yours, and never forget to have fun!
Basic Cake Slice Shape
The key to drawing is starting with the large simple shapes. Draw a basic pie-slice shape (or cake slice, in this case!) remember that the back should be curved: most cakes are round after all!
In fact, don't worry about making super-straight lines in general. It adds more character to have those curves. We will build on this simple shape.
Drawing a line just below the top of the cake to make it look like there is a layer of frosting. Make it turn the corner just before the edge of the cake to make a layer of frosting on the outside of the cake as well.
I put in a middle layer of frosting because I think layer cakes are inherently cuter. You can add as many layers as you like!
Add Some Icing
Little piping details are a simple and very cute. Just make little ellipses along the back edge of the cake. Don't worry about making them identical, just roughly the same size is good enough. Personally, I wouldn't spend longer drawing them evenly than I would piping them!
With a Cherry on Top
A maraschino cherry as more topping, yum! Adding this detail is simple: just a circle with a stem. I put a little knobby thing on the top of my stem.
The best thing about drawing cake is that it's a lot less messy than baking cake. All the same, it's time to clean up the sketch lines behind the piping and the cherry.
Ah, there we go, it's starting to come together now!
It's time to draw the face! I chose a very happy face. Such a cake slice probably have a 24/7 sugar high, so I wanted something very ecstatic. Here are a few other face ideas for you to toy with.
Coloring the Lines
I decided I wanted colored lines, so I chose the colors I wanted and colored in my lines. You might also notice that I changed the lines a little bit: I made the layers look more separate by making them curve in toward the frosting, and generally softened a few of the corners to make it look more like cake and less like a block of wood.
Fill in With Color
Pretty simple: Choose a lighter shade of the lines and fill in the cake slice!
Shading the Cute Cake Slice
Add some shading, but not too much: just enough to give the picture a little depth. The more simple the shading, the cuter the character. I put a dot of reflected light on the bottom of the cherry, just to make the cherry seem shinier.
Add Some Details ... Done!
There's a lot of little changes here. Naturally, I gave the cute cake slice a little blush, and added to the cherry a little shine with bright bright yellow, and I added some shine in the eyes. I also splotched some little dots on the cake to give it more texture and liveliness. You might notice a little highlight around the mouth, too, to make it more dimensional. It's little details that really make a cute difference.
Congratulations, you've finished your cute cake character. Now that you know the process, why not draw it some friends? There's no end to the combinations of flavors, frostings, and toppings you can use to decorate your cake.
Keep Drawing! - More How To Draw Tutorials
Why stop there? Check out these cute drawing step-by-step tutorials for more fun! Keep checking back for more tutorials on how to draw kawaii food.
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