How to Draw a Cake Slice Step by Step

This tutorial shows how to draw a cake slice with a cherry step by step. There are six steps in total with drawing examples and quick explanations for each.

Cake slice drawing step by step
Cake slice drawing step by step

The cake slice will be drawn similar to how a cake is made, starting with the base layer and adding the decorations afterwards. This means that you will need to erase parts of the drawing in some of the steps. For this reason it is recommended that you use a pencil for the initial line drawing portion of the tutorial and make light and thin lines that you can easily erase. The example lines are thicker simply to make them easier to see. You can go over your drawing with darker lines after you are nearly finished.

Step 1 – Draw the Basic Outline of the Cake Slice

Cake slice shape drawing
Cake slice shape drawing

Start by drawing the basic outline of the cake slice as in the example above.

Be sure to leave some room at the top of your drawing area for the cherry that will be added later.

Step 2 – Draw the Frosting

Cake slice icing drawing
Cake slice icing drawing

Along the forward facing part of the slice draw two divider lines. Make one line just below the top for the chocolate layer and one more slightly lower down to define the icing. The icing line should then curve down and also run along the back of the slice.

Step 3 – Draw the Filling

Cake slice filling drawing
Cake slice filling drawing

On the same side of the cake draw two more sets of lines for the filling. Try and make these a little wobbly to make the slice look a little more natural.

Step 4 – Draw the Decoration

Cake slice decoration drawing
Cake slice decoration drawing

Draw the decoration along the back of the cake as shown in the example above. Use the line that defines the back part of the slice (drawn in step 1) as a guide and draw the decorations right over top of it. After you are done you can erase the part of the slice hidden by the decorative frosting.

Step 5 – Draw the Cherry & Finish the Line Drawing

Cake slice line drawing
Cake slice line drawing

Finally add the cherry and afterwards go over your drawing with darker pencil lines, a back pen or a marker.

To add the cherry you will want to draw some icing around it first and then place the cherry on top of that. You can draw the icing in two layers stacked on top of one another. To make the cherry look like its actually sitting inside the icing draw its bottom part slightly covered by it.

For a more detailed tutorial on drawing cherries see:

How to Draw Cherries Step by Step

Step 6 – Color the Cake Slice

Cake slice drawing
Cake slice drawing

To color the cake slice you can use just about any colors you prefer but in this case we will go with:

  • Red for the entire cherry
  • Light pink for the frosting
  • Dark brown for the chocolate
  • Yellow/brown for the cake
  • Pink for the filling

You can pretty much make every area one solid color but leave a little white spot on the cherry for the highlight.

The easiest way to color the slice is probably with colored pencils but you can use water based paints as well. You will probably want to avoid using markers as they tend to be a little too bright.

Conclusion

Drawing a cake slice is somewhat similar to making an actual cake. First draw the cake itself and then add the smaller details and decorations.

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