How to Draw a Chocolate Cake

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Learn how to draw a great looking Chocolate Cake with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Chocolate Cake drawing.

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Complete Chocolate Cake drawing

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Qu'ils mangent de la brioche;”
“Let them eat cake.”
- Attributed to French queen Marie-Antoinette

Cakes are sweetened bread-like pastries. They may include fruits, nuts, or sugary icings. Cakes of various types have been made and consumed throughout history.

Today, cake is a popular dessert. Special cakes are eaten on occasions such as weddings, birthdays, graduations, baby showers, or anniversaries.

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Chocolate is a favorite cake flavor. Where does chocolate come from? The peoples of South and Central America have cultivated a tree called cacao for thousands of years, the fruit or "bean" of which is used to make chocolate. Explorers brought chocolate back to Europe during the 1500s.

At first, only the rich could afford to buy chocolate for drinking or baking. As time went by, however, prices were lowered and it became more popular. German chocolate cake, for example, is now famous around the world.

Satisfy your sweet tooth by learning to draw a slice of cartoon cake. Trace each line and shape in the easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial that follows. You won't need any fancy equipment, only a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Burger, Fruitcake, and Wine Bottle.

Easy, step by step Chocolate Cake drawing tutorial
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Chocolate Cake

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Chocolate Cake Drawing - Step 1

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1. Begin by drawing an irregular triangle using wavy, curved lines. Notice the "U" shaped line emerging from the near side, and the corner that is incomplete. The shape should resemble a slice of pizza with dripping cheese, but it is actually the top of the cake with dripping icing!

Chocolate Cake Drawing - Step 2

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2. Draw lines downward from the tips of the lines at the incomplete corner. The inner line should be straight, the outer line wavy. Allow them to connect at the bottom. This outlines the icing on the back of the cake slice.

Chocolate Cake Drawing - Step 3

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3. Draw a straight line to form the bottom of the cake, running parallel to the top of the slice. Then, connect it to the point of the slice with a wavy line, completing the outline of the cake.

Chocolate Cake Drawing - Step 4

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4. Draw two parallel wavy lines across the side of the cake to indicate the icing between the layers. Notice the "U" shaped drips of icing.

Chocolate Cake Drawing - Step 5

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5. Draw another pair of wavy, parallel lines below the first. This forms another section of icing between the cake layers.

Chocolate Cake Drawing - Step 6

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6. Erase small lines to connect the icing segments. Then, it's time to decorate your cake! Draw a series of overlapping curved lines across the top of the cake, near the back. Then, enclose a partial teardrop shape at its case.

Chocolate Cake Drawing - Step 7

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7. Draw another series of overlapping curved lines above and parallel to the first, allowing them to meet at the ends. Erase previous lines as necessary. Then, contour the icing by drawing a curved line parallel to the side of the slice.

Chocolate Cake Drawing - Step 8

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8. "Pretty please, with a cherry on top," as the old saying goes. Draw a cherry on top of the cake. Use curved lines to trace the rounded heart shape of the fruit and the dollop of icing beneath it. Extend a pair of curved lines from the top of the cherry and connect them at the top, forming the stem.

Chocolate Cake Drawing - Step 9

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9. Draw sprinkles on top of the cake. Enclose a small oval or rounded rectangle for each.

Complete Chocolate Cake Drawing

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Color your cartoon cake. Chocolate cake is usually brown in color, though red velvet is a variation that lives up to its name. Icing can be imbued with any color, so be creative.

Want to have your cake and eat it, too? Now that you've mastered drawing a slice of cake, you can learn to draw an entire cartoon cake! Let's party!

For more great Food drawing tutorials, see the 51 Cute Food Designs post.

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