In this next tutorial you will be learning how to draw a birthday cake. I absolutely love birthday cakes or any cakes for that matter. Why do I love birthday cakes you ask? Well for one thing I love the way they come in all different styles, shapes and sizes. You can get them made with butter cream or whip cream, and they come in all different flavors and colors. The “birthday cake” is said to have been passed down by the Greeks. The Greeks used to make round or half moon shaped cakes out of honey bread. They took these cakes to the temple of Artemis who was the Goddess of Moon. Candles gave the cake an illuminating glow to help make the cake look like that of the moon. The reason why they were round in shape is because that is how the moon looks. Cakes of today come in many different shapes. You can buy them round, triangle, rectangle, square and even shaped as cartoon characters, hearts, and trees, basically anything you can think of. There is this show that I watch on the Food Network called Ace of Cakes. It is about a cake making company that specializes in cake making. I’ve seen them make cakes shaped as skyscrapers, police cars, wine bottles, and baskets of yarn, ice rinks and other very cool shaped cakes. A birthday cake signifies the celebration of ones birthday. It is decorated with pretty flowers, ribbon and other neat decorations and they are topped with candles. Some folks use the amount of candles to represent the age of the individual and some folks use candles that are ready made numbers. The tradition is that you have to blow out the lit candles and make a wish in order to sink your teeth into a tasty piece of cake. My favorite cake is the ice cream cake and I usually by one at least once a month because they are that good. This tutorial will show you how to draw a simple birthday cake step by step. I didn’t want to do nothing spectacular because I know that mainly kids will be attempting this tutorial. I hope you have fun there are only a few steps which make this lesson a breeze. I will be back in a while so find something to draw and then submit it. I would love to see your work.