How to make a Cake

in a few, easy steps.

Whether it's a birthday celebration, a friend party, or any event that involves food, cakes are always welcomed. But sometimes we need simplicity, rather than something extremely elaborated. Here's why I decided to make two tutorials in one. Hope both help!

Table of Contents


Cake Tutorial 1

Two Moons Cake

Inspired by the Black Moon and the Red Moon of Taiynxu, representing Vision and Chaos. This cake was baked for Otugok and Fipik's wedding celebration. This recipe will only use ingredients for 12 servings, or 4 people, if they really like cake.

Ingredients

Chocolate bunt cake:

3 cups of flour
2 ½ cup of sugar
¾ cup of cocoa powder
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 pinch of salt
2 cups of oil
Butter
½ cup of natural yogurt
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of grated lemon peel

Chocolate glaze:

1 cup of dark chocolate, chopped or chips
4–6 tablespoons of full-fat canned coconut milk

Decoration:

Raspberries
Blackberries

Instructions

- Preheat oven to 180ºC.

- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt and mix until well blended.
- Add in oil, yogurt, lemon peel, and vanilla, stirring together until everything is well combined.
- Grease a bunt pan with butter and fill it with the mix. Place in oven for 60 minutes.
- Cool 10 minutes before inverting onto a cake plate.
- Mix chocolate and coconut milk in a pot, and place it on slow fire. Add more milk, until the chocolate is liquid. Pour over the cake while the chocolate is still warm.
- Add the raspberries and the blackberries on top, while the chocolate hasn't cooled down yet.

Now that you have a nice reference, it's time to start drawing it. I will paint another cake to avoid interfering with your results. This cake was Empress Suma's 24th birthday cake.

Note to my patron: Since my 24th birthday hasn't arrived yet, don't even get the idea this is a petition. This is only canon in H'alerennae.


Cake Tutorial 2

Ingredients

Graphic tablet
Graphic pen
Drawing program

Instructions

(1) First, I start with the main form. I will make a three floor cake so I can show off more details.

(2) Now, I draw some lines inside. Despite in the end they won't be visible, here you can get ideas.

(3) I add the extra details, which in this case will be butterflies and crowns.

(4) The base color I choose is a grayish burgundy. I use a more contrasted, darker tone to make the shadows, and a paler, less saturated one for the lights.

(5) I blend the colors together. Every cake is made differently, so there's gonna be cakes where the cover looks rough, others that look silky, or even painterly. I choose the silky one.

(6) Now I start with the crowns. I choose a pale hue between pink and violet. The idea is to naturally match the darkness of the cake itself, and brighten it up.

(7) For this painting, I will obey the color theory, on a triadic combination. So I choose blue for the butterflies. 

(8) Following the wheel, I use a yellow-orange tone for the plate. To have a better idea on how to pain metals, please refer to: How to paint Gold. After I finish, I use a spray brush to create a purpurine effect on the cake.

(9) To give some depth to the piece, I paint the background brown. Now the butterflies and crowns take the spotlight.

(10) I add filters on top, in hue and overlay types of layers. This is an optional step, since it's my personal choice of creating an aesthetic.