16 Watercolor Dessert Paintings So Good You’ll Want to Eat Them

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These watercolor dessert paintings are so stunning and inspiring. If you’re looking for dessert painting ideas or references, you’ll find some beautiful art below.

When I say that these paintings are so good you’ll want to eat them, I’m not kidding. I’m so impressed with how talented these watercolor artist are. These desserts look so delicious. So good in fact, that they may make you want to get in the kitchen and get your bake on.

If you’re looking for tutorials, there are a few watercolor dessert tutorials to help you along the way.


blueberry cupcake painting
Artist Credit: artageous
coffee cupcake painting
Artist Credit: vfacemeow

Watercolor Choclate Cake

I learned how to watercolor paint this chocolate cake after taking the online watercolor course Get Started with Watercolor. It includes so many fun step-by-step watercolor video tutorials! Take 40% off the course using the code DAWN at checkout. That makes the course just $72 (normally sold for $120)!

chocolate cake painting
strawberry cake painting
Artist Credit: camino91

Make Your Painting Your Own

As you can see below, this four-step tutorial shows you how to draw and paint your own watercolor cream puff dessert. When using a painting like this for reference, I recommend changing things up a little bit to make it your own.

For example, when painting your cream puff, instead of topping it with a raspberry, you can paint a strawberry, orange slice, etc. Adding your own personal touch, even when you’re following a tutorial, will make your painting experience even more enjoyable.

cream puffs painting
Artist Credit: vfacemeow
purple dessert watercolor painting
Artist Credit: vfacemeow
blueberry cake painting
Artist Credit: camino91
french toast painting
Artist Credit: eatteatime

Three Layer Cake

This three layer cake looks amazing. It’s loaded with frosting, strawberries and tiny yellow and white flowers. You can make your cake a blueberry cake, orange cake, and more.

three-layer cake painting
Artist Credit: jorisstudio
how to paint a cupcake
Artist Credit: vfacemeow
how to paint dessert
Artist Credit: vfacemeow

Vanilla Cupcake with Strawberry Topping

If you don’t want to paint a full-size cake, consider painting a cupcake instead. This vanilla cupcake is topped with strawberry frosting and a halved strawberry.

strawberry cream cupcake painting

Artist Credit: waimeijournal

watercolor ice cream painting
Artist Credit: vfacemeow

Follow Along to Tutorials

Following along to tutorials is an excellent way to improve your watercolor skills. Look at the donut tutorial below. See how it breaks down painting a donut into easy to digest steps? They also let you know if you should add the different colors on dry or wet paint. This is a super helpful tip for new watercolor artists.

I’ve included a great selection of photo tutorials in this post, however, if you prefer video, YouTube has some great tutorials as well. Here are some of my favorite watercolor video tutorials:

how to draw a donut
Artist Credit: siscawungu
beautiful cake watercolor
Artist Credit: siscawungu

Four Layer Mini Cake

This four layer mini cake is absolutely decadent. Plus, its topped with a dripping chocolate sauce and chocolate swirls for the ultimate indulgence.

small chocolate cake painting
Artist Credit: siscawungu
strawberry shortcake watercolor
Artist Credit: mel_de_blas

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