These watercolor dessert painting ideas 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 look so good you’ll want to eat them, I’m not kidding. I’m so impressed with how talented these watercolor artists 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.
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1. Blueberry Cupcake
Who doesn’t love a good blueberry cupcake? I know I do. Take some time to paint this tasty cupcake. Too bad you can’t eat it.
2. Coffee Cupcake
I love this tutorial because it breaks down the steps required to watercolor paint the yummy topping on this sweet cupcake.
3. Chocolate Cake with Blueberries
I learned how to paint watercolor desserts from my favorite watercolor artist, Anna of Dearannart on Instagram. You can learn how to watercolor paint using her book 15-Minute Watercolor Masterpieces.
4. Strawberry Pie
This painting is cool because not only does it feature a delicious strawberry pie, but there’s also a refreshing beverage that you can draw too.
5. Watercolor Creampuff
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.
6. Watercolor Tart
If you’ve never thought to paint a delicious tart, now is the time with this four-step tutorial. You’ll be a pro in no time by following this tutorial.
7. Blueberries and Oranges Cake
Raise your hand if you’ve gotten pretty hungry looking at these desserts. This orange and blueberry cake looks absolutely delicious.
8. French Toast
Yes, french toast can be dessert too. Especially if you top it with ice cream and a yummy caramel sauce. Don’t forget the powdered sugar.
9. 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.
10. Cupcake with Blueberry Icing
What I like about this painting is that it’ll help you practice painting realistic cupcake paper. Of course, drawing the frosting and blueberries will be fun too.
11. How to Paint a Creampuff
If you’re a fan of cream puffs, why don’t you give this fun tutorial a try? I think that this would be a great tutorial for beginner’s to follow.
12. Vanilla Cupcake with a Strawberry
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.
13. Step-by-Step Ice Cream Cone
When painting this ice cream cone, make sure you top it with all of your favorite toppings. Fruit, candy, or whatever else you enjoy eating.
Follow Along with Watercolor Tutorials
Following along with 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 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:
- Watercolor Tutorial Landscape Vignettes for Beginners
- Every Watercolor Flower You’ll Ever Need
- Easy Watercolor Painting Ideas for Beginners Step-by-Step
14. Strawberry Cheesecake
Indulge your artistic senses with this decadent drawing of a strawberry cheesecake. The watercolor painting captures the creaminess of the cheesecake, topped with a strawberry, making it a perfect inspiration for food artists and dessert lovers alike.
15. How to Paint a Donut
I’ve always loved including donuts in my art. Whether I’m crocheting them, or painting them, I’ve always found it fun to recreate the donut via different art mediums.
16. Mini Layer Cake
If you’re not in the mood to paint a full-size cake, trying painting a mini cake using this tasty painting for your reference.
17. 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.
18. Strawberry Shortcake
The detail used in this painting is absolutely amazing. You can really see the layers of flaky shortcake in this piece. Plus, this strawberry looks so realistic; it’s amazing.
19. Colorful Macarons
Watercolor macarons are the perfect food drawing idea for any creative. Not only do they make beautiful and colorful works of art, but they also taste delicious.
20. Vanilla Cupcake with Sprinkles
If you’re looking for a simple watercolor painting reference, try recreating this vanilla cupcake with buttercream frosting and colorful sprinkles.
From detailed cakes to simple macarons, these watercolor paintings are a beautiful and artful way to capture your favorite dessert.
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