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.


1. Blueberry Cupcake

blueberry cupcake painting
Artist Credit: artageous

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. Cupcake Topping Tutorial

coffee cupcake painting
Artist Credit: vfacemeow

I love this tutorial because it breaks down the steps required to watercolor paint the yummy topping on this sweet cupcake.

3. Watercolor Chocolate Cake

chocolate cake painting

I learned how to paint this chocolate cake after learning how to watercolor paint using the book 15-Minute Watercolor Masterpieces: Create Frame-Worthy Art in Just a Few Simple Steps.

4. Strawberry Pie and a Drink

strawberry cake painting
Artist Credit: camino91

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. Make Your Painting Your Own

cream puffs painting
Artist Credit: vfacemeow

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. Fancy Tart

purple dessert watercolor painting
Artist Credit: vfacemeow

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

blueberry cake painting
Artist Credit: camino91

Raise your hand if you’ve gotten pretty hungry looking at these desserts? This orange and blueberry cake looks absolutely delicious.

8. French Toast

french toast painting
Artist Credit: eatteatime

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

three-layer cake painting
Artist Credit: jorisstudio

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 in Paper

how to paint a cupcake
Artist Credit: vfacemeow

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. Cream Puff Tutorial

how to paint dessert
Artist Credit: vfacemeow

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 Strawberry Topping

strawberry cream cupcake painting

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.

Artist Credit: waimeijournal

13. Step-by-Step Ice Cream Cone

watercolor ice cream painting
Artist Credit: vfacemeow

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 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:

14. How to Paint a Donut

how to draw a donut
Artist Credit: siscawungu

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.

15. Mini Layer Cake

beautiful cake watercolor
Artist Credit: siscawungu

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.

16. Four Layer Mini Cake

small chocolate cake painting
Artist Credit: siscawungu

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

17. Strawberry Shortcake

strawberry shortcake watercolor
Artist Credit: mel_de_blas

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.

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