illustration: cupcakes

I’ve actually had a few suggestions from people recently to create someย food illustrations. Strangely, I’m not sure why I hadn’t thought of doing this myself before. Spending most days cooking and creating recipes, it would make sense for me to enjoy drawing food as much as eating it! However, I’ve never really drawn any food before. So, due to my requests, I finally decided it was time for me to begin some food illustration.

For my first illustrations, I decided to go for a food that everyone loves – cupcakes! They’re always so beautiful, well decorated, and I knew they would make something fun and exciting to draw.

….Although, I did end up spending quite a lot of time searching for my drawingย inspiration, as there are just sooo many beautiful images of cupcakes everywhere that I got a bit lost amongst all of the mouthwatering photographs.

Eventually, I found my cupcakes and got illustrating. I really enjoyed creating them, and definitely think I’ll be doing more food illustration from now on. Here are the results below – I hope you like them!

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31 thoughts on “illustration: cupcakes

  1. Those are so beautiful! You are so talented dear! Love it!

    1. Thank you so much Rebecca!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Girl, you are super talented! I love, love, LOVE these cupcake prints! I definitely cannot wait to see what other food illustrations you come up with!

    1. Ahh thank you so much Joscelyn, that’s so kind of you to say!!

  3. Those are so cute! You are so talented Harriet.

    1. Thank you so much Linda! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love these! they are beautiful Harriet! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Thank you so much Michele ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Wow these are absolutely beautiful, Harriet! I love them! Do you have any of your artwork framed around your house? You are so talented! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you sooo much Gayle! I have a few canvases hanging up, and one photography print – the collection is growing though, I’m worried I’ll end up crowding the walls with artwork haha!!!

  6. Harriet, I don’t say this often since I’m an artist myself and have my own artwork ALL over my house, but I LOVE your stuff. I’m so not just saying that either…I would totally buy these cupcake drawings from you! You need to sell these! Get them in print and sell them. I seriously want these cupcake ones! Are they all just as individuals or do you really have one with a group of the four? That is the one I love the most…of the group. I totally want that to hang in my house! I LOVE cupcakes…it’s my favorite classic dessert, so I’m especially drawn to them. Beautiful!

    I just realized I never emailed you my artwork either…gosh I am the most forgetful person in the world!

  7. Oh and what medium did you use? Is it just colored pencil? Just curious ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Oh my gosh Brandi!! That’s sooo kind of you – thank you so much!! I really do want to sell my prints, and I’m trying to get it organised at the moment. I just really want to get them done right – and in the most sustainable/eco friendly way I can! I looove cupcakes too – they’re always so cute and fun to decorate!! Oh yeah!! Please email some to me, I really want to see your art!!! I use a mixture of watercolour paints and watercolour pens ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Tee hee, these are so cute! I’d love to frame these and put them in the kitchen!

    1. Thank you so much Hannah!!!

  9. You really have such a talent! These are so beautiful and well done, and yes what a good, fitting idea to illustrate food!

    1. Ahhh thank you so much Sam, that’s so kind of you to say! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. OMGosh Harriet Emily – I am **totally** digging these! What medium did you do them in? My mom is an artist and as far as traditional ‘art’ goes, I have zero talent. I can cook and write, but the real artwork fails me. And yours are amazing. I am super loving these posts, so I hope it’s not the last of your illustrated food series. You’ve given us a taste, and now we want it all the time! xoxo Pinned because everyone will love it!

    1. Thank you soooo much Kristi!! I’m so glad you like them ๐Ÿ™‚ I use watercolour paints and pens! I definitely consider cooking and writing to be art too – and you’re really amazing and talented at both! Thank you again! I’m definitely going to start doing more of them ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  11. These are adorable! I love them ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Megan! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Those are adorable!! Such cute illustrations.

    ~ xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

    1. Thank you so much Sheree!! X

  13. These cupcakes are so adorable, Harriet! You are so talented my dear! Loved them all!

    1. Thank you so much Anu, that means so much to me!

  14. These cupcakes are absolutely beautiful, Harriet! I love them all! You are so talented! I totally want that to hang these in my house! I love cupcakes!

    1. Thank you so much Kelly!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love cupcakes too!!

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  16. These are gorgeous Harriet! I’m also a foodblogger and artist and I hadn’t seen anyone else with the same combo until now. Yay!

    I actually directly draw art doodles on top of my food photography instead of separating them, but this is really nice – I could definitely see it hanging in some cute bakery ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Natalie!! That’s so kind of you to say. Ahh that’s amazing – same here!! I can’t wait to see your beautiful artwork ๐Ÿ™‚

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