I had a lot of fun painting this cake still life over the winter. It’s a small one, 12×16.” I used this cake in a few of my still life paintings, but this was one of my favorites. The cake is so festive, and the tablecloth was surprisingly fun to paint. In fact it’s not really a tablecloth, but is wrapping paper posing as a tablecloth. I like the look of the half eaten cake, and the many stories we can come up with to explain it. But to be honest, I would never walk away from a single bite of cake on my own plate. I’m posting this painting to celebrate my birthday this week. Cake paintings are fun, but I’m hoping I’ll get the real thing too!