PaintersOnline Virtual Patchings Festival - Café


Café France, pen, ink and Inktense by Allyson Wright

We can't offer the fabulous coffee, tea, cakes and ice cream normally available at Patchings, however we can bring you some great painting ideas, inspiration, demonstrations and even recipes. Plus an invitation to paint cupcakes for the chance to win prizes.

Painting Demonstrations:

Follow this simple cupcake painting idea from Marina Bakasova, taken from her Search Press book, Four-Step Watercolour, using just four colours: carmine, burnt umber, rose and burnt sienna.




You can purchase Marina's book for just £10.39, saving 20% on the rrp, in our bookshop by clicking here.

For a more detailed, step-by-step, watercolour painting demonstration to paint the tasty treat below with Helen Campbell please click here.

How about trying a bit of Kuwaii with these fun ideas from How to Draw Really Cute Food by Angela Nguyen?


Purchase your copy of Angela's book for just £7.19, saving 20% on the rrp, by clicking here.


Enter our competition to paint cupcakes for your chance to win a set of books from Search Press and a one-year subscription to Cake magazine by clicking here. You even have the chance to try out the ideas below and paint your cupcakes from life - if you can keep them long enough that is!

Click here to enter.

Get Creative with Cake!

Brighten up your baking by making these surprisingly simple and wonderfully pleasing rainbow cupcakes. Click here to read more.

Watch the video below for ideas on how to pipe cupcakes

If cake decorating is something you'd like to learn more about take a look here for more tips and techniques.

Inspiration from the PO Gallery

Coffee and Sweets by Shirley May

Two Pink French Fancies by Joseph Broderick

One More Cup Before I Go by John Elliott

Vanilla and Chocolate by Thomas Habermann

Teacup on Tulip Pattern by Jenny Harris

Last piece of lemon Cake by Steve Strode

If you haven't signed up for a PaintersOnline account yet, click here to join us and start sharing your work in our free online gallery too!

Drink up and head back to marquee number 10 for more virtual festival fun by clicking here.