How to draw a birthday cake using the keyboard

Show off your design skills by creating a birthday cake design to send to somebody celebrating a birthday. Take advantage of the computer keyboard to make personal and creative designs, such as a six-layer cake. The design can be sent through e-mail, texting or social media by creating the cake and either attaching it as a document or typing directly into a text box.

Click in the document or text box at the spot where you want to place the cake.

Type "-------- , , , , --------" and press the "Enter" key.

Type "------ |-|-|-| ------" and press the "Enter" key.

Type "-----| Happy |-----" and press the "Enter" key.

Type "----| Birthday |----" and press the "Enter" key.

Type "---|*__*|---" and press the "Enter" key. You can also put a name inside the cake instead of just a layer. For example, "---|*Chris|---".

Type "--|*****|--" and press the "Enter" key. The cake is complete.


The cake should line up without leaning to one side. Add your own figures to the cake; however, be sure to remove the figures you are replacing so the cake will align properly.

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Tabitha Harwell has been writing since 2008, with articles appearing in local publications and various websites. Her background includes a career in the fashion and beauty industry. Harwell holds a Bachelor of Arts in public relations.