How to draw a birthday cake using the keyboard

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How to draw a birthday cake using the keyboard
Send an electronic birthday cake. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

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.

Skill level:


  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

  6. 6

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

  7. 7

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

Tips and warnings

  • 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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