Illustrator Cake Robinson Takes the Cake
Words by Danielle Irene
Published Dec. 14, 2018
Big, bold, and beautiful. There is no other way to describe Cake Robinson.
The 20-year-old illustrator is currently attending art school in Massachusetts at the Montserrat College of Art. Robinson’s signature is their sweets-themed art, often featuring a variety of sprinkles, treats, and party favors that may remind you of a childhood birthday. The theme is consistent throughout their work, but it doesn’t close the door to creativity—it opens it, and out wafts an aroma that is bound to lead you over to their work.
Though their current environment adds some icing to the cake, Robinson’s creative confectionery has been baking in the oven long before art school. “As cliché as it sounds, I’ve always gravitated towards art and started drawing from a pretty early age,” the budding artist explained. But at the time, art was just an abstraction not fully understood by child Robinson. However, over time, things changed. The artist grew.
“At some point in middle school, I had decided that art was something I wanted to start taking seriously and what I had wanted to do with my life,” Robinson elaborated. “Because while most of my interests came and went, art was the one thing I had been consistently passionate about.”
A key staple of the illustrator’s work is their use of enticing, vibrant colors with a sprinkle of pastels; specifically, purples and pinks.
Robinson is far from done with this cake they’ve been making. They work every day to add new ingredients, decor, and flavors. They acknowledge the process can be exhausting and you’re more than likely to get a little flour on your apron, but Robinson promises that as long as you stick to your personal recipe—that is, trust the process—it’ll all be worth it.
Robinson’s art is fun, but still incredibly meaningful. If you’re in the mood for some art you can enjoy no matter what kind of day you’re having, Robinson takes the cake.
See the rest of the articles from issue four here.