I started with a double layer chocolate cake which I covered with vanilla buttercream. I lightly sketched out van Gogh's Starry Night with a toothpick on top.
I started filling in colours with a round tip. I did three shades of blue...
...and two shades of yellow.
The sky was fun but then there were the mountains and houses to do too. Oh my!
The tree was piped in very dark green with chocolate added.
I did some white highlights to really make the sky swirl. The little town below has a few yellow lights on in those teeny houses. Van Gogh's loose painting style really lent itself to buttercream...it was just like painting on canvas except it was cake.