Camo Cake

This is great for military or hunting. If you want to make it feminine you can use purple, teal, pink and white. I don’t like fondant, but camo needs to be smooth. Four colors (including your white) works great and you must use a crusting buttercream for the frosting. See my recipe here. This would work for a tie-dye look as well. For the cake, make four equal colors (you can mix chocolate and vanilla flavors too–get creative). Plop the cake mix by spoonfuls into your prepared pan and don’t mix. It’s random and fool-proof. I used Wilton Brown for the off white and brown colors, Juniper Green and Black. You can also use a VIVA paper towels to smooth instead of a paint roller, but it must be VIVA  brand. I ordered the Army edible from cakes.com and had the Army men. I used dog tags but I’ve seen edible dog tags as well.

After your cake cools and has a set crumb coat, it’s time for the fun. You can pipe or just squirt out of a ziplock with the end nipped off. Bag your 4 equal frosting colors. Randomly pipe the frosting on your cake. When you are finished, use a clean foam paint roller and you have a perfectly smooth, camo cake!

After your crumb coat, start randomly piping!
After your crumb coat, start randomly piping!
Sides too!
Sides too!
Make sure you fill the spaces.
Make sure you fill the spaces.
"paint" your cake--start with the sides and roll up and then smooth the top.
“paint” your cake–start with the sides and roll up and then smooth the top.
Whoohoo!
Whoohoo!
Finishing touches
Finishing touches
So easy!
So easy!

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