Camo Cupcakes

9 Jun

A couple of months ago I rotated out of my old program at work. There were also a few new people who had rotated in, so our team decided to have a celebratory cook out : ).  I’m typically in charge of bringing dessert to our cook outs, so I decided to make cupcakes.  Because I work for the military, I wanted to do something fun and themed, so I decided to make some camo cupcakes!  This was super easy, and looked really neat, let’s begin!

Cupcake Ingredients

Your favorite vanilla cake recipe (such as the a vanilla 1234 cake)
Your favorite chocolate cake recipe
Green food coloring

For the frosting I used my basic buttercream recipe which you can find here.

Begin by making your cake batter.  You’ll need to divide your vanilla batter in half, coloring one half a light green, and the other half a dark green.

1-IMG_2585

1-IMG_2587

Line your cupcake tin, and begin pouring your batter in with spoons.  You’ll want to put a bit of each color in a random pattern to achieve a “camo” effect. I did 1-2 layers of this till the liners were filled about 2/3 of the way.

1-IMG_2589

When they’re done, they’ll look like this : )!

1-IMG_2602

Next, prepare your buttercream, and use food coloring to create some different colors.  I made green, brown, and a khaki/cream colored buttercream.

1-IMG_2596

So this is where you get a bit fancy!  First begin by putting each buttercream in its own piping bag.  Snip the tips off, and then place them in another piping bag which should have whatever piping tip you’re going to use (I like to use Wilton’s M 1 decorating tip).

1-IMG_2598

1-IMG_2600

Now, start piping!  You’ll get this really awesome color blended effect!

1-IMG_2609

1-IMG_2615

1-IMG_2605

1-IMG_2606

1-IMG_2621

So there you go, a super easy way to blend colors with frosting!  I think this would be pretty neat to try with a bunch of color combinations, I hope you guys go out and try it! Thanks for reading, and happy Baking!

– Nikki

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: