We recently celebrated my son’s birthday. He has many interests, and one is a love of camouflage. My son wears camo clothing and gear such as backpacks, messenger bags, and water bottle holders. He even has a camo swim bag and swim suit. Due to this love, I really wanted to try my hand at camo cupcakes like I had seen on Pinterest. The ones I found used both a chocolate and white cake mix, and while they look great, I just didn’t want to have that much cake around (I didn’t need 48 cupcakes in the house!). While these are a little work, they turned out looking and tasting wonderful. They were a big hit with everyone, especially my son.
I used a white cake mix to start and divided the batter into four bowls. Then I added Wilton icing color to each: black, brown, copper and green (with a little brown to make it a deeper shade). Once the batter is ready, spoon ½ tablespoon of each color into the cupcake tin for all 24 cupcakes. I then finished off the batter by adding one tablespoon of one color to each cake tin. The result is that each cake is a little different and has four colors and appears in a camouflage pattern. I really liked the look.
For the frosting, I made three kinds of buttercream. I made vanilla and used green icing color. I also made peanut butter buttercream and chocolate buttercream. Each icing is spooned into its own icing bag, then I cut the end of the bag and inserted all three into one larger icing bag, making sure the ends met near the tip. I then piped the frosting by squeezing the icing bag as you normally do, but the result is a swirl of all three colors.
The camo cupcakes look amazing both in the frosting and in the cake. The combination of the peanut butter, vanilla and chocolate frosting with the vanilla cake was delicious. These are a wonderful option for a Toy Story Green Army Men party. They would also work well for themes such as camping, video games like Call of Duty, hunting, lumberjack or patriotic events celebrating our brave men and women of the military. You could also change up the colors to have blue camo or pink or whatever suits your event. I would love to see some of the results you come up with so please post in the comments. Enjoy!
Camo Cupcakes Recipe
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