How To: Bake a Camo Cake

Ever since we introduced you guys to these camo wedding cakes, we’ve been bombarded with requests of those who want to copy those designs for their own parties. And while we can’t claim to be experts on the art of cake decorating, we sure feel like we’ve gathered some beginner-friendly tricks and tips so you can create your own camouflage masterpiece!

Need some treats for your next get together? Try camo cupcakes.

Prepare a white batter cake mix and separate batter equally into three bowls

  1. Add food coloring to create three colors: light green, dark green and brown.
  2. Pour 1 tbsp of each color into every cupcake liner.
  3. Gently swirl the three colors together a bit.
  4. Bake according to the box, and frost once they’re cool.

Recipe and photo via Cookies and Cups. For step-by-step photos, check out her site.

If you want to get really camo-crazed, go for a patterned cupcake liner, too. You can find these in your local party stores, or online: ($3.10 for a pack of 27) ($4.95 for a pack of 50)

For more formal occasions, go all-out with a special tiered camouflage cake.

Cake photo credit

  1. Prepare your cake layers using the same technique outlined in the steps above.
  2. Mix a large batch of buttercream frosting and separate into four bowls.
  3. Add food coloring to each bowl to create  brown, yellow, dark green and light green.
  4. For each frosting, fill a separate piping bag and pipe random camo designs over the entire cake.
  5. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes to allow the frosting to slightly harden.
  6. Use a 4” high-density foam roller and gently roll your frosting smooth.

For a more detailed recipe and photo play-by-play, check out this blog post.

If that seems too technical for your baking skills, there’s an easier alternative! You can print out an edible camo image and lay it over your cake. These sheets are made with vegetable-based dyes and paper and can even be ordered online at websites such as


Just download and send in one of these images along with your cake specifications to an image-printing website, and you can create a realistic camo-covered cake just like this!

On what occasions will you serve camouflage cake?

3 Comments on “How To: Bake a Camo Cake

  1. My grandson will be five in February and he is set on a camo cake and his birthday party at the hunting club.He loves to hunt with his Grandpaw.I love to bake and I will be doing cupcakes for him.
    Thanks for the ideas!

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