When you’re known to be a good baker, and your best friend is planning a redneck themed birthday party, of course you’re going to be making a camo cake.
To Pinterest I went in search of some tips and tricks to making a camo patterned cake. I had seen it done before, as well as tie-dye, zebra, rainbow, and all sorts of mixed color cakes. The questions was; how difficult were they and did they really turn out looking as awesome as the pictures?
Well thankfully Pinterest did not disappoint and I found lots of tips and tricks, which I pieced together to make my own cake.
The main idea of making a camo cake is to have about 4 different colors of batter, then drop them by large spoonfuls into the cake pan to get the desired pattern. Most tutorials seemed to recommend using a yellow or white cake and dividing the batter into 4ths. One to stay white, one to be dark green, one light green, and one dark brown.
Since I am not a huge fan of using excessive food coloring, and because dark color food coloring is always messy, I decided to make more of a marble cake and using a chocolate batter for the brown section. So my final battery product was half a chocolate cake as is, half tinted with green (to make dark green), half a yellow cake left as is, and half a yellow cake tinted light green.
I was little skeptical of how it would bake; wondering if the colors would all run together while it was in the oven. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it came out smelling delicious and looking camo!
For the final redneck theme touches I frosted the cake with a traditional white buttercream. I also tried out Wilton’s spray-able food colorings (Click here for the product ) to make an American Flag design on top. The spray color was a little cumbersome as it was hard to control exactly where the color went. With a little help from Momma Bunni, I used wax paper to make a sort of stencil for the spraying.
All in all, for a first attempt on a camo cake and spray color decoration, I was very pleased with the result. I got rave reviews on the cake as it was perfectly in theme for the party, and of course delicious!
Stay tuned for recipes and baking tips!