How To Make a Camouflage Pattern Buttercream Cake

There seem to be a lot of posts asking how to do a camouflage print, so when I had to do camouflage on part of a cake today, I figured I’d take some photos along the way and pass on my method. It’s a great pattern to learn since it’s so versatile and can be used on a large variety of cakes, including those with a military or camping theme and of course the recently popular Duck Dynasty cakes!

Camo Cake Tutorial

Cake Decorating Supplies:



Step 1: Fill 4 piping bags with the colors you want your camouflage to be.


Step 2: Crumb coat the cake. If you are only adding camouflage to the sides of the cake, make sure to have the top of your cake frosted in buttercream smoothly up to the edges.


Step 3: Pipe the frosting into abstract shapes, taking care not to have the same color touching itself.


Step 4:  Ensure that the sides are completely covered with frosting.


Step 5: Using a high density foam roller, smooth the frosting by pressing gently as you roll along the sides.



 Step 6: Finish off the design with a simple buttercream shell border, or a fancy over-piped double reverse shell border.

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14 Responses to “How To Make a Camouflage Pattern Buttercream Cake”

    • Buttercream crusts over if you let it sit at room temp for a bit. Once it does this you can either use that roller, or put the smooth side of the Viva paper towel on top of the frosting, and gently rub the buttercream on top of the paper towel to smooth out the buttercream underneath. Kinda like you would fondant.

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