ok so i got an order for a grooms cake and they want it to be camouflage i have no idea where to begin decorating a cake like that. i was thinking about it last night and the only thing i could think of was to make big blobs of the icing everywhere and then smooth it out, would that work? can someone please give me so pointers i would love and advise at all
Be sure to check out some of the camo cakes in the pics here, there are some fantastic ones. I think I have seen airbrushed, piped, fondant and smooth iced, and all were great!
Good luck! I am sure someone will know more, just wanted to give you a bump too!
thanks so much i am just stumped on how to do this cake lol i looked at some of the cakes can wow theses cakes are all awesome! hope i can make it look the way they want
Here's a camo grooms cake I made for my hunting nephew a few years ago:
I colored several camo colors of fondant, I placed blobs as you call it next to each other and rolled it out together into a smooth sheet with a rolling pin.
I have seen people do a similar thing with buttercream and then smooth with the Melvira method (it has directions here at Cake central).
Let me know if you have questions.
Well, I didn't make a camo cake, but I did do about 150 camo cupcakes! I pretty much just smoothed out a "glob" of icing in a rough pattern, then smoothed it all together, finally gave it a little airbrush in the different colors to set it a little more. I thought they turned out ok, everyone else liked them. I used DH's BDU's as a guide though. It might help to have an actual piece of camo in front of you as a guide.
Here is a pic of my camo cake I did.. they are fun to do.. you start with3 or 4 colors in bags witha tip 4 or 5 round hole in each or exchange with each color. outline with a color and fil in using hole tip.. do 3 or 4 colors then smooth with a fondant smoother and Viva paper towel work in about 5"' sections then smooth.. It goes pretty fast when you get the hang of it..
thank u all so much for the help i feel a little better about making it now lol..... i think i will try a couple practice cakes before the big one to see what method i feel better working with thanks again.
This decorator has great examples of camo right on her first page (Flickr)...scroll down. I love the cupcakes...and I mean the actual cupcakes, LOL...not the boobs.
here's the camo cake I did. I did it like bcake Got my icing all in bags with no icing tip at all, actually, just a corner snipped out. I outlined my "blob", then filled in, did the whole cake that way, then let it crust and smoothed it with my roller It was pretty fun and fast and I would do it again!
I usually dont like camo cakes, but yours really turned out great!!!!
I love it!
Hey thanks! For having to put a grenade on a cake, I think it turned out ok. The birthday boy wanted a gun, but I kinda passed on that idea and came up w/ the grenade instead, haha. (it's all bc)
thank u all so much for the pointers i think i feel more confident about making this cake . I LOVE CAKECENTRAL IT ROCKS!!!!!
I just did this one for my nephews..
it was fun and easy. I just outlined each section, filled in with BC then when it was all done I smoothed the top over with a foam roller. HTH
I've got a couple in my pics. I just did the blobs of icing and let the crust and them smoothed them with a viva. I think it's really easy to do it that way and it looks great. I also did it once where I iced the cake in the dark green and then did streaks of the other colors and hot knifed the sides. It was a different look, but still cool.
Here in Arkansas, the land of hunting and fishing (and rednecks ) I have done a bunch of camo cakes over the years. The most popular is a camo background with a dogtag lying on it. I dunno why....
You could write whatever you want on the dogtag. Here's a link to the search results on my website:
Wow! there are some stunning camo cakes here!
Thanks for all the tips, good to know for future reference.
Reading how easy and fun everyone says it is, makes me want to try one!
doitallmom you are so right there!]Have 2 orders for today and none of them are "camo cakes"