To all the folks that have made a camo cake in BC.
Do you ice the cake first, then pipe the different color technique, then viva?
Just seems like the icing will be uneven if I don't ice completly first.
I've made 2 buttercream camo cakes. I do not ice first. I just have 4 bags of colored icing ready to go and squeeze fast. If I need to smooth parts out as I go along, I use a spatula. You just have to go pretty quickly. BUT, if you can't get the whole cake covered before the icing dries, I would imagine you can Viva the crusted parts only...a little at a time, instead of the whole cake at once.
It's really not hard. I was a little intimidated about doing it at first, but found it was much eassier than I thought it would be!
Here are my two camos. I made the tank one first. The square was after I had a little more experience.