sara28 Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 5:25am
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I am doing my daughters 7th bday cake and was wanting to do it in pink camo but don't have a clue how it is done. Can anyone give help me out?

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bcake1960 Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 5:35am
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Sure can! If you pm your email to me I will send you a picture tutorial..
I made it last Month and Boy it has come in handy I have given it to quite a few people.. and I would be glad to share it with you.. It showes step be step. icon_smile.gif

SugarFrosted Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 5:41am
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I do camo cakes a lot and have done a few in girly colors...it's pretty simple. I outline random shapes, using 3 or 4 colors, with tip 3, making sure the colors are well spaced. Then I fill in with tip 16 stars, or tip 7 piping ( then smoothing with Viva.) Here is an example of what it looks like:
http://www.sugarfrosted.com/displayimage.php?pos=-729
Click the picture to enlarge it to see the details better.

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scionmom Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 2:58pm
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I did one a couple weeks ago for my son, not the girly colors those. But I did exactly like sugarfrosted said, pipe the design, fill in with your color and smooth with viva. I have the pic in my gallery... GOOD LUCK!

sarkee Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 3:11pm
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Suagr-frosted.....got a question......
You piped the edges then filled with stars, I get that. You smoothed it using the Viva method? Did you just push it down a bit with the Viva, not completely smooth? Love it by the way......Can't wait to try this.

Loucinda Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 3:14pm
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I do it the same way, only I don't take the time to star tip it. I use a tip 5, draw out the outlines, and then use the same tip to "fill in" - just keep going in circles till it is all filled with icing, then smooth with the Viva. I do all I can to avoid using the star tip, that thing wears my hand out!

sarkee Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 3:43pm
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I agree with the star tip idea. I hate a star tip.....thanks. I have done the "fill in" with just a tip and it worked fine, just wanted to make sure I understood. I'm still learning and won't to do it the smartest way not the hardest. thanks again for anyone who has ever helped me.....

SugarFrosted Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 8:10pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sarkee

Suagr-frosted.....got a question......
You piped the edges then filled with stars, I get that. You smoothed it using the Viva method? Did you just push it down a bit with the Viva, not completely smooth? Love it by the way......Can't wait to try this.




Quote:
Originally Posted by SugarFrosted

I do camo cakes a lot and have done a few in girly colors...it's pretty simple. I outline random shapes, using 3 or 4 colors, with tip 3, making sure the colors are well spaced. Then I fill in with tip 16 stars, or tip 7 piping ( then smoothing with Viva.)




As stated in my description, I have done this cake TWO different ways:
1.Outline and fill with stars, then do the border.
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2.Outline and pipe/fill using tip 7, then I smooth with a Viva towel, then do the border.
I never smooth the stars with the Viva.
What would be the point of going to the trouble of doing all the stars if I was gonna smoosh them down?
Btw, I know a lot of people hate doing stars, but I have never had a problem. It's just one way to do stuff. Lots of different ways to get a design on a cake.

I have not done the girly camo in the piped way. Here is an example of regular camo done in the smooth way on an airplane:
http://www.sugarfrosted.com/displayimage.php?pos=-566

sarkee Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 8:23pm
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thanks sugar-frosted.....I didn't see the point in smooshing stars wither, but you never know. Thanks again!

Loucinda Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 8:24pm

Sugarfrosted - yes, that is exactly how mine look when done with the round tip. Works like a charm. Very cool airplane!

I agree with the star tip thing, there are sometimes when it works for a certain design, I just prefer not to do them (I have carpal tunnel setting in here) those repetative motions are a killer.

mia-carroll Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 6:13pm

AI really like that idea but i wanted to do my daughters with two colors of pink and brown...now could i just replace the purple with brown?

Rosie93095 Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 7:45pm
This was originally posted by jammjenks on another thread.  Just use the 2 shades of pink and 2 shades of brownicon_smile.gif
 
 
I had to do a camouflage (sp?) pattern today on part of a cake, so I thought I'd take pictures along the way. I see a lot of posts asking how to do camo in bc and I thought it may help someone else to see a visual.

Hope you understand what I mean in the pictures. Sometimes I don't excel at explaining myself.
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MBalaska Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 9:24pm

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Originally Posted by Loucinda 
I agree with the star tip thing, there are sometimes when it works for a certain design, I just prefer not to do them (I have carpal tunnel setting in here) those repetative motions are a killer.

Loucinda:  Buy the triple star tip, cut your work into a third of the squeezes. 

MBalaska Posted 27 Aug 2013 , 9:30pm

Rosie93095:  Great photo tutorial...Thanks.  There are also plastic press-on (texture sheets) guides for 'cammo' designs in two sizes.

ps: your neat consistent borders are something I wish I could make.

countrymom Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 4:54pm

AI like the roller idea, I wonder what type of roller it is though...I think it would have to be a special one that didn't leave a rough mark on the bc.

remnant3333 Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 5:21pm

Hey, thanks for the camo design tutorial!!! Very cool and looks pretty easy to do!!! You people rock!!!!!

Rosie93095 Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 8:40pm

It is a high density paint roller I get from Lowes.. Just wash with hot water and let dry completely before using on icing.

MBalaska Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 10:24pm

After reading the camo cake tutorial I went to town.  It was like a Twilight Zone experience, as it's 'fall' it's hunting season and men, women & children and their vehicles were camo...... shirts, pants, hats. surrounded by camo...... usually don't pay much attention to it.

These cakes & cookies you guys have made are great!!  any color any shape any size cake or cookie-- cool.

NDNlady Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 1:18am

ACould you send me the picture tutorial as well??

Rosie93095 Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 1:33am

check page 1 of this post.

MBalaska Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 3:35am

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Originally Posted by countrymom 

I like the roller idea, I wonder what type of roller it is though...I think it would have to be a special one that didn't leave a rough mark on the bc.

The roller is 'High Density Foam'

NoahP Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 4:40am

Sanitized high density paint rollers (available at Walmart) are your friend!  No specific tip needed.  Just pipe in random shapes for the camo, regardless of colors, and then roll them smooth!

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