jammjenks Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 11:36pm
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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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jamiekwebb Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 11:44pm
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great.... thanks

CakeMommyTX Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 11:46pm
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Thank you, I know a lot of people will benefit from this tutorial!
And you did a great job explaining yourself.
Oh and I love your roller, it makes me feel better knowing I'm not the only one with stained rollers...lol
It's that red bc man gets me everytime!

jammjenks Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 11:48pm
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Originally Posted by CakeMommyTX

Thank you, I know a lot of people will benefit from this tutorial!
And you did a great job explaining yourself.
Oh and I love your roller, it makes me feel better knowing I'm not the only one with stained rollers...lol
It's that red bc man gets me everytime!




You know it! That roller used to be white. The first one I had started out yellow and turned pink like that after a very short time. I do a ton of bc cakes, so use it all. the. time.

lmay06 Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 12:03am
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please where did you get the foam paint roller from. Am in the uk please.

iwantcookies Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 12:05am
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awesome tutorial! thanks! will have to remember it for future use!

farmersdaughter4 Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 12:06am
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THANK YOU for the tutorial...you did a fantastic job! both in photos and explanation. I've heard about the roller method but have not purchased one...will now.

jammjenks Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 12:10am
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I got mine in the hardware section at Wal Mart. Imay06, do you have a walmart near you? If not, you can probably get one at any hardware store in the paint section.

tatorchip Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 12:24am
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Thank you so much, you did a great job with the tutorial. I also use the Melvira method, thanks again

cocobean Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 12:39am

Thanks so much for that Jam! I could have used that tutorial over a year ago. I made a cake for my son for his birthday. He is in the Army National Guard. My finished cake looked like your pic number 3! icon_cry.gif Kind of wormy.

Now I know what to do the next time. Thanks again! thumbs_up.gif

cakelass Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 12:40am

thank you, that is very nice of you to take the time to share!

cocobean Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 12:49am

...take a look at my sad cake! icon_cry.gif

It wont look like this next time! Thanks again!
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cocobean Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 12:50am

...take a look at my sad cake! icon_cry.gif

It wont look like this next time! Thanks again!
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jammjenks Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 12:54am

Aww, Cocobean. It doesn't look sad. I think it looks good. A roller would've smoothed it out, but it still looked good. thumbs_up.gif

Texas_Rose Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 1:11am
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Originally Posted by lmay06

please where did you get the foam paint roller from. Am in the uk please.





It's a high density foam roller from any hardware store icon_biggrin.gif

cylstrial Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 12:29pm

That is awesome JammJenks! Thanks for sharing!

crisseyann Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 1:41pm

Thanks for the tutorial! That would be really cool to do with bright tie-dye colors. icon_biggrin.gif

tony66 Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 3:11pm
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Originally Posted by lmay06

please where did you get the foam paint roller from. Am in the uk please.


Any of our DIY stores will have them, B&Q, Homebase, Wickes etc. Also look in Wilkinsons, pound shops etc.
Basically anywhere that sells paint should have these small rollers icon_smile.gif

TPACakeGirl Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 3:24pm

This is wonderful and easy to understand. Now, how do you do it with fondant?

lchris Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 3:31pm

That's exactly how I do it, except I'm a Viva gal!!

Everyone asks me how to do it, and I just say "Skill, people, skill"! If they only knew how easy.... icon_wink.gif

jammjenks Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 8:16pm
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Originally Posted by lchris

That's exactly how I do it, except I'm a Viva gal!!

Everyone asks me how to do it, and I just say "Skill, people, skill"! If they only knew how easy.... icon_wink.gif




I know! When a customer comes by, I always make sure my paint roller is out of sight. icon_lol.gif

confectionsofahousewife Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 1:40pm

This is great! I have had no occasion to make a camouflage cake yet glad I have a reference for how to do it! It also makes me want to try melvira. I'm going to get a paint roller today! I've only ever used viva. Thanks again!

Uniqueask Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 2:18pm

Thank you for this great tutorial

jamiekwebb Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 2:33pm

Did this the other day with viva and it turned out beautiful.

crazydoglady Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 3:04pm

this is an ingenious method. i agree with crisseyann, it would be fun to do a tie-dye cake.

MARYNES Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 4:37pm

Thank you for this tutorial, it is very well explained but I'd like to know what you use as crumbcoat? it does'nt look as buttercream to me.

Thank you again??

jammjenks Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 4:45pm
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Originally Posted by MARYNES

Thank you for this tutorial, it is very well explained but I'd like to know what you use as crumbcoat? it does'nt look as buttercream to me.

Thank you again??




It is buttercream...just a VERY thin layer of it. I normally don't even crumbcoat this type of cake, but the camo colors need something to stick to.

MrsMabe Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 9:44pm

Wonderful! Thank you so much for posting this!! When most of your clientele are military spouses, knowing how to do camo is very important!!

andpotts Posted 3 Jan 2010 , 3:40am

This is an outstanding picture tutorial, thank you! Sometimes something that seems simple is one of the hardest to acheive when you are standing there with your icing bags in hand, this is a huge help!

ckckhome Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 7:51am

Thank you for this great tutorial gives me the incentive to try a military theme cake.

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