Camo Cake

Decorating By auntmandys Updated 29 Apr 2010 , 1:33pm by auntmandys

auntmandys Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 10:57pm
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Ok, I have went around and around as to how I want to put a camo theme onto a baby shower cake. (It's for my hubbys old roomate they are having "daddy" a cookout) It's this Sunday. I have debated using leaf cutters etc. So I decided to humble myself and ask for "HELP!" What are my option here and what's the best one? Also, any ideas for the cake is great. I have free reign (which is sometimes bad cause I can't make my mind up!) and I need it for about 80 people but I can also fill in cake with cupcakes. Thanks!

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vickymacd Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 11:14pm
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Sorry, but my brain is fried since I have been working on a baby shower cake do-dads for over a month now, BUT...the first thing that came to my mind was the baby butt cake that is so popular on CC but make the diaper a camo design. I think that would look so cute and not overdone with the camo. Sorry, beyond that, my brain is gone.

chasebrad Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 11:15pm
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sharon of sugar shack has a great tutorial on her blog on making a camo hat....maybe some of those hints will help you.

http://sugaredblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/fondant-camo-hat.html

chellescountrycakes Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 3:58pm
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are you looking for actual hunting camo? like mossy oak and such? (some hunters are VERY specific and dont like the army camo with just differnt colors...)

I just did a cake, I hand painted the fondant. you can see it under my cakes. it was VERY easy. I am doing my son a hunting blind cake right now.


It turns out wonderful. I think the camo diaper would be cute. Because that is one of the main articles in the camo baby clothing line. ALL my kids had a wranger diaper cover in camo. even my daughter, hers had pink lace on it. icon_smile.gif

cakedesire Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 4:27pm
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Here is what I did for my in-laws; they are avide hunters and it had to be spot on when it came to the camo. Feel free to copy if its what your looking for, hth!
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1577049.html

auntmandys Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 6:10pm
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Sorry I should have specified, it is a hunting camo like mossy oak. But if I have to I can use the other one. I am going to check out your pic. Thanks so much!

chellescountrycakes Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 10:04pm
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AUnt Mandy's, thats what I thought- and cake desire is sooo right- avid hunters want their camo SPOT ON! and OMG that is the CUTEST cake cakedesire!! ADORABLE!!

Auntmandys, another thought, if you can get a camo pattern like in the stationary section, you can take it to walmart and have them copy it on their edible paper for 8-10.00. I almost had to do that, but was pretty happy with my handpainting.

Noone could actually belive it was cake, or edible. icon_smile.gif

JenniferAtwood Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 10:22pm
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This is mossyoak pattern bride brought in. I ran it on gumpaste through my edible printer. I did it for a friend a few years ago and now at least once a month, because the guys love that it is real camo.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1587558

This photo shows edible image sheets coving a cake, with differnt animal prints, you could do the same with camo.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1587540

auntmandys Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 1:08pm
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Jennifer,
That is awesome! I love it. I didn't know you could put gumpaste into an edible printer. Do you dry a sheet first? I don't have a printer, but now I want one more than ever! Thanks for the idea. I can't want to get a printer and try it!

JenniferAtwood Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 9:52pm
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Mandy,
We have been doing this for several years. A bakery in California showed this to us at a convention in 01 that we went to. They printed photos on gumpaste by using an edible printer. I thought it was a great idea. They used very thin sheets of plastic similar to the clear chopping boards you can find at walmart. I know that is not what they were, but that is what they reminded me of. We have tried several things, but find that heavy duty mylar works best. This is a product that we were using to masking designs when airbrushing.

auntmandys Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 2:27am
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Jennifer,
Sorry still a little confused. Do they roll out the gumpaste on these thin sheets of plastic? Is there a website they are ordered from. Better yet is there a tutorial. Sorry I am such a pain. I am very interested in this. I will post pics of the finished cake and cupcakes soon. Thanks to everyone!

JenniferAtwood Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 3:26am
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Mandy,
We use a sheeter and roll the gumpaste out on the sheets with that. We used to hand roll before we had a sheeter. When I get back to work I will look up where we get the sheets and message back.

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Jennifer,
Sorry still a little confused. Do they roll out the gumpaste on these thin sheets of plastic? Is there a website they are ordered from. Better yet is there a tutorial. Sorry I am such a pain. I am very interested in this. I will post pics of the finished cake and cupcakes soon. Thanks to everyone!


auntmandys Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 1:33pm
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I was going to do the rump cake, but I let all the camo stuff psych me out and I decided to cut a fondant onesie. I posted pics, with all the info. The cake batter is camo also. Everyone seemed to like the cake. I got a ton of compliments. Which lets face it always feels nice! Thanks so much for all your help. I love this website! I couldn't get the photos to attach. However, I uploaded them to the site about 10 minutes ago, so you can view them in my photos. Thanks!

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