Help With Camo Cake!!! Please!!!!!!

Decorating By hopeysanders Updated 10 Apr 2011 , 8:48pm by hopeysanders

hopeysanders Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 1:42pm
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can someone tell me how to do a camouflage cake out of butter cream icing????? a tutorial would be great. i have never done anything camo before :{ THANKS

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kimkake Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 2:06pm
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I just finished one today - sorry, didn't take pictures along the way. If you do the Viva smooth method - it is quite easy. I color 3 bowls of frosting - 1 black, 1 brown, and 1 army green. Then with my spatula I make black ovals or misshaped circles all over the cake, then brown and fill in with green - then smooth it out with the papertowel - it actually looks quiet good - and it always leaves the customer asking - how did you frost that smooth with different colors!!

sechrestloans Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 2:31pm
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the camo cake in my pics I used 4 different colored buttercreams and piped them using a #10 tip in different shapes. Then I let it crust up and used the Melvira roller method to smooth. actually it was one of the easiest cakes to smooth and frost...

sarkee Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 2:35pm
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I have done a few camo cakes. 2 are in my pics, one with football on top and one with blaze orange balls around it. On the football one I used a #10 tip, but on the blaze orange one I used #18. Filled in the entire cake w/ the colors I choose to use then used a Viva paper towel to smooth out. I agree with other post.....very easy. There really isn't a right or wrong. HTH

nettemc Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 2:48pm
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I did the exact same thing...i used 4 different colors using a #10 tip..and then smoothed with a viva papertowel

CakeCrystals Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 2:55pm
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the tutorial for doing the camo effect is here on CC. I'll try to locate it.

jammjenks Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 3:26pm
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You beat me to it. icon_smile.gif

I was going to post that link. I did it a while back and use this technique all the time.

CakeCrystals Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 3:28pm
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It was your cake that I found the link on. icon_biggrin.gif You cake look great BTW. thumbs_up.gif

hopeysanders Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 5:16pm
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thank you everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CakeCrystals Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 8:53pm
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Originally Posted by jammjenks

You beat me to it. icon_smile.gif

I was going to post that link. I did it a while back and use this technique all the time.

lol I didn't mean to beat you to it. But if it wasn't for you doing a great job on your cake, I wouldn't have know where to look. Keep up the good work jammjenks thumbs_up.gif

hopeysanders Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 8:48pm
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THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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