Army Camouflage On Cake?

Decorating By cupcakesnbuttercream Updated 10 May 2011 , 8:53pm by cupcakesnbuttercream

cupcakesnbuttercream Posted 10 May 2011 , 6:15pm
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I have a small cake due tonite, for a soldier's homecoming.
The cake is to have a camouflage pattern all over and a flag draped across the top.
Originally, I figured I would use my airbrush....BUT...now I'm second guessing this, since the ACU's (uniforms) are a digi-print now.

What's the best way for me to achieve this look on a cake?

(I would have used my EI printer, but I'm not sure whats wrong with it, the paper wont load correctly.)

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Allidsk8 Posted 10 May 2011 , 6:32pm
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I followed instructions I found on here for buttercream and a high density foam paint roller. I know it sounds crazy, but it worked really well!!!

shaekae81 Posted 10 May 2011 , 7:09pm
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I would think the digital pattern would be extremely difficult to duplicate. Are you dead set on making it the digi pattern or would something like this http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2025703 work?

brown_suga Posted 10 May 2011 , 7:23pm
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I did these camouflage cupcakes a while back. I just colored my fondant in various colors rolled out the main color, then made small "snakes" of the accent colors and layer those on top. Then I rolled it all out to be one seamless piece.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1969069

cupcakesnbuttercream Posted 10 May 2011 , 7:31pm
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Wow, thanks so much! That looks really good. Can I find that kind of paint roller anywhere?

cupcakesnbuttercream Posted 10 May 2011 , 7:36pm
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Originally Posted by shaekae81

I would think the digital pattern would be extremely difficult to duplicate. Are you dead set on making it the digi pattern or would something like this http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2025703 work?




The wife requested camouflage. Even though she did not specify, I am also an Army wife and I guess, to me, it 'makes sense' to do the digi-print, since that is the current uniform. The other pattern IS easier, but also outdated.

Allidsk8 Posted 10 May 2011 , 7:38pm
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No problem. I did it last year for a friend and it was sooooo easy. You can get the rollers at Walmart in a multi pack.

Aurora_333 Posted 10 May 2011 , 7:43pm
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There is a picture in my photos that I used that method on, but I used a Viva paper towel to smooth it. Smooth it in sections because if you wait til the end to smooth, it will be to crusted and crack.

shaekae81 Posted 10 May 2011 , 8:08pm
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I am an army wife too ( icon_smile.gif )and wouldn't mind either pattern....lol Guess you might want to ask the customer!

If you do find a way to get the digital effect, can you post your link here? I'd love to see what you come up with!

shaekae81 Posted 10 May 2011 , 8:19pm
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trying to think of ways to accomplish the digital look...think you could cut small squares, lay them out (slightly overlapping or on top of another piece of rolled fondant) and then roll them together? i would think that might cause you to loose too much of the square shape though.....hmmmmm still thinking.....

maybe rolling it out in the "old" camo way and then texturizing it with a square pattern would be close.....

sandy99 Posted 10 May 2011 , 8:21pm
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http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1862058

for this cake i use marbled fondant

cupcakesnbuttercream Posted 10 May 2011 , 8:53pm
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Thanks Allidsk8 and Aurora_333

Shaekae81, awesome! I guess I'm a little anal about trying to 'get it right'.

I couldn't find much through Google, but I saw one person who did the digital pattern with a stencil she said she hand cut. I'm going to print out a pattern and try it myself.

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