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Camo buttercream???

post #1 of 22
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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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post #2 of 22
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
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post #3 of 22
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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post #4 of 22
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!
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post #5 of 22
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.
post #6 of 22
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!
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post #7 of 22
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.....
post #8 of 22
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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.



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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
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post #9 of 22
thanks sugar-frosted.....I didn't see the point in smooshing stars wither, but you never know. Thanks again!
post #10 of 22
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.
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post #11 of 22
I 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?
post #12 of 22
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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post #13 of 22

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Originally Posted by Loucinda View Post
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. 

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post #14 of 22

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.

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post #15 of 22
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.
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