For my son’s 14th birthday, we had a small family gathering at home and I threw an Army Themed Party to celebrate. I decided to bake some camouflage cupcakes (always the easiest and quickest cakes to make for a celebration, especially since I was a pretty bad mum and left it to the last minute!)
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I did cheat on this one by using cake mix to make the cupcakes, but if you are a reader of The Purple Pumpkin Blog you know I can bake cupcakes just fine – check out my best vanilla cupcakes recipe!
To make these camo cupcakes I took a box of white cake mix and prepared it as instructed on the pack, and then coloured half of it green. I know the green isn’t quite right, but it’s all I had as I couldn’t find my dark green colour paste. I then took a box of chocolate cake mix and prepared that as instructed.
I put blobs of each into cupcake cases and bake for 20 minutes…
This is how they turned out – some better than others!
And, o.m.g…one turned out looking like a dolphin!!!!!!
With the cupcakes all made and cooled I then iced them using store bought buttercream in white and chocolate – colouring some of the white icing green. I then smoothed over some of each colour icing, sprinkled on some chocolate sprinkles for dirt and added a cupcake topper (which I designed) and a little green army man. I think, for a last minute jobbie, they came out awesome!
I placed each cupcake into the camo cupcake wrappers I made and they were good to go!
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