This weekend is Ben’s birthday. For his birthday, I made some seriously awesome camo cupcakes! It was a little time consuming, but over all, it was pretty easy! I’m going to share the tutorial with you today! (Inspired by this post)
I started out with 2 box mixes, one chocolate, one white.
Divide the batter into 4 bowls.
1: White batter.
2: White batter with green food coloring and a dash of chocolate batter.
3: Equal parts chocolate and white batter.
4: Chocolate batter.
Mix the different batters together until you get the colors you want. I ended up with a lot more chocolate batter than the rest of the colors, but I ended up making a few plain chocolate cupcakes to use it up.
Line a cupcake tin with paper liners.
For the batter, you can either use spoons and dump little blobs of each color into each wrapper, or you can get fancy and use pastry bags. I chose to get fancy with bags. It makes filling the cupcakes tins a little easier and a little less messy.
Just drop a bunch of blogs in each wrapper until they’re all about 3/4 of the way full. Bake according to the directions on the box.
Once the cupcakes are done baking, pop them out of the tins so they can start cooling.
I used this recipe for icing.
Diving the icing into 3 bowls. Keep one batch white/ivory. The other bowl you will add a little bit of green food coloring and a little bit of cocoa powder until it’s the desired color. The last bowl you will add cocoa powder until it’s the desired color brown.
For the fancy swirled icing, take 3 pastry bags. Fill each bag with it’s own color of icing. Take all 3 bags and put them into 1 larger bag with a start tip in it. It will look something like this.
Pipe a swirl onto the tops, and you’re done!
Little soldiers, all lined up.
And a special little thank you to all my Redditors. Thanks for all the nice comments and I hope you find the tutorial useful!