Camouflage Cupcakes – Tutorial!

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!


271 thoughts on “Camouflage Cupcakes – Tutorial!

  1. My husband found this picture somewhere and showed them to me. Then he said I bet you can’t make them. After a little research I have found the source of the picture. Thank you for sharing this information. Can’t wait to make them and prove him wrong. Lol.

  2. Using this idea for a “Hillbilly” party this upcoming weekend. Genius idea, thank you!! I hope mine get half as good as yours!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Thank you for this fanTABulous idea. Our neighbor is a US Marine and is working with the Wounded Warrior group. His birthday is coming up in a week. I’ll make these for him and make enough for him to take into work to share. I’ll be they get a LARGE CHARGE out of them. Once again, THANK YOU! CHEERS, CC

  4. My son is a senior in college and lives in a house with 3 other avid hunters!! College begins in a few weeks and I always bring them a homecooked “Mom” meal. These are just the most amazing thing I have ever seen and can’t wait to bring them to them!!! Thanks so much–oh and the joke between my son and I is that I buy him anything “camo” that I find–this one just takes the cake:):):):)

  5. These cupcakes are awesome!! I am planning on making these for my son’s 7th birthday party this weekend. I did have a question about the dye you used for the batter and icing. I am afraid my colors will not turn out as good as yours. 🙂

  6. I just made these and they turned out great. Thank you for posting!!
    Also, what type of piping bags are those in the pictures?? They look textured. I’ve searched the web but can’t seem to find them.
    Thanks again!

  7. I took this idea and tweaked it for my daughter. I make pink camo cupcakes for her birthday yesterday! The were fun to make and they were a big hit. Everyone loved them!! Thanks for the awesome idea!! 😀

  8. I just know my son will LOVE these for his 16th! I plan to make them for the whole football team, since his birthday falls on a football practice/feeding night! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. These are AWESOME! I will be making them and putting them in the ‘homecoming goodie bags’ for all my husbands Marines when they return stateside! Perfect! Yeah! Thank you!

  11. Red food color in the white cake mix makes pink for those beautiful camo girls! If you use yellow cake mix instead of white, add some red to the yellow and you have orange! We just made them for my daughters 21st birthday party! I’m sure she’s going to love them when she sees them! Also red in the white icing mix makes pink.

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  13. These came out awesome. It was a prefect time to make them being it was our local festival. The Duck Festival. So the camouflage was perfect. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea.

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  15. Just made these for my nephews birthday tomorrow! Had a great time making them so thanks v much for a great tutorial. I’ll be adding tiny toy soldiers too!

  16. I plan on making these this weekend for my son’s birthday. I searched online and yours were hands down the nicest looking. Can you tell me how many cupcakes were made? 12 or 24?

  17. This is such a great idea – and my son’s birthday is this weekend – a paintball party so this will go great for that! It’s very similar to the hippy party we had for my daughter this year – using different colors for a tye-dyed effect!

  18. I found these on pinterest I only have girls and have made plenty if girly cakes. I cant wait to make these for my 5 yr. old nephew!

  19. These cupcakes are awesome looking !!!!!! What a great idea ! I love how you put the batter into separate bags for easier filling . Brilliant !!!!!

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  21. These look amazing! My brothers birthday is coming up and he’s about to be deployed just after his birthday so this is going to be my present to him 🙂

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  23. My grandson Noah, is planning on going into the Army, when he graduates at the end of this year. I am going to do these for his going away party. Just to be perfectly clear, I am not fond of the idea of him going into the service.

  24. Going to make these for my husband’s shop! As he’s a Marine, he LOVED the idea of a camo cupcake and asked me to make them. Can’t wait to try it 🙂

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  26. Oh my thank you SOOOOO much for posting this. I was making planning on making regular cupcakes for a friend’s child’s bday until I saw these.. And of course his whole party is Army themed. I haven’t frosted them yet but I just can’t get iver how awesome they look!! I’m hoping to maybe concoct some pink camo cupcakes for my aunts Breast Cancer fundraiser! Thank you so much again!!!

  27. My daughter has always loved camo! She is going to be 13 and will love this! Her father served in the Army and died 10 years ago this coming January. Thank You.

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