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post #1 of 21
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ok so i got an order for a grooms cake and they want it to be camouflage i have no idea where to begin decorating a cake like that. i was thinking about it last night and the only thing i could think of was to make big blobs of the icing everywhere and then smooth it out, would that work? can someone please give me so pointers i would love and advise at all
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alisha
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post #2 of 21
Be sure to check out some of the camo cakes in the pics here, there are some fantastic ones. I think I have seen airbrushed, piped, fondant and smooth iced, and all were great!
Good luck! I am sure someone will know more, just wanted to give you a bump too!
post #3 of 21
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thanks so much i am just stumped on how to do this cake lol i looked at some of the cakes can wow theses cakes are all awesome! hope i can make it look the way they want
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post #4 of 21
Here's a camo grooms cake I made for my hunting nephew a few years ago:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=85093

I colored several camo colors of fondant, I placed blobs as you call it next to each other and rolled it out together into a smooth sheet with a rolling pin.

I have seen people do a similar thing with buttercream and then smooth with the Melvira method (it has directions here at Cake central).

Let me know if you have questions.
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post #5 of 21
Well, I didn't make a camo cake, but I did do about 150 camo cupcakes! I pretty much just smoothed out a "glob" of icing in a rough pattern, then smoothed it all together, finally gave it a little airbrush in the different colors to set it a little more. I thought they turned out ok, everyone else liked them. I used DH's BDU's as a guide though. It might help to have an actual piece of camo in front of you as a guide.
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post #6 of 21
Here is a pic of my camo cake I did.. they are fun to do.. you start with3 or 4 colors in bags witha tip 4 or 5 round hole in each or exchange with each color. outline with a color and fil in using hole tip.. do 3 or 4 colors then smooth with a fondant smoother and Viva paper towel work in about 5"' sections then smooth.. It goes pretty fast when you get the hang of it..
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post #7 of 21
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thank u all so much for the help i feel a little better about making it now lol..... i think i will try a couple practice cakes before the big one to see what method i feel better working with thanks again.
alisha
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post #8 of 21
This decorator has great examples of camo right on her first page (Flickr)...scroll down. I love the cupcakes...and I mean the actual cupcakes, LOL...not the boobs.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25201113@N04/
post #9 of 21
here is one I did, I used tip #16 and piped each color one at a tme...
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post #10 of 21
This was my first attempt at a camouflauge cake which happened to be a Groom's cake. I used a toothpick to map out my areas and then used the #16 star tip to fill it in and just tried to make sure that the same colours were not touching. Hope this helps! Good luck! icon_smile.gif
LL
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post #11 of 21
here's the camo cake I did. I did it like bcake icon_smile.gif Got my icing all in bags with no icing tip at all, actually, just a corner snipped out. I outlined my "blob", then filled in, did the whole cake that way, then let it crust and smoothed it with my roller icon_smile.gif It was pretty fun and fast and I would do it again!
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1222422
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post #12 of 21
I went to include my link and found out I never posted it here on CC, so here is my addition to the camo cakes - done in buttercream, then smoothed w/ Viva. Very easy and mistake proof!

Good luck!
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post #13 of 21
Hey arosstx
I usually dont like camo cakes, but yours really turned out great!!!!
I love it!
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post #14 of 21
Hey thanks! For having to put a grenade on a cake, I think it turned out ok. The birthday boy wanted a gun, but I kinda passed on that idea and came up w/ the grenade instead, haha. (it's all bc)
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post #15 of 21
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thank u all so much for the pointers i think i feel more confident about making this cake . I LOVE CAKECENTRAL IT ROCKS!!!!! icon_wink.gif
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