OPERATION: Camo Cupcakes

June 10th, 2011 by Kristie Sarmiento

My nephews’ birthdays invade at the end of April and the beginning of May. This year, they had one birthday theme assignment for me: Camouflage.

My mission was clear: I needed to take my usual cupcakes and make them First Class. Not only was I going to use Wilton Camouflage Baking Cups, I was going to make the actual cupcakes camouflage as well!

Jayda After mixing yellow cake batter, I divided it into 3 bowls. I used Wilton Icing Color in Leaf Green to color one bowl of batter, then Brown to color the other bowl of batter. When filling the baking cups, I alternated spoonfuls of different colors until the baking cups were 2/3 full. It was definitely hazardous duty: my niece, Jayda, decided to join the mission and help me fill the cups.

Note to self: squeeze bottles are a great idea for cake batter! (You never realize how much you need them until you fill batter in baking cups with a kid.)

Icing the Camo Cupcakes

When it came to the icing, I used my new-found skills from Wilton Method Course 1: Decorating Basics. I used the green and brown gel coloring with Wilton’s Creamy Decorator Icing to mix two different shades of olive green.

On top of the cupcake, I used a Wilton Leaf Decorating Tip to make an assortment of leaves. Then I topped them with a fun plant-like shape using Wilton Multi-Opening Decorating Tip #233. The finishing touch? Wilton’s Candy Eyeballs. Just adding a couple hints at a concealed figure underneath.

The cupcakes were right on target… They looked great on both the outside AND the inside! Who knew I had such hidden talents?

Camo Cupcakes

Another fun party idea? My sister set up stations where the kids could complete mini-missions for rewards. Wilton’s fruit-flavored Lollipops and Candy Sticks were a must-grab for each kid. And since they come in a variety of colors, the green and brown ones were a perfect, color-coordinated addition to their favor bags.

Cupcakes & Lollipops

Consider this birthday a mission accomplished!

Kristie Sarmiento Kristie is the Associate Product Manager for Party. An artist at heart, she enjoys anything that allows her to express her creativity: sketching, scrapbooking, planning themed kids’ parties, decorating tasty treats and – her personal favorite – making tutus. Part of a very large and close-knit family, she loves to celebrate any occasion, which makes working at Wilton a perfect fit.

18 Replies

  1. Chuchie says:

    Very Nice… next time please include Nina, Kai and Jonas. It’ll be riot.

    Great Job Kris!

  2. Allison Riley says:

    Excellent job! These were absolutely delicious!! Everyone loved them, and it was such a cool surprise to find out that even the inside of the cupcake was camouflaged! It was truly a “mission impossible” that came out beautifully! I can’t wait to see what other delicious treats you will be making in the future!…

  3. I love how cupcakes can bring a lot of happiness in the family. Look at the smile of the kids. All the hardwork is paid off, when we see the smile. :)

  4. Super cute! Love the photos of the kiddos enjoying them!
    ~Liz

  5. Tasha says:

    Too cute!!

  6. tisha says:

    love d camouflage cupcakes ..brilliant, artistic, gifted, outstanding ability….. love d kids too……sooo cute….

  7. lisa says:

    too cute!!!!!!!! My son it entering the Marines in the fall & his goal is to become a sniper, the eyeballs make these the perfect “sniper” cupcakes, thanks fot the idea!!!!!!

  8. Jeanne says:

    What a brilliant idea for camouflaging the cake! Love it!!!

  9. John Davies says:

    I made camo cupcakes a year or so ago. I bought gummi green Army men on eBay to top them.

  10. These look like so much fun! I want to play with cake batter colors now!

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  12. Sundari says:

    Its very nice and wonderful work..:-)

  13. Very nice designs.. I like it.. more designs .. Very cute

  14. Mary Lou says:

    These are so cute. I look forward to decorating them with the grandkids next time they are here.

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