Monday, November 7, 2011

Camouflage Birthday Cake

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Haven't you ever wanted to ask your party guests:  "Chocolate or Camouflage?"

It's pretty fun!  

My son, Nicholas, turned seven last week.  He asked for a G.I. Joe cake.  I don't really make cakes.  I just whip up some box cake mix and some buttercream icing (oh how I love buttercream icing!) and put them together to be somewhere between "not hideous" and "not embarrassing".  

So the inside of the cake was camouflaged, too!  I added a bunch of food coloring  to good ol yellow cake mix.  The green is just regular food coloring liquid.  The brown is actually the Wilton icing color brown.  Then I just blobbed cake batter in different colors in the pan.  The key was to do small blobs and don't swirl it.  I did about two "layers" of blobs.  I wanted camo in each bite!

Nicholas' party was last night but his actual birthday was earlier in the week.  He got this Boba Fett helmet as a gift.  When he was done playing with it, Stella and I gave it a try!

Then our tradition of measuring the kids on the growth chart....
He grew 3 inches since last year!

Then another husband and the kids make me a cake for my birthday.  Which is two days after Nick's.  November always means a lot of cake for us!  

I've got some great hair, yes, thanks.
And if you are trying to count the candles, go right ahead.  

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  1. so awesome, my nephew would just die!!!
    i love it:)

  2. So glad that camo-cake wasn't for you...Happy Birthday, lady! I hope you're pouring a glass of something fabulous...maybe after the kids go to bed. Big hugs!

  3. This is awesome!! I had to pin this for my sister, her boys are obsessed with all things came. Thanks for sharing!

  4. LOVE that cake... what little boy wouldn't want that? Happy bday to you too!

    Found you on Sew Much Ado.

  5. You were one of my most favorite links at last week's {wow me} wednesday party. Featuring YOU over on my blog today. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Ginger @

  6. Love it!

  7. Oh my gosh - I can't believe I never thought of this. My dad would go nuts over this cake.

  8. This is a great idea! My son's birthday is next friday, and although he is older, he'll LOVE this! :)

    SO AWESOME!!!!

  9. That cake is a great idea!!
    Happy Birthday :)!!


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