Make Camo Cupcakes!


Aren’t those cupcakes adorable? I made these for a child’s birthday party–he wanted camo cupcakes. But they would work for an adult event as well. Let me show you how I made them!

Start with a white cake batter. You can use a cake mix (if you must) or a homemade white cake. (I have a homemade white cake recipe here.) Prepare the cake batter then divide evenly into three bowls.
Using food coloring, dye the batter in green, brown, and white (natural). Line a cupcake pan with paper cups and, using a spoon, put dollops of batter from each bowl into each cupcake.
Continue until each cup is about two-thirds filled.
Bake–and voila! Camo cupcakes!
Now, on to the frosting!
Again, using food coloring, dye three bowls of buttercream frosting in green, brown, and white (natural) and fill pastry bags with each color. I used a three-color coupler with a star tip to swirl on the frosting atop each cupcake. (I got the decorating coupler at Amazon here.)
I found some cute deer head cupcake toppers on Etsy. (Here’s the link to the cupcake toppers.)
I placed a toy buck in the center of the cupcake display.
It took a bit of time to put this whole camo cupcake thing together, but it wasn’t difficult, just time-consuming. But worth it! And it was fun.
Happy birthday, Hunter! (That is Rodney’s little grandson.)


  1. nursemary says:

    These are awesome Suzanne! I’ll bet he loved it. The hunting crowd on Facebook will go a little batty over these!

  2. beforethedawn says:

    Those are amazing Suzanne! So cool for his birthday!

  3. yvonnem says:

    You never cease to amaze me! You are so creative and talented. (And Hunter is a cutie!) :snoopy:

  4. Dana says:

    Oh my goodness those are fantastic!

    Dana Mama

  5. starmartin says:

    He’s adorable!!!

    The cupcakes look fantastic!!!

  6. Leck Kill Farm says:

    Those are amazing! What a wonderful memory for that little guy, things like that really stick in kids brains.

    Living in the heart of PA deer hunting country, I am surprised I have only ever seen one other hunting related cake, which was a groom’s cake topped with hunter and a gutted deer. The icing was just chocolate with red blood and guts.

    I am going to use your cake batter method this weekend.

  7. Joell says:

    Very interesting. Cute.

  8. ibpallets (Sharon B.) says:

    Adorable, Suzanne! Where did you find the pastry coupler that would accomodate three bags?

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