How to Make an Army Camouflage Cake

Make an army camouflage cake for any special occasion such as birthdays, military achievements and even anniversaries. Instead of using icing as the main part of the cake, you can also transform the cake batter into a camouflage pattern. The cake will require a little time and creativity, but making it yourself proves to be an rewarding experience. Impress your friends and family members with your intricate Army-themed cake.

Preheat your oven to 170-180 degrees C. Coat the cake pan with non-stick spray.

Combine the butter and sugar in a bowl. Mix until they become fluffy.

Beat the eggs into the fluffy mixture. Stir one egg in at a time. Add the vanilla to the mixture.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Stir the dry mixture into the fluffy mixture, while you slowly add the milk.

Place the batter into four separate bowls. Make the portions as even as possible.

Mix each food colouring paste separately in the bowls. You will end up with green, black, brown and tan cake batter. A small amount of paste will go a long way, so add the paste carefully into the batter.

Use a spoon to add the cake mix into the pan. Spoon the batter alternatively to make a camouflage pattern. Add all of the coloured cake batter to the pan.

Bake the cake in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the cake. If it comes out clean, take the cake out of the oven.

Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes. Clean out the four bowls you used for the cake batter, and separate the white icing into the bowls. Add the paste to the white icing to make the colours needed for the camouflage cake.

Spread the icing onto the cake. You will need to make small alternating blotches of each of the colours to create a camouflage pattern.


Add small embellishments to the cake. You can add Army toys, use white icing to write a message on the cake or add a border.

Things You'll Need

  • 9-inch by 12-inch cake pan
  • Non-stick spray
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 4 mixing bowls
  • Food colouring paste (green, black, brown and tan)
  • Toothpick
  • White icing
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