How to Decorate an Army Cake

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How to Decorate an Army Cake
Use plastic Army men to decorate your cake. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

When you are throwing a birthday party for a child who idolises members of the Army, or an actual soldier, consider taking the Army as your inspiration for the cake. An Army cake is also an appropriate way to congratulate someone for completing basic training or to welcome a soldier back from basic training. Camouflage is often associated with the Army, so consider incorporating that into your cake, along with plastic Army men and other accessories.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Rectangular layer cake
  • Green frosting
  • Brown frosting
  • Tan frosting
  • Frosting knife
  • Plastic Army men
  • Plastic Army tanks

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  1. 1

    Use the brown frosting and a frosting knife to cover a third of the cake with random blob shapes, like you see in camouflage patterns.

  2. 2

    Frost another third of the cake with the tan frosting with similar shapes that you used with the brown frosting.

  3. 3

    Finish frosting the remaining third of the cake using the brown frosting, resulting in a cake that is covered with a traditional camouflage pattern.

  4. 4

    Take plastic Army men and plastic Army tanks and wash them thoroughly to remove any dust or other things that might be on the toys. Allow them to dry.

  5. 5

    Place the Army men and tanks all over the cake to complete the decoration. You can have the men and the tanks pointing in a direction off of the cake so that it looks like they are aiming their guns at an unseen enemy.

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