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How to Make Army Color Greens With Food Coloring

Updated April 17, 2017

Celebrate your child's birthday with an army-themed birthday party. Send out invitation to guests with time, date and location of party. Invite guests to wear their favourite camouflage outfits. Instead of pin-the-tail on the donkey, play pin-the-medal on the solider. Play hot grenade as a variation to hot potato. Decorate the birthday cake with army green icing in several different shades for a camouflage effect. Use a plastic tank or soldier figurines as cake toppers to complete the army theme.

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  1. Measure out 1/3 cup of white frosting and place it in a mixing bowl. Place the same amount of frosting in two additional mixing bowls. This will enable you to make three different colours of frosting for the army green cake.

  2. Mix three drops of yellow food colouring and three drops of blue food colouring in the first bowl of frosting. Place a small amount of black food colouring on the tip of a toothpick. Add the small amount of black food colouring with the blue and yellow colours. Mix the bowl of frosting with food colouring with a spoon to get an army green frosting colour.

  3. Experiment with the other two bowls of frosting to achieve other colours of green for your camouflage cake. Mixing together different amounts of yellow, blue and black food colouring gives you different variations.

  4. Frost your cake using the different shades of green for a army green camouflage birthday cake. Try using chocolate frosting for the dark brown colour in camouflage.

  5. Tip

    Add white frosting to your mixture to lighten a green colour that is too dark.

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Things You'll Need

  • Measuring cups
  • Frosting
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • Yellow, blue and black food colouring
  • Toothpick
  • Spoon

About the Author

Based in South Florida, Beth Swanson has been writing professionally since 2005. Her articles have been published in the magazines “Kiwi," “Natural Home,” “Clean Eating,” “Palm Beacher," the “Miami New Times” and several other publications. Swanson earned a Master of Arts degree in integrated marketing communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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