Camouflage Cupcakes

Inside of camoflauge cupcake

Angry Kid’s 5th birthday party was last Friday.  We did a Star Wars theme, even though it was held at a bounce place.  I’m pretty Type-A, and need to follow through with my themes.  You are thinking, what does camouflage have to do with Star Wars? Well nothing really, but they are quite boyish, and I thought they looked pretty cool.

This recipe is just an adaptation of the Rainbow Cupcakes that I made for Easter. I just used different colors for the camouflage effect. For the colors in these cupcakes, I used the following Wilton Icing Colors: black, green, and brown.

I made my own frosting for the Rainbow Cupcakes, but I did not have time to do that this time.  I had an extremely busy work week.  I comprised with my OCD and bought frosting in a can.  I made it look a little fancy, and piped it on with a 1m star tip though. I used a chocolate frosting, and a vanilla frosting. I used green icing coloring to make the vanilla frosting green.

Camoflauge Cupcakes with Lego Star Wars Toppers

With the right presentation, even I can look like I’m doing something right.  I placed the cupcakes on two-tier buffet server from Crate and Barrel and stuck Star Wars toppers in the middle of the cupcakes.  I had the help of Cindy from Skip to my Lou with the cupcake toppers. She designed them for me and gave me the step-by-step process on how to make them. I borrowed a circle punch from Kelly and printed them out on white card stock with a colored printer.  I added a popsicle stick, and glued it all together.  It was pretty simple once I got the hang of it, but I got frustrated in the middle of it all.

Close-up view of Star Wars cupcake toppers

Here’s the recipe for those folks who want to stay on this post, and not go to my original rainbow cupcake post.

Perfect Cake-Mix Cupcakes from Hello Cupcake

Yield: 24 standard cupcakes

18.25-ounce box cake mix (French vanilla, devil’s food or yellow)
1 cup buttermilk, in place of the water called for on the box (the box will call for more water than the buttermilk you are using)
Vegetable oil (the amount on the box)
4 large eggs (in place of the number called for on the box)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

Using substitutions above, follow the box instructions to mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer at low to medium speed until moistened, about 30 seconds. Increase speed to high and beat until thick, 2 minutes longer.

Spoon half of the batter into a zip-top bag. Snip a ¼-inch corner from the bag and fill the paper liners 2/3 full. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until tops are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from baking pans, place on a wire rack . Cool completely.

I used Duncan Hines White Cake Mix for my cupcakes.  Kristin said that I need to use white cake mix as the color stands out better. I also adapted parts of this recipe to make the camouflage cupcakes.

After mixing the batter, I separated it into three different bowls.  I used three bowls, because I was going to use three different colors for my “camouflage effect”.

I used Wilton’s Icing Colors to get the desired effect. The colors that I used were Green, Black, and Brown.

If you want detailed instructions, including the step-by-step pictures, go to my Rainbow Cupcake post.

P.S. I would like to give a big thanks once again to Kristin who originally helped me with this recipe and Cindy for helping me with the cupcake toppers. She is SOOOO patient.

23 comments
Bethany
Bethany

Those are so much fun! I'm sure the kids loved them- awesome colors!

Shey b
Shey b

Love them!! Great job!

Megan
Megan

Dude. Awesome. Youre the best boy mom EVAH!

Liz@HoosierHomemade
Liz@HoosierHomemade

I'm glad you had a minute to link up to Cupcake Tuesday! Thanks much! ~Liz

Mikalisa
Mikalisa

LOVE the camouflage cupcakes..Star Wars theme party ideas. Very creative Angry Julie. Sounds like Angry Kid had an awesome party! WTG Mom!

Bridget
Bridget

Super cool idea! We're having a Toy Story party (no...we're not dorks at all) the day that TS3 comes out. How cute would that be with little army men on top??

Scary Mommy
Scary Mommy

Those are awesome!! I totally didn't have you pegged as such a crafty little cook. Surprise, surprise. :P

angie
angie

oh what fun the cupcakes look great for a birthday happy birthday to the special person

Melinda
Melinda

What a fun idea! I have a boy who would LOVE these too! Thanks for sharing!

Steph
Steph

I have made a rainbow cake before and it was a pain. I cannot imagine doing that over and over for cupcakes. You are pretty radtastic in my book Angry Julie... even if you are not a hula dancing cartoon.

Angela
Angela

Hi new friend! These cupcakes look amazing! I'm so impressed :) And I am so glad we got to meet yesterday! Have a great week!

Rebecca at Toothwhale
Rebecca at Toothwhale

My son had a Star Wars theme for his 5th birthday, too. I lucked out and didn't have to do a thing because my sister offered to make the cake. She did the Star Wars logo in fondant on a deep blue cake and we added toy figures. Happy belated 5th to you all!

jan
jan

well...you ARE the cupcake queen... we need to get you a crown-head-band! !j.

Michelle
Michelle

Such a cute idea!!! Love it!

Stephanie R
Stephanie R

I didnt get to see all this on Twitter- this is even more awesome than I thought! I LOVE the cupcake toppers!! Did you make those?

April Harris
April Harris

Your cupcakes look amazing - what a wonderful idea! I had a look at the rainbow cupcakes too and they are so pretty. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Jen
Jen

Those are totally awesome!

Liz@HoosierHomemade
Liz@HoosierHomemade

What fun! Happy Birthday to your little guy! I bet he had a blast! Don't forget! You can link up to Cupcake Tuesday tomorrow ;-) ~Liz

Jackie
Jackie

Super sweet cupcakes - LOVE them! I want to make those for JS!! :)

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

Yep. I finally got some computer time tonight. I had to link up but I cannot compete with your talent at all!

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