Clever Camouflage Cupcakes
Have you ever tried making camouflage cupcakes? If not, it’s easier than you think! Plus, kids can join in the creative process by helping mix the colors and even add the frosting themselves. These clever camouflage cupcakes would be perfect for a birthday party. They could also represent military cupcakes to take along to Memorial Day festivities.
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sweet cream
1/2 cup whole milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
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Camouflage Cupcakes Recipe Instructions:
Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Add your camouflage cupcake liners to the pan.
Combine the flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Add the sweet cream and sugar. Beat until light and creamy. Add one egg at a time to the sugar and sweet cream mixture while continuing to beat the ingredients. Add the vanilla extract. Alternate adding the flour mixture and milk – begin with the flour mixture and end with the flour mixture.
Divide the prepared batter into 3 separate bowls. In one bowl add 5 drops of green food coloring. In another add 5 drops of brown food coloring. In the last bowl add 5 drops of black food coloring. Stir each of the colored frosting mixtures until all the food coloring is evenly distributed.
Starting with the black batter, add 1 spoonful to the bottom of the cupcake liners you placed in the pan. Next, add 1 spoonful of the brown batter. FInish by adding 1 spoonful of the green batter on top of the brown. Each of the cupcake liners should be 3/4 full.
Place in the oven for 12-18 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 sweet cream
2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
How to make the Camouflage Frosting:
Mix the sweet cream and powdered sugar until small pebbles form. Continue to mix while adding the heavy whipping cream. Check to see if frosting can form a stiff peak. If not add 1/2 C powdered sugar. Check to see if frosting will now form a stiff peak. If not, continue to add another 1/2 C of powdered sugar until peaks can form and stand.
Divide the frosting into 4 bowls. Leave one bowl white and add food coloring to the other three. Place 5 drops of each color in their own separate bowls: green, black, and brown.
Grab a pastry bag with the desired tip you’d like to use. Start by adding 1 spoonful of green frosting to the pastry bag. Use the back of the spoon to flatten the green frosting. Turn the pastry bag. Repeat these steps using the remaining 3 colors.
Test to see that all of the colors come out before frosting the cupcakes. If all is good, then it’s time to frost the cupcakes to give them a fun camouflage look! Top with brown sprinkles or leave them without.
Change it up!
These camouflage cupcakes would look fun in different color schemes such as the popular pink or blue camo patterns.
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