Camouflage Cupcakes

I saw a picture of these on the internet and just had to recreate them. Unfortunately, the picture was not linked to give credit to anyone :/   I wasn’t quite sure how they would turn out, so I used a boxed mix..  I know.. I know… slap my hand! For the cupcakes themselves, I used a white and milk chocolate mix (a lighter chocolate). I put the white cake mix in 2 different bowls .. after it was mixed of course… same with the chocolate.

You will need to add a bit of black food coloring to one bowl of the milk chocolate mix to darken it, then add your green food coloring to one bowl of the white mix.  To get that olive/military green you will need to add some of the dark chocolate mix, or food coloring.. go easy on this, a little at a time, until you get the right color! Alternate putting it in the cupcake liners (I used a tablespoon) until you are about 2/3 full… be very very careful!!! It is sooo easy to over fill these!

The frosting is a basic buttercream, divided into 3 bowls, cocoa is mixed in with the white to make chocolate, then food coloring for the green, and of course your white.

I was starting to run out of time, and simple put a little of each frosting in a large pastry bag with a #1 M tip – the colors ran together some but I still think they came out adorable!

An alternative is to place your tip in a very large pastry bag, then fill 3 bags with different colors of frosting.. snip the ends, place all three bags in the pastry bag with the tip and they will come out with the colors much more defined :)

Have fun welcoming home your military friends and family members or those hunters in the family!