or you could call them Camouflage cupcakes
I am a military and hunter’s wife, so these cupcakes fit right into our family.
What you will need:
For a group of 5-12 people: 1 Chocolate Cake Mix, 1 Vanilla Cake Mix, 2 White Icings (I Used Vanilla– I like the flavor the best).
You won’t stop at eating one.
Take 2 bowls. Put chocolate cake in one and the vanilla in the other. Make as directed. Then, divide the batter into 4 bowls. (2 white, 2 chocolate).
1st bowl- All white cake
2nd bowl- white cake with 5 drops of food coloring. If it’s too light add 1 drop of green and mix till you get the green you want.
3rd- Equal parts of white and chocolate mix. Add white or chocolate mix to get the color of light brown you want. Mine was 2 C chocolate and 1 1/2 c white.
4th- All Chocolate cake
Line your cupcake tins and fill liners 3/4 full
–Here is the trick–
Get 4 Tablespoons out and use these to fill your liners. This process takes a while but trust me it helps.
To get this swirl action, is where the 4 Tablespoons come in handy.
1st drop 1 tablespoon of chocolate
then 1 tablespoon of light brown
then 1 tablespoon of green
then last, 1 tablespoon of white.
Use a toothpick and swirl till you get the look you want.
**Surprise inside cupcakes: If you want to add a chocolate center, buy a bag of plain chocolate eggs and freeze them. Add them into the cupcake before baking and they will melt inside the cupcake**
Bake as directed and cool on a wire rack.
Let your cupcakes cool completely. If you try to spread frosting on a warm cupcake the tops will come apart.
Divide your icing into 3 bowls
2nd white with 5 drops of green food coloring and 1 tablespoon of coco powder (I like dark chocolate coco powder)
3rd white and 1 tablespoon of coco powder
3 small pastry bags OR 3 snack size zip lock bags
Use a spatula or spoon to put frosting into bags. If using zip lock bag, snip the end with a VERY small snip.
Put all 3 bags together and and frost the cupcakes.
I didn’t frost the whole cupcake, just the center. I wanted to show off the swirls.
2 Cups Powder Sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1-3 Tablespoons of Milk (Start with 1 Tbsp. and mix. Add more milk to thin icing out to the consistency you want)
Yummy for all!
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