For Veterans Day -- or any day you want to show your appreciation -- these Camo Cupcakes are a creative way to say "thank you" with love.
My dad served in the Korean War, and even though he is not one who usually likes the spotlight, he really appreciates being acknowledged for his service on Veteran’s Day.
I think it's important that we all show our gratitude to those who have served for our country. Maybe it's with a card or just a phone call to a loved one.
But you know what would go great with a card? Some Camouflage Cupcakes
. I first saw these cute cakes on The Crafty Mama Blog
and knew I had to make them.
Start off by preparing a white and chocolate cake mix according to the package directions. To create our camo-colored cupcakes, you'll need four colors of batter, like this:
- white batter
- chocolate batter
- equal parts white batter and chocolate batter (for a lighter brown color)
- white batter colored with green food coloring with a couple of tablespoons of chocolate batter (for the camo-green color)
Begin dropping spoonfuls of each batter into your muffin tins. This is a little time consuming and a little messy. Each cupcake is like a fingerprint -- unique in it's design.
Look how pretty they are once they've baked!
While the cupcakes are cooling, we're going to make camouflage frosting to go with our camouflage cupcakes.
I used three containers of Betty Crocker frosting to start.
One container of vanilla frosting we're going to leave all alone for a pure white color.
We'll add a spoonful of vanilla frosting to our chocolate container to give it a little bit of a lighter color.
No need to dirty a bowl, just mix it up in the container.
For the camo green just add some green food coloring and a spoonful of chocolate frosting.
Now spoon each color into a large resealable bag, cut off the corner, and stick them all in a large pastry bag with a star decorating tip on it. This is going to give us that beautiful multicolored swirl look.
The veterans in your life will love these cupcakes and appreciate the extra effort you took to show them your thankfulness!
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Happy Veterans Day!