zach loves camouflage. if he has a choice, that's what he picks out to wear. in every picture his teachers took at preschool last year, he was wearing a camouflage shirt, or pants, or - sigh - both at once. so for his birthday cake, i made something i saw on pinterest - yes, it finally happened! i actually made something from one of my pins! here's the original:
and my version.
i made a 6 inch cake for his birthday dinner last night, and cupcakes to take to school. mine aren't nearly as pretty because the last time i used my large star tip, it ended up in the disposal and got crunched. i need to remember to buy a new one! the pre-k teachers aren't crazy about tons of frosting, so this is hopefully a little less messy.
the tutorial used pastry bags to pipe the batter into the cupcake tins - i used a spoon instead. and i think i still got a nice camo effect, don't you? the frosting is my usual mix of 1 stick crisco and 1 stick butter with a dash of salt, 1/4 tsp. almond, and 1 tsp. vanilla. add powdered sugar and splashes of milk until desired consistency. (add 2 tsp. cocoa to make light brown icing). i did color white, green, and brown icing, intending to swirl it on top, but then i remembered my tip's demise and just slathered it on. they are pretty delish, we just had them again, for breakfast - shhhh, don't tell. and happy birthday zach! we love you so much!!