Camo and Cupcakes

So, I am not much of an outdoorsman.  
It’s unfortunate for my husband.  
He loves being outside and getting sweaty.
He likes to hike on trails.
…and while we’re on the topic of hiking…isn’t hiking just walking?
Like, it sounds better if I say, “Phew, I just got back from a 3 mile hike”
rather than…
“Phew, I just walked the streets of my neighborhood while chatting with my girlfriend for the past hour.”
I think I will say “hike” from now on.
Anyway…
The hubby also loves to camp…me, not so much.
The thought of sleeping outside in a tent, exposed to “the elements” is NOT my idea of a fun night.  
Don’t get me wrong, I love the “pre-camp”.  You know…the campfire, the s’mores, the camaraderie.  But when it’s time to turn in for the night I say sayonara to the campers and enjoy my night of slumber in the warmth of my 500 thread count sheets that are conveniently bug-free.  I do not enjoy the noises that the woods make.  I do not enjoy tossing and turning worrying that some sort of creepy-crawler is going to make it’s home in my ear canal.
No thanks.
So, I sorta think it’s a mature decision on my part to remove myself from the situation.  I’ll catch you campers in the morning…when the sun is up and I am refreshed.  I think I am doing the pro-campers a favor by not being a fun-sponge…because trust me on this.  I WILL suck all the fun out of the situation.  You have not heard complaining until you have heard me in a musty sleeping bag at 2:00 am.  I will nag worse than a hungry 3 year old in the middle of Toys R Us 1 hour past nap time.  
It’s a fact.
But, here’s where my world meets the outdoors…
Camo cupcake liners.
Cuteness to the 10th degree!
Green party Goods sent these to me a while back and I just couldn’t bring myself to use them.  They are so sweet in the little pack, don’t you think?  They are grease-free, so they don’t lose the cute design when you bake in them AND they are made from cellulose to be biodegradable.  It’s a win for everybody ~ go check out their site!
Since I was using the camo liners I wanted to try and make camo cupcakes…
They were for my son’s baseball party, so I added a baseball on top made from rolled fondant.  His team’s color was hunter green, so it all worked out!
To make the cupcakes appear camouflage I separated the batter into 3 colors…green, brown and dark green. 
To get the dark green color I used green and brown food coloring.
I added 1 Tbsp of each color to the liners and swirled a bit with a knife.
They baked up great.  I like that you can’t tell where the liner ends and the cupcake begins!
I frosted them with a dollup of green frosting
and the fondant baseball.
Here’s what it looked like when you took a bite…
This is my contribution to outdoorsiness…ya like?
Linking this up to Cupcake Tuesday at Hoosier Homemade 

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bridget {bake at 350}
June 6, 2010 9:39 pm

You ARE the coolest mom ever! CAMO cupcakes….brilliant! (From one non-outdoorsy girl to another. :)

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Sue Sparks
June 6, 2010 9:52 pm

Love the clever camo cupcakes! I'm sure you made your son very happy!
I really do love to hike(on mountain trails it's hiking I think:)) and camp, especially when my husband does all the cooking!

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Joanne
June 6, 2010 10:19 pm

These are seriously adorable! I think these must make up for your lack of camping joie de vivre. I'm not a camper either. But I'll stay for the smores.

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Whimsy Cookie Co.
June 6, 2010 10:25 pm

These are so darn cute!! My boys would LOVE these. omg..you are so funny..I had great memories of camping growing up..but now that I think about it..I agree..I do not like the idea of creepy crawlies at night.

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Cupcake Crazy Gem
June 6, 2010 10:25 pm

These are amazing! I love how you can't see where the wrapper ends and the cupcake begins too…how camo can you get! How do you do your big dollop of icing…what size nozzle? it looks amazing! your son and his friends must have been very happy with these!

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cookies and cups
June 6, 2010 10:29 pm

C.Crazy ~ I used the 1A tip to pipe on the frosting.

Thanks for the great comments everyone!

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Molly
June 6, 2010 10:54 pm

I LOVE this! Such a cute idea to make the cake batter camo too. And of course the liners are super sweet.

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Jo
June 6, 2010 10:56 pm

How cool!!!

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staci @ lizard n ladybug
June 6, 2010 11:10 pm

super cute!! My son would LOVE them!!

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Raina
June 6, 2010 11:25 pm

I love those..they are awesome! Your son and his teammates must have been thrilled.

I am right there with you on he camping..lol. I have done a camper which was nice because we had a bathroom and were basically indoors but still had the fun of camping.

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June 7, 2010 12:41 am
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June 7, 2010 12:43 am
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Jenn @ BentoForKidlet
June 7, 2010 12:56 am

How cute!! I have become a forced camper since my son started cub scouts and has no one else to take him on the camping trip 😛 but if given the choice I think I would never sleep in a tent again

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Chic Cookies
June 7, 2010 1:45 am

Lovin' the swirly camo cupcakes! (I've lots o' army friends. These'd be perfect!)

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Lora
June 7, 2010 2:28 am

These are fabulous and inspiring. I can already see the pink and blue versions…

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Monica H
June 7, 2010 5:37 am

That's about as outdoorsy as I get too. Your cupcakes look great!

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myovenandme
June 7, 2010 7:44 am

YES I LOVE THOSE!! especially the way those cupscakes blend with the cupcake liners. just so cool.

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Amy
June 7, 2010 10:00 am

Yes, I do like – I too am not an outdoorsy type.

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grace
June 7, 2010 10:35 am

i'm most definitely NOT a camper. no thank you. the cupcakes, however, are a brilliant display of ingenuity–bravo!

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Kristie Maynard
June 7, 2010 1:02 pm

How cool are those? I bet the kids love them!

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GrapeSugar
June 7, 2010 2:05 pm

I love that the Camo cupcakes actually look camo! I wouldn't have thought that they would really look like that! Amazing, totally love it.

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Ingrid
June 7, 2010 2:16 pm

I'm right there with ya, sista! I do not like camping. No showers, no bathroom, no way! :)

Love the cupppycakes. Very cute!
~ingrid

Btw, I say we get our guys together and sending them camping while we camp out at the mall and a local Hilton.

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Susan Crabtree
June 7, 2010 2:29 pm

love the camo cupcakes-brillant!

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I run for cake!
June 7, 2010 3:26 pm

Super cute! Those camo wrappers are adorable and the cupcakes match perfeclty. I love making multi-color cupcakes, so fun!

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SprinkleBakes
June 7, 2010 3:57 pm

So cute! Love it!

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Cookie Sleuth
June 7, 2010 6:20 pm

Those look great! I tried to do something similar for 4th of July last year, but they didn't turn out as good as yours. Maybe this year!

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Mollie
June 7, 2010 8:13 pm

I really do enjoy hiking. But when done in a city, it needs a new name…I call it "urban hiking"! Check out my post about it!

http://eatrunread.blogspot.com/2009/10/weekend-report-new-york-city.html

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Pink Little Cake
June 7, 2010 8:28 pm

What a great idea!! so adorable and they look very moist. Me camping?? that will be the day!

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Erin
June 7, 2010 8:31 pm

I LOVE your camo cupcakes. How totally cool!!!

http://www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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[email protected]
June 7, 2010 9:08 pm

Whoa… these are so cool! I love the camo. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

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trooppetrie
June 7, 2010 9:54 pm

as the wife of a soldier these are wonderful. i think i need to order some

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Kate
June 7, 2010 10:26 pm

I love camo, and these cupcakes are awesome! I will definitely be trying them!

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Sweet Sins
June 8, 2010 12:52 am

I love these! I just did a tie dye cake and should have swirled a bit more! These are awesome!

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Bridgett
June 8, 2010 4:12 am

What boy would not love these? I am with you, I will happily camp out in a hotel room rather than in the outdoors. No thanks! ha ha

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marla {Family Fresh Cooking}
June 8, 2010 1:15 pm

These cupcakes are awesome, great liners!! I would join you at the Ritz Carlton anytime….camping not so much. Not my thing either. When folks say "hike" it should include some BIG incline, non?? xxoo

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HoosierHomemade
June 8, 2010 1:53 pm

How fun! I like being outside, but not much of a camper either!
Your cupcakes look amazing, and I know what you mean on not using the paper cups…I do the same thing!
Thanks so much for linking up to Cupcake Tuesday!
~Liz

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Cinnamon-Girl
June 8, 2010 2:03 pm

I hate camping for the same exact reason…the sleeping part. A few of these cool cupcakes could make it better though. I bet the boys loved them!

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Kate
June 8, 2010 3:02 pm

I'm in agreement on the whole camping idea! These camo cupcakes are a fabulous idea! My boy is nine years old. He and his buddies would think these were the coolest cupcakes ever. I'm pretty sure he's sick of the flowery cupcakes often in my kitchen! LOVE these!!

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Lauryn
June 8, 2010 4:49 pm

those are SOOOO cool! OMG your boys must have loved those!! You are awesome!

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Erin
June 8, 2010 11:39 pm

Soooo Cute! I love to do fun stuff like this!

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Chef Dennis
June 9, 2010 1:39 am

simply incredible…you are a true artist..I can't imagine even thinking along those lines.!!! wow
thanks so much for sharing!

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Megan
June 9, 2010 2:20 pm

These are the coolest cupcakes ever! I bet you got the coolest mom award for these.
I'm a camper but we have a 5th wheel. I can still have my 500 thread count sheets and sleep where I know no yucky bug will dive into my ear canal. But I understand where your coming from. My hubby knew when he married me that if he wanted to continue to camp (as much as he likes)he better buy me a deluxe tent, WITH A BATHROOM!
He bought a 5th wheel! :)

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CookiePie
June 9, 2010 5:00 pm

Those camo cupcakes are FANTASTIC!!!! You rock!!

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Leanne
June 9, 2010 9:02 pm

I love how green they are – it's like they're green velvet cakes :)

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grace
June 9, 2010 9:35 pm

I feel the same way about camping and the outdoors in general. I would definitely prefer a camo cupcake, so cute!

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Tia
June 10, 2010 4:54 am

wow way to masculinize a cupcake! love it!
Tia @ buttercreambarbie

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Natalie...
June 10, 2010 9:37 am

Wowww these are such cool cupcakes, i bet your son loved them!! So creative.

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Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}
June 10, 2010 10:17 pm

Love the cupcakes!
I love the pre-camp too but not the actual camping :)

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Eliana
June 13, 2010 7:57 pm

This cupcake is so fun – I love it :)

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Dawn
June 17, 2010 11:04 am

VERY COOL!!!

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