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.
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 

63 Responses

  1. bridget {bake at 350}

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

  2. Sue Sparks

    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!

  3. Joanne

    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.

  4. Whimsy Cookie Co.

    These are so darn cute!! My boys would LOVE these. 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.

  5. Cupcake Crazy Gem

    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!

  6. Raina

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

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

  7. Jenn @ BentoForKidlet

    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

  8. grace

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

  9. GrapeSugar

    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.

  10. Ingrid

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

    Love the cupppycakes. Very cute!

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

  11. I run for cake!

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

  12. Cookie Sleuth

    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!

  13. Bridgett

    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

  14. marla {Family Fresh Cooking}

    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

  15. HoosierHomemade

    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!

  16. Cinnamon-Girl

    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!

  17. Kate

    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!!

  18. Chef Dennis

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

  19. Megan

    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! 🙂

  20. grace

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

  21. Erica

    I love these! I am doing an army bday party for my son and will be trying these. Did you use a white or chocolate cake mix?

  22. cookies and cups

    Erica ~ I made these with a white cake…I think if you were to use a chocolate, the green wouldn't show up..but I bet you could use chocolate cake batter to swirl into the vanilla so the brown swirls are actually chocolate.
    Thanks for the comments =)

  23. Jocelyn

    Ok, those are the coolest cupcakes…love the camo effect!!! I right there with ya on the camping situation. I love the precamp too…but put me in a tent and it isn't a pretty sight:-) I am way worse than my kids. LOL!

  24. Lia

    I love these! I have a camp coming up that is army theme so I am going to plan on making these for the staff retreat! Thanks for the idea!

  25. peggy

    wondering if you could share your blow pop recipe and camo cupcake recipes with me??
    They are simply too cute and would love to make both! I see the blow pop frosting but not the cupcake recipe
    SO MUCH!

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