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 

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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peggy
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
THANKS
SO MUCH!

Ashley
Ashley

what kind of cake batter did you use prior to putting in the food color

Lia
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!

Jocelyn
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!

anna
anna

Thanks so much for posting the CAMO cupcakes! I can't wait to make them myself.

Leigh
Leigh

Those are adorable!

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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 =)

Erica
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?

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes]
Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes]

Camo cupcakes? Wow!! I want those liners!!!

kuriouskitteh
kuriouskitteh

Oooh, those are very cool! Love how they blend perfectly with the liners. I do a rainbow cupcake similar to these, actually (http://kuriouskitteh.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/my-diddy-diddle-darling/). Maybe I'll try swirlig different-coloured batters together next time instead.

~Kuriouskitteh

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Dream It Up Cookies

I love these! Boys are hard to make sweets for, but this really works.

Dawn
Dawn

VERY COOL!!!

Eliana
Eliana

This cupcake is so fun – I love it 🙂

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}
Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}

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

Natalie...
Natalie...

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

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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