It's no secret that I like to bake. I have quite a few friends who call me on birthdays and other special occasions to request cupcakes, and I am always super happy to get those calls! It's so rewarding to assist people I love in having a good time! Yes, I realize how corny that sounds, but it is SO, SO true!!
This past summer, my neighbor called with a very country request. She wanted camouflage cupcakes with the Browning deer on top. So....deer and camo is what she got! I had so much fun making these!
The cake itself is simple. Use your favorite white cake mix and your favorite chocolate cake mix (you can definitely use a box mix if you want).
~ Go ahead and make both cake batters. (You should probably preheat the oven now too...sometimes I forget to do that!)
~You're going to need 4 bowls:
Bowl #1: 1 cup of white cake batter
Bowl #2: 1 cup of white cake batter, 1Tbsp. chocolate icing and green food coloring (I like to use food color gel, it doesn't get runny this way)- just mix until you get your shade of green the way you want!
Bowl #3: 1 cup of white cake batter and 1 cup of chocolate cake batter
Bowl #4: Just chocolate batter in this one
~ Now the fun begins! Once everything is properly mixed, you can start dropping in spoonfuls of cake batter. I did this randomly. I also used white cupcake wrappers. The color of the cake bleeds through so it looks like the camouflage cake!
~ Follow the directions for temperature and timing on the box. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.
~ I frosted these with vanilla frosting that I tinted green.
~ To make the deer heads, melt peanut butter and chocolate chips together. Pipe them onto wax paper and let harden. Then top your cupcakes and you're good to go!
Happy Baking! Please send pictures and let me know how these turn out for you!
(**Note: I do realize that I forgot one deer head. I didn't notice until I took this picture, but I quickly made one more and slapped it on there...all was well after that!)