Camo cupcake sandwiches

Camo cupcakes are surprisingly easy to make considering how cool they look! Debbie from Life Is Sweets has all the details on how to make them, and how to create the perfect camo colors. Debbie is the one to trust when it comes to food coloring, having previously experimented with zebra cookies until she found the exact right shade of pink (awesome!). So she knows her stuff when it comes to figuring out the batter colors you need to make camouflage cupcakes!

Camo cupcake sandwiches How to make camo colored cupcakes from a box of French Vanilla cake batter

To make the cupcake sandwiches, start by mixing up a box of French vanilla cake batter, then divide the batter into four equal parts in four separate bowls. Use kelly green, brown, and black gel dyes to tint the batter army green, black, brown, and beige (see handy-dandy chart, above).

Once all the batters are mixed up, spoon the batter bit by bit, color by color, into a whoopie pie pan – or to get the waffle effect shown here, use a Wilton ice cream sandwich pan instead.

Bake the cakes for 8 minutes at 350 degrees. After baking, remove each cake and cool on a wire rack, then sandwich them together with frosting that’s been tinted army green. Be sure to check out Debbie’s blog for her shortening-free whoopie pie frosting recipe!

PINK camo cupcake sandwiches!

…and yes – you can make these in pink, too! (Adorable!)

Thank you so much to Debbie for sharing her recipe and expertise!

Reposted with permission from Debbie at Life Is Sweets.

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  1. 1
    Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 1:14 am
    Nicole Rene says:
    wow those are sooo neat!!! :)
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      Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 9:24 am
      Heather says:
      I think they're so cool! I love a project where you don't have to draw inside the lines, and messy is better. ; )
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    Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 12:14 pm
    Windy City Novelties says:
    This is so cute creative. They look delicious!!!
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    Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 12:31 pm
    Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff says:
    Thank you for finding and sharing these! I always love some a little different. :)
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    Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 at 11:56 am
    trish says:
    I bake everyday. Love this idea. My kids go hunting and this will surely be a hit with everyone.
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      Thursday, July 26th, 2012 at 6:02 pm
      Heather says:
      Trish, you bake EVERY day?? I wish we were neighbors! ; )
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    Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    Susan says:
    Your camo cupcakes are adorable! How creative!
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    Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at 9:59 pm
    Shelbie says:
    Where do you get the dye for the green and what not? I'm going to try to make them for my husband and his soldiers this weekend.
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      Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at 8:41 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Shelbie! Hope this makes it to you in time! If you go to the link below, you can find all the dyes you would need! Thank you!
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    Friday, October 26th, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    diane says:
    ohhhh my!I can't wait to try these! SUPER CUTE, THANKS FOR SHARING=)
    • 7.1
      Saturday, October 27th, 2012 at 8:23 am
      Heather says:
      You're so welcome Diane! If you try them, let me know what you think! : )
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    Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    Keaton says:
    Awesome! I'm about to make camo cupcakes for my nephew's Halo 4 party! Thanks for this!!
    • 8.1
      Monday, November 12th, 2012 at 4:42 pm
      Heather says:
      Aw! I hope he loves them! : )
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    Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 10:35 am
    Sara says:
    Did you only make one layer of the colors in the pan? Or did you add some batter of each color on the bottom, then added more on top? The colored batter won't bleed together will it?
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      Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 12:51 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Sara! Just pour all the colors in and mix them up a bit - they won't bleed together when they bake, no : )
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    Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 9:42 am
    NAOMI PATTON says:
    love anything camo!!!thanks!!!
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    Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 at 1:05 pm
    Kathy says:
    HI, I would love to try making these but cannot find a whoopie pie pan with the waffle design. Where did you get them?
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      Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at 9:59 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Kathy! The pan is a Wilton ice cream sandwich pan:
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    Sunday, September 15th, 2013 at 7:14 pm
    Ivy says:
    My little brother wanted camo cupcakes to take in for his class, and this recipe was AWESOME!!! Thank you so much!
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      Monday, September 16th, 2013 at 9:46 am
      Heather says:
      You're welcome, Ivy! I'm glad they were a hit with your little brother's class. He's lucky to have you as a big sister! : )
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    Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 at 6:43 pm
    Staci S. says:
    How many can you make with one box mix??
    • 13.1
      Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 at 10:22 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Staci! Debbie's recipe doesn't specify a quantity. I think the final amount depends on whether you use a whoopie pie tray or the Wilton ice cream sandwich maker. : )
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    Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 8:54 am
    LEIGH says:
    Hi! Could you tell me how you keep the cake colours true to the dye colours after baking? My colours turn dark and dull after baking. Also, any tricks so that the cakes come out light in colour and not browned from the pan? Thank you!
    • 14.1
      Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 11:01 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Leigh! You should visit Debbie at her site, Life is Sweets. She is the author of this recipe and the real expert! : )
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    Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at 5:36 pm
    Angie Pietersen says:
    Love it!! Am going to make them for my son's 7th birthday party this weekend.
    • 15.1
      Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 9:22 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Angie! I hope he and his friends really like them! : )
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    Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 at 2:21 pm
    tori mccowan says:
    I love these ideas
    • 16.1
      Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 at 3:11 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Tori! I'm so happy to hear that! : )