Living in an area where hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities fill the surrounding mountains, meant that sooner or later, someone was going to ask me to make a camouflage cake. So, instead of waiting (dreading) that moment, I went ahead and learned to make it before I had to learn under pressure!
I decided to make this post a picture tutorial, and hopefully it will be helpful to others who *suffer* the same fate as I.
First, whenever you’re working with fondant, you need a mat. Coat that baby in Crisco! Some people like to use cornstarch when working with fondant, but I prefer the grease.
I didn’t really know where to begin, so I just started rolling and piecing different colours together. ** This is one change I will make the next time I do this: I will start the piecing process on a thin piece of white fondant, rolled out to the size of the cake, and then start to piece them together. Basically, this will allow you to cover the cake with a single sheet of fondant, instead of the many, many little pieces that I used.**
I laid small pieces randomly on top, and then cut around it, removed the bottom piece, and fit the top piece into the hole…just like a puzzle!
Piecing, piecing, piecing . . . at this point, I worried that I wouldn’t be able to lift the fondant in one piece, so I decided to put it on the cake at this point. Stupid move. You can’t get it off after you’ve laid it down, and therefore, I had to cut and place every single piece that was left, while working on the cake!
Happy hunting! Please don’t wear camo outside of the bush. Please, just don’t. I don’t care where you live. This has been a fashion service announcement. Oh, and this cake was a chocolate cake, filled with caramel.