Hi everyone! I am new here and am hoping that you guys can help me out. My husbands birthday is Tuesday, all of his family has decided to come to our house over the weekend for a party/bbq. I really want to make him a great cake...the problem is a have the cake decorating skills of an monkey. Well to be honest, a monkey maybe slightly better than me.
My husband is a former Marine (disabled) who loves anything that can be done outside...hunting (bow or rifle), fishing, camping....and of course *anything* that has to do with the Marine Corps. I was hoping to somehow make a cake that involves hunting or the Marines. Maybe camo? I did a lot of Google searching, but so far I am at a loss of how to accomplish the icing part of a cake like this. I need it to be simple (don’t think I want to try something like fondant) but look good.
To make it more difficult, his favorite cake is chocolate on chocolate...and I don’t think you can change the color of chocolate like you can other frostings.
How can I accomplish a camo type design without an airbrush or fondant? Would it be possible to use white chocolate and food coloring? Or maybe different types of chocolate (milk, dark, etc) and just ice each section of the cake in a different color?
I really don’t have a lot of cake decorating supplies, but I know where the craft store is, and can get anything I need within reason. Are there any special tips, bags...or whatever I should pick up?
Sorry for all the questions...this just kind of important since this is first birthday since we have been married. I want to make it really special. I am open to any suggestions you may have for ideas of cakes or anything else.
Thanks so much!