Brooks asked for a tank cake, and really it scared me a little - I put off googling "how to make a tank cake" until last week. I had already decided I would make the inside camo. I got that idea off of Pinterest, using cupcakes, but I thought it would do fine for a cake. After a google search, I took a few ideas from each of the pictures I saw, until I had something that was workable. It had to be "artillery", which I now know just means it has a gun? Not really sure about that actually.
I used Betty Crockers gluten free cake mixes, one white, and one chocolate. I divided the white cake into 3 parts, equally, and used Wilton's food gel colour Juniper Green to dye 2 of them green, one lighter (using less dye), and one darker (using more dye). Then I mixed in a bit of the chocolate into the white batter, to make a tan colour. So the cake's flavour was marble - just in a different pattern:-)
|Almost ready to bake|
|Cutting, trimming, and laying out.|
Then I made marshmallow fondant, and used the Juniper Green dye, and Brown dye to make the same 4 colours again, light green, dark green, tan & brown.
|I divided the 1 fondant recipe into 4 parts, and dyed them. This was plenty of fondant for this cake|
|You can see a few of the gaps - but the brown buttercream underneath helped it to blend right in|
|Fondant for the top part of tank, ready to roll|
|I covered a pretzel rod (not gf) in fondant for the gun|
|I used Great Value brand Peanut Butter Fudge Cookie for the wheels (not gf)|
|#6 Tank, duh|
Singing happy birthday to our 6 six year old boy!!