My son Cameron is a real WWII buff. He loves going to military museums and wanted a military type cake. I looked on-line for creative birthday cakes and loved your selection of tank cakes. I took ideas for this Tank Birthday Cake from all of the pictures and made my own creation.
I used a 11 x 13 pan for the bottom and a loaf pan for the top. It required 2 white cake mixes. I used regular white/vanilla frosting in a tub and mixed a whole tub with Wilton's moss green icing color paste for the base color. The camo splotches were made with about a 1/4 cup of the white frosting mixed with Wilton's juniper green. I found it easier to work with using a toothpick to spread the splotches.
I used Oreo cookies for the wheels and Hershey bar pieces for the track. An Oreo Fun Stix made a great gun barrel. Half of a cookie was the open hatch and a plastic army man was sticking out.
Last of all, I used Wilton's black color mist to give the frosting a more camo look and added cookie crumbs around the cake for dirt.
I made this tank birthday cake for my friend's 9 year old son's birthday.
I used a 9x13 cake pan for the base and a 9" pie pan for the top. I cut the notches out of both ends and measured the top to make the circle fit properly on top. I used some of the extra cake to stack under the top to give it some height.
The turret is made out of a chocolate covered pretzel stick, the tracks are Hershey bars flipped over, and the tires are Oreos (as well as the hatch without the cream).
I crumb coated the entire cake with the light brown icing. I used a toothpick to map out the camo design on the top of the tank. I alternated the light brown mixture, the dark brown was chocolate icing, and the green was made from Wilton's willow green coloring mixed with vanilla icing.
This cake was a big hit by all ages. The kids especially loved having cake, chocolate, and cookies all in one.
This Tank Birthday Cake was really easy and I was so happy with the results as was my 6 year old soldier. I used 2 boxes of cake mix and about 1 1/2 jars of frosting. The round cake I attached to the rectangular one by cutting up some plastic straws to keep it in place.
I used Whipped Chocolate frosting as it's a lighter brown. I then used a green icing spray paint which I found in Michaels and Party City as suggested by previous Tank cake makers on here. I used Oreo cookies for wheels and for the headlights, Twizzlers Licorice cut up as the tracks.
The cannon/gun is actually a telescope from a pirate set that I bought at the Dollar store and the soldier is also from the Dollar store (I had to pull his legs off) and I stuck his weapons on the cake as extra decorations. The flag was from a pack of decorative toothpicks. All in all very easy to make!
My son was having a 'SPY/SWAT/ARMY' birthday. He and his mom picked out a tank piñata so I figured a homemade US army tank cake would be perfect. The bottom is made out of two 9x13s with the tops shaved off of each so that they were flat. The turret is a single 8x8 cake cut out in a circle. I then crumb coated the cake and let it sit over night.
The next day I frosted the base with the army green color. The tank treads are the black licorice 'Nibs' and the wheels are made from the melting chocolate. Luckily my local shop happen to have the green color. The black dots on the wheels are made from the black gel is the lettering on the tank. The gun is a straw that is simply frosted. The homemade US army tank cake was a huge hit at the party.