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Coolest Army Tank Cake 53

by Mrs. C.
(Houston,Texas)

Homemade Tank Cake

Homemade Tank Cake

I made this tank cake for my son's 6th birthday for his army themed party. Thanks to this site I used some of the creative ideas from others.

I used two boxed cake mixes one 9x13 pan, and one loaf pan for the turret that I trimmed to the appropriate size. I stacked the small piece on top of the 9x13 cake to make it look like the top of a tank. I used two containers of white whipped frosting. I tinted 1 1/2-frosting with Wilton's green and 1/2- Wilton brown in separate bowls.

I mixed the food coloring until it got to the color I wanted. I iced the whole cake with the green. And I used the brown spots for the camouflage look. The Oreo cookies were used for the wheels, the cannon is a fruit loop cereal straw covered with green frosting, the turret lid is an Oreo covered in icing.

I also cut a port hole to put the army man in at the top of the cake. I placed some green army guys and party favor grenades around for decoration. And there you have it “The Champ’s Army Tank Cake”. Have fun creating yours.

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Coolest Army Tank Cake 54

by Maria K.
(Florence, AZ)

Homemade Army Tank Cake

Homemade Army Tank Cake

I made this army tank cake for my son's 9th Army birthday party. I actually came to this very site for ideas.

I always use box cakes. I used 2 boxes for this cake & two store bought tubs of frosting. To get that army green color I mixed dark green & black food coloring. The trick is to add the color a little at a time until you get the color you want.
It's always best to make your cake a day ahead as it gives the cake time to harden a bit, making it easier to cut & frost.

I looked at many pictures of real tanks & gave my rectangular cake the shape I wanted from those pictures.

I used a plastic army guy on top of the cake as you can see in the photo & the canon part (sorry if that's not the correct term) was one of my son's plastic toys too.

I also crushed some graham crackers & put them around the sides to make it look like sand.

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Coolest Army Tank Cake 78

by Stella
(Paraburdoo wa)

Homemade Army Tank Cake

Homemade Army Tank Cake

My son Jacob was having an army themed campout for his birthday and wanted a homemade army tank cake.

I baked a chocolate slab cake, and cut about 8cm wide off the end to use for the top. I then cut that in half and joined them together with icing and stuck it on top towards the back. I then made a base colour to cover the whole cake. Then made a few different greens and browns to do the camo spots.

I used mini wagon wheels for the wheels and Oreo bars for the tracks, I mixed them up and used the chocolate and mint Oreo bars. I used a musk stick covered in icing for the barrel. For the hatch door on top I used a piece of cake covered in icing. I cut a hole to put the cake in.

I used little army Lego men to put in and around the homemade army tank cake. The mud at the front is just icing with sprinkles.

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Coolest Army Tank Birthday Cake 62

by Ian R.
(Beccles, Suffolk, UK)

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

I made this Army Tank Birthday Cake for Ben's 6th birthday. It's a simple jam and cream sponge cake iced over and then camoed by painting food coloring.

The gun is a chocolate flake wrapped in icing, supported by a kebab skewer. The tracks are chocolate fingers and digestive biscuits sticks.

The hole for the action man was cut out with a can. Looks good I think.

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