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.
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.
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.