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Coolest Army Tank Cake Design 85

by Julie
(Edgerton, WI)

Homemade  Army Tank Cake Design

Homemade Army Tank Cake Design

I made this Army Tank Cake Design for my son's 8th Birthday. He's had an army party the past two years and I thought this year it would be neat to make his cake. I use ideas from this site and others.

I made a yellow cake mix in a 9x13 pan and added blue food coloring to make it green. Then I made another chocolate cake mix and marbled it into the other cake. The top was made in a loaf pan. I frosted the whole thing with chocolate frosting and used green food coloring spray (bought at Michael's crafts) for the camouflage look.

Oreos were used for the wheels and the tracks were made from Hershey bars broke into sections and then cut in half. The cannon was an Oreo fun stick and of course we needed an army man to drive and his gun. I also lightly frosted the cardboard bottom and sprinkled it with crushed Oreos to look like dirt. I wrote my sons initials and age on the back of the tank in green gel.

The cake was a huge hit with everyone! And it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I can't wait to do another one.

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Coolest Army Tank Birthday Cake 92

by Kelsy
(Kansas)

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake
Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake
Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake
Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

This Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake was for my son's 4th birthday. I looked through the cakes on this site, then created my own from there.

I made one 8 1/2 x 11 cake, then cut it in half and stacked them on each other. I also put another cake in a loaf pan as suggested by others. I cut the ends off of that to make it more to scale with the other cake. Frosted the entire thing with green. Then used my fingertips to smear the brown into it and make it look camouflaged.

Pretzel for the cannon part. Oreos for the wheels and dirt, Hershey's for the tracks. Added the little green guys from my boys' collection. The "Happy 4th Birthday Ezra!" is just on paper from my printer. I smeared it with frosting, then scraped most of it off. I love the way that looked.

It was a huge hit with the Army themed party. Much easier than some other cakes I've done. I used a white cake, then made chocolate camo cupcakes on the side.

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Coolest Army Tank Birthday Cake 88

by Denise
(Virginia Beach)

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake
Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake
Homemade  Army Tank Birthday Cake
Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake
Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

This Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake is a cake that I did for my nephew's 9th birthday. He was having a GI Joe themed party. I got the idea for the cake from this site from the many creative cakes here. Oreo cookies are a big part of this cake.

I baked a 13x9 cake and cut about 1/3 off to use for the top of the tank. I used Chocolate frosting to ice the cake. For the camouflage, I used green spray frosting. The wheels are Oreo cookies. For the gun, I used Oreo cookie straws. I also used the Oreo cookie straws for the tracks, but I could not decide if I liked them, so they are not pictured here. I crushed Oreo cookies for the dirt surrounding. The Turret lid is one half of an Oreo cookie. The flag is a sticker stuck to a toothpick.

This turned out to be one of the easiest cakes that I have made.

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