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Coolest Army Tank Birthday Cake 91

by Katie H.
(Perry, MI)

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

For my son’s 6th birthday he wanted an Army Tank Birthday Cake. I looked on this website- as it has become my favorite for finding ideas for kids cakes! From an idea of another cake, I decided to also make mine tan (buttercream frosting mixed with peanut butter). It was the best tasting frosting yet (perfect with a chocolate cake).

I used a 9 x 13 for the base, and a loaf pan for the top. I angled the bottom of the loaf cake (to keep the smooth side nice- easier to frost). I then covered both cakes with a crumb coat (thin coat of frosting to seal in the crumbs). I froze them for about an hour and finished frosting them. I made the camouflage spots and Oreos for the wheels, black licorice for the treads as you can see from the photo.

My son was very excited- and his cousins thought it was pretty cool too!

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Coolest Army Tank Birthday Cake 93

by Kathy B.
(Michigan)

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

For the base of the Army Tank Birthday Cake, I used a standard 13 x 9 rectangle pan with just regular cake mix. The top part where the gun sticks out is a meatloaf sized pan. After cooling, put the smaller cake on top of the larger one. Frosted both together using chocolate frosting and then used the spray type of frosting decoration found at most grocery stores and/or craft stores like Michaels, in green and black to make it look like camouflage.

The tank "wheels" are oreo's split in half and the tank "treads" were dark licorice pieces cut to fit. I then crushed the remaining Oreo's not used for the wheels & sprinkled the oreo crumbs around to look like dirt. The tank gun was actually a part from my son's plastic toy tanks, which is naturally not edible but everything else was. Added a couple of plastic army guys for decoration.

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Coolest British Army Tank Cake 93

by Steve
(London, England)

Homemade British Army Tank Cake

Homemade British Army Tank Cake

Homemade British Army Tank Cake
Homemade British Army Tank Cake

Myself and two friends decided to make this Homemade British Army Tank Cake for my girlfriend before she left to join the army.

The main cake base was made up of 2 large rectangular sponge cakes sandwiched together with butter icing and jam. The turret was cut from two smaller "bread loaf" type tins of the same cake mixture and was again stuck down using butter icing and jam.

We purchased green rollable icing from a specialist cake shop and covered the tank before adding the accessories:

Gun: Fudge Chocolate bar
Wheels: Oreos - doubled up for thickness
Tracks: Milka chocolate bar, rested on top of the Oreos
Dirt: Crush digestive biscuits with cocoa powder
Camouflage: Piping (but I think melted chocolate would have worked better)
Fire: Sparklers stuck in the fudge chocolate bar!

The fluffy thing driving the tank is in fact a chicken: Enough said!

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Coolest GI Joe Tank 7th Birthday Cake 76

by Melissa
(Bangor, Maine)

Homemade GI Joe Tank 7th Birthday Cake

Homemade GI Joe Tank 7th Birthday Cake

Inspired by other cakes I saw online, I went with a GI Joe Tank 7th Birthday Cake! For the cake itself I used a standard cake pan for the base, for the upper deck I filled a loaf pan with cake mix. I also baked a few cupcakes and cut the top off of one to make the hatch.

I picked up a moss green and a brown color to tint my frosting for the camouflage. I applied the frosting using a spoon and butter knife. Found some cool wheel-like cookies at Target and used a Pirouette for the canon. To complete the design I cut a GI Joe tag off from the action figure container and placed a couple of guys and guns on the cake, then created the lines for the tread.

It was HUGE hit! Happy 7th Birthday Zackery!

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