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Coolest Army Tank Birthday Cake 69

by Brandi Spangler
(Grand Junction, CO)

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

This homemade Army Tank cake was made for my son's seventh birthday.

I used three cake mixes. I made two 9" x 13" rectangular cakes, and one loaf pan cake which had a little extra batter left over. I frosted between each layer, and stacked the cakes with the loaf pan on top. I then frosted the whole thing with a light brown coating which I made by mixing store-bought chocolate and vanilla. Next, I made my colored frostings and just pieced it on to make the camo pattern.

On the top, I frosted a vanilla wafer and stuck it part way in to make the tank hatch. I used store-bought chocolate donuts down the sides, and a pirouette cookie for the cannon. I used his army guys to finish it off. It was a HUGE hit with the kids!!

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Coolest Army Tank Birthday Cake 70

by Joy M.
(Webster, NY)

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

I used a 13x9 cake for the bottom, and an 6x4 pan for the top part of the Army Tank Birthday Cake. I frosted the cake using different shades of green frosting, as well as the spray can frosting in green. I then placed drops of chocolate frosting as well.

I used Oreo cookies for the wheels, and frosted one Oreo cookie for the open hatch. I used regular Hershey bars, and cut each individual piece in half for the track. I used green colored coconut for the grass, and crushed up an Oreo for the dirt track marks.

I used a chocolate frosted pretzel rod for the shooter. I added some of my son's army soldiers on top of the cake and around on the grass, along with barbed wire and ammo cans.

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Coolest Army Tank Birthday Cake 63

by Christie C.
(Toccoa, GA)

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

The bottom layer of this Army Tank Birthday Cake is a 9X13 cake. Second layer is a trimmed 9X9 cake and the third layer is about half of a small loaf pan. The tracks are Twizzlers cut into 1 inch sections and Oreos halved.

The gun is a Pirouette cookie on a bamboo skewer (not sure I spelled that right). The icing is chocolate butter cream with green spray icing for the camouflage and the writing in regular chocolate icing. The sand around the tank is just brown sugar and I think I got the star and tank candles at Party City.

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Coolest Army Tank Birthday Cake 71

by Amy
(Cincinnati)

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

I made this Army Tank Birthday Cake for my nephew's 10th birthday party. I used a 9x13 cake pan and cut the end off in order to make the turret. I used buttercream icing and added brown food coloring to ice the majority of the cake.

I added more brown food coloring to make darker camo spots and then used green spray icing for the final touches of the camo. I used Oreo cookies and Hershey chocolate for the tracks and wheels and crumbled up Graham crackers for the sand.

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Coolest Army Tank Birthday Cake 88

by Nikkie
(Dallas, Texas)

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 made for my son's 8th birthday. It is a chocolate and vanilla layered cake (in thin layers), covered with a homemade buttercream frosting with almond flavoring. The frosting was applied using a star tip then cooled in the fridge for about 20 minutes. Once frosting began to firm up a plain sheet of paper was used to smooth it out giving it more of a fondant appearance.

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Coolest Army Tank Birthday Cake 87

by Diane
(Woodstock, GA)

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

Homemade Army Tank Birthday Cake

I made this Army Tank Birthday Cake for my nephew's 11th birthday. I am self-taught and read a lot about the various techniques on-line. I used a marshmallow fondant recipe with a rolled butter cream recipe which gives a better tasting icing.

I sculpted the soldier out of fondant and used food coloring and a wafer to make the canon. The wheels are 6 Reeses Peanut Butter.

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