This cake was for my nephew’s 7th birthday. He wanted an army themed party so I started my search for cake decorating ideas.
I used the Wilton baseball player cake pan and turned it into a soldier. I turned the baseball helmet into an army helmet, I changed the expression on his face to be more somber, I changed the jersey into a camouflaged t-shirt, and lastly I turned the bat into a gun resting on his shoulder.
For the camouflaged shirt, I piped the different sized shapes with black then starred in with green and brown. This cake fitted in perfectly with the other army decorations that were used. It was a real hit!
I made this cake for a party we had for my cousin who just graduated basic training for the Marines. I used the Little Hero cake pan that can also make a fireman or Policeman. I just cut off the fire hose part and added the gun.
I went online to the Marines website for cake decorating ideas and found what a Marine uniform looks like and designed from there. I used Wilton buttercream frosting and mixed my colors accordingly with Wilton tint colors.
For the buttons on the uniform I cut a straw into small pieces and lay down on cake, iced around the straw then filled the straw with yellow gold colored sprinkles. I pulled the straw up and the sprinkles just went into place like I wanted.