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Awesome DIY Hunting Cakes

This cake was made for my brother-in-laws 60th birthday. They were roasting him so I thought I would get my digs in with the cake.

  • Hunter Gets a Surprise Deer Hunting Cake
  • Hunter Gets a Surprise Deer Hunting Cake
  • Hunter Gets a Surprise Deer Hunting Cake
  • Hunter Gets a Surprise Deer Hunting Cake
  • Hunter Gets a Surprise Deer Hunting Cake

This deer hunting cake was made for my brother-in-laws 60th birthday. They were roasting him so I thought I would get my digs in with the cake. He is known to fall asleep as soon as he is still and I planned to capture that in this cake.

Steps for Making the Deer Hunting Cake

  • I started by making the bottom tier a camouflaged cake.
  • I then added a replica of my brother-in-law atop it, sound asleep and leaning on a tree trunk with a gun across his lap.
  • On the second tier I decided to add deers above and have them leaning on that top tier actually eating his cake! They knew they could be caught red handed with cake on their faces at anytime, so I added big surprised eyes to show their hope not to be caught!
  • The top tier was covered in fondant and there was camouflage cake inside. The bottom layer was his favorite chocolate cake covered in buttercream icing and topped with randomly placed camouflage leaves.
  • A sign with jagged board effect was added to the top tier to write the happy birthday messag one.

This was one of my favorite hunting cakes to make. Making it was good clean and tasty fun for someone at a birthday roast!


Coolest Camo Hunting Cake

This is my camo hunting cake complete with edible antlers and an edible chocolate rifle with scope. I made this in March 2013 for my son’s 9th birthday. He loves to go hunting with his daddy and I wanted to make him one of the coolest Hunting Cakes ever.

  • Coolest Camo Hunting Cake
  • Coolest Camo Hunting Cake
  • Coolest Camo Hunting Cake
  • Coolest Camo Hunting Cake
  • Coolest Camo Hunting Cake
  • Coolest Camo Hunting Cake
  • Coolest Camo Hunting Cake

I am far from being a professional baker (maybe one day!!) but I think it turned out really awesome! The cake is vanilla and chocolate with my divine Swiss butter cream icing.

I airbrushed the icing in camo colors (I think that part could be better). I hand sculpted the antlers from fondant/gumpaste and airbrushed some details on them several weeks ahead to be sure they would be dry on time. The chocolate rifle and scope I made all by hand from modeling choc and fondant (without the help of molds or models might I add). Neither of them were very easy seeing as it was my first attempt at both but, thank goodness they turned out fabulous on my first try. I was soooo excited!

After every thing was said and done I believe it turned out great!! My son was besides himself over this cake! BEST BIRTHDAY EVER he said! Even after one antler fell off on the way to the party but I fixed that and no one ever noticed!


Coolest Hunting and Fishing Cake

I have the motto “If you can dream it, I can turn it into cake” so… when someone came to me and wanted a hunting themed cake I was so excited! They were wanting just a little figure of a fish and buck, but I said it wasn’t good enough “go big or go home”.

  • Coolest Hunting and Fishing Cake
  • Coolest Hunting and Fishing Cake
  • Coolest Hunting and Fishing Cake
  • Coolest Hunting and Fishing Cake
  • Coolest Hunting and Fishing Cake

I modeled the deer off of a ceramic deer that my dad used to make years and years ago when I was little. I modeled the fish after the fish I wish I had caught!

Everything on this hunting cake is edible, I don’t use anything fake on my cakes. The deer is sculpted from a chocolate cake, The head is crispy treats wrapped in modeling chocolate then sculpted. The antlers are just dried gum paste that is “glued” together using water! The fish on the base of the cake is covered in modeling chocolate then sculpted. Both are hand painted! I loved doing this cake, it was so much fun and I hope to have an opportunity to make more hunting cakes.

I’ve loved doing this cake, and I have people asking for the same cake (or with minor changes) very often!


Coolest Hunters Cake

My husband and I went hand in hand in creating this hunters cake. It was so much fun though!

  • Coolest Hunters Cake
  • Coolest Hunters Cake
  • Coolest Hunters Cake
  • Coolest Hunters Cake

Hunters Cake Details

  • Everything on the cake is edible, except for the bear, deer and alligator.
  • We made a donut hill and used Rice Krispie treats we colored green to form the trees.
  • In fact, the hardest part of making this cake was the trees. It was a hot day and the Rice Krispie treetops kept sliding down the pretzel rods. Haha!

Other than that, the cake was a great hit and just what we were picturing in our minds.

The reaction on our 5 year old’s face when he saw it was priceless! “This is the best birthday ever!!!”


Cool Camouflage Stag and Doe Cake

The idea behind this stag and doe cake is that my nephew Kyle and his bride-to-be Meagan have a stag and doe party planned with a hunting theme - she caught him and the hunt is over.

  • Cool Camouflage Stag and Doe Cake
  • Cool Camouflage Stag and Doe Cake
  • Cool Camouflage Stag and Doe Cake

They had photos taken in our bush and I was asked to create a cake with this theme. So after much thought, I put all my love into it and came up with my own idea.

I started with two white cake mixes – Duncan Hines are my favorite. I find that their mix is the best for formed pans and have used their’s for 30 years now. I used a large Wilton Cake pan, spreading crisco shortening and flour sprinkled on top. After following the directions I evenly spread the cake mixture into my pan. I baked this double sized cake for 50 minutes at 325 degrees.

I used a Buttercream Icing – one half cup crisco shortening, one half cup butter- mix together with beater. Add one and one half tsp. vanilla, 5 cups of icing sugar and 3 tbsp milk.

Now the fun begins – I chose Ivory icing color to spread in the middle of my cake. Then I took chocolate icing just to outline the lines for a camouflage effect. From there I used Juniper Green icing color, Moss Green icing colorand Black icing color. I then filled in chocolate markings with these colors, spreading out the colors of each to create a camouflage look. After this was done, I added a few extra details with the colors making sure all spaces were filled in.

Because this is a stag and doe cake, which is tomorrow night – April 4th, I have not yet had comments other then my husband who likes hunting himself and he was impressed! I personalized my cake putting on the title “The Hunt is Over” followed by their names – Kyle and Meagan. My additions to my cake included a plastic deer beside a tree, and a pair of Hunter’s Boots as well as two rifles criss-crossed with a heart in between.

It was a lot of fun, I enjoyed making this hunting cake for them, and I am sure they will be quite pleased. After this photo I amsending, I decided to add the Easter theme, as their stag and doe party is the night before Easter Day. I added a camouflage egg and a few jelly beans, just to tie in Easter too.


Easy Camouflage Deer Hunting Cake

To create this easy camouflage deer hunting cake, all buttercream frosting and the deer symbol were made out of fondant. This was my first attempt at camo and it was actually easier than I thought it would be.

  • Easy Camouflage Deer Hunting Cake

What I did was roll out some tan colored fondant. On top of that I set random pieces of brown, olive green, and black fondant. I then rolled it out more.

NOTE: When adding the random pieces, just pull off small pieces and flatten them out between your fingers. Lay them on top of the main color and after setting all of these random piece colors down, just roll it all out together some more.

I hope this helps someone who is wanting to do camouflage hunting cakes. I am a self taught newbie and I’m always looking for something nice, but achievable for the average person like me to do!

For the symbol all I did was print out a picture from the internet, cut it out, laid on my fondant and cut around it with a pizza cutter!


Coolest Deer Hunting Cake

For this deer hunting cake I used a 14″ white cake with buttercream frosting. The deer head is made out of rice Krispy treats covered in homemade marshmallow fondant, all other decorations are made out of fondant also. Everything is edible. I made this cake for my grandson who took the gun safety class and lives to shoot his gun. This is his dream to one day get his first deer !! He lived his Birthday cake !!

  • Hunter Gets a Surprise Deer Hunting Cake

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