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!