Sometimes a cake comes together easier than you think it will and that's exactly what happened with this Buttercream Camouflage Groom's Cake. Quite honestly, I wasn't even sure how I wanted it to look until it was nearly finished... have you ever had that happen?
To get this look, I used a few different shades of chocolate buttercream (light and dark browns and even a shade of black) and a couple of shades of green vanilla buttercream and I used a small offset spatula to smear it on roughly. I can't really explain the technique, but I just tried really hard to keep it organic and rustic looking...
For the "belt" borders, I used Satin Ice Brown Fondant and Satin Ice Gum Paste for the buckles. I rolled out the brown, used a ribbon cutter to get uniform width, cut the lengths needed, then used a round frosting tip to add the holes before wrapping it around the cake.
Lastly, the cake was wrapped with Rusty Barbed Wire Party Garland. To keep it from laying on the frosting, I inserted small pieces of straws around the cake, then poked the wire into it and bent it at angles so it would stand up off the cake. And the topper? It was a Deer Antler Letter from Hobby Lobby. There was a skewer attached on the back so it would stand on the cake!
And that's it!! Be sure to check out the wedding cake here.
Do you have any questions about this Buttercream Camouflage Groom's Cake? Leave me a comment!
Here are some other groom's cakes I've done: