Camouflage Desserts Are Totally In — Did You See This Trend Coming?

11/19/2014 at 02:04 PM ET

Courtesy Baskin-Robbins

We’ll be the first to admit it: The tasty trend of camouflage desserts snuck up on us. But, now that it’s here, we’re totally on board. These are our favorite undercover treats.


Baskin-Robbins kicked off this camo craze with its tricolor Veterans Day ice cream. While the colors are a bit…vibrant, we won’t say no to the creamy, frozen combo of chocolate, salted caramel and vanilla cake.

Camouflage Cookies
Courtesy Sweet Sugar Belle


What’s the easiest dessert to camouflage? Sugar cookies! Follow this tutorial from Sweet Sugar Belle on how to ice and flood your cookies to make any camouflage color combo.

Camouflage Pretzel Rods
Courtesy Marie Grahams/Etsy


As if we needed another reason to love chocolate-covered pretzel rods. These brown, green and white chocolate-drizzled pretzels are available for purchase on Etsy, but we’re betting they’d be easy to DIY as well.

camoflauge birthday cake for Grant! happy birthday love!

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These free-form cakes look difficult, but are actually a cinch to create. Take a cue from Michele of I Heart Baking — she’s a master of the mottled cake and frosting. Or, make it even easier on yourself by opting for this camo cake mix from Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes. Watch his tutorial below for a step-by-step guide.


This multi-colored snack from Crafty Imaginings, created using lemon and lime Jell-O instead of regular food coloring, makes for a clever kid’s themed party snack.

Camouflage Cupcakes
Courtesy The Chic Site


If cupcakes are more your style, try making these marbled creations from The Chic Site. We especially love her technique for piping camouflage-swirled frosting with all four colors in one pastry bag.

Camouflage Whoopie Pies
Courtesy Sugar Swings


Last but not least, the whoopie pie. These chocolate sandwich treats from Sugar Swings are perfectly mottled with brown and green. The key to all of these desserts? Invest in disposable pastry bags, which makes each individual confection much easier to make.

—Kristin Appenbrink

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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