Last week I posted my top picks Fall staples from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I keep finding more and more great finds, these being top choices for Fall’s biggest trends. Scoop them up quick, they hit full price on August 5!
While baking, I’m usually as girlie chic as it goes. But when it came to baking something for my best friend’s husband’s birthday party, I had to think outside “jewelry” box. I found this fun camo cupcake recipe from Crafty Mama, and decided would be perfect!
Separate one white cake mix into four different bowls, and color accordingly. I use gel food coloring for all my baking needs. It works much better than the liquid form for cakes, cookies, and icings.
Fill pastry bags, or ziplock bags (which I used because it was much less messy, while using multiple colors) with each of the colored cake mixes.
Pipe a dollop of each color into two cupcake pans evenly. Bake according to recipe instructions.
Instead of making one large cake, I liked the idea of simply making a “24” shape out of the decorative cupcakes.
Instead of going full-out camo, I opted for a Creamy Chocolate Icing to frost the cupcakes.
This season is all about prints. I’m having fun with this unexpected army inspired trend! Adding a pair of pointed toe flats instantly polishes a casual and cozy look.
Jacket: Gap (similar) / Sweater: J.Crew / Pants: Gap / Shoes: Steve Madden / Earrings: c/o Kara Ackerman / Necklace: Urban Outfitters (similar) / Ring: Vintage / Watch: Michael Kors / Nails: imPRESS Manicure – Casting Call
I’m not one for camo, but I’m loving this unexpected accent. An army green utility jacket is essential in my closet, so this hyped up version serves as a great statement item. If you dare to wear, be sure to incorporate just a single piece of the print. Anything more is taking the trend overboard. A utility jacket, skinny pant or subtle shoe is a safe bet!