Flamingo Cupcakes and Hello Summer Party Ideas

by Alli

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Flamingo Cupcakes are a big hit with friends and family. It’s one of the top cupcake recipes in my 17 Best Cupcake Recipes.

I simply love flamingos! My husband and I will be headed to a secluded island in a couple of months and I’ve read that flamingos roam this tropical paradise. I hope to capture more than a few photos of these beautiful birds. Be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with my hunt for flamingos in the wild. 

Until then, I’m celebrating all things Flamingo with a Hello Summer party including these amazing Flamingo Cupcakes! As you probably know by now, my parties have to be fabulous, frugal and easy to throw together.

Flamingo Cupcakes

A Flamingo Party needs a cute little invite, don’t you think? I created these Flamingo invites and you can download them free by clicking this link >>>> Hello-Summer-Party-Invites

Hello Summer Party Invites and Flamingo Cupcakes

If you’re planning on throwing a summer bash, Flamingo Cupcakes will definitely be the star of the show. These are not only pretty, but they taste just as good as they look.

Let’s Make Flamingo Cupcakes

Combine the butter, eggs, sugar, baking powder and milk. Fill each cupcake liner about 2/3 full with batter.
 
Add 1-2 drops of pink gel food coloring to the remaining batter and add about 1 tablespoon of pink batter to the top of the white batter. Use a toothpick to gently swirl the pink batter into the white batter.
Flamingo Cupcakes
 
Bake 18-20 minutes. Insert a toothpick around 18 minutes. If it comes out clean, the cupcakes are done.
 
Flamingo Cupcakes Liners
 
Frost with Flamingo Cupcake frosting.
Flamingo Cupcakes are Delicious!
 

Flamingo Cupcakes

Flamingo Cupcakes - Flamingo Inspired Crafts

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C. butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 C. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 C. milk

Frosting

  • 3 C. powdered sugar
  • 1/3 C. butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp. milk
  • Pink gel food coloring

You will also need the following:

  • Pink cupcake liners
  • Disposable piping bag
  • Star frosting tip
  • Wilton Flamingo Icing decorations (these are currently at Walmart)
  • Toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 12 count muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Combine the butter, eggs, sugar, baking powder and milk, mixing well.
  3. Fill each cupcake liner about 2/3 full with batter.
  4. Add 1-2 drops of pink gel food coloring to the remaining batter and add about 1 tablespoon of pink batter to the top of the white batter.
  5. Use a toothpick to gently swirl the pink batter into the white batter.
  6. Bake 18-20 minutes. Insert a toothpick around 18 minutes. If it comes out clean, the cupcakes are done.
  7. Remove the Cupcakes from the oven and let cool completely.
  8. Combine the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla extract and milk.
  9. When the frosting reaches your desired consistency, add a few drops of the pink gel food coloring and stir to combine.
  10. Attach the star frosting tip to the disposable piping bag and fill with frosting. Gently squeeze the frosting out of the piping bag in a circular motion and frost each cupcake.
  11. Repeat with remaining cupcakes. Top each cupcake with a Flamingo decoration.

Did you make this recipe?

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You will need the following to make your cupcakes and you can order them by clicking on the links:

Flamingo Party Decor

This Flamingo Tablecloth is perfect for a Hello Summer party.

Flamingo Cupcakes and Flamingo Tablecover

 This Flamingo Party Kit is inexpensive and has everything you need for decorating.
Flamingo Cupcakes and Decor
 
 
 
Flamingo Cupcakes and Party Ideas
 
If you’re planning a summer party, stay tuned for my Pineapple Shaped Tea Sandwiches! They are a delicious addition to any summer party.
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