Flamingo Cupcakes and 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 are headed to a secluded island soon. I have 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 FOR 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

Mix together the ingredients for the cupcake batter (recipe card down below). 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 the 18-minute mark. 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


  • 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


  • 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


  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.

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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 Tableware for Party
If you’re planning a summer party, serve my Pineapple Shaped Tea Sandwiches! They are a delicious addition to any summer party.

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Tasheena April 16, 2018 - 6:37 am

How cute are these cupcakes?! I love how simple this recipe is. The cupcakes look super moist too.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All April 16, 2018 - 6:45 am

That theme is perfect for summer. Those flamingo cupcakes are very cute. My swirls in cupcakes almost always look more solid than swirled.

Kimberly April 16, 2018 - 7:33 am

My mother in law would ADORE the flamingo cupcakes! she is a snowbird and goes to Florida every winter -she’s there right now. We joke and say that her pets are flamingos. One year we bought her a fuzzy light up flamingo to perch on her lawn. I think it’s still there. She decorates it for Easter and St. Paddy’s Day.
Anyways, these are wonderful!

Karen Morse April 16, 2018 - 7:39 am

This is my kind of summer party! It’s really fun and the cupcakes are so adorable! I’d feel a tad guilty eating them but they’re so good as well! Totally keeping the recipe!

Amber Myers April 16, 2018 - 8:22 am

These are the cutest cupcakes! I do enjoy flamingos. I just bought some to put in our yard, actually! I should have a family flamingo party since I’m an introvert and don’t really like others in my home.

candy April 16, 2018 - 8:53 am

Looking at your cupcakes and dreaming of summer and eating some of these. Right now we have turned back into winter here, it is so cold. I could turn on the oven and still make these cupcakes.

Jeanettte April 16, 2018 - 10:02 am

Those cupcakes look like something out of a storybook. They look absolutely perfect! It looks like I would be biting into a cloud if I ate them. With simulator on the corner something like this would be fun to make to celebrate summer.

Cat April 16, 2018 - 11:42 am

Oh my gosh! These cupcakes are seriously the cutest! I absolutely need to find a reason to make them haha love em!

Mimi Green April 16, 2018 - 12:19 pm

This cupcake is really cute. I suddenly feel like I needed all of the flamingo things. They are quite beautiful.

Shoshana Sue April 16, 2018 - 2:02 pm

My daughters’ birthdays are coming up and I think these flamingo cupcakes will be a hit with their friends. We will try out the recipe over the weekend and see if we can do an amazing job as you have done!

Up Run for Life Healthy Lifestyle Blog April 17, 2018 - 1:53 am

These cupcakes are adorable. My sons birthday is in 6 weeks and I want to make his cake this year. My husband made homemade icing last week and it was so good. I need the disposable bags and the star to pipe the icing. He won’t like flamingos but I am sure they have other cute cupcake toppers.

peter April 17, 2018 - 8:41 am

how adorable are these? they sure do make it feel like summer! I don’t think these would even make it to a cooling rack

Jenn @ EngineerMommy April 17, 2018 - 10:06 am

My girls love flamingos so I know they would love these cupcakes! I gotta make these for them one day. Your spring themed party looks so fun and inviting!

Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh April 17, 2018 - 11:01 am

Those are totally adorable! I love the flamingos, and having girls these are perfect for them!

Lisa April 17, 2018 - 11:27 pm

THese are so adorable! I love that the batter is kind of swirled so it’s even prettier! I’ll have to try these at the next Spring Picnic we do! The kids would love them!


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