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Flamingo Cupcakes for an Easy-Peasy Summer Vibe

These flamingo cupcakes with swirl batter are perfect for summer or a luau party. It’s easy to bring a bit of the fun flamingo party food to your table, so let’s get started.

Homemade Flamingo Cupcakes with Pink and White Swirl Batter

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Tropical Vibes, Luau Parties, and Summer Party Ideas

I’m a sucker for flamingos, friends. They are oddly beautiful and I’m always drawn to them at the zoo, in design, and now, apparently with food!

These flamingo cupcakes are perfect for a tropical party, beach party, summer birthday celebration, and so much more.

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Ingredients for Fun Flamingo Cupcakes 

First, let me say that if you’re crunched for time, have a bakery make cupcakes with pink or pink and white swirled icing. There’s just so much to do that it’s not always feasible to make homemade cupcakes.

For the Cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup softened butter (not melted)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • pink cupcake liners (or grab these two in one – no need for liners AND toppers)
  • flamingo icing decorations (or pick up these from Amazon if you can’t find them locally)
  • piping bag fitted with a star tip
  • pink food coloring
  • toothpick

For the Frosting

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup softened butter (not melted)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or coconut)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • pink food coloring

learn how to make swirl cupcakes from scratch

How to Make Pink Swirl Flamingo Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Flamingo Cupcakes

Homemade Flamingo Cupcakes with Swirl Batter

These flamingo cupcakes with swirl batter are perfect for summer or a luau party. It's easy to bring a bit of the fun flamingo party food to your table, so let's get started.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup softened butter (not melted)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup softened butter (not melted)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or coconut)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • pink food coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and place liners in a 12-cavity cupcake tin.
  2. For the cupcake batter, combine the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, vanilla, milk, and baking powder. Mix well.
  3. Fill each cupcake liner two-thirds full.
  4. Mix in a few drops of food coloring into the remaining batter.
  5. Top the cupcake liners with a dollop of pink icing and use the toothpick to swirl the color into the batter.
  6. Bake 18-20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
  7. Combine powdered sugar, milk, butter, and vanilla extract and whip until it has reached your desired consistency. Add a few drops of pink coloring and stir to combine (or swirl).
  8. Attach a star tip to the icing bag and fill.
  9. Frost each cupcake in a circular motion, gently squeezing the bag and keeping it off the cupcake (slightly raised).
  10. Once the flamingo cupcakes are iced, stick in a topper and you’re ready to party!

Notes

For more fun cupcake decorating ideas and recipes, visit Ruffles and Rain Boots.

Additional Supplies:

  • pink cupcake liners (or grab these two in one – no need for liners AND toppers)
  • flamingo icing decorations (or pick up these from Amazon if you can’t find them locally)
  • piping bag fitted with a star tip
  • pink food coloring
  • toothpick

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 364Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 202mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 0gSugar: 44gProtein: 3g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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