Ever since I was in high school, my friend Natalie has loved pink flamingos. To this day, when I’m out and about or shopping and see something flamingo themed, it automatically puts a smile on my face. I love to snap a photo and text her to let her know I’m thinking about her.
Summer time is beaches, water, colorful flowers, and…pink flamingos! I felt inspired by my friend Natalie to create these flamingo cupcakes.
I found the perfect flamingo cutter in the Animal Pals Cutter Set. Using Ready-To-Use Gum Paste and pink from the Color Right Performance Color System, I mixed up the perfect shade of “flamingo pink”. Next, I used my 9” Fondant Roller and thinly rolled out the gum paste and cut out the flamingos. I put them on my Cooling Grid to dry overnight.
The next day, I used a black FoodWriter Edible Color Marker and drew on the eyes and beaks.
The Blue Ombre ColorCups were the perfect choice for my beach themed cupcakes! They are foil lined, so my chocolate cupcakes did not show through.
I used the Creamy Decorator Icing and Color Right System to make my blue green icing color. I used a Disposable Bag and Tip 1M to pipe on the icing. I lightly pushed a flamingo into each cupcake, added a flower or two and then crumbled a graham cracker to add that sandy feel.
How are you going to decorate your summer cupcakes?