Flamingo Cupcakes – Perfect for Summer!

July 22nd, 2015 by Paula Ivancicts

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.

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.


Flamingo Cupcakes


The next day, I used a black FoodWriter Edible Color Marker and drew on the eyes and beaks.


Flamingo Cupcakes


Using a Flower Fondant Cut-Out Set, I prepared yellow gum paste and cut out flowers. I added White Sugar Pearls for the centers and lifted the petals of the flowers up a bit.


Flamingo Cupcakes


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.


Flamingo Cupcakes


How are you going to decorate your summer cupcakes?

Paula Ivancicts Paula is a Wilton Customer Service Key Account Rep and a Certified Wilton Method Instructor. She has been with Wilton since 2009. Her love of creating things and using Wilton products started in high school when she began making candy. Outside of Wilton, Paula enjoys family time with her husband and two daughters. She loves baking, decorating, and making candy for family, friends, and coworkers.

2 Replies

  1. Sue Eskra says:

    WOW Amazing Paula!!!!! I love your blogs.. can’t wait to try these!!! I just have to share this with you… I too have a high school friend who LOVES Flamingos.. and her name is Natalie too… That is funny. Have a wonderful day Paula and keep up the GREAT work!!!!

    • Paula Ivancicts says:

      Hi Sue!
      Thanks so much! You will love making them and they will remind you of your friend Natalie! 🙂

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