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Monday, December 16, 2019

Easy Flamingo Cupcakes!

Gotta flamingo lover? Check out these super Easy Flamingo Cupcakes. This is NOT a sponsored post, I am just eternally grateful for Mr. Pillsbury who made my day extremely easy. He provided my strawberry cake mix and pre made hot pink frosting which magically came with sprinkles on top!! Bless you little white dough man! 
Our daughter is OBSESSED with flamingos right now. Flamingo bedroom, flamingo stuffed animals, pictures, jewelry, clothes, you name it, if it has a flamingo on it, she is in heaven! We try our absolute hardest to keep her flamingo loving on the classy side. We are walking a fine line here people.
Our darling third grader asked for flamingo cupcakes for her class treat. So guess what I did, looked on Pinterest. And... honestly, not much to go by. So... TA DA! This is my very own creation. Simple, cute and fun! Enjoy! 

Step 1.
Make cupcakes according to package directions.
Let the baked cupcakes cool for at least 30 minutes before frosting.

Step 2.
While the cupcakes are cooling, make your white chocolate head and necks. 
Take 1 package of white chocolate chips and microwave them in a microwave safe bowl for 20 second increments. Stir the chocolate with a rubber spatula in between each increment until the chocolate is totally melted. Add in about 10 drops of pink food coloring. (I buy the NEON colors, they are much brighter) Mix together and place in a piping bag, or zip bag with one corner tip cut. 

Put down a silicone sheet or a piece of wax paper or parchment paper.
Like the picture below.
You make an elongated #2 shape then retrace that shape with the melted chocolate, and finish at the "head." that way, you have a beak underneath and a "defined" head on top. 
I made a lot of bad ones, but got into a flow and soon they all turned out very nicely. Don't make the necks too thin, they will break easily.

Let the chocolate set for about 20 minutes before you stick them into the cupcake.

Step 3.
Frost and sprinkle your cupcakes and add your flamingo head/neck!