Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pillsbury Funfetti Celebrates 25 Years! (Giveaway Closed)



It's party time- the cake we all know and love is having a birthday!  Pillsbury's Funfetti is turning 25 this year and is celebrating in a bold and colorful way. When I think of birthdays, I immediately think of cake and Pillsbury Funfetti has us covered with their Funfetti Premium Cake and Cupcake Mix and four new frosting colors- Aqua Blue Vanilla with fish shaped candy bits, Hot Pink Vanilla with pink sugar crystals, Vibrant Green Vanilla and Bold Purple Vanilla with colorful candy bits. 


Last year for my birthday my mom made me a Funfetti birthday cake and while I wasn't so thrilled about turning 30, that cake made me feel like a kid again, with it's brightly speckled sweet interior. In honor of it's 25th birthday, I made something equally fun and delicious and started with everyone's favorite- crispy rice treats amped up with Funfetti cake mix and frosting. These definitely taste just like cake and worthy of a celebration. 


How do you celebrate birthdays? While chatting with my family and fellow baking buddies we've come up with some tips for you on how to maximize your birthday experience. 
  1. Get the kids involved. Let them help in the celebration and planning of the day- from the food, to the decorations to the cake. Not only allow them to make some decisions on their own but let them help you mix the cake mix, hang the streamers and decorate the invitations. Even something as simple as choosing what color candles or balloons to use will make their day. Not only with the celebration be more personal, the kids will be proud of their contributions.
  2. Often times, when there are birthdays, there is pressure to bring a gift. Then you struggle with getting the right gift for the person or how much to spend. Instead, ask your guests not to bring gifts but instead to donate their time, a toy or funds to a charity that means something to your family. If they insist on a gift ask them to provide an experience like a trip to the zoo, or going out for some ice cream rather than a gift wrapped plastic toy. 
  3. Incorporate a craft into the celebration and let that serve as the party favor. Decorate a small wooden frame with non-toxic colorful paints, glue, beads, glitter and jewels. Let the kids craft and socialize. Once the festivities are over, they'll have a handmade keepsake to remember the great day. 

Frosted Funfetti Crispy Rice Treats by Monica h

  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for dish
  • 10 oz. mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix, dry
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1- 15.6 oz. can Pillsbury Funfetti Frosting (any color)
Butter a 9x13-inch dish and set aside. 

In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and vanilla and stir constantly until marshmallows are completely melted. 

Add the dry Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix to the marshmallow mixture and stir to combine. Add rice cereal and stir until the mixture comes together and the cereal is well coated. 

Immediately scrape the cereal into the buttered dish and press into an even layer. Allow to cool to room temperature before before frosting. 

Once rice treats are completely cool, frost with Pillsbury Funfetti Frosting and sprinkle the tops with the included sprinkles. 

Cut into squares and serve.



As part of the Funfetti 25th birthday celebration, Pillsbury wants you to join in on all the fun. They are generously offering one lucky reader a Celebration Starter Kit including: Pillsbury Funfetti Premium Cake and Cupcake Mix and 4 boldly hued Funfetti Frostings as well a $50 Visa or American Express Gift Card (total value ($60). 

To enter the giveaway: 

1. Leave a comment on this post telling me about your Funfetti birthday memories. Please be sure to leave an email for me to contact you if you win.

2. For a second entry "Like" Pillsbury Baking on Facebook

3. For a third entry "Like" Lick The Bowl Good on Facebook. Leave a separate comment for each entry. 

A winner will be selected at random and announced by May 1, 2013. 

To learn more about Pillsbury's Funfetti 25th Birthday Celebration please visit Pillsbury on Facebook where they're running a birthday promotion that ends April 25th. Also visit PillsburyBaking.com and Pillsbury on Pinterest

**The J.M. Smucker Company sent me free product samples and other compensation and asked me to promote it's new Funfetti products. 


137 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

My boys are 30 now and still love Funfetti cake and icing! Not only for B-Days but all of the special holiday versions too! Thanks for the fun give-away:@)

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Helen T said...

I remember making funfetti cakes when I was younger with my mom. It was fun and delicious!

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sparecake.com said...

I don't particularly have any funfetti birthday memories (which is a pity!), but I did make my friends' wedding cake last year and that was funfetti!

kim said...

I remember when funfetti came out and I desperately wanted it for my cake and my mom got a plain vanilla.

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Heather Spooner said...

My favorite cake as a kid was Funfetti. Anything baked with sprinkles inside says "Party Time" to me. Thanks!
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Katie H said...

Funfetti cakes are the best birthday cakes because while they look enticing from the outside, once you take a bite, the multi-colored inside screams celebration and joy! My husband loves funfetti cakes and we will definitely be enjoying a funfetti cake for our son's 1st birthday in a few months.

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Mami2jcn said...

Growing up my mother never baked so I don't have funfetti memories. :(

I'd love to try the bold purple frosting and make some sweet treats for my kids!

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Jodi said...

I had never heard of funfetti cake until my brother in law requested it for his 25th birthday. We laughed at what a kid cake he wanted :)

Shannon @ Why Not On A Tuesday said...

I have had a funfetti cake for my birthday as long as I can remember! Love that cake!

Heather said...

I also never had a funfetti cake....doesn't that make me sad! These look like yummy bars though and I'd never thought of adding cake mix to rice krispy treats...great idea!

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JC said...

I never had funfetti cakes, but these sure look fun to have, I'd totally make them for DDs.

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Meg S said...

In high school, we would buy some funfetti frosting cans after school and eat them while we were waiting for play practice - so strange but so yummy!

AubreyLaine said...

I have fond memories on Funfetti cake as a child- I still request it on my birthday each year now!
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Kelly@MentalGarbage said...

I adore funfetti :-)

rachel said...

My brother always asked for Funfetti cakes for his birthday. So this reminds me of him!

Vunda Vall said...

i love funfetti cake batter! i even made cake batter cookies the other day!
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Vera Khule said...

The kids always liked the funfetti frosting.

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lisa said...

I love Funfetti! Funfetti cakes, cupcakes, cookies... And now I need to try Funfetti rice crispy treats! Loving using this mix for a bright and colorful celebration!

kellyr78 said...

My kids always enjoy helping me make funfetti cakes & cupcakes for the birthdays of the special people in our lives.

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Unknown said...

my mom always made us funfetti cakes for our birthdays when we were younger.

Ashley said...

I never had funfetti for my birthdays just regular birthday cake.

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lkay crafts & things said...

A Couple months into working at my current job, one of my coworkers made me a fun fetti cake for my birthday! It was so nice of her to actually take time to bake a cake for me. Fast forward three years, and go figure, she's one of my closest friends :)
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Jessica said...

I was always jealous of friends who had funfetti cupcakes or cakes growing up because my mom would never buy something like that

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Alison Marcus said...

I love making funfetti for all of my friends on their birthdays!!

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RhubarbLady said...

High School. That's the time period I was living in when Funfetti cake mix came out and I remember making a Funfetti cake for a summer family party-all the kids loved the sprinkles in the cake. Thanks for the memories!

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Sara said...

LOVE Funfetti! Don't think we ever had it for birthdays because my mom always made scratch cakes for birthdays, but it was so a treat other times of the year! :)

Bridget said...

i loved funfetti cakes all year around! such a neat idea. dezbriggs at hotmail dot com

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Debbie said...

Love making funfetti cupcakes!!! So cute and pretty....

debijackson said...

we use funfetti for all the grandkids birthdays and they love the colors
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Nanette said...

These funfetti rice krispy treats are making my mouth water! Who didn't love Funfetti as a child?! When given the choice of cake mix, I'd choose Funetti every time!

missy said...

My kids loved Funfetti and my 24 year old daughter still makes these treats for her office. I think it makes us all feel like a kid again. Loving that they included purple for the new icing!
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elizabeth said...

I was born in the 50's and I remember my Mother making a confetti cake for me before they were made easy from Pillsbury! My 31 year old daughter still asks for this cake for her birthday! I love the bars you can make from Pillsbury's cake mix, they are so easy!

Jennie35 said...

I don't have any memories, but I am eager to change that!

Donna Whittington said...

My family loves the funfetti cakes for all occasions especially for birthdays.Nothing says i love you more than cake & sprinkles!!!
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Catherine Chamberlin said...

My mom always made funfetti cake for me for my birthday. It's my absolute favorite :)

Teresa said...

Aw fun! I love making funfetti cake mix cookies for birthdays =)
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Shanna Cluff said...

I've always love FunFetti cake! It is definitely the best in my opinion and I'm so happy when my birthday rolls around and I can have it again!

Beth R. said...

Iv baked FunFetti cakes for my 8 children many times. They always loved the bright colors, perfect for birthdays.

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Anonymous said...

My now grown daughter still requests funfetti birthday cakes...she loves them as well as making cookies with funfetti cake mix
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Anonymous said...

I as a kid never had a funfetti cake but my grandson will be celebrating his birthday this weekend and funfetti is sure to be there.
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Saraaa said...

I just happened to make funfetti cupcakes to bring into work this week! The delight in everyone's eyes was wonderful and there were several "sprinkles make me so happy" comments. Funfetti cake with Betty Crocker's rainbow chip icing was and still is birthday heaven!

Jennifer Gail said...

I've never used it. I feel deprived:(

keshakeke said...

My favorite funfetti birthday memories are she I made funfetti waffles for her birthday breakfast! She loved then!
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Beachwalk83 said...

I remember cake mixes with sprinkles (and as I recall, the colors kind of bled into the cake!), but haven't seen/paid attention to "funfetti." However, I live under a rock in a cave :) And they certainly look so fun and festive.

Pat Kilpatrick said...

I have made all sorts of specialty cakes with Funfetti cake mix for my family. I usually make my own frostings, but everyone always requests the original Pillsbury Funfetti for the cake. And as always, it gets RAVE reviews! ♥

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Cheryl Soler said...

Funfetti came out when I was a teenager. I know we made them for bake sales. My favoreite memory, though, is making funfetti cupcakes with my daughter. She's 7 and LOVES funfetti!

Andrea said...

We made fun funfetti for my friend in college. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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lisa said...

we loving using funfetti for all of our cake decorating! makes a great cake!

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AnnaZed said...

Alas, I am too old for this product to have appeared at any childhood birthday of mine, but my neighbor down the street (who does everything so beautifully) had a cute birthday for her twins just this year with funfetti in the cupcakes.

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Kathy said...

I make funfetti cupcakes for most family holiday celebrations.

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Krista said...

I don't have any birthday memories, but my friend absolutely loves Funfetti cake and I always think of her when I see it. I always send her a picture whenever I see a new Funfetti product. Happy Birthday!

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Stacey said...

We just used Funfetti this year for the march birthdays. Sprinkles make everything more fun.

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Allisha Gold said...

I don't have any funfetti memories (yet)! We normally don't make our cakes but hopefully sometime we can make our first Funfetti memory (:

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LauraJJ said...

Oh we made funfetti cupcakes last year for Carters 2nd birthday! It was so fun and everyone LOVED them!
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Julie said...

we would make them for my daughter's birthday
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Paloma said...

Those sure look like a lot of fun! I see someone sure enjoyed them! ;)

Chantelle said...

Ha! That's funny because my birthday cake every year is funfetti (since I was 7!) with that white frosting with the little balls in it. However, I didn't get it two years ago because my mom couldn't find the frosting :( So my memory is the year I didn't get funfetti lol But it will not happen again! 15/16 isn't that bad ;)
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sharonjo said...

I love a Funfetti birthday cake (or cupcakes), and I especially love the new fun vibrant Funfetti colors! Thanks.
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Kate said...

I had my first Funfetti birthday cake at 43!

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C.R. said...

We love having funfetti birthdays for the kids

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Deborah said...

OMG this is my daughters favorite cake and has been most of her 22 cake eating years lol. It must be the favorite of many because sometimes we have to visit multiple stores to find it. Happy birthday Funfetti!

Anonymous said...

Kat said...Funfetti makes me happy! Birthdays and everyday!

Jennifer J said...

I saw these in Target the other day and got so excited! My daughter asked for a Tinkerbell theme for her 5th birthday in June, and I was just going to do regular vanilla frosting with cake toppers... now I know I'm doing PURPLE frosting (with the confetti colors, they are PERFECT compliments for a Tink theme!) with a Tink candle.

THEN, I saw the Aqua... with FISH confetti no less! The Little Mermaid is MY fave.. And I turn 40 in August... So, yep... I'm having an Ariel cake for myself! because if you can't do that for your 40th, when can you? LOL

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Elaine said...

My girls loved funfetti surprises, can't believe it's 25 years old!

Karin said...

Don't have any Funfetti birthday memories. Never had it before.

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I used funfetti for my boys birthdays.. and I posted it before my fb like post, but don't see it.
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b-dub said...

my wife always makes funfetti birthday cakes; they are always great.

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Jamie said...

Funfetti has always been my birthday cake of choice!

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Anonymous said...

I am a sucker for all the holiday versions, love the themed sprinkles and colors.

Jennifer OConnor said...

My favorite funfetti birthday would be mine when the kids made me my birthday cake with funfetti Cake with the funfetti frosting. Yum!

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Melody said...

I often make Funfetti cupcakes for my kids as a special teat. Delicious!

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Dina said...

yum! I love the color.

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