Celebrate More with Holiday Cupcakes from Pillsbury + GIVEAWAY (incl. $100 VISA GC)

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
January 28, 2014


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I love to bake!  Whether it’s cake, cupcakes, cookies, brownies – you name it, I love to bake it.  I also love to decorate what I bake, especially cupcakes.  Usually when I bake cupcakes, I use Devil’s Food Cake Mix, but this time, I used Pillsbury’s Moist Supreme Dark Chocolate Premium Cake Mix.  Talk about a yummy cupcake!

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The Dark Chocolate Cake Mix was good paired with either Pillsbury’s Peppermint Flavored Frosting or Pillsbury’s Holiday Funfetti Frosting in Garland Green Vanilla or Rudolph Red Vanilla.  Not only were they bright colored frostings with fun sprinkles, but they tasted yummy too (even enough to eat a little right out of the container).  I also love how easy the frosting was to spread on the cupcakes and to use in my decorator bags!


So, I mentioned that I love to decorate cupcakes. 
Well, I have a few handy tips for you on how to easily decorate your cupcakes.

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1 – Use Disposable Decorating Bags.  I am all about the ease of decorating.  I have a few different Featherweight Bags, but I prefer to use the Disposable Decorating Bags so I can just throw the bag away when I’m done.  Depending on the frosting, it can take some time to really get your Featherweight Decorating Bag clean.

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2 – Use different tips for different looks.  I have a large variety of decorating tips and love to change it up when I’m decorating!  For decorating cupcakes, I like to use Tip #22, #32, and #199.  

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3 – Swirl your colors.  Ok, so this is the first time I’ve ever attempted to swirl my frosting colors and I really liked how it turned out!  Plus, it was so easy to do!  I already had the red and green frosting in their decorating bags and simply combined the two in another decorating bag.  I do think next time that I’ll remove the tips before squeezing the frosting into the combined bag, just so the pressure is more even.

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4 – Top your decorated cupcake with festive sprinkles to add color and character.  When decorating cupcakes, I love to add sprinkles or sparkle.  Something to really make the frosting on the cupcake pop!  With Pillsbury’s Holiday Funfetti Frostings, they already come with the sprinkles, which is awesome!

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A big thanks goes to Pillsbury for this fun baking (and eating) opportunity!  Be sure to follow Pillsbury on Facebook and Pinterest for new products and special promotions. 


1 lucky winner on The Mommy-Files will win a Celebration Starter Prize Pack including (1) Garland Green Vanilla Flavored Holiday Funfetti Frosting, (2) Rudolph Red Vanilla Holiday Funfetti Frosting, (3) Dark Chocolate Seasonal Cake, (4) Chocolate Peppermint Cookie and Peppermint Frosting, (5) Holiday Sugar Cookie, and (6) a $100 VISA Gift Card!!!!  (Note: Giveaway Prize Pack will include Spring products instead of Holiday products).

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 This is a sponsored post.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

155 Responses to “Celebrate More with Holiday Cupcakes from Pillsbury + GIVEAWAY (incl. $100 VISA GC)”

  1. Harmony B says:

    I like yellow cake with vanilla frosting. I love decorating cupcakes with colors, sprinkles etc

  2. Sandra VanHoey says:

    My favorite is chocolate with buttercream frosting and I like thave it whipped and then the frostinting put hgh like a ice cream cone. The kids then put sprinkles on them

  3. Sonia B says:

    I like strawberry cheesecake cupcakes with cream cheese!

  4. Shannon says:

    Chocolate on chocolate!

  5. wild orchid says:

    I love chocolate cupcakes! I usually use buttercream frosting and sprinkles on top!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  6. Karin A. says:

    I like white cake with vanilla frosting– sometimes I decorate with sprinkles.

  7. Julie Wood says:

    I like my Homemade Carrot Cake Cupcakes with homemade whipped Cream Cheese Frosting. So yummy! Thanks for a chance to win!!

  8. I love white cake with cream cheese frosting and some sprinkles on top.

  9. Amy Orvin says:

    I love chocolate cupcakes ad love to decorate them with sprinkles

  10. Mary Happymommy says:

    I love vanilla cupcakes and I decorate the with pink frosting for my daughter.

  11. sandra says:

    probably red velvet and i like them decorated with sprinkles

  12. Maria Malaveci says:

    My favorite cupcake is chocolate with vanilla frosting….!

  13. Mary Happymommy says:

    commented here–http://www.themommy-files.com/2014/01/making-pillsbury-chocolate-peppermint-cookies/

  14. Janet W. says:

    My favorite is cupcake is chocolate with buttercream frosting!

  15. Elena says:

    I like chocolate cupcakes and I decorate them with vanilla frosting

  16. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    My Favorite Cupcake Is Chocolate, I Like To Decorate Them With Frosting And Sprinkles.

  17. Cynthia R says:

    my favorite is chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting, I decorate with sprinkles.

  18. Ellen Hill says:

    I love yellow cake with almost any flavor frosting. The Pampered Chef Easy Accent Decorator works great for fancier jobs but my favorite cupcakes are the ones my kids decorate.

  19. I like red velvet cupcakes with heart shaped sprinkles

  20. Stephanie Ann says:

    I love chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing and sprinkles!!

  21. Erica Best says:

    red velvet with cream cheese frosting

  22. Jackie says:

    I like vanilla cupcakes with chocolate icing. I usually decorate them with sprinkles.
    Thank you!

  23. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I love red velvet cupcakes and I would want to decorate it with a giant heart on it!

  24. Lisa Brown says:

    i love chocolate cupcakes and i like to slather dark chocolate frosting all over them

  25. Nikki D says:

    I actually don’t have one particular flavor that I like to use. I like to change it up every time I make cupcakes! I do use icing tips to decorate them though. It’s so much faster and prettier than just spreading the icing on. You can even do it when the cupcakes are still slightly warm and it doesn’t rub the cake off! I haven’t used toppings over the icing, but you’re cupcakes are super cute so I’ll have to try!

  26. joanne major says:

    german chocolate with coconut pecan frosting

  27. Kelly D says:

    I like chocolate cupcakes with vanilla icing and I like to decorate cupcakes with colorful sprinkles or sugar crystals.

  28. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love red velvet with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles.

  29. TawndaM says:

    I like chocolate cupcakes… When I Do decorate them… it’s by theme… I’ve used candies, sprinkles, etc…Normally I try to stay away from picks, though…

  30. Ellie W says:

    My favorite is yellow cake with fudge icing. And I like to decorate them as footballs.

  31. Jessie C. says:

    I like Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

  32. Sylvia White says:

    I like any kind of chocolate with cream cheese frosting

  33. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like vanilla cupcakes with sprinkles.

  34. Vunda V says:

    i love red velvet cupcakes! with sprinkles!

  35. Margot C says:

    I love that Dark Chocolate cake; I buy it whenever I see it.

  36. Shanna says:

    I love vanilla!!! I like bright frosting!! =)

  37. Vickie Couturier says:

    red velvet cup cakes with cream cheese frosting,,oh my how good

  38. Sharon Rooney says:

    I love carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese icing. I decorate it with a candy carrot

  39. Rust says:

    Chocolate is my favorite …and I like shaved chocolate on top of the chocolate icing. 🙂

  40. Danielle says:

    I like a basic vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting. Simple but delicious.

  41. Wanda McHenry says:

    My favorite is Red Velvet with Cream Cheese icing no other things needed!

  42. Leslie says:

    My favorite is red velvet and I just decorate with cream cheese frosting, lots of frosting!

  43. Sonya Morris says:

    I like vanilla with chocolate icing.

  44. Vera K says:

    I like chocolate with chocolate icing and sprinkles.

  45. Daniel McNamara says:

    I like vanilla cupcakes with sprinkles.

  46. Courtnie says:

    I like vanilla cupcakes! I like yellow or white cake with vanilla frosting.

  47. Kim Henrichs says:

    My favorite is peanut butter chocolate. I decorate pretty simply – usually with a few sprinkles!

  48. Carla S says:

    My favorite is lemon or red velvet cupcakes.I like to decorate with rainbow frosting and rainbow cake layers.

  49. Jimmy says:

    I like chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting. I decorate them with sprinkles.

  50. rayray cartucci says:

    I love a vanilla cupcake with dark chocolate frosting!I don’t like anything fancy on top…maybe some chocolate shavings.

  51. Angela says:

    i like vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting.

  52. Rod Jackson says:

    Chocolate flavor, strawberry icing and white violet candies for for decoration.

  53. Joseph Stowell says:

    My favorite is Spice with a Browned Butter frosting.

  54. Lynn says:

    I love cheesecake flavored cupcakes. But it really depends on who’s making it.

  55. meredith says:

    I like vnilla with chocolate frosting

  56. Karen Leonard says:

    I like vanilla with chocolate frosting and spinkles on it

  57. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I love chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing! Normally I just decorate with some sprinkles!

  58. Noreen says:

    Yellow cake with chocolate frosting

  59. steve weber says:

    I like the funfetti cupcake with vanilla frosting.

  60. Charlene S says:

    My favorite color depends on the holiday. I like at add sprinkles.

  61. DEBIJOT says:

    We like chocolate cupcakes with buttercreme icing.

  62. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I love capuccino or coffee flavored cupcakes. Love to decorate it with chocolate

  63. debbie says:

    I like red velvet with cream cheese frosting.

  64. Sarah VM says:

    My favorite flavor cupcake is chocolate and I would decorate it with chocking icing and chocolate sprinkles.

  65. Crystal W. says:

    I love a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting! I used to make cupcakes a lot for my kids school functions and have fun decorating but now all the school will allow them to bring is prepackaged treats which takes all the fun out of it for sure.

  66. Audra O'Hara says:

    I like traditional vanilla/white cake cupcakes. I like cream cheese frosting and the tiny ball sprinkles are fun.

  67. Lynda Del says:

    Love carrot cake!

  68. tammigirl says:

    I love making german chocolate – so rich and delicious.

  69. Angela Y says:

    I love raspberry cheesecake cupcakes. I decorate them with fresh raspberries on top 🙂

  70. Barbara Montag says:

    I like applesauce spice cupcakes with buttercream frosting and sprinkles.
    Thank you.

  71. lana says:

    buttercream nutella frosting

  72. Diana Stanhope says:

    I love vanilla flavor and I usually decorate simply with sprinkles.

  73. jenna d says:

    I like vanilla cupcakes with a bit of vanilla frosting

  74. Those look delicious! I love vanilla cupcakes with chocolate icing!

  75. Tabathia B says:

    I like vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting, I hate sprinkles

  76. white and whipped, with my granddaughter

  77. erin dear (@mummadear) says:

    My favorite cupcakes are white cake with cream cheese frosting, maybe some sprinkles on top or colored frosting

  78. Ashley Anne Applebee says:

    I love chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and tons of sprinkles!!
    Ashley A

  79. Deanna says:

    My favorite flavor of cupcake is vanilla, which I like to decorate with buttercream frosting and lots of sprinkles. 😉

  80. mrsshukra says:

    I like carrot cake cupcakes with light cream cheese stevia frosting!

  81. Deanna says:

    I commented on the Day 1 of the Chrysler Blog-Off post – http://www.themommy-files.com/2012/02/day-1-of-the-chrysler-blog-off/ (Deanna).

  82. Marilyn Nawara says:

    Chocolate on chocolate w/sprinkles on top.

  83. Della Barker says:

    White cake with buttercream frosting

  84. Donna W. says:

    I love carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Boy, could I go for one right now!

  85. shelly says:

    My favorite is chocolate and I like to decorate them with different colored icing

  86. jennifer says:

    we love chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing!

  87. Crystal Sweet says:

    I love Funfetti cake with Rainbow Chip Frosting! Definitely a kid at heart!

  88. Amanda Starr says:

    I love chocolate on chocolate 🙂

  89. Angela says:

    Typed my youtube name wrong in rafflecopter–lolangeladuh

  90. Tara says:

    I love chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream. I decorate with lots of sprinkles!

  91. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I like chocolate cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting. I usually don’t decorate but sometimes add a couple of raspberries.

  92. Patty Rivas says:

    Your cupcakes so amazing! Great tip on how to frost with the two colors at once.

  93. Debbie Welchert says:

    My favorite flavor of cupcake is vanilla with lots of vanilla frosting that I just apply with a knife.

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  95. Susan Christy says:

    I like carrot cake cupcakes, but I don’t decorate because I’m not artistic.

  96. I love chocolate cupcakes! And it just needs some vanilla frosting. No frills. I don’t like the crunch of sprinkles!

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  97. sara haaf says:

    My current is strawberry with strawberry frosting!

  98. Teresa Moore says:

    My favorite cupcakes are just yellow with chocolate frosting and some sprinkles.

  99. polly says:

    I love chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting & a few sprinkles!

  100. kathy dalton says:

    i love strawberry cupcakes with strawberry frosting

  101. Jennifer T. says:

    I like vanilla cupcakes the most. I just smear on some frosting and if I’m being fancy I add sprinkles.

  102. Mya Murphy says:

    chocolate with PB frosting.. I usually just spread the frosting on top.. nothing fancy.

  103. Nichole S says:

    our kid’s favorite is ice cream cone cupcakes
    any flavor cake decorated with chocolate & vanilla frosting done in a twist like in this post but with a big tip so you can pull up like ice cream on the cone

  104. Janette Blair says:


  105. Leigh Nichols says:

    I love white cake with chocolate icing the best

  106. My all time favorite cupcake is funfetti with whipped icing!

  107. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I live carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting that is green–because that’s my daughter’s favorite color! Thanks for the giveaway.

  108. Cindy B says:

    Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting

  109. Nannypanpan says:

    I like chocolate cupcakes with coconut frosting and we usually decorate with sprinkles cause my son is addicted

  110. Kathy Lane says:

    I like chocolate cupcakes with white icing and chocolate sprinkles.

  111. Julie Cutshaw says:

    My favorite flavor cupcake is made with Pillsbury’s Moist Supreme German Chocolate Cake Mix and I like to decorate them with the Coconut Pecan icing in the centers & then Chocolate Fudge icing on the top yum! now I want to bake lol love your double bag icing tip* that’s genius thanks!

  112. Betsy Barnes says:

    My favorite cupcake flavor is vanilla with cream cheese frosting 🙂

  113. Melissa L. says:

    My favorite flavor is chocolate, and I love to decorate mine with frosting piled high! Thanks for the giveaway!

  114. amy pugmire says:

    I love red velvet with cream cheese frosting and lots of sprinkles 🙂

  115. Terry Maigi says:

    My favorite it vanilla with minimal icing. My daughter on the other hand could eat the icing by itself lol

  116. Megan Cromes says:

    my fave flavor of cupcake is chocolate with chocolate icing.

  117. ellen beck says:

    I like red velvet cupcakes the best with a simple cream cheese frosting !

  118. KV says:

    I like chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting.

  119. Shannon says:

    We like swirled cupcakes and just bought some fun Spring colors and flavors (pink lemonade and orange dreamsicle) to try out. Our favorite stand-by frostings are cream cheese and buttercream.

  120. Dawn Monroe says:

    I love any cupcake but my favorite is chocolate. I usually have my grandkids ice them, they love it.

  121. Laurie says:

    Red Velvet and sprinkles!!

  122. Patti Hess says:

    My favorite cupcake is white cake with icing and those pearl decorations…lots of icing though

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  123. courtney b says:

    chocolate! with lots of sprinkles and a cherry on top! yum!

  124. Birdie Skolfield says:

    My fav cupcake is German Chocolate & I love to decorate with cream cheese icing with lil silver colored balls

  125. Alex Montana says:

    I like to express myself with cooking. My family’s favorite is anything with coconut. I like to toast the coconut to top off cupcakes and cakes.

  126. Alex Montana says:

    I like to express myself with cooking. My family’s favorite is anything with coconut. I like to toast the coconut to top off Classic White cupcakes and cakes.

  127. christine jessamine says:

    I love carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

  128. I love blueberry cupcakes and just decorate it with cream cheese frosting.

  129. Michelle C says:

    I love chocolate and caramel cupcakes. I like to pipe the frosting on, but I don’t really do much else to decorate them. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  130. Janice Cooper says:

    I love chocolate cupcakes with chocolate or buttercream frosting

  131. Cassandra Eastman says:

    Chocolate is my favorite, I like to decorate them with frosting and crushed candy bars, m&ms or sprinkles!

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  133. Julie says:

    My fave is red velvet and I love to just have the plain old cream cheese frosting on it…

  134. Jessica Whitehouse says:

    I like red velvet with cream cheese icing.

  135. angie p says:

    I like the lemon and strawberry flavored ones. I usually just decorate them with a white frosting.

  136. Carmen says:

    My favorite is vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting… but it has to be homemade. I do still love a bit of sprinkles on my cupcakes 🙂

  137. Marci says:

    I like vanilla and like to squish the frosting into the center and then cover with lots of sprinkles!

  138. Terra Heck says:

    My favorite are strawberry cupcakes with vanilla frosting. I like to decorate them with sprinkles. Thanks.

  139. Sherry K says:

    I like lemon cupcakes with lemon buttercream icing

  140. PaulaMS says:

    It would be Apple Spice with a cinnamon frosting

  141. laurie says:

    my favorite cupcake flavor is strawberry and I love to icing them and put sprinkles or different decorations on them

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