Go Bold with Kids in the Kitchen

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
April 11, 2014

#GoBold #spon

#GoBold #spon

As our kids get have been getting older, they have expressed more of an interest in baking.  Our oldest son, Brian, recently expressed a desire to help me bake up some Pillsbury Funfetti Cupcakes.  I was all for it!

#GoBold #spon

#GoBold #spon

#GoBold #spon

#GoBold #spon

I love spending this quality time with him in the kitchen.  Not only does it give me a chance to teach him, but it also gives us the chance to create memories as mom and son.  Brian did a great job!  He measured the water (while I measured the oil) and even broke an egg open to get the egg white.  I was so impressed!  He then mixed the batter in our KitchenAid.  

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Once we had the four different batter colors mixed (orange, green, blue and yellow), it was time to fill the cupcake pans.  For this activity, Brian got his little brother and cousin involved.  It was all hands on deck making the Pillsbury Funfetti Cupcakes!

#GoBold #spon

#GoBold #spon

#GoBold #spon

While the kids filled the cupcake pans, it was the adults who put the pans in the oven.  The kids were so excited to see what their creations would look like when they were done baking.  And of course were excited to decorate them and eat them too!  I had so much fun having the kids helping in the kitchen and look forward to the next baking project we do together!

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Pillsbury® is going BOLD in baking with new Funfetti® Cupcake & Cake Mixes available in four new vivid varieties and Funfetti® Frostings available in two new colorful varieties.  The vibrant cake mixes and vanilla flavored frostings, each with unique bold pops of color, can be mixed and matched to create the ultimate wow factor for your friends and family.  Whether it’s a birthday or a Monday, make any celebration a BOLD one!

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#GoBold #spon

#GoBold #spon

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The Funfetti® Cupcake and Cake Mixes are available in an 8.25-ounce pouch.  The frostings are available in 16-ounce tubs with unique candy bits in the lid.  You can purchase the Bold Cupcake & Cake Mixes at your local grocery store for $1.09 each and the Bold Frosting for $1.99 each.  The Funfetti® Bold Cupcake & Cake Mix is available in Aqua Blue, Neon Yellow, Vibrant Green and Orange All Star.  The Funfetti® Bold Frosting is available in Orange All Star Vanilla with Colorful Star Shaped Candy Bits and Neon Yellow Vanilla with Multi-Colored Candy Bits.

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Through April 28th, Pillsbury® is holding a fun GO BOLD Contest.  Entrants will have the chance to win an assortment of Pillsbury® Funfetti® & BOLD cake mixes and frostings.  8 winners will be announced weekly.  Be sure to visit the Pillsbury Baking website and show how you GO BOLD by uploading creations (baked goods, no persons) via the Pillsbury Baking Facebook Page, Instagram or Statigram using the hashtag #GoBold and @PillsburyBaking.

I have been compensated by the J.M. Smucker Company to promote its Pillsbury products, but all opinions and ideas expressed are my own. ©/® The J.M. Smucker Company. Pillsbury is a trademark of The Pillsbury Company, LLC, used under license.

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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.

29 Responses to “Go Bold with Kids in the Kitchen”

  1. Danielle says:

    These turned out SO cute – love the bright colors!

  2. […] recently had the opportunity to work with Pillsbury and bake up some yummy tie-dyed cupcakes with the new Pillsbury Go Bold Cake Mixes.  The kids had a blast and enjoyed eating their […]

  3. Janet W. says:

    What a fun mix of colors! My grandsons would be very excited to eat these and I can just hear them now deciding on what color they want to eat first!

  4. kim says:

    Wow – how fun is that!! Perfect for Easter decorating too. You definitely have your hands full in the kitchen! Don’t you love your Kitchen Aid?

  5. Sandra VanHoey says:

    We didn’t go bold but made the aqua blue the other day for a birthday and was so pretty. The kids would love the various colors in any cake or cupcake, the more the merrier for them

  6. Mary Happymommy says:

    I love the orange all-star! This is a fun spring break activity for the kids.

  7. latanya says:

    I am a big fan of getting kids involved in the kitchen and this is a great and fun way of involving them. I like the bold colors and the funfetti flavor.

  8. Carlee C says:

    This is so much fun and perfect for spring time or Easter. I love all the colors and I know my kids would love it as well.

  9. Mary says:

    Love the bright colors. And getting the kids involved while they are young is a must!

  10. Julie Wood says:

    I am going to have to make some of the Cupcakes for Summer and have them as a treat with ice cream. They look fun and easy to make and I bet they are delicious.

  11. sandra says:

    my favorite part are the candy bits in the lid for added pizazz

  12. Amy Orvin says:

    Great looking cupcakes here. Keep encouraging Brian to be creative. That’s a very good thing!!

  13. Wow! They didn’t have fun colors like that when my kids were younger. Just the Funfetti with sprinkles of color! 🙂 Looks like your adorable kids had a great time making (and eating) those cupcakes! 🙂

  14. Sarah Hirsch says:

    how fun, my kids would love to do something like this in the kitchen!

  15. Love this, I made rainbow cupcakes a while back and they were a huge hit! Love baking with my boys 🙂

  16. shelly peterson says:

    Love the fun bright mixture of colors. This would be so fun to create.

  17. Lisa Brown says:

    so fun to make and even though the colors are bight, they look fun to eat. I want a cupcake with orange frosting 🙂

  18. Triplezmom says:

    My kids would love making these! Two of them are really into cooking and one is just into eating. But they’d all love these!

  19. Rachel Cartucci says:

    This looks like something for me and my son to enjoy and get all kinds of messy which we LOVE to do!

  20. Tammy S says:

    There is nothing better then spending time in the kitchen with the kids! I love baking with my kids. These bright colors are great! I can’t wait to make some with my kids. I love how the used the little scoops to mix their colors. Great idea!

  21. I love all the colors, this would be so much fun for my son. I will have to pick up some of these mixes.

  22. Heidi says:

    Love the bright colors! I know my daughter would love to use blue, pink, and purple, her favorite colors 🙂

  23. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I love the bold colors and love the idea of letting the kids make their own combination cupcakes.

  24. Margot C says:

    I really prefer this idea to trying to handle the food coloring with kids. That liqid dye gets everywhere and stains everyone’s hands. Here you have bright kid friendly color already there – wonderful!

  25. alena svetelska says:

    what a great idea to make baking experience for kids colorful and fun to make..kinda experiment for them.

  26. Barbara Montag says:

    Wow I love those colors!
    The grand kids would love this.

  27. Jerri says:

    I love those tie-dyed cupcakes. So fun!

  28. Priscilla S. says:

    Those colors are so bright and fun. My nephews would love to make cupcakes with these great color combinations.

  29. Lily Kwan says:

    This contest sounds very fun. Thanks for sharing!

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