April 16th, 2013

Happy Birthday Funfetti & a Giveaway!

Did you know Funfetti is celebrating its 25th birthday this year?  To commemorate the occasion, Pillsbury Baking has introduced 4 new vibrant frosting colors: hot pink, aqua blue, bold purple, and vibrant green.

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’ve always been a fan of bold, bright colors.  And as a mother of three boys, I can’t tell you how excited I am to have more boy-friendly frosting colors available.  The blue and green are particularly great colors for boys, and with the exception of the pink sugar crystals, the sprinkles that come with each frosting are boy friendly too.  Speaking as a girl, I love all of the colors!  The frostings are all vanilla flavored, which I appreciate, because they’ll go perfectly with almost any kind of cake or cookie.

While the cake is an essential part of any birthday celebration, Funfetti isn’t just for birthdays. One of my favorite things to do with a cake mix–besides make cake–is make cookies. If you’ve ever had cake mix cookies, you know they have a soft and chewy texture that’s perfect for sandwich cookies. And with so many new frosting colors to use as fillings, I couldn’t resist baking up some Funfetti sandwich cookies.


All it takes is a Funfetti cake mix and a few simple ingredients and you can whip up a batch of these colorful cookies in no time (scroll down for recipe).  I like to use a cookie scoop to make sure all the cookies are the same size, which is especially important for a sandwich cookie.  Using a pastry bag or resealable plastic bag to pipe the filling makes for a prettier cookie too.

I think these cookies may just be festive enough to replace a traditional birthday cake!

If there’s a birthday coming up in your family, here are some additional tips for making the celebration extra special.

Start your birthday celebration first thing in the morning:
While I love going out for a special dinner to commemorate my birthday, breakfast in bed can be another fun way to celebrate.  And who says you can’t have cake for breakfast on your birthday?  Most cake mixes–including Funfetti–can be adapted to make pancakes or waffles for an especially fun birthday breakfast.  For a child’s birthday, start a tradition of adding another pancake to the stack each year.

Share the memories:
Make a photo album to showcase those annual birthday photos of the kids.  Or start a special scrapbook to highlight all of your family’s birthday celebrations.  Slide shows are also a fun way to use and share photographs.  Especially if you show highlights from past birthdays at subsequent celebrations!

Everyone deserves their own birthday cake:
To make a birthday boy or girl feel extra special, try making an individual sized birthday cake just for them.  Of course, you’ll want to have a larger cake or cupcakes available for guests.  This works especially well for a first birthday because it allows you to capture some memorable photos of your little one making a mess of their cake–and themselves–while still having some cake available for everyone else to eat.

We don’t have any birthdays to celebrate at the moment, but everyone loved the Funfetti sandwich cookies–they were gone by the end of the day!



*I have been compensated by the  J.M. Smucker Company to promote its Pillsbury Funfetti products, and they have provided the items for this giveaway, but the opinions expressed are my own.

Funfetti Sandwich Cookies

Preparation 10 2017-04-30T00:00:00+00:00 Cook Time 10 2017-04-30T00:00:00+00:00
Serves 1     adjust servings


  • 1 (15.25 oz.) Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 tub (15.6 oz.) Funfetti frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. With an electric mixer, combine cake mix, flour, eggs and oil until well blended. Roll into 1-inch balls, then flatten cookies to about 1/4 inch thickness using a flat-bottomed glass or the palm of your hand.
  3. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until cookies are just starting to brown. Cool 2 minutes on the pan before turning onto wire racks to cool completely.
  4. Spoon the Funfetti frosting into a resealable sandwich bag and snip off one corner. Pipe about a tablespoon of frosting into the center of one cookie. Top with a second cookie, pressing down until the frosting reaches the edges of the cookies.
  5. Store cookies in an airtight container.


  1. i love purple!

  2. I like the blue.

  3. hot pink is the best!

  4. I like the bold purple!

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  5. Loving the pretty bright blue!

  6. I would pick vibrant green.

  7. I am loving that bold purple!

  8. The bold purple is fantastic!

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  9. aqua blue!

  10. I love the hot pink! It’ll be perfect for my lo’s birthday.

  11. I’m loving the green!

  12. The purple is perfect for my purplicious daughter!

  13. Vibrant Green!

  14. aqua blue

  15. I like the pink and purple best.

  16. hot pink – so neat !

  17. I love the hot pink!

  18. Definitely pink!!!

  19. I love the pink

  20. I like the purple

  21. I like the purple. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  26. the purple, of course!!!

  27. I like the blue!

  28. I love funfetti bold purple

  29. I love the funfetti pink frosting!

  30. I have girls, so pink!

  31. Love the purple.

  32. How can I pick just one?! I love colors, but this time I suppose blue would be my favorite.

  33. Pink 🙂

  34. wow, it looks delicious

  35. I like the pink!

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  36. I like the purple

  37. I love funfetti! Those sandwich cookies look super cute; I think I would go with the blue icing. Nothing says lots of fun like a blue tongue! lol

  38. WOW they are all brilliant but I like the vibrant green.

  39. to be honest, i’m not into artificially colored food items but blue is my favorite color

  40. Purple!

  41. Pink looks good to me!

  42. The aqua color is so fun!

  43. The aqua blue or hot pink is my fave!

  44. i love the blue!!

  45. I like hot pink!

  46. I like the Bold Purple Vanilla

  47. I love the bright pink.

  48. Green!

  49. Blue!

  50. Vibrant Green!

  51. Definitely have to be the blue- I can never get it that color with my regular pastes. What a fun giveaway Danelle!

  52. That pink is irresistable!

  53. purple

  54. Love the hot pink!

  55. I love that blue!

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  57. Purple!

  58. I really like the green!

  59. I love green, my fave color.

  60. the hot pink

  61. OH I love the purple! So cute!
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  62. I like the purple. Its a new color for frosting!

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  64. I love the purple frosting! (:

  65. Purple!!

  66. purple for me

  67. I love the pink! carapeace@hotmail.com

  68. I’m liking the purple!

  69. I love the blue!

  70. I like the aqua blue. Very pretty!

  71. I love the aqua, so fun!

  72. i am partial to the green!

  73. pink under carol roberts

  74. Bright, neon green!!!

  75. I wonder if it’s possible to achieve those colours with natural food additives. I would imagine that pink would be the easiest.

  76. Purple!! Gorgeous!

  77. Pink is my favorite color so of course my favorite frosting color is pink! That shade is the best!

  78. The blue is my favorite, that’s my favorite shade of blue!

  79. I’m a fan of the purple, very pretty.

  80. I love the bright colors for my guys. It is so hard to get such vibrant colors with food coloring. My fav is probably the green!!

  81. Anything BRIGHT is fantastic but that HOT PINK is hard to beat!

  82. I think I like the blue and purple the best, I’m not sure i could eat something that was that hot pink color!!

  83. My girls would love the pink!

  84. Purple is my favorite.

  85. Love the green and blue!

  86. I like Bold Purple. It’s my favorite color.

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  88. I follow you on Pinterest (user name Amy Leach)

  89. I follow Pillsbury on facebook (Amy Masters Leach)

  90. I follow Pillsbury Baking on Pinterest (Amy Leach)

  91. The pink is definitely the best, with purple coming close 2nd


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