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Celebrating Everyday Occasions Pillsbury Baking Giveaway! (closed)

Pillsbury Cake Mixes

Summer should be full of bright colors and bold flavors, and the foods of summer are no exception. Grills come out to cook meats and veggies, and fresh fruits get incorporated into everything from drinks to dessert. Even cake and cookie mixes can get into the summer spirit, and Pillsbury‘s seasonalΒ Key Lime and Orangesicle mixes are the perfect example. They have bold colors and flavors that fit in well with the spirit of the season, but let you cut down on some of the time you have to spend in the kitchen when it comes to entertaining. To kick-start the summer, I’m hosting a summer giveaway from Pillsbury that includes over $120 of goodies that will allow you to celebrate everyday occasions even better.

The giveaway includes:

  • One box of Pillsbury Funfetti Premium Cake & Cupcake Mix
  • Funfetti Frostings (1 each of four new frosting flavors)
  • One box each Summer Seasonal Cake & Cookie Mixes
  • Frostings (1 of each of Creamy Supreme Key Lime and Creamy Supreme Orangesicle)
  • $100 dollar Visa or American Express gift card

To enter the contest, just leave a comment below and tell me what your favorite summertime treat to bake is. The winner of the contest will be chosen at random, so those who love to bake fudgy brownies to take to weekend picnics will have just as much chance of winning as those who serve up simple strawberry shortcakes! The contest ends at midnight Sunday, May 26th and one winner will be randomly selected from the entries at that time. Don’t forget to fill in your e-mail on the comment form (it will not be made public), as that is how I will contact the winner, and good luck to everyone!

And if you need some inspiration when it comes to putting those mixes to good use, try my Orangesicle Magic Bars

Orangesicle Bars

Or my festive Funfetti Ice Cream Cone Tuiles, which you’d never believe were made with cake mix.

Funfetti Ice Cream Cones

Update: Comments are now closed. The winner will be announced shortly!

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154 Comments
  • Missy
    May 22, 2013

    I love to make super simple peach cobbler – it’s incredible! I also love to make cookies out of anything I can find in my pantry. Being creative in the kitchen is my specialty!

  • karen
    May 22, 2013

    Summer isn’t summer without an Impossible Lemon Pie!

  • Margot C
    May 22, 2013

    Lately, because I bought a pan I guess, I’ve been loving making bundt cakes.

  • tk
    May 23, 2013

    i love a good, cold flan aka creme caramel during summer!

  • melinda callaghan
    May 23, 2013

    The cake mixes and frostings look amazing.
    Wish we could get them in Canada.

  • Blessie Nelson
    May 23, 2013

    I love to bake fresh and chill mango lime sorbets in the summer – you won’t believe how fast it disappears from the freezer!

  • Autumn P.
    May 23, 2013

    Favorite summer dessert- strawberry shortcake topped with homemade ice cream.

  • Karin A
    May 23, 2013

    I like blueberry muffins.

  • rachel
    May 23, 2013

    Magic 7-Layer Bars! So chocolatey and good πŸ™‚

  • Randi Lynne
    May 23, 2013

    Berry pie

  • Lucila vargas
    May 23, 2013

    In summer my kids love colorfull cupcakes.

  • Tracie Niles
    May 23, 2013

    Strawberry shortcake or peach cobbler are my favorite

  • Janyce
    May 23, 2013

    I love making lemon bars!!! They are so delicious and refreshing!

  • Tabathia B
    May 23, 2013

    We love making brownies during the summertime so that we can add a scoop of ice cream

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • Danielle T
    May 23, 2013

    i love making strawberry shortcake in the summer!

  • Sowmya Viswanathan
    May 23, 2013

    Definitely strawberry shortcake!

  • Angie
    May 23, 2013

    I would have to cheat and say that because of the heat, I like to make no-bake cookies during the summer!

  • Kathy Tabke
    May 23, 2013

    Cocoa brownies

  • MrsD
    May 23, 2013

    Anything fast and simple is best in the summer. Cake mixes are DEFINITELY my friend! πŸ™‚

  • Vera K
    May 23, 2013

    Strawberry shortcake – I love it.

  • Serena
    May 23, 2013

    I absolutely love making carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for events. You can’t go wrong with cream cheese.

  • eve
    May 23, 2013

    Blueberry pies

  • taryn
    May 23, 2013

    i love to make smores bars reminds me of camping

  • Doris
    May 23, 2013

    I like to make brownies.

  • Robin
    May 23, 2013

    Chocolate chip cookies are good anytime!

  • Linda
    May 23, 2013

    We can eat brownies all day long here!

  • Wade
    May 23, 2013

    Apple pie all the way! Thanks

  • FK
    May 23, 2013

    Lemon bars or any fruit bars for an excuse to use up the many fruits that are plentiful during the summer!

  • Jan Hickey
    May 23, 2013

    I love Margarita Pie-a tart, creamy filling in a pretzel crust topped with whipped cream for summertime.

  • Terri
    May 23, 2013

    Blueberry Muffins!

  • BakingTray
    May 23, 2013

    Blueberry crumble cake!!! Because berries are in season in summer in Australia πŸ™‚ nice and sweet with a crumbly topping ^^

  • Jaenmarc
    May 23, 2013

    I love making Japanese Cheesecake Cupcakes with Blueberry Ice Cream in summer.

  • Deckled Edges
    May 24, 2013

    I am loving all the fresh strawberries right now and we’ve been enjoying our fill of strawberry shortcake!

  • Melissa
    May 24, 2013

    I love making anything with Blueberries in the summertime. Blueberry boy bait cake is the best.

  • Wild Orchid
    May 24, 2013

    I love baking cherry pies!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Emily Grace
    May 24, 2013

    One of my favorite summertime treats to make are s’mores around the camp fire! πŸ™‚

  • Shannon F
    May 24, 2013

    I love making rhubarb pies in the summer! Yummy! πŸ™‚

  • Colleen
    May 24, 2013

    Homemade poundcake topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

  • Julie
    May 24, 2013

    Lemon meringue pie πŸ™‚

  • Allisha Gold
    May 25, 2013

    My favorite summertime treat to bake is chocolate chip cookies! Mmmm!

  • Kathryn
    May 25, 2013

    I like making Jello cakes with whipped cream frosting

  • Shari
    May 25, 2013

    Peach crumb bars!

  • Lany
    May 25, 2013

    Mini Berry Cheesecakes! They’re just so darn cute!

  • Alicia
    May 25, 2013

    Strawberry souffle! So soft and fluffy! πŸ˜€

  • Karen
    May 25, 2013

    Surprise cake: it combines yellow or lemon cake mix with lemon instant pudding. After it bakes, you poke holes and pour a mixture of OJ, confectioner sugar and butter. Keep in fridge and serve cold. Yum!

  • Deb C
    May 26, 2013

    My favorite is berry cobblers. Blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, whatever we have been able to pick fresh at the time. I always make homemade ice cream to go with the cobbler.

  • Gladys
    May 26, 2013

    Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is a big hit in my house

  • emily
    May 26, 2013

    banana pudding!

  • Susan
    May 26, 2013

    Lemonade stand pie…it is cold and tart and yummy ending to a wonderful grilled meal.

  • Nick @ Bakingbeardy
    May 26, 2013

    I like tacos to eat and baking with lemonade!