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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 seasonal 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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  • margaret clark
    May 22, 2013

    In the summer, I love to make cakes and mix different fruits and put the fruits on the cake and top with whipped toppings. also I put some fruits in tea and this makes for a refreshing drink.

  • candy luvscats kratzer
    May 22, 2013

    Apple Dew Tart.

  • april
    May 22, 2013

    My kitchen wouldn’t exist without Pillsbury oprodaucts in the fridge or in the cupboard, always on my shopping list!

  • Amy B.
    May 22, 2013

    Lemon Bars! Easy and quick to make and they vanish so quickly with a big glass of cold milk. Nom Nom Nom!

  • Jen
    May 22, 2013

    I really want to try the Orangesicle!

  • Kelly
    May 22, 2013

    ice cream sandwiches made with huge chocolate chip cookies

  • Rachel
    May 22, 2013

    I like making Kahlua brownies to top with homemade ice cream!

  • Sandy S.
    May 22, 2013

    I love no bake key lime cheese cake. No need to heat up the oven on a hot summer day.

  • Natalie G.
    May 22, 2013

    Anything with raspberries- raspberry bars are easy and delicious!

  • Mo
    May 22, 2013

    I love basic brownies, super easy to make and bake off quick (so as to not heat the house up in the summer!) and they are great by themselves, but even better with ice cream!

  • Julia
    May 22, 2013

    I love homemade ice cream for summer, especially lavender and lemon sorbet or golden syrup ice cream

  • Krista
    May 22, 2013

    i love making banana pudding!

  • raidergirl3
    May 22, 2013

    (I hope this is open to Canadians)

    I make a frozen strawberry margarita pie, with pretzel crust that is a perfect summer treat.

  • S’mores and homemade ice cream are my favorite summertime desserts!

  • Kellie Rose Wilson
    May 22, 2013

    I love homemade ice cream sandwiches with sprinkles!

  • Gail Justice
    May 22, 2013

    Can’t wait to try the Key Lime mix… looks amazing!!

  • serenity
    May 22, 2013

    cupcakes, cupcakes and more cupcakes for summer

  • juli
    May 22, 2013

    homemade ice cream!

  • Minxi
    May 22, 2013

    Lemon bars! 🙂

  • heather
    May 22, 2013

    these look delish!!!
    i really want to try them

  • Michelle Vandergrift
    May 22, 2013

    I could make a lot of fun goodies with all of this!

  • Robin
    May 22, 2013

    I love to make homemade ice cream and ice cream cakes.

  • Sharon
    May 22, 2013

    Lemon bars have always been a family favorite

  • Caley
    May 22, 2013

    Anything with lemon, lime, and strawberry! Oh, and coconut! 😉

  • Laura
    May 22, 2013

    Summer memories include baking cheesecake bars and kahlua chocolate chip cake! Oh Yum!!!

  • Jan
    May 22, 2013

    I love Fresh Peach Shortcakes with dollops of fresh whipped cream with a hint of peach liquor.

  • Mary Ellen
    May 22, 2013

    Lemon Bars, light and delicious!

  • Megan
    May 22, 2013

    I love to make my mom’s stovetop brownies. They’re easy and perfect with a big scoop of ice cream!

  • terri
    May 22, 2013

    i love to make ice cream / sorbet with all of the lovely seasonal fruits!

  • Pandora Spocks
    May 22, 2013

    My children and I love all the Pillsbury products! We love making cupcakes but some of the newer recipes look very fun! We’d like to try the ice cream comes!

  • I love making ice cream sandwiches.

  • Michelle S.
    May 22, 2013

    Berry cobbler is my favorite!

  • Michellea David
    May 22, 2013

    Love fat-free lemon pie

  • Kari
    May 22, 2013

    Really light cookies (like sugar cookies) to serve with fruit.

  • Jessica Ervin
    May 22, 2013

    Nothing speaks summer to me more than a smoky marshmellow smore.

  • Kelli
    May 22, 2013

    Anything I can whip up using my ice cream machine!

  • KAte
    May 22, 2013

    In the summer I love to slice up strawberries over a slice of pound cake and top it with whipped cream. I always make my own whip cream and often end up putting some amaretto into it. A lazy man’s strawberry shortcake. Bust still delicious!

    I am also working my margarita cake into heavy rotation this year. It’s great for a summer picnic.

  • sophia
    May 22, 2013

    I love baking fresh fruit pies – my favorite is peach strawberry!

  • Mariah
    May 22, 2013

    My favorite summertime treat is ice cream, but I love to bake all sorts of cookies, cupcakes and scones all year long. Also, summer=strawberries – the very best berries there are.

  • karen
    May 22, 2013

    I love to make cupcakes but cookies are the kids favorite. I have made the key lime cupcakes and they are great. I love the colorful funfetti icings. Have not seen the green yet. Makes the kids happy just seeing the bright cheerful colors.

  • Leslie Rose
    May 22, 2013

    My favorite treat to bake during the summer is strawberry cupcakes ! Thats my favortie treat becasue It has an awsome flavor in it , and who doesn’t love strawberrys during the summer I mean come on ! 🙂

  • KathY S
    May 22, 2013

    I love to make Rice Krispie treats. Easy to make and something my kids will eat.

  • KarenNM
    May 22, 2013

    My favorite summertime treat is anything involving berries, but for baking I’ll saw that your Strawberry Pecan Shortbread bars can’t be beat! They are part of my teacher’s gifts every June and my welcome-back dinners every August!

  • Kelsey
    May 22, 2013

    Fruit cobbler (to be eaten with vanilla ice cream, of course!)

  • Rebecca Lira
    May 22, 2013

    I love making angel food cake with fresh strawberries and a non dairy whipped frosting…Cool and refreshing for those summer nites…

  • Jennifer C.
    May 22, 2013

    My favorite treat is homemade popsicles

  • Yokito
    May 22, 2013

    Hands down, my favorite summertime treat to bake is chocolate cookies….so I can sandwich some Haagen Dazs in between them.

  • Amanda W
    May 22, 2013

    Anything that is no bake.

  • Liz R
    May 22, 2013

    Oh my goodness, what a wonderful contest!

  • Calli
    May 22, 2013

    I love to make chocolate cupcakes!