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Whether you’ve got a bake sale to get ready for, or you’re just wanting to make a special treat for you and your friends, here’s a super easy way to make your treats even more special! I used to be someone who had so much trouble making cupcakes look like something special. I kind of just wound up making a mess and getting icing all over the place though. I always try to keep an icing tip or two on hand, but I always wind up losing them right before I need them for some reason!
Luckily, Pillsbury™ Filled Pastry Bags have my back :) I had a great time testing out the NEW Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bags – pre-filled bags of icing that come with icing tips already inside the bags! Just rip off the little serration at the tip of the bag and reveal the star-shaped icing tip. Perfect for one batch of cupcakes and they come in three different flavors – Vanilla, Chocolate Fudge, and Cream Cheese.
I cannot thank Pillsbury enough for giving me this amazing opportunity to style up some adorable, delicious cupcakes for a 30-ish birthday party, or really any occasion your heart desires!
These awesome Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bags are practically mess free, which makes cleanup extremely fast and easy. You can even just ice one cupcake at a time and put the rest back into the fridge! Try using this icing on a microwave mug cake too.
I had a great experience using these icing bags. Simply take the bag out of the box (which I found near the boxed cake mixes at Meijer), twist the bag to push all the icing towards the tip, and then expose the star-shaped icing tip by simply tearing off the plastic that was covering the tip.
I surprised some of my friends who have two daughters, and apparently the girls raced to see who could be first to grab the cupcake with the most sprinkles! What a fun way to bring smiles to everyone’s faces. When I make cupcakes, it seems like it brings people back to childhood and they always get this huge smile on their faces when you mention the phrase, “Cupcakes, anyone?”
For decorations, I first went with chocolate icing on chocolate cupcakes with traditionally colored ball shaped sprinkles. For the vanilla cupcakes with cream cheese icing, I chose to go wild with sprinkles in shades of pink, purple, and white. How cute for women or girls of any age.
I know I will be utilizing these for my upcoming fall baking endeavors, too, and I cannot wait!
Above, I also found these adorable candles that said 30-ish (which could easily say 40-ish or any other age). I thought they were super cute. This icing makes party prep so easy. Chocolate icing on chocolate cake was one of my favorite combos.
In the past year or so, I got to organize all my baking and decorating supplies into one cabinet, and it makes decorating treats even more fun than if I had all of my supplies in various cabinets around the kitchen. I put all my sprinkles into similar-sized containers, and the icing fits well there too! I love having a dedicated baking cabinet. Baking season is definitely upon us and I am almost giddy thinking about all of the treats I get to make for special occasions in the latter part of the year.
It’s so fun to see how special someone feels when I give them delicious treats I made myself. I think it’s the nostalgia of eating something homemade that is really what people are after! And, if you’re looking for a meaningful gift for someone, bake them something delicious and add icing and sprinkles, and you will seriously be their hero.
Some of my favorite people to treat would be friends with children, guy-friends who may not usually bake for themselves, my Dad who has a serious sweet tooth, college students during finals, friends or family who may be under the weather, birthdays of course, and I will even bring cupcakes or treats to a party to just thank the host for being so wonderful. And, cupcakes are perfect for a crowd because they’re portable!
I love how easy-to-use and convenient the New Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bags are for decorating a whole batch of cupcakes, or just one at a time! The back of the packaging even offers several technique ideas, or hop online to learn more. And you can save $1.00 on any Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bag with mPerks digital coupon here!
What sort of treats will you be decorating this year? Let me know in the comments below!