Funfetti Bold Strawberry Shortcake

// This post brought to you by the new vibrant Pillsbury Funfetti® Cake Mixes //


I LOVE going BOLD! I LOVE finding something a little different… I LOVE standing out in a crowd!

Who doesn’t really? We all like to feel like a STAR at times…

Even on those normal, hum drum days…

When the day is normal, the meal is just your typical fair and there is nothing special to celebrate… You CAN add a little FLAIR and turn something typical, into something Funfettilicious!

Our family LOVES strawberry shortcake and we are always looking for fun new “cake” options. We’ve tried several different types of cake from sponge to pound and almost everything in-between! The folks at Pillsbury made my day when they released their new Funfetti® line of cake mixes and bold frostings.


So many fun colors to play with… Immediately I thought of creating a BOLD Strawberry Shortcake with the Vibrant Green Cake Mix…

I knew that the bold green color would look amazing with the strawberries and the cream, together they could turn a normal dessert into something extra special!


What I really love about these new products is how it make baking even more fun with your kiddos! My little guy, Gage and I worked on this project together. It was so fun to open the cake mix together and to our surprise the mix was blue. I thought this would be a fun opportunity for a little kitchen magic so I took a video of the two of us mixing the cake…

Bold Strawberry Shortcake from Heather Thoming on Vimeo.

 We had so much fun making this dessert for the family and couldn’t wait to share our goodies. We decided to make it two ways. I found these super cute baking cups from Target that are quite a bit larger than a cupcake liner. They are actually baking cups and create the cutest single serving little cake… We mixed up our cake batter…


Then poured it into our cake molds…


And baked them for about 19 minutes. We pulled them from the oven and let them cool for 20-30 minutes and then we got to work building our strawberry shortcakes.  First we made our simple Strawberry Shortcake by just topping a few of the single serving cakes with some strawberries and fresh whipped cream…


Then for a couple more, we decided to make Strawberry Shortcake parfait’s or we could also call them a trifle. No matter what you want to call it… They turned into beautiful, layered strawberry goodness in just a few simple steps.


Gage and I tore up the cake into bite sized pieces and simply layered cake, strawberries, fresh whipped cream, cake, strawberries and topped it all off with a nice dollop of whipped cream.


You know what one of the perks is to helping Mom? You get the first taste…


To quote Gage, “This is TASTY!”

So… How are YOU going to GO BOLD? Check out all of the fun colors you have to choose from…


Visit Pillsbury Baking for all kinds of fun ideas on how to turn the everyday into something special! You can even enter to win a Pillsbury Baking Prize Pack!

Disclaimer // This is a sponsored post. I did receive product and payment for this post. However, all thoughts, ideas and opinions are all my own! ©/® The J.M. Smucker Company. Pillsbury is a trademark of The Pillsbury Company, LLC, used under license.


  1. says

    Heather, I didn’t have any idea that they had these!! SOOO fun. I’ll have to start using these for birthdays & holidays. I LOVE parfait jars, they look so good. Thanks for the awesome idea.~~♥Angie


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