Wednesday, February 05 2014 11:25

Rock Father Kitchen: Blue & Orange All-Star Cupcakes from Pillsbury Baking #SmuckersFirstTaste

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If you've been following me for a bit, you might already know that I like to do some cooking and baking with the girls from time-to-time. This past holiday season was massive for both, fueled by my trip to Smucker's HQ in Ohio as part of a group of rockin' bloggers from across the country. But now we're in a lull, and wouldn't ya know? A care package from The J.M. Smucker Company arrived here at Rock Father HQ - a selection of new products from their family of brands including JIF, Pillsbury Baking, and Smucker's. First up? Some cupcakes made with the new Pillsbury Baking Funfetti Aqua Blue cake mix, topped with new All-Star Orange Funfetti Frosting and sprinkles.


The tools of the trade for this project are remarkably simple: 2 eggs, water, Crisco Pure Vegetable Oil, a mixer and whisk. 

Mix it up... less then 10 minutes in the oven... cool for a half hour... frost and enjoy!

Cupcake Creation at Rock Father HQ

Rock Daughter Approved!I think it's safe to say that these "All-Star" Cupcakes are Rock Daughter-approved...

They went over big with the whole family, though Addie might've gotten in trouble for getting into the cupcakes without asking the following day.

It's a "sometimes treat."

Actually, there's another "sometimes" on the horizon, because I just bought some Pillsbury Valentine's cake mix and frosting at Target the other day... but Addie doesn't know that yet.

The new Pillsbury Funfetti Aqua Blue cake mix and All-Star Orange Funfetti Frosting should be arriving at retail now.

Further Disclosure: As noted above, I received products for review, as has been the case in the entire history of "reviews," going back to the music industry some 70+ years ago. A company sends product in exchange for honest review. Good product = good review. Bad product = everyone will know about it. Hey, look! A yeti!

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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