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Oh my stars, it’s time for adorably easy galaxy cupcakes!
I’m loving the galaxy trend that is all over the internet these days. Fun colors, stars, moons and all things space inspired.
When my friends at Pillsbury™ asked if I would like to participate in their Operation Celebration campaign and make some sweet space related treats, I was totally ready to blast off (sorry, I can’t resist a pun!). I love opportunities to get in the kitchen with my girls for baking moments that I know will turn into sweet memories. With Operation Celebration, each month, all year long, you get a fun baking theme with recipes, inspiration and new reasons to bake. This month’s theme is outer space! From the ease of Pillsbury products to the fun and inspiring ideas in their Operation Celebration newsletter, it really couldn’t be simpler to bake up some memories with your kids.
Those little baking celebrations has become even easier with new Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bags. They make frosting sweet treats a cinch in ready-to-go packaging available in three flavors – Vanilla, Chocolate Fudge and Cream Cheese.
The first-ever pre-filled Pillsbury pastry bag makes frosting a fun activity for bakers of all skill levels, with little clean up and an impressive result. The girls loved using them to frost our Galaxy Cupcakes!
My girls have always loved learning about space, a curiosity encouraged by their aunt and uncle who are both science teachers. From moon night lights to glow in the dark stars on their ceilings. Making and enjoying these galaxy themed cupcakes were a fun way to spark space related conversation and learning.
While I have many recipes I make from scratch, we love using Pillsbury mixes when baking together. My youngest daughter is on a never ending quest for increasing independence and being able to do so much of the work on her own really makes her feel proud.
She absolutely loves to cook and bake and I love to encourage it. If I play my cards right I might end up with a cute little chef making our dinners in the near future.
With a little help from mom, and Pillsbury, she’s the queen of the kitchen.
EASY GALAXY CUPCAKES
These cupcakes we so simple, and we love how they turned out. We used Pillsbury Funfetti® Cake Mix, Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bag, sprinkles in a galaxy colored theme, fun holographic star cupcake wrappers and topped some of our cupcakes with cute little glittery star toppers.
Some of the cupcakes we placed on a fun map of the solar system.
While we love baking for the holidays, I think it’s little moments like this, everyday celebrations, where we can really bond over baking. Holidays are great for baking, but there is usually so much going on and a healthy dose of holiday stress for mom.
Moments like these, baking treats together just for our own fun little celebrations, really are my favorite. That whole “the days are long but the years are short” thing – it’s SO incredibly true. I’m realizing more than ever how important it is to find time for little moments like these that will turn into memories. If you are looking for inspiration for to bake up family memories, check out the Pillsbury Operation Celebration newsletter. Each month a new theme featuring festive treats, recipes and inspiration will come right to your inbox.
EASY GALAXY CUPCAKES
- 15.25 oz box Pillsbury Funfetti® cake mix
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 16 oz Vanilla Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bag
- Galaxy themed sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350. Line 24 muffin tins with liners.
- In a mixing bowl beat cake mix, water, oil, and eggs on low for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and beat for two minutes.
- Fill prepared muffin tins 2/3 full with batter.
- Bake for 12-17 minutes, until tops spring back when lightly touched in the center. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on wire racks.
- Pipe on frosting using Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bag.
- Sprinkle on sprinkles, and enjoy.
Ad – This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury. The opinions and text are all mine.