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Poll Results: Do you make your cakes from a box or from scratch?

 
  • 83% (46)
    Box
  • 16% (9)
    Scratch
55 Total Votes  
post #16 of 25
I think you really need to love baking to make cakes from scratch...
For me that is the base of of any good cake without any preservatives added just plain old sugar, butter, four etc. And if that's called ego boost than i am guilty.
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post #17 of 25
I have done both. I love to bake, mix or scratch it doesn't matter to me - I get consistent results with both. The deciding factor for me is the convenience/time - you just can't beat a doctored mix for that. I don't think anyone should feel "guilty" for baking/selling a cake that is from a mix - you are still investing your time in baking and decorating. (IMO!)
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post #18 of 25
it depends on who the cake is for. If it's for friends and family, I like to try new scrach recipies but I have yet to find the perfect one. Everyone else, I use boxed. I do sub butter for the oil and use milk instead of water. It makes them more moist.
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post #19 of 25
TC...that 1,2,3 cake you mentioned....Is it 1c butter, 2cups sugar 3 cups flour???
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post #20 of 25
i checked box, but i do, do both. And i have had people swear that my box mix is a really good scratch cake, even after i tell them its betty.
post #21 of 25
Well much has been said for both types.I however use box mixes as they always work out perfect for me and taste good.If I could find scratch cake recipes that tasted good and weren't dry and expensive for all the ingredients...Then I would definetly give it another try!!

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post #22 of 25
The only cake I make from scratch is Carrot. I just recently tried subing milk insted of water for box and that really helped the cake. icon_biggrin.gif
post #23 of 25
boxes for practice or family. scratch for everything else ... i have no problems i find its better than box. but box is quick and easy.
its starting to look alot like baking.
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its starting to look alot like baking.
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post #24 of 25
Godiva,

Yes, that's it. My Granny keeps telling me that the secret it to mix the dry stuff in just right. You know what??? I never do it right!!! It tastes the same though. I could just sit on the kitchen countertop & eat the batter! Yummy!!! ~TC~
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post #25 of 25
I always use boxed DH because thats what wilton reccomends........however ive tried making other brand and really do like DH better.
I started rummaging through books and was gonna try a scratch recipe but one day i saw a special on foodnetwork about cakes and they said that box mixes are definately better...... as long as the icing is scratch ...it sounded good at the time so....if its good enough for them...HMMMM
I still will try a scratch recipe one day....when im not busy.
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