Originally Posted by classiccake
I use the 50 # bags of Pillsbury and would NEVER go back to the grocery boxes. The cakes are moist, great texture, never crumble, slice fantastic, don't have to crack eggs, they are dense enough to carry other ingredients to make many flavors, they don't crack and break when handling them. We even make cake layers up to 20" round. They slice and torte easily.
I highly recommend them.
Hmmm, I wonder if we are talking two different Pilsbury bulk products? With the Bakers Plus (I think that's what it is called; I am at home, and don't have access) we told by the Pils rep to add the eggs, oil and water, to "replicate" what is found in the groc. store.
We don't torte, but bake the layers separately, and found that building/shaping/sculpting was maddening due to crumbliness. Of course, we are located in a dry climate, so that could certainly be a factor, but compared to the box mixes, it was a nightmare for us.
It sure wouldn't hurt you to ask for samples if you have not tried it? Sounds like you have, but are just looking for some add-ins to doctor it up? In this case, I highly recommend the Cake Mix Doctor books. They are full of great ideas!