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post #76 of 282
I've tried WASC and it's not horrid, but I don't like it as much as the recipe I use for vanilla cake. It's the texture... I don't care for it. I don't care what you put in it... it's not my thing.

I'm with you SallyBratt... my expectation as a client would be for a scratch cake. But that's not important to everyone. I say if everyone is happy then no biggie... just like you do. I couldn't sell something that I didn't love. People's tastes are different. Some don't like scratch cakes... so they sell what they love. icon_smile.gif
post #77 of 282
there is a thread on this site..."scratch wasc recipes.".. don,t know how to lead you there. i tried the butter one. it was good.. i bake from scratch... and cake mix extenders.. wasc.etc.. some clients DON'T LIKE... cakes from scratch.. they have gotten hold to bad ones.. (dry ones).. so it is not what we like .. that we try to sell always... it is what the client wants and PAYS FOR... right? we(us and the clients) like what we like.. that is ok.. the world keeps spinning.. wish i had the business .. that some of my cake friends have.(box.. or extender bakers).. no scratch.. busy.. busy.. busy.. every day.. every week.. ha!
post #78 of 282
Sally, I can pretty much guarantee that you won't care for WASC.....because you're used to scratch cakes.

I was raised on scratch baking and do it exclusively myself, but I tried WASC when I first joined this site. I didn't care for it at all....taste or texture.

I like a light and fluffy, moist white cake, My family and I both found the WASC to be very heavy, dense and overly sweet.


I see you live out of the USA....many Americans tend to forget that most other countries don't depend on mixes to bake. Which makes me wonder if I was meant to be born elsewhere. icon_confused.gif
post #79 of 282
lol "out of the USA" lol... we are in canada lmao... not like we are on the other side of the world
ROTFL....

sorry this just made me luagh so much!!!

(canada and the states are not that different)
post #80 of 282
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Originally Posted by Danielle1218

Yea.....indydebi..........I'm with ya all the way.

I personally think.....who the hell cares?? Box or Scratch???? As long as it is a quality product....GO FOR IT. I love Pillsbury!!!

PS>>> I hate making pie crust and the Pillsbury Doughboyd does a hell of a job! And I don't lie about it. I don't care if people know that I use a box mix. If they don't like it....go somewhere else!!!!



I love your attitude. Do you what you do well and be proud of it! I bake from scratch and I'm very proud of that fact.
post #81 of 282
I've tried the WASC cake. I have gotten positive comments on it. I don't think the OP will love it. I ultimately prefer scratch cake, it's what I grew up with. I'm still looking for the ideal yellow and white scratch cake recipes.

I only go to pizza places that make their dough from scratch, where I can see them make it, and I can easily make it myself. I guess I'm a food snob, or "foodie". That said, I'd rather have Costco's frozen Pizza Margherita than order in pizza to be delivered, but homemade tastes best.
Here's a fabulous pizza recipe, it's the best pizza sauce I've ever made, and it's not even cooked. You have to use San Marzano tomatoes (in a can). The dough is quite good, too, if you like a thin crust.
http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/perfect-pizza-margherita
post #82 of 282
i worked at a bakery for a little while (I quit because I didn't like the drama of to many decorators working in one place everyday), but all they used for everything just about was mixes. All they did to the cake mix was add coloring to make the white cake mix different colors and add different flavors and extracts. Chocolate was the same. They charged way more for any cake than I would pay but people loved them.

I'm not saying every bakery uses mixes, but having worked in one, I prefer using mixes. Although I never follow the directions on the box and add my own things but everyone loves my cakes. I've never had a negative comment about a cakes taste before.

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post #83 of 282
I always loved getting the brides at tastings who would comment how much they "love a good scratch cake!" Then they'd be confused when I'd say, "Great! But what do you think of THIS cake?" icon_lol.gif

Many of you have heard my story of my sister's infatuation with Applebee's "homemade chicken tortilla soup" .... until I brought her a frozen pack of it, handed it to her and said "Here ... this came on my GFS truck order for you this week." icon_lol.gif

Had one bride complain that she was a guest at a wedding "...and the caterer used canned or frozen corn!!!" I looked at her and said, "Well none of us grow our own, so what were you expecting?" Did she really think caterers bought corn on the cob and shucked/husked enough to feed 150 people? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Sometimes their "expectation" is not reality.

So most of those that "expect" scratch wouldn't know it if it hit their windshield. icon_lol.gif

And listen gang ... for the record, I am not saying that ALL restaurants or ALL pizza places use prepared foods. I just love having a nice chuckle when I observe people swooning over the "made from scratch" meal they're eating and I know for a fact where the food came from. We took friends to our favorite place for a casual dinner and they loved the bbq ribs. She asked "wonder how long it takes them to cook these to get them so tender?" I said, "About 30 minutes in the oven, after they take them out of the freezer. They order them from the same place that I buy mine." icon_lol.gif
post #84 of 282
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Originally Posted by -Sweetheart-

lol "out of the USA" lol... we are in canada lmao... not like we are on the other side of the world
ROTFL....

sorry this just made me luagh so much!!!

(canada and the states are not that different)



Last time I checked Canada was "out of the US"

So am I to assume all of Canada has the same mix brands that the US has? I don't know I've never been anywhere except Montreal for a long weekend and I wasn't grocery shopping. (oh and Nova Scotia on a cruise)

I know our Australian and European members don't use mixes because they don't have access to them.
post #85 of 282
Have enjoyed reading this post from beginning to now-----one thing I noticed.........no one commented on the affect of the altitude of where we each live. Yes, I have found that to have an affect on baking--maybe why some cakes are dry or coarse. I am also a hybrid baker---it depends on the type of cake the customer orders as to whether I bake a sctratch or box or a cross between. Have been baking for many years and don't feel I have cheated anyone by using mixes---my customers must be satisfied......keep coming back.

Thanks to everyone for not being ugly to others who may be doing something a little different than you, but that doesn't make it wrong. We each have our own ways.

Happy baking to everyone.
post #86 of 282
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Originally Posted by dkelly

Quote:
Originally Posted by -Sweetheart-

lol "out of the USA" lol... we are in canada lmao... not like we are on the other side of the world
ROTFL....

sorry this just made me luagh so much!!!

(canada and the states are not that different)



Last time I checked Canada was "out of the US"

So am I to assume all of Canada has the same mix brands that the US has? I don't know I've never been anywhere except Montreal for a long weekend and I wasn't grocery shopping. (oh and Nova Scotia on a cruise)

I know our Australian and European members don't use mixes because they don't have access to them.



sorry there, I wasnt trying to be mean, I was just say that canada and the states are neighbours, and you made it sound liek we are a world away! (we are all part of north amaerica lol)
It just made me laugh, but in a good way.

Yes I think we have basically the same product, but you guys have WAY better prices.



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.no one commented on the affect of the altitude of where we each live.



Thats a good point, Its really dry here, Like no humidity at all all, so maybe thats why my scratch cakes are always dry?
post #87 of 282
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by -Sweetheart-

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Originally Posted by dkelly

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Originally Posted by -Sweetheart-

lol "out of the USA" lol... we are in canada lmao... not like we are on the other side of the world
ROTFL....

sorry this just made me luagh so much!!!

(canada and the states are not that different)



Last time I checked Canada was "out of the US"

So am I to assume all of Canada has the same mix brands that the US has? I don't know I've never been anywhere except Montreal for a long weekend and I wasn't grocery shopping. (oh and Nova Scotia on a cruise)

I know our Australian and European members don't use mixes because they don't have access to them.



sorry there, I wasnt trying to be mean, I was just say that canada and the states are neighbours, and you made it sound liek we are a world away! (we are all part of north amaerica lol)
It just made me laugh, but in a good way.

Yes I think we have basically the same product, but you guys have WAY better prices.



No...they have Crunchberries cereal. icon_sad.gif
post #88 of 282
Quote:
Originally Posted by -Sweetheart-


you made it sound liek we are a world away! (we are all part of north amaerica lol)
It just made me laugh, but in a good way.

Yes I think we have basically the same product, but you guys have WAY better prices.



Well, my exact words were "I see you live out of the USA".....Never said or intimated "world away".

I'm definitely not familiar with what sits on your grocery store shelves, and when the OP originally posted she stated that she was "surprised that a lot of the CC recipes included cake mix", so it made me think that maybe she didn't have access to them.

OK it's late and this is a silly off topic debate.........good night all!
post #89 of 282
crunchberrys???

shesh lol... (and cake mix is 87cents on sale !!!!)

ok, well its nighty night time.... but just a little (I hope funny) dig RED SOX NATION........

I say nay nay


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post #90 of 282
Crunchberries, as in Cap'N Crunchberries?
The ones that melt the roof of my mouth off and yet I continue to eat them?
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