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post #46 of 57
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Originally Posted by MadameRaz

In case noone wants to read the article....here is some scientific results from a 195o's home ec class:

"In 1951, a study at Michigan State University (MSU) comparing cake-mix cakes with traditional ones noted that apart from measuring out the ingredients, similar work was required for both kinds of cake. A later MSU study pinpointed the time saved at exactly 13 minutes and 2 seconds. Other studies (these projects were hugely popular in college home-ec classes) tended to find that cakes baked the old-fashioned way were more "palatable" than the ones that came from a box."



A cake mix from 1951 compared to a cake mix from 2010 is like comparing a 1951 Packard to a 2010 Prius.....................the only commonalities would be the box for the mix and the 4 tires on the car. icon_confused.gif

That old dinosaur of a study has no bearing on what the results would be today.....

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post #47 of 57
Lol, What!? No faith in the science of 1951?! but the results were published in an article written in 2002.....man, where's the respect...
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post #48 of 57
George Bush doesn't HATE cake mix, he just doesn't CARE about cake mix. Let's not misquote Kanye, it might affect the statistics!

Also, I'm gonna let you make that cake mix, but scratch cakes have some of the best cakes of all time!

Click here---http://yfrog.com/77kanyecakemixj
post #49 of 57
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

George Bush doesn't HATE cake mix, he just doesn't CARE about cake mix. Let's not misquote Kanye, it might affect the statistics!

Also, I'm gonna let you make that cake mix, but scratch cakes have some of the best cakes of all time!

Click here---http://yfrog.com/77kanyecakemixj



detective.gif I am going to try the WASC recipe this weekend. Especially since DH is on sale and I have coupons!!! thumbs_up.gif
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post #50 of 57
"George Bush doesn't HATE cake mix, he just doesn't CARE about cake mix. Let's not misquote Kanye, it might affect the statistics!

Also, I'm gonna let you make that cake mix, but scratch cakes have some of the best cakes of all time!

Click here---http://yfrog.com/"



Bahahahahaaa!!! I just spit out my coffee!!!
post #51 of 57
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Originally Posted by ThePurpleButterfly

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Originally Posted by costumeczar

George Bush doesn't HATE cake mix, he just doesn't CARE about cake mix. Let's not misquote Kanye, it might affect the statistics!

Also, I'm gonna let you make that cake mix, but scratch cakes have some of the best cakes of all time!

Click here---http://yfrog.com/77kanyecakemixj



detective.gif I am going to try the WASC recipe this weekend. Especially since DH is on sale and I have coupons!!! thumbs_up.gif



I meant Betty Crocker. icon_razz.gif
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post #52 of 57
sorry wrong place.
post #53 of 57
I personally use box cakes and have always got compliments on how tasty they are. I've always wanted to find good scratch recipes because I think it would be cheaper in the long run but i know it's going to be a long and possibly expensive trial run trying to find recipes that are just as moist and delicious as the box ones ( if not more so :p) So for now I stick with them!
post #54 of 57
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Originally Posted by ThePurpleButterfly

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Originally Posted by ThePurpleButterfly

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Originally Posted by costumeczar

George Bush doesn't HATE cake mix, he just doesn't CARE about cake mix. Let's not misquote Kanye, it might affect the statistics!

Also, I'm gonna let you make that cake mix, but scratch cakes have some of the best cakes of all time!

Click here---http://yfrog.com/77kanyecakemixj



detective.gif I am going to try the WASC recipe this weekend. Especially since DH is on sale and I have coupons!!! thumbs_up.gif



I meant Betty Crocker. icon_razz.gif



George Bush Hates Betty Crocker? Why?!?!?!

All of my cakes are variations of the WASC, my people LOVE them, (especially the white) they taste significantly better than what ever else they were getting, including local bakeries that bake from scratch.

Make what you want as long as your customers love it.
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post #55 of 57
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Originally Posted by flamingobaker

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Originally Posted by ThePurpleButterfly

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Originally Posted by ThePurpleButterfly

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Originally Posted by costumeczar

George Bush doesn't HATE cake mix, he just doesn't CARE about cake mix. Let's not misquote Kanye, it might affect the statistics!

Also, I'm gonna let you make that cake mix, but scratch cakes have some of the best cakes of all time!

Click here---http://yfrog.com/77kanyecakemixj



detective.gif I am going to try the WASC recipe this weekend. Especially since DH is on sale and I have coupons!!! thumbs_up.gif



I meant Betty Crocker. icon_razz.gif



George Bush Hates Betty Crocker? Why?!?!?!

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It's a joke...I don't know how he feels about cake mix. I think he's the one who hated broccoli, or was that his dad? I can't remember.
post #56 of 57
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Originally Posted by ThePurpleButterfly

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Originally Posted by ThePurpleButterfly

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Originally Posted by costumeczar

George Bush doesn't HATE cake mix, he just doesn't CARE about cake mix. Let's not misquote Kanye, it might affect the statistics!

Also, I'm gonna let you make that cake mix, but scratch cakes have some of the best cakes of all time!

Click here---http://yfrog.com/77kanyecakemixj



detective.gif I am going to try the WASC recipe this weekend. Especially since DH is on sale and I have coupons!!! thumbs_up.gif



I meant Betty Crocker. icon_razz.gif



George Bush Hates Betty Crocker? Why?!?!?!

All of my cakes are variations of the WASC, my people LOVE them, (especially the white) they taste significantly better than what ever else they were getting, including local bakeries that bake from scratch.

Make what you want as long as your customers love it.



I was referring to the comment about DH being on sale.... I mean BC. icon_lol.gif
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post #57 of 57
i agree with indy, u have to stick with what you know is good. personally, i use scratch, but i searched and searched for a good year before i found THE perfect recipe and i use that pretty much for my base for all flavors. but i am comfortable with it, and can whip it out pretty quick, and i have confidence that its the best one for me. and my friends and family love it!
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