Before all, I wanted to thank you for keeping up with this great site, it really is an amazing source for cake decorating.
I would really like to know your opinion about making a cake from scratch vs. using the boxed cake mixes.
I know this topic might have been discussed and posted several times (please don't kill me).
The reason I asked is because as a newbie, I use mostly cake mixes (DH works really well for me). However I was asked by people a few times (who usually knows nothing about cake decoration) if I made the cake from scratch and they act surprised (without even trying the cake) when I tell them I used cake mixes; someone joked and told me I was a 'cheater'; of course it was a joke (or was it?)
Sometimes TV shows or professional bakers seem to crucify whoever uses a cake mix. On the other hand, I know of many people who use cake mixes all the time (even my experienced Wilton instructor)
I managed to make a great Red Velvet cake from scratch so far (thanks to this site) but this topic always makes me wonder if using a cake mix boxes is really a way of cheating?
Sorry about the length of this post...what do you guys think?
I welcome any recipe you would like to share