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Scratch or Doctored?

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I love making cupcakes from scratch! Sometimes I don't have a lot of time to do it that way (making cupcakes for work or in a hurry) and I found an amazing doctored cake mix recipe on a baking blog that I tried out with lemon cupcakes. They turned out fantastic, tasty and moist. However, when it comes to making cupcakes for people, I wonder if I should stick to scratch? How do you ladies do it?
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I personally prefer to make scratch, I like the challenge. But it depends on the time frame and audience that I'm baking for what I will do. I am still very much in the learning process with my scratch, so if it is for fun or friends, I will try a new recipe and go from there. If it is a paid order, I go with what I know will work well. I have some go to scratch recipes for certain flavors, while for other flavors I'm still searching, so I still lean towards the doctored cakes. My hope it to have a scratch recipes later, but in a pinch, I find that doctored cakes work well as well.
When life gives you lemons, make grape juice and let everyone figure out how you did it!
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When life gives you lemons, make grape juice and let everyone figure out how you did it!
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saraek, where is the recipe for the lemon c/c you made. Could you share the link. tia I do mostly scratch, but also will use the wasc(kakeladi's and others on this site) for different reasons.Just wondering the one you used. tia
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If you go scratch, you'll never be the one to start a thread like this:

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deborahanne

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deborahanne

http://grandmasugarskitchen.blogspot.com/
http://fromlinetocolor.blogspot.ca/

Life begins at 325° F, and, yes, that IS powdered sugar in my hair.

Baby Shower
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Birthday Cakes
(6 photos)
Christmas
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thanks for the responses! I think I will stick with doctored mixes for a quick baking project and continue to search for that perfect scratch recipe icon_smile.gif
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