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If anyone took that seriously, it was Betty Crocker who of course, sent the woman a trophy for "winning".

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I just saw a documentary on TV (ABC, or Dateline, one of those).  They did the tasting of 3 wedding cakes:  (1) Fancy designer bakery cake, (2) Grocery store cake, (3) cake from a store box mix made by the tv show producer.  Guess which cake EVERY test group (kids, brides, men, etc)  picked as the best/tastiest/moistest?  The cake made from the STORE BOX MIX!

 

I love box mixes for taste, consistency, ease of use, and value.

It wasn't a documentary. It was a cheesy silly little "experiment" and the tasters were a Honey Boo Boo pageant toddler, a drag queen that jumps out fake cake, a man who strips for over ***ed housewives at smelly nightclubs, and someone else I don't remember. Either way, it was not an accurate representation of a group of people who would at that moment, seriously trying to decide what cake to choose for their wedding. 

 

If anyone took that seriously, it was Betty Crocker who of course, sent the woman a trophy for "winning".

 
It was a guy who shovels food in his mouth without even tasting it, for sport. 
 
HAHAHAHAAAA! I couldn't agree more, and calling that a documentary is hilarious! 
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Oh my GAWD yes, a man who shoves food in his mouth for a living, without savoring or tasting. Yeah, GREAT judge there!icon_confused.gif

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drag queens need love (and cake) too!

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It wasn't a documentary. It was a cheesy silly little "experiment" and the tasters were a Honey Boo Boo pageant toddler, a drag queen that jumps out fake cake, a man who strips for over ***ed housewives at smelly nightclubs, and someone else I don't remember. Either way, it was not an accurate representation of a group of people who would at that moment, seriously trying to decide what cake to choose for their wedding. 

 

LOL! I think that is probably quite an important detail to leave out!
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Yeah, whatever.  Get over yourself.

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Yeah, whatever.  Get over yourself.

Awwww, no sense of humor I see? Get over yourself. It's the internet.

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Awwww, no sense of humor I see? Get over yourself. It's the internet.

 

Bahahahahahahaha...these both made me laugh out loud at work!!
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drag queens need love (and cake) too!
Of course they.do, everyone does! But a groom making an informed decision with his partner at a sit down tasting, with other factors to consider, he was not. That whole show made my eye twitch. It was funny, and unfortunately to capture the attention of the average tv audience nowadays, they needed to cast colorful characters. icon_wink.gif
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Hey, it may have been a behind the scenes advertising scheme with Betty Crocker too...I don't believe much that's on tv.
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Yeah, whatever.  Get over yourself.

HAHAHAHAHA! I love it! Funny thing is, I started with box mixes and see nothing wrong with them. My white cake is still a box mix, though I have found and tweaked recipes for most of my cakes now. It just wasn't a documentary, by any stretch of the imagination. 

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HAHAHAHAHA! I love it! Funny thing is, I started with box mixes and see nothing wrong with them. My white cake is still a box mix, though I have found and tweaked recipes for most of my cakes now. It just wasn't a documentary, by any stretch of the imagination. 

 

I made a few box mixes at first, and tried to like to WASC, we just didn't get along. The so called stigma is pretty much created by the people who use them and assume that people who don't, hate them or think they are less than. icon_rolleyes.gif

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Google "The Cake Test Video- ABC News"  you just might be surprised.  All I use is box and everyone that gets a cake from me knows it.

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Google "The Cake Test Video- ABC News"  you just might be surprised.  All I use is box and everyone that gets a cake from me knows it.

 

Without wanting to flog a dead horse - what some people are used to is not what others are used to. In this part of the world, we just don't use box mixes and so we can tell the difference. We know that it is different in your part of the world. People know what they know and what they have been exposed to. I don't think that anyone is arguing that one opinion is "right". The title of this post is that no one knows the difference - THIS is what people are arguing. Some people DO know the difference so THAT is the argument that is flawed.
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I bake from scratch, and only make Italian Buttercream.  I use fresh ingredients, and the only thing in my cakes that is still chemically made, is the sugar.  But I'm working on trying different sources of sweeteners because I don't even like using that.  But that's just me.  In my house, I won't even buy pasta or bread, I make it all.  We are a whole foods family, and I've never felt better for it.  Remember, you are what you eat.  Literally.  If you eat chemically made processed foods, than your body's cells will rebuild with chemically processed nutrition.  That being said, you also have to do what you are most comfortable with.  If you prefer mixes, go for it!  I've even tried WASC, just to see how it tasted, and my whole family was able to tell it wasn't from scratch.  Did I ever get in trouble that night!  But again, not everyone can tell the difference.  Stay true to yourself.  If you want to spend the time refining your baking skills, do it.  There is a lot of pride to be taken in that.  But if you would rather focus on just the decorating side, than do that.  But no matter what, be up front when people ask.  There are to many people with food sensitivities and allergies out there, and WAY to many people willing to lie because they don't want to own up to using box mixes.

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