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AZ your descriptions are hilarious!

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AZ your descriptions are hilarious!

She's a sassy one! lol

post #63 of 183

I think what the taste test showed is that people like what reminds them of home and how mom " use to make it ".  Yes the test was as many are calling "cheesy" but I know from experience that many people prefer what they ate growing up and what reminds them of their childhood and growing up having children's at birthday parties at home.  They are remembering a memory.  I am all for memories.

post #64 of 183

If that were true I would LOVE Hamburger Helper and the elusive triangle fish. Indigenous to the kitchens of poor people. Often found swimming in pools of bubbling lard.

post #65 of 183

Enough said... you do it your way...I do it mine and we both satisfy our costumers.  It's that the bottom line as long as the costumer is happy...that's what I strive for.

post #66 of 183

Yes ma'am! I personally use WASC and people love it.

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I think what the taste test showed is that people like what reminds them of home and how mom " use to make it ".  Yes the test was as many are calling "cheesy" but I know from experience that many people prefer what they ate growing up and what reminds them of their childhood and growing up having children's at birthday parties at home.  They are remembering a memory.  I am all for memories.

I couldn't agree more.  Growing up I always had boxed. I can't remember my mother ever making a cake from scratch. Until marrying me, my husband never had a real from scratch cake. I started with boxed but now I never make boxed. We can both tell the difference. I would almost guarantee that Betty Crocker had something to do with that taste test. Product placement for the sake of  "science." I have no problem with people making cake from a box, I just don't like it for me. My husband asked me to marry him by baking me a cake and writing it on there. It was a boxed and it was the best thing ever. (I still can't believe it actually tasted like cake since he had never baked before.) Now he makes my birthday cakes from my scratch recipes. It is all preference. No one is better than the other. There are some that believe it isn't from scratch unless you make your own flour. All about personal taste and preference. 

post #68 of 183

My mom has never made a scratch cake in her life. We always ate the box mix cake right out of the rectangular glass Pyrex pan! 

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post #69 of 183

I would like to do a taste test to see if I could tell....free cake! Soooooo if any of you want to bake me some cakes....

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I would like to do a taste test to see if I could tell....free cake! Soooooo if any of you want to bake me some cakes....

And I would never enter any local county fair or "bake off" competitions either. I know good and well that the local Honey Boo Boo toddler, competitive eater, drag queen, and beefcake would pick the box mix (sorry, Grandma's Special Recipe). So why subject myself to it? There's my bit of snobbery....just a little. ;) Seriously, I couldn't care less what others bake with. I have good friends who bake and sell box mix cakes. We aren't arguing about it.

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post #71 of 183

I can tell the difference in box vs scratch cakes.  I use to like box cakes but over the last 4-5 yrs. I find a much stronger fake taste..it's just not right  and I remember making plain white box cakes that were great.    I think the advent of pudding in the mix started it. just not the same.  Believe me I would be very happy to use box mixes once in awhile.Tried doctoring a white mix to make pink lemonade this week and the fake vanilla is fighting the real lemon juice and zeste I added.

 

                 Is one company any better than another ex. Duncan Hines vs betty crocker or dr. Oecker

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post #72 of 183

Goodness sorry about the typo's on my comments. Sometimes my brain runs faster than my fingers do on the  keyboard.

post #73 of 183

Just as an observation as a scratch baker I go out of my way to let people know that my product was made from scratch it's all over my website something that I am proud of and I notice the same thing about other scratch bakers.

 

But 9 times out of 10 if you ask people who use cake mixes do you tell the customer they usually have an excuse or some reasoning for why they don't. If it's so great and people love it so much why all the go around. If you're happy and proud of your product then stand by it. That's probably one of my biggest pet peeve.

 

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post #74 of 183
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If that were true I would LOVE Hamburger Helper and the elusive triangle fish. Indigenous to the kitchens of poor people. Often found swimming in pools of bubbling lard.

 

Um, you dont love Hamburger Helper?  icon_redface.gif

post #75 of 183
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Originally Posted by texas_mom View Post

I think what the taste test showed is that people like what reminds them of home and how mom " use to make it ".  Yes the test was as many are calling "cheesy" but I know from experience that many people prefer what they ate growing up and what reminds them of their childhood and growing up having children's at birthday parties at home.  They are remembering a memory.  I am all for memories.

 

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If that were true I would LOVE Hamburger Helper and the elusive triangle fish. Indigenous to the kitchens of poor people. Often found swimming in pools of bubbling lard.

And I would love burned french cut green beans from a can, S**t on a shingle, burned on the outside- raw on the inside meatloaf patties, runny scrambled eggs with brown spots, flat greasy pancakes, boiled okra (gritty and slimy), and stuffed green peppers. And half cooked rice that still manages to be gummy! 

 

BTW, our fish sticks were finger shaped, with tons of the gross looking brown and silver parts inside...

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