Cake Mix Doctoring Spreadsheet!

Decorating By mqguffey Updated 26 Feb 2016 , 5:04am by craftylady75093

mqguffey Posted 10 Nov 2006 , 3:04am
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Ok, I've been fooling around on the computer instead of doing some baking and gumpaste work I need to do. That's bad when you'd rather PLAN your next cake than work on it!

Anyway, I came up with a spreadsheet of ways to doctor cake mixes, including cake flavors, instant puddings, frostings you could use between layers (sometimes I just don't want to make a batch of german chocolate and take the easy way out! Shhh!), extracts, coffee creamers and jams & jellies.

I wanted to add LorAnn oils but I couldn't find a list that woudl cooperate in Microsoft Word.

Suggestions, additions welcome!

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dianagreen Posted 10 Nov 2006 , 3:10am
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Thank you!

aboelkens Posted 10 Nov 2006 , 3:10am
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It would not open for me icon_cry.gif Any suggestions?

aboelkens Posted 10 Nov 2006 , 3:12am
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Got it. THANKS!! icon_lol.gif

arosstx Posted 10 Nov 2006 , 3:18am
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so is it more or less a list of all the type of flavors or is there a method to figuring out which one goes w/ which one? Thanks!

missym Posted 10 Nov 2006 , 3:18am
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Thanks so much for this!!

JoanneK Posted 10 Nov 2006 , 3:18am
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Well I just made a triple chocolate cake and added chocolate chips to the batter. Then I'm going to fill it with chocolate mouse and ice it with chocolate ganache.

I'm sure most people have tried it but if not...... a super easy way to make a mouse is to take whipping cream and add a package of instant pudding to it. Whip until mouse texture. Very easy and very good tasting. Rich and yummy.

To the mouse you could add bits of chocolate chips, fruit, nuts and so on.

OhMyGoodies Posted 10 Nov 2006 , 3:27am
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Ok I think I got it lol I right clicked save target as and then clicked open and it said downloading and opened it but then a pop up came up that said "some data may have been lost" so I'm not sure lol..... I thank you though icon_biggrin.gif

Now do you recommend using each line together like all of the first set together or are they just suggestions of what you COULD do? lol I was a bit confussed.

mqguffey Posted 10 Nov 2006 , 3:42am
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It's just a list, I just wanted a way to see a variety of options at once. I'm a Virgo, we like to make lists icon_smile.gif And it could be something to show a customer unsure of what kind of cake they would like.

But if I COULD make it interactive, that would rock!

Joanne, how did you know I needed an easy mousse recipe?? Thanks!

So I need to add different kinds of chips, nuts and fruits, ganache and mousse. And people add sour cream to mixes too...and zests, can't forget zests!

mqguffey Posted 10 Nov 2006 , 3:55am
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Here's Duff's list of cake offerings for more ideas:


almond amaretto cream
almond poundcake
apples and cinnamon
banana caramel
bananas foster
black forest
blackberry sourcream
blueberry muffin
brownie
buerre noisette
butterscotch walnut
cardamom and pistachio
caribbean black cake
carrot
cherry and almond
chocolate
chocolate cherry
chocolate chip muffin
chocolate espresso
chocolate mint
chocolate orange
chocolate raspberry
dulce de leche
egg nog
ginger and green tea
italian orange and vanilla
lemon curd and berries
lemon poppyseed
lemon poundcake
marble
mudslide
orange and ginger
peaches and cream
peanut butter and jelly
peanut butter cup
pear compote and ginger
pear spice
pecan pie
pineapple coconut
pumpkin chocolate chip
pumpkin and cinnamon
red velvet
smores
strawberry shortcake
thai iced coffee/tea
tiramisu
white
white chocolate ganache
white chocolate raspberry
yellow

JanH Posted 10 Nov 2006 , 4:05am
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For extracts - don't forget my fave: creme bouquet!

Very nice chart.

Take one from Column A, one from Column B.......

nichi Posted 10 Nov 2006 , 4:29am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mqguffey

Here's Duff's list of cake offerings for more ideas:


almond amaretto cream
almond poundcake
apples and cinnamon
banana caramel
bananas foster
black forest
blackberry sourcream
blueberry muffin
brownie
buerre noisette
butterscotch walnut
cardamom and pistachio
caribbean black cake
carrot
cherry and almond
chocolate
chocolate cherry
chocolate chip muffin
chocolate espresso
chocolate mint
chocolate orange
chocolate raspberry
dulce de leche
egg nog
ginger and green tea
italian orange and vanilla
lemon curd and berries
lemon poppyseed
lemon poundcake
marble
mudslide
orange and ginger
peaches and cream
peanut butter and jelly
peanut butter cup
pear compote and ginger
pear spice
pecan pie
pineapple coconut
pumpkin chocolate chip
pumpkin and cinnamon
red velvet
smores
strawberry shortcake
thai iced coffee/tea
tiramisu
white
white chocolate ganache
white chocolate raspberry
yellow




Oh yeah I totally make all of these....

Criminy thats allot of choices! icon_eek.gif

arosstx Posted 10 Nov 2006 , 5:23am
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All those choices are scary to me! And what about if you're making a cake for someone else? How would they ever decide?

"ok, I'd like the blackberry sourcream, no wait I think I want the lemon curd and berries, no better make that the white chocolate raspberry...it would never end!"

They all sound so good, I'd like to try them, not make them!

cryssi Posted 27 Feb 2007 , 5:37pm
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thanks!

kbshah Posted 25 Feb 2016 , 2:46pm
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I can't find the sheet to download. please help

Lynn221 Posted 25 Feb 2016 , 6:44pm
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I'd also like the download...I realize it's about 9 years old..but, that's OK ! I hope it is still available...Thank you !



SandraDee73 Posted 25 Feb 2016 , 7:03pm
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Why on earth does this come up as a recent conversation in an email from CC when it's from 2006?!?!

I would have loved to have seen this wonderful spreadsheet @mqguffey ‍ worked so hard to create.
It doesn't seem to be a part of the thread any longer. :-(

craftylady75093 Posted 25 Feb 2016 , 9:48pm
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I would love to see this spread sheet, too!  But, I did find these recipes of altered cake mix recipes:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wBMz4wGYM-f4XKECyQEodFVwB0QHjQ2xQCeMG20bmws/edit

kbshah Posted 25 Feb 2016 , 10:49pm
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Thank you so very much. Greatly appreciate your kindness in sharing.

bekkajojo Posted 26 Feb 2016 , 12:23am
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I am looking for the spreadsheet too.  

Any suggestions?

Beegianni Posted 26 Feb 2016 , 4:27am
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I wasn't able to access the spreadsheet.  Bummer!

craftylady75093 Posted 26 Feb 2016 , 5:04am
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There is NO link posted for the spread sheet.  But, check out this site for 45 PAGES of ALTERED CAKE MIX RECIPES.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wBMz4wGYM-f4XKECyQEodFVwB0QHjQ2xQCeMG20bmws/edit

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