What Is Your Favorite Cake Mix To Use?

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ccarroca Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 5:43am
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Just wondering what the consensus is on this icon_biggrin.gif

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MacsMom Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 6:02am
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**BETTY CROCKER**

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Kim_in_CajunCountry Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 6:24am
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Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe! Especially like to make yellow cake or devil's food cake using the pound cake recipe on the side of the box, which includes adding a box of instant pudding mix. Tonight I used the white cake mix (no deviation from regular recipe) to make cupcakes. But my favorite "new" flavor is French Vanilla! It's a very light and delicate flavor. I make it according to directions - don't add anything extra.

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Cakeyladey Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 6:25am
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NO DOUBT PILLSBURY SO MOIST!!!! icon_wink.gif

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SugarFrosted Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 6:31am
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I'm a Betty girl

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toodlesjupiter Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 6:52am
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Duncan Hines

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colabear71 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 6:58am
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Betty Crocker

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amoos Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 7:11am
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Another vote for Pillsbury....I think it is far more moist & light & fluffy than the others!! YUMMY icon_smile.gif

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Laura102777 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 7:49am
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Duncan Hines for me.

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cakeandpartygirl Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 8:54am
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It's both hands up for Duncan Hines

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sweetbn Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 10:43am
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Duncan Hines extra moist icon_smile.gif I use them for cupcakes. My coworkers always ask "Did you make these? They are the best"

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Bzer Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 11:07am
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Dncan Hines....

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mellormom Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 11:21am
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I took a class in how to make cakes once and he said that if you want yo make it from the box use Pillsbury because of the flower ratio. I love it. I tried the Duncan hines Dark Choc. and thought it was very bitter and chemical but I haven't tried the other flavors.
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gingersoave Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 11:31am
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I have been doing the cake mix cakes for 15 years and hands down its Duncan Hines!!! French Vanilla with french vanilla pudding.

However, b/c pillsbury was one sale the other week, I made 8 six inch rounds for a bday party I hosted and the funfetti was pretty darn good too with the vanilla pudding added.

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gingersoave Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 11:36am
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I have decided to bite the bullet and start my home business, but I need a cute name and I am not that creative and need help picking something cute. My name is Ginger and my husband thinks I should call my biz Ginger's Cakes - WAY too plain! I eventually want to open a real shop, but I want to wait until the economy is better, so whatever name I choose I want to get biz cards and start the planning of the new shop.

HELP ME CHOOSE A CUTIE NAME!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

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mellormom Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 11:45am
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Ginger, when you add pudding to the mix do you make it into pudding or just add it dry? Thanks!
Sorry to hijack the thread! I love funfetti too. So does my DH and DS. It tastes really good with strawberry buttercream. icon_smile.gif
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karenm0712 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 11:47am
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Hey Ginger congrats on taking the steps to move to starting your home business! icon_smile.gif I just did this a couple of months ago and slowly but surely I am getting customers outside of my friends and family. icon_smile.gif

I can't help you with names, I have no creative juices there - my hubby came up with mine! But wanted to say congrats!!!!

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gingersoave Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 11:50am
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OOPS! I'm sorry, I didnt mean to invade this thread, I meant to start a new thread on help with a biz name.

Sorry OP! I'll start a new thread.......

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kakeladi Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 11:55am
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Ginger Bakes
The baking fool
Sweets in Virginia
Sweets from Ginger
Ginger's Beautiful Creations
The Sweet Box

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indydebi Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 12:33pm
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Betty Crocker .... Never liked the taste of Pillsbury; Duncan Hines as TOO light-n-fluffy. When I'm flipping a 14" cake onto another one, I need firm and solid!

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MacsMom Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 3:12pm
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I always use the WASC recipe (varying flavors), and DH just not work well with that recipe! I've never had an issue with BC, but DH has bubbled over my pans and has sunk in the middle... not willing to risk it again.

PB is fine but I prefer the taste of BC - especailly the Dark Chocolate!

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dcabrera Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 5:06pm
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Duncan Hines is the best for me. Dark Chocolate Fudge is amazing! I add a box of chocolate jello pudding and stir in chocolate morsals just before baking...omg to die for. All you need is a gallon of milk to get it all down. I tried the french vanilla and thought it tasted a bit like lemon. It was ok.

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Kim_in_CajunCountry Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 8:13pm
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I neglected to mention that I bake the DH cakes at 325. They are so moist that if I bake at 350 the sides get crusty before the middle is done. They also tend not to crown as much.

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MacsMom Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 8:27pm
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Oh yes, 325 and Bake Even Strips. I LOVE my Bake Even Strips! thumbs_up.gif

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Kim_in_CajunCountry Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 9:31pm
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Yes, I do use the strips - when I remember them! They do make a difference. But, they aren't large enough for the bigger pans. icon_sad.gif

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MacsMom Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 9:51pm
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I just pin two together for my large square pans icon_smile.gif

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mellormom Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 11:29pm
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I tried to pin mine together for my 9x13 pan and I couldn't get it to stay. any tips?
Jen...

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indydebi Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 11:31pm
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I tried to pin mine together for my 9x13 pan and I couldn't get it to stay. any tips?
Jen...



Overlap them and pull them tighter.

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MacsMom Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 4:15am
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I use 4 pins and make sure they are angled in the direction they will stay put when tugged on.

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iyamme Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 4:58am
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Duncan Hines

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