From Scratch Or A Mix?

Business By photofire Updated 10 Oct 2008 , 5:45am by Skirt

photofire Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 3:35am
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I am new to the cake BIZ and up till now have been mamking all my cakes from scratch. I was just curious (because I have seen a few references to mixes around this forum) how many of you make your cakes from mixes? Any suggestions on great mixes out there and where to find them?

Also if anyone has any good leads on a wholesale place to buy ingredients I would appreciate it, my town has none to speak of.
Thanks!

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CakeForte Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 3:45am
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I use all mixes except for carrot cake and pound cake, which I almost never get requests for. I make all of my buttercream.

I've done scratch cakes for competitions, and won...but I don't like the density and texture. My rule is if I don't like it, I won't sell it.

cakepanpam Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 3:58am
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I make all of my cakes from scratch. I just think they taste so much better than a box and to me it is worth the extra effort.

Skirt Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 4:15am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cakepanpam

I make all of my cakes from scratch. I just think they taste so much better than a box and to me it is worth the extra effort.




Would you be willing to share?? icon_smile.gif

JanH Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 7:15am
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Scratch vs. doctored/mix is a popular topic. icon_smile.gif

Here are pages of those threads:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-596517-.html

Link to pages of CC member contributed scratch cake recipes:
(Most not found in CC recipes section.)

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-440803-.html

Additional pound cake recipes:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605693-.html

Everything you ever wanted to know about making your 1st tiered/stacked cake:
(Has WASC cake recipe w/variations, b/c recipes and much more.)

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605188-.html

Everything you ever wanted to know about the different frosting types:
(With many personal opinions and more.)

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6011626-.html

HTH

cakesbyamym Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 7:53am
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I make all of my cakes from scratch. I was raised with my mom making everything from scratch, so I do the same thing.

Sweet_Guys Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 11:36am
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We used to use box mixes. Then, as we began developing the business, we felt it would be better to find good scratch recipes if we get the opportunity to open our own store. Our thoughts were: If we're saying we're making our product like it's homemade, then no-one should find cake boxes in our garbage!

cakepanpam Posted 9 Oct 2008 , 2:45am
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Would you be willing to share??

Yes, There are a lot of great recipes on this site that I use.

Skirt Posted 9 Oct 2008 , 5:17pm
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I seeeee.... The elusive response to make me search myself.... Gotcha detective.gif

paddlegirl14 Posted 9 Oct 2008 , 9:23pm
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Scratch. I fuigure if someone wants a box cake, they probably can make it themselves.
I don't feel right making a cake from a box and selling it for any amount of money. I want my work to speak for itself.

JanH Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 1:53am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skirt

I seeeee.... The elusive response to make me search myself.... Gotcha detective.gif




You don't have to search, unless you want to....

I have consolidated PAGES of CC member contributed "best" scratch recipes:

Quote:
Originally Posted by JanH


Link to pages of CC member contributed scratch cake recipes:
(Most not found in CC recipes section.)

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-440803-.html

Additional pound cake recipes:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605693-.html




HTH

Skirt Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 5:45am
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Thank you so much. icon_smile.gif You really ARE the CC encyclopedia!!! icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

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