Does Anyone Sift Cake Mixes?

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PuffCake Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 12:23am
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I've been thinking of trying this because after mixing for the recommended time on the box, the texture still seems a little "gritty". I don't notice a problem with the finished product so I guess it "bakes" out. Any opinions as to whether sifting cake mixes is beneficial or a waste of time?

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Doug Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 12:24am
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sift! -- better texture -- better cake

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bakery_chick Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 12:26am
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ditto what he said!

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JessDesserts Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 12:32am
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Never skip sifting. It makes a huge difference. IMHO icon_wink.gif

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SugarFrosted Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 12:35am
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Yes to Sifting! thumbs_up.gif

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Danishwiz Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 12:36am
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I agree with everyone. Sifting makes a big difference!

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milissasmom Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 12:43am
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I don't use boxed mixes but I would imagine that sifting couldn't hurt. Go for it!!

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acperry Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 12:43am
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ditto thumbs_up.gif

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dettdunn Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 12:44am
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Sifting does make a difference ... a nice difference.

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cocobaby Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 12:48am
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I totally agree, sifting does make a big difference. I tried it last week and really noticed the difference.

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Carolynlovescake Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 12:54am
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Not only does it make your cake bettr but safer.

I've found plastic pieces and one time a small screw in the box mixes over the years.

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indydebi Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 12:56am
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Definitely sift the cake mixes!! You won't BELIEVE the texture difference!

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-K8memphis Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 1:09am
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Originally Posted by CarolynGwen

Not only does it make your cake bettr but safer.

I've found plastic pieces and one time a small screw in the box mixes over the years.




Omg!

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xstitcher Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 4:31am
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Originally Posted by CarolynGwen

Not only does it make your cake bettr but safer.

I've found plastic pieces and one time a small screw in the box mixes over the years.




Definitely sift!

This is not about cake mix but my 2 yr old was eating a cookie and he bit into a piece of plastic too. Could have choked on it. You never know....
Better safe than sorry.

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Carolynlovescake Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 4:15pm
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Originally Posted by k8memphis

Quote:
Originally Posted by CarolynGwen

Not only does it make your cake bettr but safer.

I've found plastic pieces and one time a small screw in the box mixes over the years.



Omg!




I said some words but those three definately wern't it at that moment.

I have also found a few other things over the last 20 years in box mixes but didn't want to gross anyone out.

I've found them in the off the shelf box, and in the 75+ pound bags at my bakery back when it was open.

There's nothing like saying to the company's customer service rep "if anyone on your production line is missing a bright neon pink nail with airbrushing on it, please let them know I have it in my possession."

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Anntee Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 9:05pm
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Originally Posted by CarolynGwen

Quote:
Originally Posted by k8memphis

Quote:
Originally Posted by CarolynGwen

Not only does it make your cake bettr but safer.

I've found plastic pieces and one time a small screw in the box mixes over the years.



Omg!





There's nothing like saying to the company's customer service rep "if anyone on your production line is missing a bright neon pink nail with airbrushing on it, please let them know I have it in my possession."




To quote K8 - "OMG" ! icon_eek.gif

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