I am working on getting licensed and growing my business. I make some cakes from scratch and some start with a box cake and then get "tweaked". My customers really like my cake flavors. My question is, as I grow my business, is it ok to use box cake mixes or do I need to go to all cakes from scratch. If it's ok to use cake mixes, can I buy them in bulk from the manufacturer and does anyone do this? I hesitate changing what I do because I get really great feedback from my customers on how good my cakes are but if as I grow, I need to go to all cakes from scratch, I need to transition now rather than later. Any feedback would be great. Thanks.
I think it is ok to whatever you want, as long as you and it tastes delicious. And modified box recipes can be pretty tasty.
I am more of an occasional baker that makes both scratch and modified box recipes, mainly I bartend banquets at a large Hilton on the ocean. So I have seen and tasted many, many wedding cakes and one very well known bakery in town that does quite a few of our events uses doctored box recipes for their basic yellow and chocolate cakes. They have other scratch gourmet flavors too, so it is fine to use either.