cinderella75 Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 3:50pm
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does anyone use pillsbury bakers plus cake mix? do you have any good ideas to kick them up a notch?

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CakeMommyTX Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 4:55pm
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No but that is exactly what I've been looking for, how much is a 50lb bag?

CakeMommyTX Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 5:01pm
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After looking into it more I'm thinking you can add stuff to it like sourcream, pudding, etc. like the WASC and all of it's variations.
Using the white cake as a base you can pretty much make any flavor of cake.
I've saved that page and I'm going to contact a sales rep in my area, thank you for bringing this up!

ButtercupMama Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 9:02pm
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Yes, after finally finding this product, we received four 50 lb bags as samples from Pilsbury... very generous!!

Unfortunately, the product is not the same as what you buy at the grocery store in little boxes. Pretty soon we were adding additional eggs, pudding mix, and whatever we could to make it not crumbly, and good tasting. After a few customer complaints, and bringing some to a family event, we went back to buying cases from the grocery store.

We were disappointed, but I was just not proud of the product. And all the extras we had to add to improve taste and texture really brought our cost way up.

Wish I had better news and input for you, but wanted to share my experience! icon_smile.gif

CakeDiva73 Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 10:30pm
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I was wondering about this....I saw the huge bags and thought what a treat to open one huge bag instead of 14 small bags, lol. But it's no good if it doesn't taste the same. My chocolate cake has to be made using PB - I tried other brands and even though I add extra stuff, it tastes different if I don't use PB. So I just don't mess with it, ya know? *sigh* but I sure did wonder about those bags icon_wink.gif

classiccake Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 12:00am
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I use the 50 # bags of Pillsbury and would NEVER go back to the grocery boxes. The cakes are moist, great texture, never crumble, slice fantastic, don't have to crack eggs, they are dense enough to carry other ingredients to make many flavors, they don't crack and break when handling them. We even make cake layers up to 20" round. They slice and torte easily.

I highly recommend them.

ButtercupMama Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 3:33am
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Originally Posted by classiccake

I use the 50 # bags of Pillsbury and would NEVER go back to the grocery boxes. The cakes are moist, great texture, never crumble, slice fantastic, don't have to crack eggs, they are dense enough to carry other ingredients to make many flavors, they don't crack and break when handling them. We even make cake layers up to 20" round. They slice and torte easily.

I highly recommend them.




Hmmm, I wonder if we are talking two different Pilsbury bulk products? With the Bakers Plus (I think that's what it is called; I am at home, and don't have access) we told by the Pils rep to add the eggs, oil and water, to "replicate" what is found in the groc. store.

We don't torte, but bake the layers separately, and found that building/shaping/sculpting was maddening due to crumbliness. Of course, we are located in a dry climate, so that could certainly be a factor, but compared to the box mixes, it was a nightmare for us.

It sure wouldn't hurt you to ask for samples if you have not tried it? Sounds like you have, but are just looking for some add-ins to doctor it up? In this case, I highly recommend the Cake Mix Doctor books. They are full of great ideas!

CakeForte Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 10:56pm
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Do they sell large sizes of dream whip too?

Tonia Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 5:23am
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I have been looking for somewhere to purchase wholesale cake mixes. How did you find the contact for Pillsbury? Would you be willing to share that info?

lacie Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 4:04pm

http://pillsburybakery.com/GeneralMills/SalesForce.aspx

classiccake Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 5:19am

I must LOVE Pillsbury Plus Cake Mix. In 2009 I used 22,350 pounds of it!

I always total up my invoices at the end of the year just for fun. It is amazing to see how much product you used.

veganqueen Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 7:32pm

For those of you who do use the Pilsbury mix, can you tell me the ingredients? I can not seem to find them on line anywhere.

alvarezmom Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 7:41pm
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Originally Posted by lacie

http://pillsburybakery.com/GeneralMills/SalesForce.aspx




After looking on their products page it appears there are two different kinds of cake mixes. One in fact does state that you only need to add water. The other doesn't mention what you need to add to the mix.

shulgirl35 Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 11:39pm

I just received three 2.5lbs of the Pillsbury Plus cake mix but they did not include directions. I have emailed them but I haven't received a reply yet. Does anyone know what measurements I use? I'm dying to try it! I've got chocolate, red velvet and white cake mix.

cai0311 Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 3:54pm
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Do they sell large sizes of dream whip too?




I have a party store by me that sells 5 lb bags of dream whip. You might want to call your local party stores/mini bulk food stores (like GFS).

GRIFFEY Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 4:17pm

how to make cala lillies and bows with fondant
thank you!

step0nmi Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 12:51am

wow! i am sooo happy to see this thread as I am writing out a business plan icon_biggrin.gif

are you guys looking for formulas? this was on the site given by lacie http://pillsburybakery.com/Formulas/Category.aspx?categoryId=37410000

elainemc Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 1:11am

when i use any boxed cake mixes i use 4 eggs insted of 3 and 1 cup of buttermilk in place of the needed amount of liquid. i found this tip in a book and it has never failed me the cakes are extremely moist, no matter what the flavor.

DEEDEE6 Posted 29 Jan 2014 , 9:36pm

Hi my name is Debbie

 I just order ~~pillsbury bakers plus cake mix. And it didn't come with any directions just add water no measurement so what am I add water to one cup or two cup's of cake mix or what.

PLEASE HELP

Thank You Debbie

cakegrandma Posted 29 Jan 2014 , 11:21pm

Here is the formula for the mixes:

 

Keep in mind that these are weighed and not in volume

3 Box Batch

3 lb cake mix

12 oz water

Weight both ingredients into the mixer and mix 3 minutes at slow speed and scrape down the sides

 

Add;

10 oz water

 

Add water as mixer is on slow speed until smooth, about 1 minute and scrape down the sides and bottom.

Mix 2 minutes at medium speed

 

Add;

10 oz water

6 oz Vegetable oil

 

Add water and oil in mixer at slow speed and mix until smooth, about 1 minute.

Scrape down bowl and mix again 2 minutes at slow speed

 

You can of course, cut the recipe in half.

Sorry, but I did not get how many layers it will make but I know I made 3 layers of 8 inch  pans with the half recipe.

DEEDEE6 Posted 30 Jan 2014 , 12:58am

AThank you so much,I have been looking for this measurement for this cake mix for the longest

DEEDEE6 Posted 23 Feb 2014 , 4:40am

AThank you so much again the cake turned out good and really taste good I used almond extract

cakegrandma Posted 23 Feb 2014 , 9:21pm

I am so glad you and enjoyed it and also that I could help you!

cakeorl Posted 19 Apr 2014 , 10:40pm

does this recipe works for all Baker's Plus Mixes? 

cakegrandma Posted 20 Apr 2014 , 12:58am

I know that it works for the flavored ones... white, chocolate and yellow. Sorry but I am not sure about the other ones.  you could call the rep for your area and find out for sure.

Not Just Baking Posted 25 Apr 2014 , 10:36pm

ClassicCake since you have used so much of the Bakers Plus Cake Mix, Can you please share mixing instructions? I bought my first 50 pound bag of White mix today and want to experiment? Thank you in advance.

Not Just Baking Posted 26 Apr 2014 , 3:15am

Thank You!!!

cakegrandma Posted 26 Apr 2014 , 6:32am

Read a previous post of mine in this thread and it shows the instructions. ;0)

Not Just Baking Posted 26 Apr 2014 , 10:48am

Thank you Cakegrandma. I am going to try it today. I am so use to making everything from scratch but I want to try some different things. I will let you know how they turn out from this Newbie :) !

estovegirl Posted 27 May 2014 , 9:20pm

So you got 3 8" pans with 1/2 this recipe??  Are they 2" deep?

Thank you for the recipe!!

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