I was wondering is there a difference when using Duncan Hines mix as a base starter vs Pillsberry? I see alot of poeple use Duncan Hines but I see Pillsberry is often on sale the most?
Should I just stick to Duncan Hines? Please help
There was discussion on this just a few days ago. Check out that string as well. I use Pillsbury and get great results. The cake is always super moist and level. Others were saying the same.
I have used both and both work for me just fine.
I don't like either. I guess I am just weird. If I have to use a mix, I always go the BC route.
I use either one.....I like DH just a tad better, I get more batter from the DH mix over the Pillsbury one.
I use both but like Loucinda I prefer DH. I agree that it seems to yeild a little more batter.
I liked DH because like Loucinda said it makes more batter. DH mixes make from 5-6 cups of batter depending on the flavor. BC and Phils make about 4-5 cups, depending on the flavor.
I use to be a DH girl, but I find myself buying more BC. I like the vanilla options and the triple chocolate cake mix, yum!
O WOW I have not tried the Betty Crocker ones, Thank you all for your input and I def want to buy DH if it yields more cups, thats great info!! Thanks so much!!
On average it is just about a cup more. For me I go for the one that I can get more flavors with locally and that I can find when I need it. Cheaper can be nice but sometimes that doesn't factor in too much.
I will have to give BC a try again not for a client just yet but for something at home. I am a firm DH lover and will use Pillsbury in a pinch but have never liked BC because it tasted too chemically to me. Maybe they have changed their formula because many seem to keep saying it is really good now. So I'll give it a whirl and see. It definitely is the least expensive of the 3 brands.
I love Pillsbury!
Even without adding anything to it, it taste's good.
I'm a Pillsbury gal too! I recently bought DH because it was on sale and it was horrible. Neither Hubby or I liked it at all. It wasn't for an order really, but for a bride dive cake at a bridal fair that was going to get destroyed. It tasted too chemically to me.
For me it depends on the flavor. I like PH yellow and choclate and DH white. BC is very moist but does not rise as well as the other ones for me.
DH girl here.
DH only for me!
I find BC to be too crumbly, and sometimes have trouble with frosting wanting to pull away, even when I crumb coat, etc.
My mom, who decorated cakes, swore by DH because she always liked their customer service, but I haven't had to use customer service yet, as she has already had all those questions answered!
I use PB for white, yellow, and strawberry. Several years back a friend said pillsbury and I have just stuck with it. Helps that they are $ .88 at Wal-Mart. Had a little trouble with BC butter pecan cake last week, tested done, but was a tiny bit under cooked in the center. In my area the only flavors of PB that are readily available are white, yellow, strawberry, and devil's food. When I need something different I use either DH or BC. I found DH carmal cake mix last week and I can't wait to figure out something to do with it.
I typically use DH, but lately when using DH white/yellow with the WASC recipe it just turns out very gummy on top...not sure what is going on, but I may switch back to PB for when I use the WASC version.
I like DH....pillsbury seemed drier to me, but i do like their Butter Pecan flavor.
I am a DH girl. I personally like the taste better, and I had a quality issue recently and they thouroughly impressed me with their customer service.
I guess it's just personal taste... but I use a pillsbury mix as my base.... The taste isn't much different (probably because I add the same extra ingredients to them all) but I don't care for the way DH cooks. It's not as moist and has different texture than Pillsbury to me.
I use the cake mix from Aldi's with great success (I doctor my cakes) but yesterday Pillsbury was on sale at the grocery store 10 for $10 so I wiped out their selection of white cake mixes. Going back today to see if they restocked
I use BC - only because here in Canada we do not get PB cake mixes . Next time I am in the States I will be sure to stock up on some to try!
I've tried all three, DH, Pills, and BC. I find DH to be the best. As others have said it makes more batter plus is moist. I have no problem using Pills. either. I will never use BC again. I made a BC cake two weeks ago and it was flat and crumbly.
I have tried all three too, and I prefer DH.
I use pillsbury. I feel it is the best for moistness.
pillsbury and nothing but, holds up to fondant and carving for me
DH, FTW! I have NEVER had a decent cake from Pillsbury mix.