Duncan Hines Or Pillsbury

Decorating By shannycakers Updated 3 Apr 2010 , 8:51pm by dguerrant

shannycakers Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 12:23pm
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Hello All icon_smile.gif

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 icon_smile.gif

39 replies
idocakes4fun Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 12:38pm
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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.

jhay Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 12:47pm
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I have used both and both work for me just fine.

3LittleBeesCookies Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 12:55pm
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I don't like either. I guess I am just weird. icon_biggrin.gif If I have to use a mix, I always go the BC route.

Loucinda Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 2:39pm
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I use either one.....I like DH just a tad better, I get more batter from the DH mix over the Pillsbury one.

mamawrobin Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 2:41pm
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I use both but like Loucinda I prefer DH. I agree that it seems to yeild a little more batter.

TexasSugar Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 2:42pm
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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!

shannycakers Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 6:47pm
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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!!icon_smile.gif

TexasSugar Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 6:59pm
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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.

cakesdivine Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 7:33pm
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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.

m1m Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 7:38pm
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I love Pillsbury!

Even without adding anything to it, it taste's good.

tracycakes Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 7:51pm
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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.

linstead Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 7:53pm
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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.

AKS Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 8:01pm
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DH girl here.

mskavon Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 8:20pm
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DH only for me!

millermom Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 8:43pm
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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! icon_biggrin.gif

BeanCountingBaker Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 9:07pm
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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.

karenm0712 Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 8:53pm
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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.

CbyA Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 9:03pm
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DH here!

DeeDelightful Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 9:17pm
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I like DH....pillsbury seemed drier to me, but i do like their Butter Pecan flavor.

mom_of_4girls Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 9:21pm
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DH Here!

Shelle_75 Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 2:04am
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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.

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 3:01pm
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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.

cakesbycathy Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 3:13pm
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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 thumbs_up.gif

bulseye Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 3:30pm
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I use BC - only because here in Canada we do not get PB cake mixes icon_sad.gif . Next time I am in the States I will be sure to stock up on some to try!

scanners2003 Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 3:33pm
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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.

bakedbycody Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 3:47pm
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I have tried all three too, and I prefer DH.

casme Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 1:44am
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I use pillsbury. I feel it is the best for moistness.

dguerrant Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 3:37am
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pillsbury and nothing but, holds up to fondant and carving for me thumbs_up.gif

LaBoulangerie Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 5:37am
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DH, FTW! I have NEVER had a decent cake from Pillsbury mix.

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