Gordon Food Services Cake Mix?

Decorating By tbittner Updated 8 Jul 2010 , 6:58pm by tbittner

tbittner Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 12:39pm
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Has anyone used them? How do they compare to the name brands in taste?
Thanks in advance.
Tracy

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cakegrandma Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 12:58pm
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I had to make a very large chocolate cake and I bought their chocolate mix and I did not care for it at all. To me it came out very dry icon_cry.gif and I thought I would have been better off just using Duncan Hines and making 3 boxes at a time. I used the flower nails to conduct the heat, as I always do on large cakes, and I would only use the rest of the cake mix if I make a cake trifle. I think you should try one for yourself though to see if you like one of the other flavors. Good Luck!
evelyn

KHalstead Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 1:01pm
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How much is in a mix??? Is it cheaper???

Loucinda Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 1:35pm
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Not good, IMO. Our local cake supply store was trying to "push" these last year, handing out samples, GROSS! I also checked the pricing, and it was more to purchase the GFS mix than to just get them at Walmart. I would NOT use them.

tbittner Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 7:23pm
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Thanks for the opinions! I will stick to what I currently use.
Tracy

KHalstead Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 7:30pm
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I can't understand why you'd want to use it if it costs more????????

Loucinda Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 4:44am
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I think what is it is when you buy in "bulk" you get a better price on it than if you go into GFS and buy it off the shelf.

I used to get things through a friend of mine that owned a restaurant, and I got a MUCH better price going through him to get the things I needed vs. getting them myself at the GFS store.

indydebi Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 6:48am
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It sux.

I've used bulk cakes mixes before that were just fine. But not this one.

michel30014 Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 6:43pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

It sux.

I've used bulk cakes mixes before that were just fine. But not this one.





In that case, I will stick with what I normally use.. Thanks for the tip!! icon_wink.gif

indydebi Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 6:55pm
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

I can't understand why you'd want to use it if it costs more????????


Anyone.... please correct me if I'm wrong (it's been awhile since I've used or costed this out).

But I believe the GFS mix is "just add water" so the cost of the grocery store mixes would also have to have the eggs, oil and anything else you might add. If memory serves me, the cost was a wash anyway. I perceived the advantage to be faster production.

Except for one little detail .... the taste of the cake!

tbittner Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 6:58pm
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I have not tried it, I was just curious as I was headed that way and wanted opinions before I spent the money. Thank you all for being honest and saving me money!
Tracy

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