Cupcake Mixes

Baking By ChocolateTreats Updated 3 Mar 2011 , 3:12am by hfxy2011

ChocolateTreats Posted 9 Feb 2011 , 8:00pm
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Ok, so I am just starting up with cupcakes and don't know where to start...
is the cupcake mix the same as cake mix? If not, where can I find bulk cupcake mix? If it is the same as cake mix, can someone recommend which brand to use? really confused

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tryingcake Posted 9 Feb 2011 , 10:07pm
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it's the same. Don't let anyone tell you different. I saw on the shelf not long ago "cupcake mix" by Pillsbury... WTH?

cake recipes, bunt cake recipes and cupcake recipes are interchangeable. Always have been for me, anyway.

stsapph Posted 9 Feb 2011 , 10:26pm
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Yeah, don't let the "cupcake" mixes fool you. It's half the product for almost the same price. Just about any cake recipe, and any cake mix, can be used for cupcakes.

YummyTipsyCakes Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 2:11am
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DH cake mixes are great. The cupcake mixes you see are nothing but cake mix in a smaller box. Once you start making them and creating them you'll be totally addicted. God Luck!!!

chefjess819 Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 2:29am
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i prefer pillsbury...they are usually the cheapest and for me the best. their butter cake mix is so yummy! i've also had bad tubs of DH frosting was grainy and chalky looking...

ChocolateTreats Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 6:19pm
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Thank you, this helps, now I had seen a post, looking through some of the forums about adding Buttermilk, instead of water and 4 eggs, instead of 3, for the store bought cake mix...
How true is this?

stsapph Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 6:25pm
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It sure is. I always use 4 eggs, sub buttermilk and also a package of instant pudding in a coordinating flavor. Everyone always talks about how moist they are.

ChocolateTreats Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 11:13pm
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Thanks for the info, I am going to try it, I will let you know how I make out with this...

hfxy2011 Posted 3 Mar 2011 , 3:12am
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very nice

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