Which Is Better...pilsbury, Betty Crocker, Or Duncan Hines?

Baking By cyndi8604 Updated 23 Jun 2011 , 5:43am by labarradulce

cyndi8604 Posted 27 Mar 2011 , 8:38pm
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since i plan on opening my own cupcake shop im still debating on what brand to use for some of the cupcakes i plan on using boxed mixes...Ive always used Duncan Hines and people seem to like it a lot. I just want people's opinion on which ones you use or most people like? I hear that betty crocker are good, aswell at pilsbury? hmmmmm... icon_confused.gif

48 replies
tryingcake Posted 27 Mar 2011 , 9:05pm
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If you've been using DH - and DH put you on the map and has allowed you to open your own store front; I need you to answer a question before I can answer yours...

Why would you even consider using another brand? This is the result people associate with you. Why do you want to fix it when it's clearly not broken?

cyndi8604 Posted 27 Mar 2011 , 9:32pm
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Just out of curiosity!!

I hear other people using them so i just thought id ask??

tryingcake Posted 27 Mar 2011 , 10:07pm
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Use what put you on the map. If it isn't broken, don't fix it.

You start playing around - you have different results. Go for it, if that's what you want to do. People don't tell you they are unhappy - they just stop buying. I took a marketing class with Apple Computer many many years ago. Check this out:

For every 1 person who complains, there are 27 who don't.

If DH got you business, and keeps business coming your way.... then go ahead and question it. makes sense to me.

Buy the others and do a few sample cakes on your family's time. IMNTBHO.

cyndi8604 Posted 27 Mar 2011 , 10:26pm
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yeah you are right!! Im not changing i was just asking a question out there...
thank you for your opinion! icon_biggrin.gif

tryingcake Posted 27 Mar 2011 , 10:42pm
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I use them all. By the time I'm done doctoring, I honestly can't tell which is which.

malene541 Posted 28 Mar 2011 , 5:35pm
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I hear a lot of people like DH but I prefer BC. For some reason the DH seems to fall during baking and don't seem to be as dense as I like. I kind of wonder if your elevation and humidity have something to do with it though? I'm in a drier Eastern Oregon location.
I would just try out the different brands some day and see if you can tell a difference and then go from there.

BethLS Posted 30 Mar 2011 , 1:56pm
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You wont catch me using anything other than Pillsbury!

Karadactyl Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 10:05am
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I prefer BC over the others. I've had nothing but problems with DH and Pillsbury.

JRAE33 Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 10:23am
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DH is my favorite, I use it whenever possible.

tracy1127 Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 12:04pm
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I use DH because I am allergic to Milk and it contains no milk products. BC does.... Not sure about Pillsbury because I've never been a fan of it.

tripleD Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 12:28pm
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I swear by BC Then DH. Pillsbury never raises for me. But don't change what you are use to using.

SheriCakes4u Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 12:39pm
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I have been using Duncan Hines for years...love it! I always get compliments on the taste/texture of my cakes =-)

Stephy42088 Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 12:56pm
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I use BC for chocolate and the local grocery store brand for white. I thought the BC had so much more flavor. Just my opinion though, DH is still very good.

KASCARLETT Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 1:21pm
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I like DH, but everyone has a different opinion. Just like some people like Fords, some like Chevys! lol

My local Kroger has stopped carrying DH for some reason or another. The BC is over $2.00 a box, so I broke down and bought the store brand that was 89 cents for the WASC. Oh boy, can I EVER tell the difference! Anyway, guess I'll be making a trip to Publix for the DH from now own.

zoraya Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 1:26pm
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I prefer DH, gives me the best results every time!

cherrycakes Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 1:34pm
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I also prefer the texture of DH but where I am DH is usually close to $1 more per box than BC and rarely goes on sale- not sure why!

HamSquad Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 1:49pm
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Did a taste test with a group of friend cakers some time ago, made 8" cakes, all the same way using the most popular name brands and Aldi's brand yellow cake. Each cake was given a letter. They had to choose the letter of the cake that had the best taste and texture. Aldi's won. I couldn't believe it.

HamSquad Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 1:50pm
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Did a taste test with a group of friend cakers some time ago, made 8" cakes, all the same way using the most popular name brands and Aldi's brand yellow cake. Each cake was given a letter. They had to choose the letter of the cake that had the best taste and texture. Aldi's won. I couldn't believe it.

kakeladi Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 2:15pm
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For over 30 yrs I have used BC.
Yes, from time to time I have tried the others but always go back to my dear Bettyicon_smile.gif

Cupcakeboy85 Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 3:53pm
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I like DH more outta all the brands, pillsbury has that pudding after taste not to fond of that.. BC is good too

Kellbella Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 4:20pm
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I'm a Betty fan icon_biggrin.gif she's never let me down. icon_smile.gif

tangerinetrees12 Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 4:23pm
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I'm decorating my first cake for a friend's birthday, it's a Hello Kitty cake from a pan mold shaped like her face. I've made two practice cakes, and the first time I used DH, it turned out well. For the 2nd cake, Wal-Mart didn't have any DH so I went with Pillsbury...That cake didn't turn out so well. The cake ballooned up so that the bottom wasn't flat, I had to cut away most of the cake so it would flat, and then there wasn't enough strength to support the weight of the fondant. So you can say I'm not a fan of Pillsbury lol.

Teialukamom Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 4:33pm
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Out of all the retail brands on the market, I have found that DH is most consistent, giving me flat tops and an even texture throughout. Rarely, but on occasion, my local grocery store has had DH 10 for $10, I'm good for months of cakes now icon_wink.gif. Best of luck to you!

Happy Decorating icon_smile.gif!!!

cake_architect Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 4:43pm
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ahhhhh i love duncan hines! its the best out there, hands down icon_biggrin.gif my good friend wanted to be nice last year so she made me my birthday cake but she uses pillsbury and i just couldn't get past the texture! it was super crumbly and the chocolate cake was a light brown color icon_confused.gif i ate it up though! its the thought icon_biggrin.gif

kristieanna Posted 4 Apr 2011 , 7:00pm
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Duncan Hines! icon_biggrin.gif

lutie Posted 4 Apr 2011 , 7:44pm
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Betty Crocker is the only one I use in WASC...I ran out and used a DH that I had on hand for my top layer of my daughter's cake (it was for a half ball) and it would not cook through after an hour and 20 minutes...still yucky!

I prefer to use what works for me and BC always has been the only one that is reliable...good luck!

integlspwr Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 6:20am
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Ive used BC and DH but but followed the box directions.

What about when using WASC recipes?

Would BC or DH be better?

AngiesIdea Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 7:24am
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I like Duncan Hines the best.

Cealy Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 1:15am
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What ever is on sale!
I use BC and DH and our no name brand.
I honestly never paid attention to how one brand bakes over the other, now I will!
But when they are almost .75 cents cheaper, Ill buy what ever brand it is and add baking powder, cocoa etc to make it work!

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