saraek Posted 13 Jul 2012 , 2:54pm
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I love making cupcakes from scratch! Sometimes I don't have a lot of time to do it that way (making cupcakes for work or in a hurry) and I found an amazing doctored cake mix recipe on a baking blog that I tried out with lemon cupcakes. They turned out fantastic, tasty and moist. However, when it comes to making cupcakes for people, I wonder if I should stick to scratch? How do you ladies do it?

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stsapph Posted 13 Jul 2012 , 3:07pm
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I personally prefer to make scratch, I like the challenge. But it depends on the time frame and audience that I'm baking for what I will do. I am still very much in the learning process with my scratch, so if it is for fun or friends, I will try a new recipe and go from there. If it is a paid order, I go with what I know will work well. I have some go to scratch recipes for certain flavors, while for other flavors I'm still searching, so I still lean towards the doctored cakes. My hope it to have a scratch recipes later, but in a pinch, I find that doctored cakes work well as well.

kakeladi Posted 13 Jul 2012 , 8:51pm
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this is a very personal choiceicon_sad.gif
Here are some discussions that might help you decide:
http://www.cakeswebake.com/forum/topics/scratch-made-vs-box-mix?id=4635016%3ATopic%3A82429&page=2
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-629974.html
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-712901.html

icer101 Posted 13 Jul 2012 , 9:44pm
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saraek, where is the recipe for the lemon c/c you made. Could you share the link. tia I do mostly scratch, but also will use the wasc(kakeladi's and others on this site) for different reasons.Just wondering the one you used. tia

cakeyouverymuch Posted 13 Jul 2012 , 10:36pm
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If you go scratch, you'll never be the one to start a thread like this:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=746602&highlight=

saraek Posted 18 Jul 2012 , 5:13pm
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thanks for the responses! I think I will stick with doctored mixes for a quick baking project and continue to search for that perfect scratch recipe icon_smile.gif

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