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?
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.
this is a very personal choice
Here are some discussions that might help you decide:
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
If you go scratch, you'll never be the one to start a thread like this:
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