Are Commercial Box Mixes Different Than Home Ones?

Baking By nancylee61 Updated 8 Jun 2013 , 11:05pm by nancylee61

nancylee61 Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 1:57am
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AMy friend told me that Commercial box mixes, such as Pillsbury, are different and of a higher quality than the ones you can buy from home. I think she was mistaken. Does anyone know the answer to this? Thanks! Nancy

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AnnieCahill Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 12:11pm
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I haven't heard that before.  I've heard that King Arthur Flour's cake mixes are superior, but at nearly $6 a box, you might as well make it from scratch. 

kakeladi Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 10:54pm
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When I had my bakery I used 50# b ags of mix that were said to be exactly the same as a box of Pillsbury.

Most of the time it's not exactly the mix but how it is mixed that makes the difference.


Also, I had customers who said they could nev er make a cake at home that was as good as what I made for them :)  It's the love and attention to details we put into cakes that matters.  And that's why we should get paid a nice price for our cakes.

nancylee61 Posted 8 Jun 2013 , 11:05pm
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AYes, you all should get a nice price for these cakes. I am amazed at how beautiful and complex they all are!

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