No One Yet Knows The Difference Between Store Box Mix And Scratch Cakes, Why Bother?

Baking By MBalaska Updated 4 Mar 2014 , 4:02pm by mrsv

ddaigle Posted 14 Aug 2013 , 11:07pm
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AZ your descriptions are hilarious!

BatterUpCake Posted 14 Aug 2013 , 11:15pm
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AZ your descriptions are hilarious!

She's a sassy one! lol

texas_mom Posted 14 Aug 2013 , 11:15pm
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I think what the taste test showed is that people like what reminds them of home and how mom " use to make it ".  Yes the test was as many are calling "cheesy" but I know from experience that many people prefer what they ate growing up and what reminds them of their childhood and growing up having children's at birthday parties at home.  They are remembering a memory.  I am all for memories.

BatterUpCake Posted 14 Aug 2013 , 11:18pm
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If that were true I would LOVE Hamburger Helper and the elusive triangle fish. Indigenous to the kitchens of poor people. Often found swimming in pools of bubbling lard.

texas_mom Posted 14 Aug 2013 , 11:21pm
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Enough said... you do it your way...I do it mine and we both satisfy our costumers.  It's that the bottom line as long as the costumer is happy...that's what I strive for.

BatterUpCake Posted 14 Aug 2013 , 11:23pm
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Yes ma'am! I personally use WASC and people love it.

bct806 Posted 14 Aug 2013 , 11:26pm
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I think what the taste test showed is that people like what reminds them of home and how mom " use to make it ".  Yes the test was as many are calling "cheesy" but I know from experience that many people prefer what they ate growing up and what reminds them of their childhood and growing up having children's at birthday parties at home.  They are remembering a memory.  I am all for memories.

I couldn't agree more.  Growing up I always had boxed. I can't remember my mother ever making a cake from scratch. Until marrying me, my husband never had a real from scratch cake. I started with boxed but now I never make boxed. We can both tell the difference. I would almost guarantee that Betty Crocker had something to do with that taste test. Product placement for the sake of  "science." I have no problem with people making cake from a box, I just don't like it for me. My husband asked me to marry him by baking me a cake and writing it on there. It was a boxed and it was the best thing ever. (I still can't believe it actually tasted like cake since he had never baked before.) Now he makes my birthday cakes from my scratch recipes. It is all preference. No one is better than the other. There are some that believe it isn't from scratch unless you make your own flour. All about personal taste and preference. 

AZCouture Posted 14 Aug 2013 , 11:31pm
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My mom has never made a scratch cake in her life. We always ate the box mix cake right out of the rectangular glass Pyrex pan! 

BatterUpCake Posted 14 Aug 2013 , 11:31pm
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I would like to do a taste test to see if I could tell....free cake! Soooooo if any of you want to bake me some cakes....

AZCouture Posted 14 Aug 2013 , 11:35pm
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I would like to do a taste test to see if I could tell....free cake! Soooooo if any of you want to bake me some cakes....

And I would never enter any local county fair or "bake off" competitions either. I know good and well that the local Honey Boo Boo toddler, competitive eater, drag queen, and beefcake would pick the box mix (sorry, Grandma's Special Recipe). So why subject myself to it? There's my bit of snobbery....just a little. ;) Seriously, I couldn't care less what others bake with. I have good friends who bake and sell box mix cakes. We aren't arguing about it.

sewsugarqueen Posted 14 Aug 2013 , 11:50pm
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I can tell the difference in box vs scratch cakes.  I use to like box cakes but over the last 4-5 yrs. I find a much stronger fake taste..it's just not right  and I remember making plain white box cakes that were great.    I think the advent of pudding in the mix started it. just not the same.  Believe me I would be very happy to use box mixes once in awhile.Tried doctoring a white mix to make pink lemonade this week and the fake vanilla is fighting the real lemon juice and zeste I added.

 

                 Is one company any better than another ex. Duncan Hines vs betty crocker or dr. Oecker

texas_mom Posted 14 Aug 2013 , 11:53pm
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Goodness sorry about the typo's on my comments. Sometimes my brain runs faster than my fingers do on the  keyboard.

j92383 Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 3:30am
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Just as an observation as a scratch baker I go out of my way to let people know that my product was made from scratch it's all over my website something that I am proud of and I notice the same thing about other scratch bakers.

 

But 9 times out of 10 if you ask people who use cake mixes do you tell the customer they usually have an excuse or some reasoning for why they don't. If it's so great and people love it so much why all the go around. If you're happy and proud of your product then stand by it. That's probably one of my biggest pet peeve.

ivenusca Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 5:37am
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Pleeeaaaase.   You think you are better people because you are making a cake from scratch instead of the box mix.   You are not.  Your mom made it from a box!  Some people make it from a box, some people make it from scratch. It's the same **** made of  flower and sugar.  Chemicals or or not, cake is bad for you.  Smart people make it from a box, because it's easier.  If you have no life, knock yourselves out, and make it from scratch.  You want to believe you are better than the rest of the millions of others, but you are not.  Same  thing. Get over yourselves.  This discussion is useless.  Get a life.  

Annabakescakes Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 5:47am
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Pleeeaaaase.   You think you are better people because you are making a cake from scratch instead of the box mix.   You are not.  Your mom made it from a box!  Some people make it from a box, some people make it from scratch. It's the same **** made of  flower and sugar.  Chemicals or or not, cake is bad for you.  Smart people make it from a box, because it's easier.  If you have no life, knock yourselves out, and make it from scratch.  You want to believe you are better than the rest of the millions of others, but you are not.  Same  thing. Get over yourselves.  This discussion is useless.  Get a life.  

Methinks someone is a wee bit sensitive about box cakes.... FYI, it is made of flour, NOT flower. 

jennicake Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 5:50am
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If that were true I would LOVE Hamburger Helper and the elusive triangle fish. Indigenous to the kitchens of poor people. Often found swimming in pools of bubbling lard.

 

Um, you dont love Hamburger Helper?  icon_redface.gif

Annabakescakes Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 5:57am
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I think what the taste test showed is that people like what reminds them of home and how mom " use to make it ".  Yes the test was as many are calling "cheesy" but I know from experience that many people prefer what they ate growing up and what reminds them of their childhood and growing up having children's at birthday parties at home.  They are remembering a memory.  I am all for memories.

 

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If that were true I would LOVE Hamburger Helper and the elusive triangle fish. Indigenous to the kitchens of poor people. Often found swimming in pools of bubbling lard.

And I would love burned french cut green beans from a can, S**t on a shingle, burned on the outside- raw on the inside meatloaf patties, runny scrambled eggs with brown spots, flat greasy pancakes, boiled okra (gritty and slimy), and stuffed green peppers. And half cooked rice that still manages to be gummy! 

 

BTW, our fish sticks were finger shaped, with tons of the gross looking brown and silver parts inside...

daryll Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 6:04am
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AActually, my point was that my mother DID NOT make cake from a box, that is an American thing you'll find. Not being snobby at all, just trying to educate you a little that other countries do things differently. We don't have lots of things you do. Cheese in a can comes to mind. It doesn't make either of us "smarter" or "better" than the other...just different. A little bit of tolerance can go a long way.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 6:09am
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Pleeeaaaase.   You think you are better people because you are making a cake from scratch instead of the box mix.   You are not.  Your mom made it from a box!  Some people make it from a box, some people make it from scratch. It's the same **** made of  flower and sugar.  Chemicals or or not, cake is bad for you.  Smart people make it from a box, because it's easier.  If you have no life, knock yourselves out, and make it from scratch.  You want to believe you are better than the rest of the millions of others, but you are not.  Same  thing. Get over yourselves.  This discussion is useless.  Get a life.  

Wow, so glad I read this, I had no idea I didn't have a life! I also didn't realize that doing something difficult made me dumb, silly silly scrum.

 

(my mother never made anything from a box, does that mean this logic doesn't apply to me?)

Annabakescakes Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 6:16am
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Pleeeaaaase.   You think you are better people because you are making a cake from scratch instead of the box mix.   You are not.  Your mom made it from a box!  Some people make it from a box, some people make it from scratch. It's the same **** made of  flower and sugar.  Chemicals or or not, cake is bad for you.  Smart people make it from a box, because it's easier.  If you have no life, knock yourselves out, and make it from scratch.  You want to believe you are better than the rest of the millions of others, but you are not.  Same  thing. Get over yourselves.  This discussion is useless.  Get a life.  

Wow, so glad I read this, I had no idea I didn't have a life! I also didn't realize that doing something difficult made me dumb, silly silly scrum.

 

(my mother never made anything from a box, does that mean this logic doesn't apply to me?)

Well, now you know! icon_rolleyes.gif  haha

jennicake Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 6:17am
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Originally Posted by ivenusca 

Pleeeaaaase.   You think you are better people because you are making a cake from scratch instead of the box mix.   You are not.  Your mom made it from a box!  Some people make it from a box, some people make it from scratch. It's the same **** made of  flower and sugar.  Chemicals or or not, cake is bad for you.  Smart people make it from a box, because it's easier.  If you have no life, knock yourselves out, and make it from scratch.  You want to believe you are better than the rest of the millions of others, but you are not.  Same  thing. Get over yourselves.  This discussion is useless.  Get a life.  

 

Relax.  On an internet forum you're going to run into people with a lot of different opinions.  That's what makes discussions interesting... different points of view.  No one thinks they are better than anyone else.  Scratch baking is not something everyone can do, so those who can do it are obviously going to be proud of it.  

Chellescakes Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 6:23am
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Pleeeaaaase.   You think you are better people because you are making a cake from scratch instead of the box mix.   You are not.  Your mom made it from a box!  Some people make it from a box, some people make it from scratch. It's the same **** made of  flower and sugar.  Chemicals or or not, cake is bad for you.  Smart people make it from a box, because it's easier.  If you have no life, knock yourselves out, and make it from scratch.  You want to believe you are better than the rest of the millions of others, but you are not.  Same  thing. Get over yourselves.  This discussion is useless.  Get a life.  

My mother never used a box mix in her life ,( here in Oz we call them a packet mix), she would never have dreamed of using one, why would she when her cakes are so good . Cake is bad for you if you over indulge there is nothing wrong with a slice of good cake in a balanced diet.  I have a life and still bake from scratch,I don't find it takes any more time than when I have used a packet  and I fully believe my cake is better than many others , I am just one woman so the millions is a bit of a far reach .  I agree this is a useless debate , but there is no need to be rude and swear.I must away I have two delicious scratch cakes to ganache and decorate. 

MBalaska Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 6:58am
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My mother never used a box mix in her life,.............  I agree this is a useless debate ........................... 

 

Chellescakes:  My mom couldn't afford a box mix!  such an extravagant waste of money.

also, this threat introduced me to the wonderful world of WASC cakes, and I've made two already!  a happy combo of mix & scratch.

 

 

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................. Cheese in a can comes to mind. It doesn't make either of us "smarter" or "better" than the other...just different.

 

daryll: I buy Red Feather cheese in a can, and butter in a can (from New Zealand) - by the case! for earthquake emergency preparedness. See how similar we are here in Alaska.

daryll Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 7:37am
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AFunny that they don't seem to sell it here lol...typical...same deal with the best Lamb...all the good stuff goes overseas!

morganchampagne Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 7:58am
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AI guess it can't just be that people who bake from scratch just [B]prefer[/B] to do that. No no. It has to be that we all have no lives.

MBalaska Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 8:34am
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We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.

Anne Frank

 

"Variety is the Spice of Live"   

Thanks to everyone for sharing your experience, knowledge, WASC recipes and personal preferences.  Happy Baking.

soldiernurse Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 10:20am
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AWow!!!! Offline for a few days...what the h ^@# happened??

BatterUpCake Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 10:51am
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Methinks someone is a wee bit sensitive about box cakes.... FYI, it is made of flour, NOT flower. 

Made from flowers AND love!

BatterUpCake Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 10:59am
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And I would love burned french cut green beans from a can, S**t on a shingle, burned on the outside- raw on the inside meatloaf patties, runny scrambled eggs with brown spots, flat greasy pancakes, boiled okra (gritty and slimy), and stuffed green peppers. And half cooked rice that still manages to be gummy! 

 

BTW, our fish sticks were finger shaped, with tons of the gross looking brown and silver parts inside...

Wow Anna...how do you burn canned green beans? lol And those meatloaf patties were not raw. We fancy folks call that medium rare...lol. I was not talking about fish sticks. Those we baked in the oven until they were rock hard. These fish are triangle shaped like Long John Silvers fish. Basically fish sticks on steroids.

 

It seems to me everyone here that bakes from scratch is saying to each their own. Not sure why someone is throwing a sh#t fit

as you wish Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 12:10pm
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AThis has become hilarious! I am only commenting here to subscribe to the thread; I don't want to miss any of this!

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