No More Shortcuts For Me!!!!! Learned My Lesson The Hardway.

Baking By cakeymom Updated 26 Mar 2014 , 4:32pm by Crazy-Gray

cakeymom Posted 25 Mar 2014 , 1:26pm
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I am a scratch baker and my recipes are perfect, as I have taken the time necessary to make them that way.  Three of my cakes have even won in local contests.  So, why would I try to make a doctored cake mix cake?????  Trying to save time thinking it would be easier.....WRONG!!!!!!!

 

I had to re bake two half sheets.  Didn't save me time and definitely did not save me money.  This is for work and I am not getting paid, as it is for a wonderful lady retiring in our office.  I am going to stack the cakes so that they will have a little height.  I do not like the square cafeteria style slices.

 

Anyway, the doctored cakes turned out like nasty cornbread.   YUCK!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Lesson learned,

 

Cakeymom

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BeesKnees578 Posted 25 Mar 2014 , 1:32pm
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Don't you just LOVE that!

 

At least now you know, but sad you have to invest more time than you planned.

 

Learned that lesson many, many years ago...it only took one time.

 

Now if I could only get my kids to learn after ONE time.....

Eachna Posted 25 Mar 2014 , 1:42pm
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Sorry to hear that.

 

I hope the retiring lady enjoys her cake :D.

AZCouture Posted 25 Mar 2014 , 1:53pm
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ALesson learned! :D

cakeymom Posted 25 Mar 2014 , 8:44pm
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Eachna  I'm sure she will. 

 

There's a song and one line states that experience is the best teacher.  I am at work today and so sleepy.  But, I have to work on the fondant flowers for the cake.  Good thing this cake design only has a few, maybe around 12 of varied sizes.

 

Cakeymom

MBalaska Posted 25 Mar 2014 , 9:31pm
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What happened to the doctored mix that you had to re-bake?

cakeymom Posted 25 Mar 2014 , 9:38pm
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The first cakes that I baked were the doctored cake mix cakes that turned out AWFUL and I threw them away.  The second cakes are my scratch cakes that turned out beautifully.  That why I said that I will not ever do that again.  Try and take a shortcut.

 

Cakeymom

Minh Cakes Posted 25 Mar 2014 , 10:13pm
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Every shortcut I ever took when baking / decorating cakes has failed. It's never worth it ;)

MBalaska Posted 25 Mar 2014 , 10:24pm
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Last year I purchased a couple of 'doctored' cake mix books from Amazon.  Just to try something new.

 

Every recipe failed.  I thought it was just me. 

7031annie Posted 25 Mar 2014 , 10:33pm
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Original message sent by MBalaska

Last year I purchased a couple of 'doctored' cake mix books from Amazon.  Just to try something new.

Every recipe failed.  I thought it was just me. 

My mom gave me one of the doctored cookbooks. I couldn't make them come out right and started to feel I might be quite dense lol I just stick to my scratch recipes.

morganchampagne Posted 26 Mar 2014 , 7:04am
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AThis used to be my life story!!! I would always try stuff out when order time came. Lost plenty of time and cost me money. Lesson learned!! Stick to what you know :)

Crazy-Gray Posted 26 Mar 2014 , 8:35am
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Originally Posted by BeesKnees578 

Don't you just LOVE that!

 

At least now you know, but sad you have to invest more time than you planned.

 

Learned that lesson many, many years ago...it only took one time.

 

Now if I could only get my kids to learn after ONE time.....

 

lol I was ALWAYS in trouble as a kid for taking shortcuts on everything! It was never my fault though of course: the whole world was disorganised and inefficient - I had to put it right! ha ha!

...some shortcuts are still great though like impression mats and silicone moulds...

MimiFix Posted 26 Mar 2014 , 4:25pm
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Originally Posted by Crazy-Gray 

...some shortcuts are still great though like impression mats and silicone moulds...

 

Creating shortcuts is a necessary part of running a well-organized, efficient business. Some work, some don't; but take educated guesses and move ahead. 

Crazy-Gray Posted 26 Mar 2014 , 4:32pm
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Originally Posted by MimiFix 

 

Creating shortcuts is a necessary part of running a well-organized, efficient business. Some work, some don't; but take educated guesses and move ahead. 

 

If only you were my mum when I was 7 :-)

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