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post #16 of 58
I'm a snob also, but I do have to agree with Squirlley. When they are expected to turn out a cake in less than 5 minutes flat--you can't expect miracles!

Personally, I can't stand store bought icings. They really gross me out!

Lisa
post #17 of 58
I agree with elin, I want to know whose cake I'm eating! We have 3 local supermarkets and a Wally World with a bakery in each and I wouldn't buy any of theirs. I do however love the Costco cakes...especially the cream cheese filling they use!! (Now if only I could make a filling that is identical.) Not to blow my own horn but when a total stranger asks where I BOUGHT the cake because it's the best he's tasted..sort of makes you feel good! But okay, I'm a cake snob now. Oh crap...a cake snob AND a CC addict, what in the world is next for me???? icon_smile.gif
post #18 of 58
I find it funny that many of you bash store bought cakes, yet use cake mixes.
post #19 of 58
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I find it funny that many of you bash store bought cakes, yet use cake mixes.



I don't have a problem with store-bought cakes. I like mine better that's about it. Using cake mixes is just a short cut. The makers of cake mixes have been studying how to get the perfect cake for years...makes sense to benefit from their R&D. A big prob with most grocery store cakes is that they are baked in an off-site facility, frozen and then shipped in, decorated and put on display. I can only guess at how old they are by the time they reach someone's table.
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post #20 of 58
I was just going to reply about that Lisa, I think they are older than dirt by the time we buy them, dry, and the icing isn't really very good. Most everything is better quality when Fresh.
post #21 of 58
I agree - who knows how old the cake is when it hits your table. I doctor any box mix I use so its not like I'm still giving everyone something straight from the box - I do put some more effort into it than "just a box mix". Box mix or not, store bought or not, none of it matters besides the taste of the cake & frosting - as long as it's good stuff. I personally have not had good luck with any store bought, but others do. Just depends on each individual situation.
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post #22 of 58
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Originally Posted by p106_peppy

I find it funny that many of you bash store bought cakes, yet use cake mixes.



I don't think it is so odd....I think it is odd that I can eat a so-called "fabulous" cake (according to the neighbors) from a supermarket that tastes like a "grainy shortening stomach bomb"....yet I can make a better cake with a box of Betty Crocker and a good buttercream.

Let's face it...a yellow cake is pretty much a yellow cake. This cake that I had yesterday? Well - imagine if you had a whole recipe condensed into 1 3" high layer....that's how dense this thing was!

As for icing...I have NO problem being a complete snob there...especially since I make my bc from scratch....and most of the time it is not the quick bc but the cooked pastry cream/bc. The icing I had yesterday...I SWEAR they must have ran out of powdered sugar and just used regular sugar. I felt like I was eating a sand box!

What I hate about store icings (although most whipped cream store icings are fabulous) is when they use all shortening icings. Nothing turns my stomach more than feeling like I am eating straight Crisco! Then again- that is also why I won't buy things like stuffed chicken breasts at the meat counter at the supermarket....most supermarkets use shortening in their stuffing and I can always taste that!
post #23 of 58
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Originally Posted by PureShugga

I agree - who knows how old the cake is when it hits your table. I doctor any box mix I use so its not like I'm still giving everyone something straight from the box - I do put some more effort into it than "just a box mix". Box mix or not, store bought or not, none of it matters besides the taste of the cake & frosting - as long as it's good stuff. I personally have not had good luck with any store bought, but others do. Just depends on each individual situation.



hi pure, i have tried so many different things by doctoring up my box mix... how do you doctor yours up? nothing has worked well for me....!
thank!!
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post #24 of 58
Something that wasn't mentioned... The icing from stores always has a wet look to it & I can even see drops of moisture on the icing... like the moisture was dripping onto the cake from the icebox.... thumbsdown.gif YUCK!!! You don't know what the cake has been exposed to. Forget it! I will make my own cakes!! OOOhhh,,, I'm a snob too!!! icon_lol.gif
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post #25 of 58
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Something that wasn't mentioned... The icing from stores always has a wet look to it & I can even see drops of moisture on the icing... like the moisture was dripping onto the cake from the icebox.... thumbsdown.gif YUCK!!! You don't know what the cake has been exposed to. Forget it! I will make my own cakes!! OOOhhh,,, I'm a snob too!!! icon_lol.gif



ha hahah!! i know that im just "beginning" but.. is it too soon to call myself a snob too??? icon_lol.gif
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post #26 of 58
ha, ha, ha momof3!! That was funny!! We all crown you a snob!!! icon_smile.gif
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post #27 of 58
hi pure, i have tried so many different things by doctoring up my box mix... how do you doctor yours up? nothing has worked well for me....!
thank!!
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Do you own the Cake Mix Doctor? I highly advise to invest in it - I got mine for like $10 bucks - but I use her basic sour cream recipe or the red velvet recipe omitting the red food coloring for all of my cakes. The sour cream just adds a smoothness and moistness that I find not matched by mayonaise, applesauce or butter like other doctored recipes. This is just my personal preference - I love the texture it provides - I'm sorry I don't have my recipe book with me or I'd give it to you - all I can remember is that it calls for 1 cup of sour cream - can't remember anything else off the top of my head but maybe someone else reading has their book handy and they could post it. Hope that helps let me know if you have any other questions.
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post #28 of 58
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Originally Posted by tcturtleshell

Something that wasn't mentioned... The icing from stores always has a wet look to it & I can even see drops of moisture on the icing... like the moisture was dripping onto the cake from the icebox.... thumbsdown.gif YUCK!!! You don't know what the cake has been exposed to. Forget it! I will make my own cakes!! OOOhhh,,, I'm a snob too!!! icon_lol.gif



Oh your right!!!!!!!!!! I have noticed that before - NASTY!!!!!!
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post #29 of 58
(raising hand) I'm a Snob!!!
We went to a Quincenera about a month ago. It was killing me waiting for them to announce the cutting of the cake . Don't you know I was the first one in line. LOL My friend was across from me and before I could cut into it he says " look at christy, the cake critic. I won't get a piece until she tries it, cause you know she going to say something about".
I thought " OMG am I that bad?" Needless to say I tried it, I bashed, I think mine are pretty damn good!!!
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post #30 of 58
Whoo-Hoo briansbaker ~ You go girl!!!
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