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Best Bulk Cake Mix? (Compared to DH)

post #1 of 33
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Just wondering - what's the best bulk cake mix, most comparable to Duncan Hines, for WASC and WASC derivatives?

I've got too many choices and don't want to screw up and buy hundreds of pounds of stuff that I don't like or won't work similarly.

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~ Sherri
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post #2 of 33
I love to know the answer as well.
post #3 of 33
wish I knew
post #4 of 33
We've used a few different kinds at work. Gold Medal, GFS and another supplier brand. They all stunk in my opinion. Lots of little clumps when sifting and they smell and taste weird to me. I bake only from scratch now at work because I'm that unhappy with the way the mixes taste.

I also prefer DH brand when I use a mix and I don't think they sell them in bulk. I know Pillsbury sells by bulk because a CC member buys it in bulk from them (Classiccakes, I think?) She's really happy with the mixes. I think she's based in IN so you might want to pm her. Hopefully she can help you out some.
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post #5 of 33
dawn cake mix is good....the kind that you use oil and water...NOT the kind you just add water in...did the math tho...not cheaper than the boxed mix, i got to paying 75.00 per 50 pound bag,...the carrot cake mix they make is surprisingly good.
post #6 of 33
I've heard the Dawn brand is good also, but I haven't tried it yet so I can't give an opinion on that one. A few bakers on here swear by it.
If you take the $75 divided by 50 #'s of the cake mix. Little cakes is paying $1.50 per pound. That's really not that bad of a price where I'm located.

If you like buying the DH brand and can't find something economical for the price or up to your standards you could talk to a grocer about buying a few cases (a case of DH has 15 boxes in it) for you. The cheapest place I found for DH mixes where I live is Walmart at $1.16 per box (the grocery stores are around $2.50 per box). I'm in the north though and see you are in TX so that probably isn't the case where you live.
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post #7 of 33
I buy DH with My MVP Card at Foodlion for .89 a box, juts bought 250 boxes,,,,,,hard to beat it with a little something extra I add in
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post #8 of 33
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Thanks for all of the replies! The Dawn rep brought me several 50# bags of different cake mixes, including that sponge mix I've been wanting to try. I'll get to experiment on Monday. icon_smile.gif
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post #9 of 33
Let us know what you think of them after you have tried them out!
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post #10 of 33
how to you get in touch with dawn ?
post #11 of 33
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post #12 of 33
I still use good ole DH! I had the Dawn Foods Rep come in and show us what they offer, but I've heard too many people say their bulk mixes aren't good. I can't afford the expense of buying a bunch "just to try it" so I'll go with unpopular opinion and stay away from it. For now, I use DH and scratch baking! Customers can't tell the difference between when I scratch bake and use DH anyway! I always get told that my cakes are the best they've ever tasted! It's my "ancient Chinese secret!!" LOL!!
post #13 of 33
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Boy, Dawn Foods' red velvet cake mix is THE BOMB. I still have 50 pound sacks of their white and sponge cake mixes to try but have been too busy. I'll never make RV from scratch again, though.

Robzc8ks, see if your Dawn rep will bring you samples. They've been very generous with me.
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post #14 of 33
I love Dawns white and yellow cake mixes! I've used tons and tons of it over the years. It's equal to or better the DH. You can mix up large batches and store them in your refrigerator, then just bake off what you need as you need it. That's a great time saver.

Sometimes ordering from them can get confusing because they have so many similar items with slight differences. So I always keep my old invoices so I can go by the product number instead of the name.
post #15 of 33
hmmmm...perhaps I've been told wrong! From the sounds of it, maybe Dawn ain't so bad! Only problem for me right this minute is that I don't NEED 50lbs of cake mixes stacked up in the back! Maybe once we get busier with cake orders I'll give ole Dawn a try!

Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
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