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post #16 of 24
I have bought it but haven't used it yet, but if you look at the ingredients, it calls for double the amount of oil and less water...
so i wonder if its going to be a different cake when done...
I hope not, I've used BC for years and years, so very icon_sad.gif when it looks like it changed!
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post #17 of 24
Yeah...let's all start baking from scratch
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post #18 of 24
I just used a BC Triple Chocolate Fudge cake mix this weekend. It had right at 5.5 cups of un-doctored batter when mixed and made 24 cupcakes. It did seem like it might have been a little lighter and fluffier than before, but still tasted great and baked great.

Honestly you can get mad at BC, but they aren't the first company to make smaller packages with the same or near same price, and they won't be the last.
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post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by Spuddysmom

I'm confused. In the reply, is the company saying that the new, smaller size box yields the same result volume-wise (9x13 cake) as before? How can that be?



'Only the amount or weight of some of the ingredients already in the dry mix has been changed. This innovation bakes virtually the same size cake in the same 9x13 pan...'

They said virtually icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif sorry, I couldn't resist
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post #20 of 24
I'm thinking that the average at-home baker will not notice if their 9 by 13 sheet cake is 1/4 to a 1/2 inch shorter in height and that is what the company is counting on.

For those of us who use doctored mix recipes though, it could be a problem. I still have the 18 oz packages in my cabinet but wonder what will happen to my recipes when I use the new size.
post #21 of 24
Although I was aware of the change for weeks now, I picked up a BC cake mix this Sunday automatically assuming it was the old size. When I unpacked the groceries, I was taken aback by the shrinkage in packaging. first it was sugar, then ice cream, unfortunately all these companies are doing this. My sister just noticed that her favorite perfumed body wash was decreasded by 100ml. and they raised the price.
post #22 of 24
Bake from scratch and you wont have a problem.
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post #23 of 24
I am a scratch baker, but after hearing so many people on CC rave about the mix cakes, I decided to try a few, they were ok, I doctored them so much, it's certainly not cheaper. I have one last recipe to try before I sgn off on mix cake recipes, lol no I'm p'od with BC and other companies
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by neelycharmed

I have bought it but haven't used it yet, but if you look at the ingredients, it calls for double the amount of oil and less water...
so i wonder if its going to be a different cake when done...
I hope not, I've used BC for years and years, so very icon_sad.gif when it looks like it changed!
Jodi icon_smile.gif



I'm not sure which flavor you bought, but the Triple Chocolate Fudge called for the same or very close to the same amount it always has. It called for 3 eggs, 1 1/4 cup water and 1/2 cup oil. That's not double the amounts before, in fat I want to say that is less water and oil (thinking before it was atleast 1 1/2 to 1 3/4ths cup water to 2/3rds cup oil).
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