Homemade Or Boxed Cakes?

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ajw Posted 28 Apr 2007 , 4:32am
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Hey, I was wondering......... what do you use when making, lets say a wedding cake or such. Homemade or boxed or is it just personal preference? Thanks,
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NewbeeBaker Posted 28 Apr 2007 , 4:47am
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I dont do wedding cakes yet, but I use cake mixes with the extender recipes and they turn out moist and delicious!! Here is the link that I use...


And I add a box of instant pudding mix. YUMMY!

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JanH Posted 28 Apr 2007 , 6:19am
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laweymers Posted 28 Apr 2007 , 10:31am
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I'm no expert, but I've done 2 wedding cakes and I try mixing flavors for bigger cakes.......like french vanilla with cherry chip or french vanilla with white. I use a raspberry filling or cherry filling and everyone loves it. I've also altered the box recipes with the box suggestions like for carrot cake when you add pineapple and nuts. They seem to go over really well and people don't usually know you used a mix from a box! icon_wink.gif

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mommicakes Posted 28 Apr 2007 , 11:35am
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I have used both boxed and scratch mixes. I too change up and mix flavors. It really depends how adventurous the bride feels like being is what I make. Some flavors you can't make from a boxed mix. But they both work for me. I also use the extender quite a bit. icon_biggrin.gif

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Lisa422 Posted 28 Apr 2007 , 11:59am
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I'm a newbie here and have never done a wedding cake. But I've only used scratch recipe's for celebration cakes. It is just a personal preference. I'm in the Wilton 1 class right now. For class purposes, I use box mixes. When I give my class cakes away, people seem to love those too. I don't really care for those myself. HTH icon_smile.gif

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dyna Posted 28 Apr 2007 , 12:08pm
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I use box cake mixes but, I always doctor it up .1 more egg and 1 package of pudding. the fillings are what you can make homemade.

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yh9080 Posted 28 Apr 2007 , 12:53pm
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I use box and I doctor it up a little bit. I had rave reviews on the flavor.

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cb_one Posted 28 Apr 2007 , 12:55pm
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I started off with box but they taste like cakes from the grocery store to me.

I'm straight scratch now thumbs_up.gif

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ladysonja Posted 28 Apr 2007 , 1:09pm
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I haven't found a scratch cake that I have the guts to make yet.

I use doctored up box cakes... Extra Egg, Sour Cream, & a Puddin' mix.

Everyone loves my doctored up box cakes. Looking to experiment with different flavor combos.

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Luby Posted 28 Apr 2007 , 1:25pm
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It depends on the kind of cake I'm making. If it's a carrot cake or red velvet I use a scratch recipe. I'm a big fan of doctored mixes, too! One of my all time favorites is DH Butter Recipe Golden made with 1 cup of sour cream, 4 eggs and 1/4 cup of oil.

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hnogden Posted 28 Apr 2007 , 1:26pm
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I made the WASC on here ane I have had rave reviews on it. It is a docored mix and it is moist, delish, and flavorful. Everyone is amazed when I tell them it is the cheapest box mix I can find at Wal-Mart.

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SugarBakerz Posted 28 Apr 2007 , 1:41pm
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I too am a box fan... I admitedly purchase by the case mind you the holiday mixes after the holiday is over and just save the sprinkles... however, I do doctor my mixes and if it is a specialty cake, pound, red velvet, carrot, coconut, I use from scratch family recipes.....

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Mrs262 Posted 28 Apr 2007 , 1:51pm
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I use boxes with the cake extender recipe from here on CC. Everyone loves it and I love to tell them that it's from a box, lol!

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