50 Lb. Bulk Cake -- Cake Base Vs. Cake Mix

Business By KsCakes09 Updated 21 Sep 2012 , 12:44am by BakingIrene

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KsCakes09 Posted 20 Sep 2012 , 2:09pm
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just looked at Dawn Foods website & was wondering what was a closer match to the box you buy at the store? The mix desc on the website says you can just add water or water & oil. The base says you add eggs & water. None are all three (eggs, water & oil).....will they taste the same. Don't want to differ from taste & stability of what I'm used to. Also how much do you measure out for a typical cake batter when making from a 50lb bag versus a 15 oz box mix.

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chaka1 Posted 20 Sep 2012 , 2:33pm
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I'm just guessing here, but I would try using the same amount of cake mix that comes in a box mix. So if a box mix has 15 ounces, I'd measure out that much. Good luck. Let us know how it works out for you. I saw a big box (maybe 8 lbs) at Gordon Food Services and was debating whether to get it or not.

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cakegrandma Posted 20 Sep 2012 , 8:29pm
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I had gotten a 50# bag of yellow mix as a sample and I have a recipe that was posted on here (not sure who posted it) and it worked perfectly. I remember it was 3# of mix, water and oil. It worked beautifully and would do it again as my business is growing. I think you will be happy if you do get the 50#'s and you can store it in either a 50 pound food safe container or a couple of 25 # ones from a restaurant supply. thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

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KsCakes09 Posted 21 Sep 2012 , 12:40am
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but WHY don't you need to add eggs in either (mix or base mix)??

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BakingIrene Posted 21 Sep 2012 , 12:44am
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The package that does not require fresh eggs has powdered egg already added. That will have a shorter shelf life than the mix that does require fresh eggs.

When you buy this bulk stuff, you need to contact the manufacturer for a list of ingredients and their own instructions for basic use.

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