Cake Mixes/scratch Cakes

Baking By butterfly821 Updated 2 Oct 2012 , 8:14pm by saraek

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butterfly821 Posted 27 Sep 2012 , 8:48pm
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Hi, Everyone on Cake Central
Over the last 5-6years i have gone from using cake mixes that i doctored to making cakes from scatch....big difference is that i have gone from using cups and teaspoons to weighing ingredients by grams and total difference. BETTER CAKE AND MORE CONSISTENT.....EVERYTHING IS BETTER.
The cake mix companies have changed formulas and the cakes taste horrible.
Classic one is 2 years ago instead of making a chocolate cake that has become my favorite and all of my customers favorite....i used a mix and made it for my husband...thinking he would not know the difference....Wrong...He took one bite and said "What is this crap" and told me to throw out all cake mixes in the house. Which i did......
Rosemary Watson gave cake recipes in her catalog with grams and this white cake is wonderful.
So gals give it whirl and you will notice a difference.

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Marianna46 Posted 28 Sep 2012 , 11:11am
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I'm not going to get into the mix/scratch debate here, but it's weight over volume any day when baking. You're totally right about the consistency from one batch to another. My digital scale was the best investment I ever made.

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BlakesCakes Posted 1 Oct 2012 , 11:46am
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Glad it works for you. Other things work just as well for other people--that's why diversity is always important.

Remember--one persons crap is another persons best seller.


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Lovelyladylibra Posted 1 Oct 2012 , 11:58am
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your husband sounds rude as hell lol

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momg9 Posted 1 Oct 2012 , 1:23pm
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I recently bought a digital scale and was very surprised to learn that my measuring cups all hold different amounts. I have 2 - 1 cup measures that I use all the time. I had no idea that they measured differently. I have begun researching what ingredients weigh and will use that only from now on.

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Marianna46 Posted 1 Oct 2012 , 2:35pm
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So true, momg9. American cups hold 240ml, the ones I get here in Mexico hold 250 and I read somewhere (probably on a forum here!) that the imperial 1-cup measure is something entirely different. Scales are where it's at, and preferably one that has a button that lets you choose between ounces and grams, since I seem to have recipes in each.

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missamylynn06 Posted 2 Oct 2012 , 4:46am
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Originally Posted by Lovelyladylibra

your husband sounds rude as hell lol

Laughed out loud on that one!

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saraek Posted 2 Oct 2012 , 8:14pm
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I need to invest in a digital scale. might help my scratch baking experiments. that being said, I use a heavily doctored cake mix recipe and have gotten rave reviews with every recipe I use it in. I don't like the taste of cake mixes when made from the ingredients on the box, but personally I think if you find the right 'doctored' mix, they're wonderful. jmo icon_smile.gif

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