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What is the best ready made cake mix?

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SeaWave Mon 17-Jun-13 22:31:08

I know this is really bad to use ready mixes, don't hate me! but I am making a big castle shaped birthday cake, so will need to make a few cakes, and I have a disability which means mixing and lifting weighing etc is hard. Have a mixer but its tiny so would take forever in that.

So what is the best ready made cake mix, cost isn't an issue, and what is the best icing/covering to use? I'm intending to crush digestives and stick them all over the icing/topping to look like its made of sand. Well that is the plan!


Maggie111 Tue 18-Jun-13 17:55:27

I love a good home made cake but I have to say - Betty Crocker Devil's Food Cake with her Chocolate Fudge Frosting is delicious!! grin

LeoTheLateBloomer Tue 18-Jun-13 17:56:52

I came onto this thread to say exactly what Maggie just said grin

It's amazing!

orangepudding Tue 18-Jun-13 17:58:33

Cake box cake mixes tend to make soft cakes. In your situation I would probably buy some ready made cakes like madeira to cut to shape.

quip Tue 18-Jun-13 18:03:32

Betty crocker is way better than rhe rest.

Top tip: cool and cover with foil then film and freeze. Dothe cutting and frosting when cake has been frozen for about an hour. This way you'll get the shape you want without the cake tearing and you won't get excess crumbs when you frost. There are some excellent videos of this on the US betty crocker site, including how to do a castle cake.

isitsnowingyet Tue 18-Jun-13 18:05:39

~Betty Crocker

siblingrevelry Wed 19-Jun-13 13:59:34

Has to be Betty Crocker - if you want vanilla use the marble cake but omit the cocoa powder, devils food is fab chocolate cake. They are dense enough to withstand decorating (I attended a food course where the teachers told us lots of professionals use betty crocker. It is what they use in their cookery school masterclasses, so don;t worry about food snobbery!

SeaWave Wed 19-Jun-13 23:24:51

Thanks all, will add betty Crocker to the food shop, and will definitely try the freezing tip. Thanks for not flaming me for not trying to make homemade!

angela53 Sat 30-Apr-16 22:43:58

Does anyone know of a packet mix cake that is suitable for someone who is lactose intolerant and diary free??..I know really lazy but I cant bake to save my life lol...

gallopinghorse Sat 30-Apr-16 22:47:47

Instead of biscuits try light brown sugar for the sand. Looks good and less effort.

gallopinghorse Sat 30-Apr-16 22:49:42

Sorry just realised this is an old thread

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