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Poll From: 06/21/2013

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If you baked a cake from a store bought mix, would you still say it's homemade? Submitted By PoolPotato, MI
Yes, if I baked it in my oven, that's homemade to me.
No, homemade means totally from scratch and using a mix is cheating.
Why would I buy a cake mix? It's easier to just buy a cake.
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silencebabyy
on 06/26/13
to me homemade means made at home...from scratch or from a box. either way it was made at home. when its made from scratch i usually hear people say it so i dont really pay attention to this difference
princesslollie
on 06/25/13
honestly cake is ake n I dotn care as long as its loaded with a light whipped frosting
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on 06/25/13
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JuliaFaraday
on 06/23/13
If that's not homemade, I've never eaten anything homemade before.
karla62
on 06/23/13
I'm a seasoned cook and truly believe homemade "scratch" is most always the best...barring from a person that can only screw nearly everything up they touch. Personally I always try for homemade, but there are sometimes time elements that force convenience of a box mix to be used. That's O.K. considering they are nearly flawless and it's sure gonna make some or many very happy...why ~ because it's sugar that tastes good, an important event focusing/expressing a special celebration/achievement. :) with my <3!
johnwx69
on 06/22/13
technically if you DID buy a cake mix and used it to bake a cake, it's not home-MADE, it's just home-BAKED...btw cake mix is disgusting.
jessi66del
on 06/22/13
princesslollie liked this  
of course its homemade
hammockdenisha16
on 06/22/13
exactly you made it therefore its homemade lol idk
cyxe0424
on 06/22/13
Homemade means MADE at HOME. Not mixing something that was designed for your convenience. It's considered homemade if you take ingredients that aren't used for a particular reason (like CAKE mix, or BROWNIE mix, or PIE filling is), and make something from those household items like eggs, flour, salt, and baking soda.
Blister2013
on 06/22/13
if you make a cake from scratch then you would have to buy the already made ingrediants from the store soo its pretty much just buying the cake mix if you made it from scratch you would have to grow the plants and harvest the ingrediants then make the required ingrediants from the plants then make the cake mix then make the cake... so yes i would say its homemade from buying the cake mix from the store would be home made cuase the cake was made in your home
anesco
on 06/22/13
lizzj liked this  
hommade
Chriscros
on 06/22/13
princesslollie and 2 others liked this  
If I have to cook it it's homemade!
lisamarie111
on 06/22/13
Home made to me means from scratch
gsmile
on 06/22/13
There nothing like baking from scratch least I know what in it, and my family love every cake, pie I cook from scratch
HoneyHopper
on 06/21/13
lizzj and 2 others liked this  
I don't think using a cake mix is cheating. If you don't use all the stuff in a cake on a regular basis then it can get kinda expensive to make one from scratch so its cheaper to buy the mix.
scottc321
on 06/21/13
Glizzie liked this  
Many years ago, my mom would bake from scratch. Then one time she decided to save some time and money and used a store bought cake mix. It turned out so close to her homemade from scratch, that it pissed her off enough that she never made her German Chocolate cake again. Luckily there wasnt a mix for everything she would make! She was good!!! And ironically she was hypoglycemic, therefore, rarely would even taste her own sweet creations.
Glizzie
on 06/22/13
Now, THAT is baking with love.
lorrainestarr
on 06/22/13
lizzj liked this  
Most homemade baked goods I've tried are terrible. Just being made from scratch doesn't make something taste good, but nobody will tell someone their homemade treats suck.
ttsmom143
on 06/21/13
Glizzie liked this  
My 5 yr old son and I will be making a cake this Sunday! I am thinking we will do a cake made from scratch for his first experience of scratch made baking! This kid loves to bake!! He is totally obsessed with watching "Nerdy Num Num" on Youtube! He is so cute. When I am in the kitchen cooking he is always in there trying to give me "tips", such as "Mom, use the back of a knife to even out the flour in the measuring cup"! lol
Glizzie
on 06/22/13
LOL. Wow, he really has a gift for it and intelligence too.
Bebe1020
on 06/21/13
reyn11 liked this  
My husband has been a dad since 1975. There are very few things in stores or online that he hasn't seen, and rejected as unnecessary, so I usually make something - photo album, special notes, from past, and of course the kids helped.
joyshine
on 06/21/13
lol that's awesome.. came from way over on left field.. but awesome lol ;)
Glizzie
on 06/22/13
I think somehow her answer to the father's day poll or something about who is hardest to buy a gift for? Not sure. But I think it's awesome too. :-)
ZeeMAD1
on 06/21/13
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alexandriai
on 06/21/13
Sometimes I make from scratch, other times I make from a box and tweek it a bit. If someone asks if it's homemade I ask what they mean by homemade. If they feel that a out of the box and tweeked not homemade then I say it's not homemade. However, if they consider that I took the time to make and not buy, and the fact that I made regardless of what it took to make, out of love. Then does it really matter?
Glizzie
on 06/22/13
I agree. If they ask me, I just say, I made it but I used a mix. Easy peasy. I even volunteer it, if they imply they think it took me hours to make.
mgtheman
on 06/21/13
I've never really understood what kind of sad person would buy cake mix. It's not like cake is particularly difficult.
120veu
on 06/21/13
Its home made Some people don;t even no how to cake the batter
ArkhamBatz
on 06/21/13
akinfex liked this  
Homemade is made from you so what If you use mix.
DrRat
on 06/21/13
Batmantha and 1 others liked this  
The term I have seen for this is "semi-homemade." I make almost all cakes from scratch, but do use a mix as the basis for a couple...a melted ice cream cake being one of them. It's always a big hit.
keesmarie
on 06/21/13
lolvat liked this  
Homemade doesn't always mean from scratch! These days you can buy most anything from the grocery store ready made! But if I take the time to make a cake at home from a mix, that's homemade to me, even thought it's not from scratch. It's more convenient for me personally.
teetee
on 06/21/13
akinfex liked this  
there is a difference between homemade and from scratch. Homemade means you did not buy it from a professional baker. From scratch means you did not use any premade ingredients. Most people make a note if it is from scratch....
muffin7372
on 06/21/13
Fiddlestar3 liked this  
ohh gosshh so many comments here ..seriously
EdwardTsema
on 06/21/13
Yup 430 at this time
JediTears09
on 06/21/13
As someone who bakes often, I can honestly say that box cake tastes so much better than from scratch, so why put in twice the effort? Besides, you can make it special by icing it really nice. I doubt whoever is eating it really cares if it came from a box or not.
alexandriai
on 06/21/13
Fiddlestar3 liked this  
My question to who ever sent in this question is this. Did someone you know make you a cake out of a box in their home, or did you go to a cupcake shop and buy it? Then, I can see how this would bother you. However, if someone took the time to bake you a cake or cupcake, does it really matter if it was made from scratch or a box, because they obviously made it with love. Love is not something to get out of a box. I hope you can see my point.
Brownlh
on 06/21/13
Hhggghn
undertaker667
on 06/21/13
that makes it home cooked
dkiest
on 06/21/13
Well, I suppose I would say I "made" the cake, though "from scratch" is the first thing I associate with "homemade." I mostly picked Yes because I don't think cake mixes are cheating.
chatawithac
on 06/21/13
This would be SOOOO me!
murkywaters786
on 06/21/13
prattmama and 1 others liked this  
If you baked it at home it's homemade, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's from scratch. I've never had a good cake that was made "from scratch" (neither that I or someone else has made) so why kill myself trying?
ttsmom143
on 06/21/13
Too bad you probably don't live near me!! I seriously make a killer "Pecan Pie Cake" and a Red Velvet cake to die for!! (Not cream cheese icing) The red Velvet recipe is a pretty old one. Neither recipe is of my own creation but I have mastered them and I literally have people begging me to make them! It really is about practice and using quality ingredients (ie real butter not margarine etc)
mzshopalot
on 06/21/13
You are so right it really is about practice and ingredients.....i never thought i would be making cakes from scratch I've gotten so much better at it and have make alot of recipes that were very simple with delicious results......A Pecan pie cake sounds interesting I've never had that I've got to find a recipe for that one
weetabee
on 06/21/13
If I said it was homemade (i.e., made at home) that could include a boxed cake. However, saying that it was made from scratch would require ingredients such as flour, baking powder, sugar, etc.
Jerrellz4us
on 06/21/13
Cake from scratch is truly homemade.
reganmarie
on 06/21/13
Wow, these are some intense debates over cake...
KK1971
on 06/21/13
LET THEM EAT CAKE!!!!! :)
pinkymm
on 06/21/13
ttsmom143 and 1 others liked this  
I like to bake pizza at home.
ttsmom143
on 06/21/13
Me to! And actually making a scratch made crust is easier than using a crust mix!!
ttsmom143
on 06/21/13
And tastier also!
cashflo58
on 06/21/13
dc5523 liked this  
Actually homemade- means it was made in your home. From scratch- means all fresh ingredients. The poll should have been homemade vs from scratch. The poll needed a little bit more research to be correct. Even though I thought homemade meant from scratch too it doesn't.
scottc321
on 06/21/13
Yep. Good point
ttsmom143
on 06/21/13
You know what I agree with you 100% but I didn't even think in these terms when I answered! If I had my choice would have been different!
DeltaLink
on 06/21/13
LittleBGCG liked this  
Maybe, but the poll was mainly for just getting people's prespective on the what term "homemade" means to them.
Lily353
on 06/21/13
HoneyHopper liked this  
it's too hard to make it from scratch. it usually turns out to be a disaster for me. i have no qualms about cake mixes
ttsmom143
on 06/21/13
If you can bake a cake from a mix then you should be able to make one from scratch!! You probably just arent giving yourself enough credit! Start simple with basic cake recipes and then after you get the hang of it you can move on to fancier stuff or even measuring and such by eye!
darmikesfinegift
on 06/21/13
ttsmom143 and 1 others liked this  
I make cake from Scratch, not hard but don't do it often, because I sit and eat the whole cake! LOL!
ttsmom143
on 06/21/13
You and me both! Or it goes to waste! But I do love baking! My solution.....Bake something to carry over to someone else's house. I can have a piece while I am visiting and they can have the whole cake and the extra calories lol! ;)
swagcyn015
on 06/21/13
i know it's off topic but does any one else agree that it's not really fair that they only give us 1 swagbuck for the daily polls..
i mean if we faithfull go on swagbucks everyday of the year and answer every single poll...
our reward is $3.65
I've been not using the polls as often anymore and only using swagbucks to search because it just seems kind of worthless.
jdproduction401
on 06/21/13
You should be happy that they give us daily polls it is lie free money and all you have to do is pick a multiple choice question so u should be happy:)
lindzabella
on 06/21/13
dc5523 liked this  
im sorry, but does it HARM you to do the poll every day? its a second of time for a cent...dont know why you wouldnt do it...yeah itd be nice if it paid more but it doesnt, so why does it matter?
scottc321
on 06/21/13
I agree but wish could do more each day
djbennett2
on 06/21/13
I opened a container of frosting the other day and i took some out, put most of it back in the cupboard and then found out it needed refrigerated...LOL
scottc321
on 06/21/13
its still good
trinibelini
on 06/21/13
KloPotions liked this  
Now I want cake
branewurms
on 06/21/13
My real answer is somewhere between yes and no? Also I def don't consider a cake mix "cheating," lol, what on earth? Not being quite homemade does not equal "cheating".
morimunda
on 06/21/13
I think they mean "cheating" as in you take all the credit for making it from scratch when you didn't? :O
fdspokfdpso
on 06/21/13
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kimmye89
on 06/21/13
if I bought a cake from the store and cooked it at home in my oven,then yes I would say its home made
BLUEGIRLROSE
on 06/21/13
branewurms liked this  
I call it semi homemade cause I usually add extra something to it. There are times I cheat and just buy a mix of whatever it is. If I can find a gluten free mix =)
branewurms
on 06/21/13
Same, down to the gluten free.
singawayangel
on 06/21/13
Lily353 liked this  
True story, I was at Brookshire's checking out when an employee brought out an order of full palate of cake mix. As I was exiting a van from a well know cake making business pulled up to pick them up. I was speechless.
BigBubbaDude
on 06/21/13
dc5523 and 1 others liked this  
I've never baked a cake myself but I have seen my mother and other family members bake cakes and they're almost always from scratch, no box mixes. It's honestly NOT HARD to make one from scratch, just make sure you follow the recipe if you want it to turn out right!
fdspokfdpso
on 06/21/13
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