Even from-scratch cooks know there are busy times in life when you need a great shortcut . . .
That’s where Anne Byrn, newspaper journalist and experienced cook, was with her busy young family when she reached for a box of cake mix to save time. Anne doctored the chocolate mix with sour cream, and she slathered the cake layers with her mom’s recipe for homemade chocolate frosting. The Cake Mix Doctor was born.
From Cake Mix to Cake Magnificent
Anne never intended to become the Cake Mix Doctor. She just needed last-minute solutions to the ever-ending requests for birthday cakes, bake sale creations, and dinner party desserts. And finding the cake mixes lacking in real flavor, she added fresh fruit, peanut butter, vanilla, coffee, Kahlua, whatever was on-hand to doctor them up and make a better cake. She wrote a book about it – the Cake Mix Doctor, the best-selling cookbook in 2000. The Cake Mix Doctor series have nearly 4 million copies in print.
From Ordinary Cake Mix to Extraordinary
But the fact that ordinary supermarket cake mixes contained artificial colors and flavors, trans-fat, and preservatives didn’t sit well with the Cake Mix Doctor. She longed for the from-scratch flavors of butter, sugar, flour, vanilla, and eggs. So when the children were in bed, the Cake Mix Doctor hatched a plan to place her from-scratch cake recipes into a box. It took several years of testing, another year of finding the right manufacturer to blend her mixes, but one day her mix was in the box.
Anne Byrn: From Busy Mom to Small Business Owner
Now, the Cake Mix Doctor mixes – yellow, chocolate, and brownies, can be found on supermarket shelves. They are made for busy people who don’t have to compromise ingredients, taste, and real flavor. With a Cake Mix Doctor mix you can bake, frost, and light the candles on a cake in just under an hour. It’s Homemade Easy. And it’s delicious, too!