Hello everyone! Since I have last posted, I can no longer say that I am in my “early 20s.” I had a wonderful birthday this year. My mom was visiting for the week, but my dad drove down the day of my birthday to surprise me! Ryan also mailed me macarons from Joy & Sweets in LA–MY FAVORITE! So my day was filled with work…but then I was able to spend the evening with my parents and dogs..and great desserts.
As always my mom made me a gluten free birthday cake! She is fantastic at decorating and is so creative. This year, after finding out that Pillsbury has a gluten free funfetti cake mix, I just HAD to have funfetti cake! So my mom made me funfetti cake in the shape of a wine bottle. Didn’t it turn out beautifully?
The cake tasted fantastic! It was a very different texture than the Betty Crocker gluten free mixes. As you know, I am a huge Betty Crocker cake mix lover and I have never tried Pillsbury before because I have been so incredibly happy with Betty Crocker. However, to date, Betty Crocker does not make a gluten free funfetti mix…so I took a leap of faith…and was not disappointed.
There are two main differences between Betty Crocker and Pillsbury (that I can think of at least).
- The texture: Betty Crocker is much more moist while Pillsbury is more of a pound cake consistency. Betty Crocker’s mix is denser and harder to decorate because it is crumblier. It is difficult to ice the cake without picking up some crumbs along the way. I preferred the Betty Crocker texture but my parents preferred the Pillsbury. It is all about preference I guess! I think Pillsbury would make better cupcakes!
- The size: While Betty Crocker mix is too small for a normal sized cake pan (you need to use two boxes), Pillsbury is the perfect size for a normal cake pan. No doubling necessary!!
I highly recommend trying both!! They are easy simple mixes that can be found at pretty much any grocery store. Delicious mixes. Both companies carry gluten free frostings too! I will definitely be buying more Funfetti mix though! 🙂
Which is your favorite? Have you tried either yet?