I use scratch recipes, doctored mixes, and just plain mixes for my cakes. It depends on the flavor. I’m coming up on 2 years now as a baker/decorator and over that time I have experimented as much as my time and budget has allowed me to. When I find a scratch cake that comes out great then I stick with it but it doesn’t beat the box or doctored recipe I was using before hand then I stick with what I know tastes better. I have never had a complaint on any of my box mix cakes! Any many people order them time and time again.