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Searching for an instant cheesecake mix recipe

The The Bakers Dozen: Searching for an instant cheesecake mix recipe
By Jane Navarro on Sunday, December 10, 2000 - 09:52 pm: Edit

I would like to start a business selling instant cheesecake mixes. The person in our area that was selling these has moved away, so there is a market for them. Does anyone have a recipe for these? I have an ingredients list from a mix that I purchased, but that doesn't help much with words like fumaric and sodium phosphate. I am also in search of suppliers that would sell me the needed ingredients in bulk at wholesale prices. Any help I can get would be appreciated.

By W.DeBord on Monday, December 11, 2000 - 08:08 am: Edit

I can't help but wonder when I read posts like this, (all the time)....more instant than a premade shell filled with Phillys' 3 step cheesecake?

....haven't you wondered why the person in your area selling a brilliant idea like "instant cheesecakes" would abandon this idea and leave the whole market open?

Please don't waste your time and money on a project you don't know how to make and don't understand the MAJOR market competition you'll have! Hum...Elis', The Cheesecake Factory, Sara Lee etc...

By Yankee on Tuesday, December 12, 2000 - 10:49 pm: Edit

Instant Cheesecake Mixes?

Yuck. ;^*

How hard is it to make cheescake from scratch? Besides, why don't you do your own homework --since this is such a great idea -- rather than trying to get "free" help from us. Sorry to be so blunt, but as a pastry chef, your idea makes me ill.

By Panini (Panini) on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 - 03:04 pm: Edit

I have not visited for a while but my suggestion is to send the basic mix out to a food lab and get a percentage breakdown. Should run about 75.00. I'm assuming that you are planning on selling different types of mixes to customers and not selling prepared cakes? right.
I have a friend that has a company that specializes in making garnishs for ice cream and things like that.Ya know, h3e makes the fun things that you find in B&Jerry's,Dryers etc.
If I understand you correctly, go for it, sounds good. People are funny, they won't bake one from scratch, but will bake a mix if they can end up with chocolate macadamis swirl w/turtle topping.
Package mix, shrink wrap it in a small inexpensive springform pan and voila!

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