The Cake Mix Doctor - Anne Byrn, Anthony Loew I thought this was a great idea at first. I mean, who can contest that cake mixes taste horrible? But then I found out the chemicals and preservatives in cake mixes and thought, 'Why would I want to make something that probably shouldn't belong in my body in the first place taste good?'Some of the recipes are great, but in my opinion, it's just easier to make a cake and frosting from scratch.