What Is Best To Make A Batch Of Royal Icing?

Baking By Monica0271 Updated 15 Feb 2006 , 1:27am by Phoov

Monica0271 Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 6:46pm
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I have to make my first batch of Royal Icing & Color flow on Saturday for my Wilton course II class. My question is would it be best to use my Sunbeam Stand mixer or my hand mixer. I am just wondering if it will burn up my Sunbeam mixer.

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ncnewson Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 6:48pm
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your stand mixer is the best because you have beat it 7-10 mins. I burnt up 2 hand mixers before I got my kitchenaide. Good luck. hope this helps alittle.

sparkleshine Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 7:19pm
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To add to the question -

Which attachment do I want to use on my KA?
I am making it for the first time tonight and wasn't sure if I should use the paddle or the whip attachment.

I am thinking the paddle but wanted to make sure! Thanks in Advance!

Phoov Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 7:22pm
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I use the paddle icon_smile.gif

sparkleshine Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 7:29pm
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Monica0271 ~ I forgot to add - our instructor was using a hand mixer in class to try to demonstrate and you could smell it burning up already so I would definitely use a stand mixer!

Thank you Phoov!

Monica0271 Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 7:36pm
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Thank you all so much!!

Phoov Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 8:15pm
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On the Royal icing~ make sure that your mixing bowl, paddle, and measuring utensils are squeaky clean and free of any grease (butter or crisco).....because they will break down the Royal and make it unuseable. I did this with my first batch when I took that class. It was a bummer! I even use a little vineager in the water I'm washing the untensils in. Just a FYI!

TexasSugar Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 10:34pm
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I'd use your stand mixer. It will be easier on your hands and your mixer, unless you have a really good hand mixer.

I usually use my whip when doing royal icing.

cakecre8tor Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 10:47pm
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I thought you use the whip for royal and the paddle for buttercream...Royal needs to be fluffy right? That is what we were taught anyway...could be wrong though...I did make royal last night and turned out great...

Phoov Posted 15 Feb 2006 , 1:27am
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Must not matter....as I've always used paddle and had great results. Maybe I'll try the whisk next time!

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