How Many Batches Of Buttercream Can Your Kitchenaid Hold??

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pottedmeatchunks Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 2:56am
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So I made a triple batch of buttercream and put in 3 TABLEspoons of vanilla as opposed to 3 teaspoons. Then I decided I would make another triple batch with no vanilla, and mix it all together and all would be well. Once I had all 6 batches of buttercream in there I realized I might have overdone it...but it churned baby! Yes, there IS a benefit to owning the over-the-top 6 qt professional grade kitchenaid thumbs_up.gif
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DelightsByE Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 3:07am
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OK so there are 2 things I'm jealous of here:

1) your 6qt KA (I have GOT to get me one of those)

2) your clean kitchen. Just how do you do that exactly?

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margery Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 3:28am
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very prettyicon_wink.gif--i only chance 3 batches in my prof HD KA! What is a clean kitchen---Sunday nites ... always cleaning up the weekend!! Or supposed to be...but I am on CC instead LOL

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DelightsByE Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 3:33am
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Originally Posted by margery

very prettyicon_wink.gif--i only chance 3 batches in my prof HD KA! What is a clean kitchen---Sunday nites ... always cleaning up the weekend!! Or supposed to be...but I am on CC instead LOL




Yeah my DH just came in here and asked me if I was going to be cleaning up my mess tonight? or would he be making his ham sandwich tomorrow covered in BC. I told him please don't bug me, I'm DECOMPRESSING icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

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all4cake Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 3:44am
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all4cake<<<<<<<<<<< ENVIOUS!

I am only able to put 4 pounds per mixer. I have 2 of the smaller KAs. Gosh, it would be super to be able to put 6, 8, 10, 50 pounds per mixer!

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JanH Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 3:58am
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B/C recipes don't all make the same amounts. icon_smile.gif

The Wilton b/c recipe only calls for 4 cups of powdered sugar:

http://www.wilton.com/recipes/recipesandprojects/icing/bcream.cfm

Even I can easily make 3 batches of this at one time. icon_smile.gif
(If I wanted to....blech!)

Don't think many could make triple batches of Sugarshack's b/c recipe:
(Calls for 5# of powdered sugar.)

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-5163-Sugarshacks-icing-and-Tips.html

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DoniB Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 3:59am
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Originally Posted by pottedmeatchunks

So I made a triple batch of buttercream and put in 3 TABLEspoons of vanilla as opposed to 3 teaspoons. Then I decided I would make another triple batch with no vanilla, and mix it all together and all would be well. Once I had all 6 batches of buttercream in there I realized I might have overdone it...but it churned baby! Yes, there IS a benefit to owning the over-the-top 6 qt professional grade kitchenaid thumbs_up.gif




I have that mixer, and I've made quite a bit of buttercream already! I LOVE it! Got it as a wedding present less than two months ago, but have already put it through it's paces with buttercream, whipped cream, doughnut dough, and a double-batch of NFSC dough. Whoot! Greatest mixer EVER for the home kitchen!!!!!

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ssunshine564 Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 4:01am
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I didn't know it could do that, boy I can save a lot of time now. I have only been making one batch at a time in my KA. Thanks for the info and pics.

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Eat-it-2 Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 4:28am
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My husband INSISTED he buy me the Kitchen Aid prof. 600 and I love it sooo much that I only make one batch at a time and mix together afterwards icon_biggrin.gif Well worth the dime spent...

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Erdica Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 12:45pm
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My max is 3 batches in my 5qt KA. I LOVE my KA!!! It still churns away. I usually only do 2 batches at a time because I don't want to kill my motor.

I'm also jealous of the clean kitchen!

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indydebi Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 1:02pm
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My batch uses 2 lb of p.sugar (about 7 cups) and I use 2-3 TBSP of vanilla per batch! LUV vanilla!!!!!

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MichelleM77 Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 11:10pm
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Hey, that's the same mixer I have (she is named Pearl). Love her to death!!

I've never tried a double batch of NFSC. I'm too scared!

Okay, what container do you have that will store that much BC?

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beachcakes Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 11:26pm
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I have a 5 qt. bowl lift and my one batch uses 4# of powdered sugar and is full to the top like yours. I hate making icing, so I fill up that baby! icon_smile.gif

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jen1977 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 12:27am
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Michelle...I have a 6qt KA, and tried to make a double batch of the no-fails, and they failed me! The only time ever that they didn't work! I actually had to knead it by hand some because it was too much for the mixer! I have no idea how anyone could get a double batch of no fails in a 6qt mixer! I would love to know how they did it!

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