I generally make quadruple batches of BC in my 6-qt KA but just made a 5x batch with plenty of room left in the bowl (5 lbs sugar/5 cups hi-ratio/water/extracts/salt). The mixer wasn't stressed at all (thank you, KitchenAid, for that 575 watt motor!) and handled it with no problems.
Just wondering if anyone's made a batch using 7 lbs of PS. I have to make another big batch in a couple of weeks and will try it then but I was curious as to anyone else's results.
I make Sugarshack's BC using 6 1/2 pounds PS in mine. If you make it so that it's completely filled top/bottom and side/side it reduces the amount of air bubbles in your icing. HTH!
Excellent - I will go ahead and do a 6.5 or 7 lb batch then!
That's exactly why I was asking - I've made her icing in my 5 qt and my goal is to get the same bubble-free effect in my 6 qt but with using my own icing recipe. Thanks bunches!
I've made batches wit h8lbs of sugar, and it fills it to the top. Make sure you mix it slow to start or it'll go everywhere!
Thanks Jen. Good to know!