Kitchenaid Recipe Adjustments?

Decorating By meri1028 Updated 6 May 2009 , 7:00am by JanH

meri1028 Posted 5 May 2009 , 2:58pm
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I just got my first KA! YAY! I can't wait to use it but the manual said that it mixes faster than a regular mixer & to be careful not to over mix. My question is, did any of you have to make a huge adjustment to your mixing times when using the KA mixer?

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JanH Posted 5 May 2009 , 5:10pm
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Hi and Welcome to CC, meri1028. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-2926-.html

Mixing time isn't the BIGGEST issue.

Mixing SPEED icon_eek.gif makes a world of difference.

If you normally make box mix cakes (for example)....

Medium speed on a hand held electric mixer would be the LOWEST speeds on a stand mixer.

Not only is your stand mixer more powerful, but the paddle and whip attachments are SO much larger.

It's always easier to power up (never let the motor strain) than to start out at too high a speed and have either cake batter or powdered sugar flying everywhere. icon_lol.gif

Here's an everything you ever wanted to know thread about making, decorating and assembling tiered/stacked/layer cakes:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605188-.html

Above thread has popular CC recipes for American buttercream, fondant and doctored cake mixes (WASC) and SO MUCH MORE.

You're going to love a stand mixer for making frosting. You'll be able to make larger batches than before in less time. (So you'll have more time for CC.) thumbs_up.gif

HTH

meri1028 Posted 5 May 2009 , 7:28pm
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Thanks, JanH, for all your help!!!

JanH Posted 6 May 2009 , 7:00am
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You're very welcome, meri1028. icon_smile.gif

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