Whisk Or Paddle Attachment?

Decorating By bamberc Updated 19 Jun 2009 , 12:25am by jensenscakes

bamberc Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 3:37am
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When I make my buttercream in my KA, I have always used the whisk. I have read several times recently about trying not to get too much air into the frosting while mixing. Should I be using my paddle, or does it really matter?

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Elise87 Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 6:07am
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i not sure if it makes a difference but i personally make my buttercream in my mixer using a paddle attachment and works fine for me icon_smile.gif

icer101 Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 6:12am
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for 13 years, i have used the paddle for making my buttercream.. that is how i was taught..all the decorators i know .. that is what they use. hth i do think, using the whisk.. would create too much air..

JudyDP Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 6:22am
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I have never known anyone to use the whisk. Don't you have a lot of air in your icing? Try the paddle....I think that you will like it better. Good Luck

Cakepro Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 6:28am
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The whisk is designed to incorporate air, which you do not want to do with buttercream (unless it's a whipped buttercream, of course). Use the beater paddle. icon_smile.gif

Cake4ever Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 7:44am
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I do use a wisk on my KA for the first few rounds of adding PS to the crisco/butter. I think it gets down farther into the bowl as there is not as much in there to paddle up yet. I switch to the paddle once it gets deep enough.

I like to make sure it's all whipped first at the very beginning and then switch to the paddle. That's just me. I get very smooth, ungrainy, bubbleless BC every time.

As long as you get to the consistency/results you want, use what works for you. thumbs_up.gif

Rylan Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 4:03pm
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I prefer using the paddle. To me, using a whisk is like beating it too much.

jensenscakes Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 12:25am
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I use a paddle for regular buttercream and a whisk for SMBC.

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