How Long Is Light And Fluffy?

Decorating By cakepassion Updated 16 Dec 2009 , 10:19pm by cakepassion

cakepassion Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 1:46am
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In the recipe for buttercream icing, it says after all ingredients are mixed together to mix until light and fluffy. Does anyone know the time frame that works for them - 5 min? - 15 min? Is it bad if you mix it too long or not long enough? Thanks for any help!

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prterrell Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 1:52am
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It depends on how much you are making at one time.

7yyrt Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 3:51am
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I only mix for a few minutes, longer than that and I get bubbles.

TexasSugar Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 4:19pm
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What type of icing are you making? What recipe?

Personally I do crisco/powder sugar buttercream and I only mix on a low speed after I add the powder sugar and for a short amount of time. I know other recipes out there have you mix higher and longer but if I do that I get those icky bubbles in it.

kakeladi Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 7:06pm
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I found (by accident) if you mix (I had a KA) on low for up to 15 minutes you will eleminate the bubbles some seem to get. To me, the longer the better!

__Jamie__ Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 7:10pm
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Whatever you are using, if you turn your mixer down to very low, and just let it turn around for a few minutes it works a lot of those bubbles out.

cakepassion Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 10:19pm
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I use the Wilton recipe for about three cups.


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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

What type of icing are you making? What recipe?

Personally I do crisco/powder sugar buttercream and I only mix on a low speed after I add the powder sugar and for a short amount of time. I know other recipes out there have you mix higher and longer but if I do that I get those icky bubbles in it.


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