Newbie Questions

Decorating By juniecakes Updated 18 Jan 2010 , 2:53am by AngelaM

juniecakes Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 11:55pm
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Please help... I am new to this whole cake thing but I am HOOKED!!! I have a few questions. Can anyone please recommend a good standing mixer? I use a handheld but I know for frostings I need to invest in a good quality mixer. Secondly I know some people freeze their cakes and some don't. Why? And how long can they be frozen?

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lksy7 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 12:13am
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kitchen aide!! and I have found that freezing the cake makes it waaay easier to carve and shape and actually helps the cake stay moist longer, I think they can be frozen for awhile but I just freeze them till they are frozen and then work with them!! good luck!

juniecakes Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 12:23am
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Is there a specific size or model? Thank you for all your help.

greengyrl26 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 12:24am
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KITCHENAID!!!!! Hands down. I have 2 and wouldn't use anything else. icon_smile.gif

If you live near a Kohl's...I saw they have the big boy on sale this week (Pro600 6 quart). I have one & love it. It's on sale & there's a rebate, AND if you have their credit card, they sent out mailers with either 15%, 20% or 30% off that you could use. We got the 30% off, which with the sale price, that discount plus the mail in rebate....would make it about $240....and absolute steal, since they're normally "on sale" for $399.

HTH

juniecakes Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 12:29am
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Thank you so much. I do have a card I'll be there tomorrow lol.

newmansmom2004 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 12:39am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lksy7

kitchen aide!! and I have found that freezing the cake makes it waaay easier to carve and shape and actually helps the cake stay moist longer, I think they can be frozen for awhile but I just freeze them till they are frozen and then work with them!! good luck!





^^^What lksy7 said - all of it!

AngelaM Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 12:42am
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My advice is to get the big boy now. I have a Classic Kitchenaid that's about 10 years old and works great, but my classic is only 300 watts as opposed to 575 watts on the Pro 600. Made no difference to me before I started caking, but now the 300 watts struggles to knead fondant so I'm looking to upgrade to the Pro 600. Not to mention that it's 6 quarts instead of 4 1/2 so making double batches of my buttercream won't be a problem anymore.

Thanks for the heads up on the Kohl's sale! Since I've been looking to upgrade to the Pro 600 I'm going online now and may purchase one with the extra 30% off coupon code!

pattycakesnj Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 12:51am
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I have 2 KA pro 600, 6quart series and love them

anasazi17 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 1:51am
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I'm with Angela M...go with the big one now...you won't regret it later!

AngelaM Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 2:37am
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WOO HOO! Just upgraded to a new Pro 600! Thanks for the sale tip greengyrl!

Juniecakes - If you go to the store you'll scratch a card which will give you 15, 20, or 30% off. If you go online, you can definitely get 30% off, with free shipping (except the 7.50 large item surcharge). Anyway, just thought you might want to save a few extra bucks with the 30% coupon code online. The coupon code is KCSAVE30 and it's only good through Tuesday. Just got mine for $280 and then there's still the $40 mail-in rebate.

juniecakes Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 2:52am
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Thank you all for the advice. I'm so going to Kohls tomorrow I love the website deal, but I need instant gratification!! icon_lol.gif

AngelaM Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 2:53am
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I TOTALLY understand!

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