Which Attachment To Make Buttercream In A Stand Mixer?

Decorating By SJEmom Updated 2 Feb 2010 , 4:53pm by dsilbern

SJEmom Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 4:18pm
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I have been using a hand mixer for making buttercream frosting and I got a stand mixer to use. Which attachment would I use? Flat beater or whip?


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Kimmers971 Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 4:21pm
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I always use the whisk - it breaks everything down so it blends smooth.

MikeRowesHunny Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 4:25pm
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I use the beater blade (for meringue buttercreams too) - the whisk gets too much air into buttercream IMO.

TexasSugar Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 4:34pm
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Flat beater for me.

dstbni Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 4:37pm
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I really like the flat beater too. It makes nice, smooth icing. I also have a Sideswipe beater (the one with little silicone fins that scrape down the sides of the bowl as it mixes.) It took me a while to learn that, while good for cake batter, it works a lot of bubbles into BC. Enjoy your new toy!

cupcakemkr Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 4:44pm
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Flat beater - the wisk will put a lot of air bubbles into your buttercream. Use wick for whipped icing, merangue and royal icing.

dsilbern Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 4:53pm
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Flat beater - same reasons as above. I've used the whisk when re-whipping meringuine buttercreams from the freezer that didn't want to firm up with the paddle.

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