Making Buttercream In Food Processor?

Baking By lauras231279 Updated 17 Mar 2010 , 4:43am by JanH

lauras231279 Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 11:58am
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I don't have a stand mixer, only a hand mixer and a food processor and was wondering if anyone made buttercream in their food processors?

Would it be too fast?



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sweetpea223 Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 4:17pm
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I don't know how it would work in a food processor. The hand mixer is fine for small batches I would think. If you would be making a SMBC, the food processor is not the equipment you would want to use.

I have not seen in any of the cooking shows where a pastry chef would use a food processor in making the frosting. Batters and doughs, yes but not frosting or icing.

maddieandlilysmommy Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 3:01am
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If you are doing an American buttercream (butter shortening, powder sugar, flavoring) it works quite well and gives you air bubble-free frosting. Just don't overload it (you might have to 1/2 your recipe) and don't run it to long because the motor gets hot. I used to use it all the time.

JanH Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 4:43am
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Electric frosting (uses food processor):
(Not an American b/c.)

Before I had a stand mixer, I made my American b/c's with a hand mixer. As has been said, you just can't make huge batches...


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