Hand Mixers

Baking By IFancyCake83 Updated 17 Jun 2010 , 6:40pm by LisaMarie86

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IFancyCake83 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 4:24pm
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I am fairly new to baking. I completed a cake decorator's course and quickly discovered that I much better at and love to do cupcakes more than cakes.

Anyway, right now I only have this simple kitchenaid hand mixer:
http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=16767344

Will the beaters give my cupcake batter and icing air bubbles? Thanks in advance?

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cupcake_cutie Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 4:40pm
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I can't speak for the icing, but if you overmix your cupcake batter that will leave you with air pockets. I don't necessarily think that it has to do with the beaters. That's just my opinion though.

Hope that helps!

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SPCC Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 5:15pm
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I only have a handheld mixer and have never had a problem.

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IFancyCake83 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 5:51pm
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So, it might not have anything to do with the beaters themselves? I might simply be over-beating my batter and icing?

Thanks for the replies! I will have to pay more attention the next time I am baking!

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SPCC Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 5:56pm
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Originally Posted by IFancyCake83

So, it might not have anything to do with the beaters themselves? I might simply be over-beating my batter and icing?

Thanks for the replies! I will have to pay more attention the next time I am baking!




Mix the ingredients just until all the dry ingredients are all mixed up then stop!

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IFancyCake83 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 6:36pm
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Okay, got it! Thanks!

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LisaMarie86 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 6:40pm
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For icing you can cream your butter pretty much all you want but once you start adding powdered sugar you dont want to over mix. Cake mix just until everything is incorporated.

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