Which Mixer For Royal Icing?

Decorating By Londonchic Updated 8 Dec 2010 , 5:28am by DSmo

Londonchic Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 10:28pm
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I'm thinking about geting myself a mixer for Christmas, especially for mixing royal icing. Which would you recommend?

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Kimmers971 Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 10:59pm
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Anything with a wisk - RI doesn't need much horsepower a regular handheld mixer works fine.

If you're investing in your first stand mixer, go with a Kitchen Aid.

karabeal Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 11:06pm
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If you make a lot of royal icing, I suggest you consider a Cuisinart. They have a countdown timer which makes the long mixing time a snap. Just set the timer for 10 minutes and then you can forget about it--well, not completely, but you know what I mean. You can do the dishes, sweep the floor, water the plants, whatever. Your mind can wander. When the 10 minutes are up, the mixer will stop by itself. Also, the Cuisinart is just a great machine. Lots of capacity (I have the 7 qt), lots of power. I'd never go back to a Kitchen Aid now that I have this mixer.

Venziballs Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 2:41am
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definitely a kitchen aid. I use mine for everything...buttercream or any frosting really. A little pricey but its a workhorse and pays for itself after a few uses. icon_smile.gif

latenight Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 3:39am
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I'm Team Cuisinart! I only have a 5.5qt one...so tragic. But the timer rocks and it is pow-R-full! Whatever you get I know you'll use it for so much more than what you think you will... I use mine everyday for something.

thatslifeca Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 4:09am
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I'm Team Cuisinart too. I have a Kitchen Aid also, but I do find myself using the cuisinart more.....especially for RI to do extension work, it beats the hell out of that RI so it's nice a smooth and flows wonderfully icon_biggrin.gif

karabeal Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 4:54pm
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Latenight, the "Team Cuisinart" designation cracks me up! icon_lol.gif

dchockeyguy Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 6:23pm
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Really I think you'll be okay with either a KA or Cuisinart mixer.

TexasSugar Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 6:25pm
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I've used both KA hand and stand mixers for royal icing with out any problems. I prefer the stand since you don't have to stand there and hold the mixer for 7-10 mins, but the hand mixer will work.

imagenthatnj Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 6:39pm
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Team Cuisinart. 7qt & 5.5qt.

But for royal icing, you can use anything.

ycknits Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 7:01pm
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I love my 600 Pro KA mixer, but - to be honest- I tend to use my KA hand mixer to make Royal Icing. I prefer to make in a smaller, deeper bowl to keep the air exposure down.

But if you're buying an investment-type stand mixer... KA all the way!!

Londonchic Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 8:05pm
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I just got a Cuisinart on amazon for 50% off. It's on it's way here!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
Merry Christmas ME!!

I had major surgery(hysterectomy) on 22 nov, so this purchase is definitely lifting my spirits!!! icon_biggrin.gif

imagenthatnj Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 8:13pm
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Congratulations on the purchase, Londonchic! I can't believe you've got it for 50% off.

DSmo Posted 8 Dec 2010 , 5:28am
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I recently got the Cuisinart 5.5 qt and love it. But I still prefer my old Sunbeam Mixmaster with the small bowl and whisk beaters for royal icing.

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