cowie Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 3:27am

Which attachment do you use to mix your cake batter, flat paddle or wire whisk? Also which do you use for making your icings?

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adonisthegreek1 Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 3:48am

Batter: paddle
Icing: Whisk and/or Paddle depending on the type of icing

Ruth0209 Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 4:26am

If you use the whisk for buttercream, you'll whip too much air into the icing. You'll never get it smooth on the cake.

scp1127 Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 5:20am

Beater Blade for the paddle. I use the whisk only for meringues, then change to the paddle to add the butter.

Cupcations Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 6:03am

I use the whisk for the cake batter but I make sure I do not over beat (prevent air bubbles)
& the flat paddle for the butter cream

Cricketina Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 7:42am

When I took cake decorating classes...theTeacher told us to ( Only ) use the paddle attachment for cake batter or your cake will be full of air bubbles...she said you could use the wisk for frosting if you want the frosting fluffy and full bodied..paddle is safe for both though!

SRumzis Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 7:49am

Good to know, I've been using the whip attachment for my batters. I never over beat it, in fact I always hand mix to finish, but sometimes my cake middles still sink a tad. Makes sense. Thanks!

JennCo Posted 18 Jan 2015 , 9:35pm

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Original message sent by SRumzis

Good to know, I've been using the whip attachment for my batters. I never over beat it, in fact I always hand mix to finish, but sometimes my cake middles still sink a tad. Makes sense. Thanks!

After pouring the batter into the pan If you drop it flat onto a counter or table it will bring the air bubbles to the top to get them out of the batter. My grandmother taught me that years ago.

Pastrybaglady Posted 18 Jan 2015 , 10:29pm

AI like using the paddle with rubber blades so it mixes every bit of batter.

fatcutecat Posted 19 Jan 2015 , 3:44pm

I use paddle for batter and whisk for Icing

CookieNibz Posted 20 Jan 2015 , 11:16pm

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Original message sent by Pastrybaglady

I like using the paddle with rubber blades so it mixes every bit of batter.

I'm with pastrybaglady, I use paddle with rubber for all of my batters. I only use a wisk for a very very light cake or meringue icing.

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