I got a new kitchen aid mixer for xmas, and since I've been using it, my buttercream icing seems dry and when I put it on a cake it get's dry and cracks begin to form.
Anybody have any suggestions?
What recipe are you using?
More than likely it has nothing to do with the new mixer. If you have the heat cranked in your house that can dry out everything. I would add more liquid or cut back a bit on the powdered sugar.
I'm using the wilton;
Water, Vanilla and four cups of icing sugar
I have several Kitchen Aid mixers and also use Wiltons buttercream recipe, however I use 100% butter (no shortening). I havent had any problems with the mixers at all. I think you just need to add more liquid per sugar.