May you please look at my attached photos. I have read that the icing should come up to the springs in the KA mixer. My icing is always waaaay pass the springs??!!
Do you think I am using to much of shortening??? I bought a digital scale. I measure 1 cup of Hi-Ratio. Total weight in pounds was 0.44. So, I measured .44 pounds x 5 cups of hi ratio and mixed according to your instructions.
My KA paddle sounded like it was skipping inside the bowl, I was actually afraid that it might come bouncing out. Your instructions state to mix the sugar at first on speed 1. When I do so, my KA struggles so much to mix it. It is not easy mixing like your youtube shows. The top of my KA is very hot, not warm, to the touch.
The mixture is very, very thick and stiff when I start to incorpate all the sugar. I have to add about two more TBL. of hot liquid.
This is how my mixing always goes, even before the kitchen scale.
What do you think???