no electric mixer?

by Natasha
(Indiana)

I was looking through several recipes for cake filling and most of them say to use an electric mixer. The only thing I have for mixing purposes is this hand mixer.

It doesn't have any attachments and It's not exactly new. I can't afford to buy a new mixing machine. We're on a really tight budget for the wedding so we're trying to make the cake ourselves. Is there another way to mix the fillings and get them light and fluffy? What is your advice?

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Aug 09, 2009
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Using A Hand Mixer
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Natasha,

You can absolutely use a hand mixer like the one you have. It will just take you longer to get the volume of frosting you can get with a stand mixer.

One trick to getting better results from your hand mixer is to make the fillings in smaller batches. So if you're using any of the recipes from this site, just halve them and mix in two batches.

Good luck.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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