Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Classic Cupcake Mixer

One of my friends asked me recently about the mixer, on which I am seen leaning in my first blog video, so I thought I would explain a bit.

The mixer is new to me, inherited from my grandmother, and recently un-earthed from storage in my basement after who knows how long. I cleaned it up and have begun to enjoy it's solid metal base, thick tempered glass bowl, and unique one piece beater for creating my cupcake batters. I am not sure why I left it down there unused for so long, because now I honestly love this classic machine. The mixer is a 1940's Kitchen-Aid Model K3B (circa Hobart) and even with age it is the perfect mixer for blending small batches of cupcakes. The smooth whiring noise the engine makes is as comforting and appealing as the treats it can produce. While I am enjoying this sturdy, classic mixer for the first time, I would love at some point to have a newer, larger model for turning out bigger batches all at once!

Today I am putting the old K3B to work and whipping up test batches of "Almond Joy" and Carrot Cake cupcakes. Now that my three kidos have returned to school, after several snow days, I hope to get back to the business of blogging and cupcake creation! I initially felt bad about missing the Valentine holiday, as well as Mardi Gras cupcaking opportunities, but thats ok, kids get mom's time first.

Till next time,


*note- The mixer in the photo is not my actual mixer (camera is still on fritz here) but it is exactly like mine, right down to the slight crack at the rim of the glass bowl! Don't worry, it is only a cosmetic flaw.

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