Sunday, May 17, 2009

My Kitchen Aide

I can't believe it's almost been a year since my kitchenaid mixer was boxed up in anticipation of our move here. A YEAR! Who does that? In all actuality, it was one of the first things I got excited about after it was unloaded off the moving truck {first we packed it into our storage unit, packed it in our in-laws' garage, then packed it in a truck before driving for 2 days and unpacking it here - there wasn't much excitement during the unloading process in the August heat and humidity, let's just put it that way} but then has been sitting in its box in the garage since then.


I don't know how I've gone so long without it. Granted, my kitchen is the size of a matchbox and if you know me, said matchbox is already full of, well, proverbial matches.

But(!) it's my best kitchen helper: whipping egg whites, mixing delicious chocolate chip cookie dough {...mmm..I really want cookies now}, and most importantly, aiding in buttercreams. I dug it out today after looking through a few Swiss Meringue Buttercream frosting recipes and realizing it would be essential in my success or failure in creating a good one.

So, that's what I'm off to do. I'll let you know how it turns out!

{I'm using it to frost a layered vanilla cake with homemade lemon curd in between the layers; I'm really excited to see how it will turn out!}


hillary said...

I just pulled 2 pans of choco chip cookies out of the oven. Mmmmm!

Micah and Melinda said...

I have a deeeeep dislike for you right now... here I felt accomplished when I didn't burn my carmel! Oh how I wish I lived close and could learn to cook at your ...well... um... knee!

Anonymous said...

i made cupcakes yesterday...but i am drooling over the description of your cake...lemon is the best!!
ps when is amber's shower again??

Chelsea said...

hehe...Amber's shower is July 11th. I'm sure it will creep up so much faster than I am thinking.