2008 should bring some better baking

After years of using a cheap hand mixer, I’ve finally moved to the big leagues with my brand new Kitchenaid artisan stand mixer. I was totally surprised to get this pink beauty for Christmas. Now I just have to decide what to bake first. Here’s to better baking!

My Christmas present

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33 comments on “2008 should bring some better baking”

  1. Congratulations! I couldn’t bear to bake without my stand mixer. Enjoy!

  2. Oh!! Great color! I want one of those, too.

  3. I don’t know how I found your site but you sure do cook up some yummy food and decorate so well!! I’ll be back to see what goodies you have created with this brand new KitchenAid stand mixer!

  4. Thanks guys. And glad you stopped by!

  5. I got one for Christmas last year and it’s made my baking so much easier! Congratulations!

    Love your website, I must try some of those yummy desserts! Sandi

  6. I got a pink KitchenAid for Christmas last year. It’s my prized possession. Welcome to the club ;)

  7. Thanks Erin!

  8. I like your cute pink mixer! Mine is Cobalt blue and it’s been going strong for 13 years. I don’t think I could live without it.

  9. Wow… I got a silver one for Christmas and I was estatic! Happy baking to both of us in 2008 :-)

  10. tracy – 13 years … I hope mine lasts that long.

    lauren – I was excited too. Yay for both of us!

  11. I just stumbled upon your website… I love it.

    My Red Kitchenaid mixer os my favorite thing in my kitchen. You will just love yours too.

    I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. The Oreo & Nutter butter truffles look amazing. I love cooking more than anything. Can’t wait to make some of your stuff too.

  12. Thanks jennica.

  13. I just found your blog… wow! Great stuff and nice pictures! I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. I am commenting on this particular post because I too, received a KitchenAid this Christmas. I didn’t even ask for it (it never occured to me). My husband bought it because he said he was tired of watching me mix everything by hand. I absolutely love it. Great for large batches of mashed potatoes. I’ve even made bread and pizza dough recently.

  14. linda lu – What a great surprise. Sweet husband. I’ve had baking on the mind so much, I haven’t even thought of how great it will be to make mashed potatoes in.

  15. Amen to the Kitchen Aid!! I got a professional one for my B-Day last year and I can’t live without it! Love your work, by the way. You are so inspiring and I love to see new ideas. I’m totally going to try those oreo bites! LOVE the idea.

    Love,
    Betheny
    http://www.bitethecake.com

  16. Thanks Betheny!

  17. http://sideswipeblade.com/

    My favorite thing in the whole world is my kitchenaid. I use it for EVERYTHING – even mixing up instant pudding, haha. The link above is for my favorite gadget – it scrapes the bowl for you! It even cleans the little divot in the bottom of the bowl.

  18. janell- thanks for the link. Awesome.

  19. so do you think a kitchenaid is worth the 300 dollars? were debating on whether or not to buy one, see we have an ok hand mixer which i just switched too which helps but isnt great it makes a mess and we have a stand mixer but its from the early 80s and doesnt do much of anything but sit there [ its just a cheap brand]

    so are kitchenaids up to the hype?

  20. ittstime2live777@aim.com – The short answer is yes.

    The long answer is …

    If you don’t do a lot of baking you can get by with the hand mixer.

    I used a cheap one forever, but now that I bake often I won’t go back. I really do love the kitchenaid. I have the Artisan. It’s great to let it do all the work. And the stainless steel bowls with the handles are priceless.

    If you decide to buy one, check around. You can usually get one on sale for around 270 or 280 at stores like Macy’s or Kohls. Try amazon, too.

  21. Hi Bakerella,

    Do you think the pink color is practical and/or have you gotten sick of it yet? I am trying to decide what color to get and pink is on the top of my list but I am not sure if it would be practical…

  22. The pink makes me smile. I have definitely not gotten sick of it. But my kitchen is mostly white so it works.

  23. Oh I have a pink kitchenaid too! Loooove it so much!

  24. I just gave my sister my extra silver Kitchenaide. She loves it as much as I love mine! :)

  25. Oh that’s soo pretty. I want one! Is that one of the professional ones that you can make go higher or lower? I really want one.

  26. Congrads! I wish I had one!

  27. I cannot live without my KITCHEN AID!!! I got the professional 600 in copper and around the holidays i would much rather use It than have arms like Popeye!! LOVE my mixer.
    Your site is just amazing!! I finally got your book for Christmas! ! I’m sure I squealed when I opened it!! :)

  28. Im getting exactly the same for my 14th birthday in may! :)
    xxx

  29. love your page your photos but i have some questions.can i use this page 4 my questions?

  30. I used the red velvet cake to do my cake pops ( for my sister’s twins birthday party) and all the kids were curius and liked them a lot. But i made 45 and finally 33 were perfect. My problem was when I put the ball in the white chocolate my ball was destroyed. Why? What did I do wrong?I didnt put enought cream cheese?I did put them in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.please help me

  31. I. WANT. ONE. <3

  32. I got that exact same mixer for my birthday! its fab!! x

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