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challan

disaster baking cupcakes with kenwood mixer

I have baked cupcakes perfectly for 5 years for my market stall with a hand mixer and a magimix so I decided to treat myself to a kenwood mixer. I have now had disaster after disaster, and am feeling miserable! instead of the lovely, evenly cooked , reliable cupcakes, i am now getting misshapen cupcakes, with butter at the bottom , a dense texture, and a layer of crystallised sugar on top of the cupcakes (nice crunchy topping but not what i want!) I just feel so disappointed, what am I doing wrong? Have searched the internet to no avail. Please hel;p you cakers out there!

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queen jean

cupcake disaster

first of all you must be gutted i feel for you .maybe they were mixed for too long because mixing for too much is not good ,but im sure you will get the answers to help you on here .i hope you sort it soon

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Tompeters

Disaster cupcakes kenwood

If you talk us through exactly what you have been doing, someone will spot where you're going wrong.

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Thistledo

Cupcake disaster

There should be a Helpline in the Kenwood instructions/recipe book. You could do a lot worse than phone them. It is in Kenwood's interests to have happy customers and they will have a cooking expert for you to talk to. At least, that's what I found with Panasonic and my breadmaker query.

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Honey

Cupcake disaster

Have you tried looking at Lesson 3 of Delia's Cookery School (you can get to it by going to the top of this page and clicking on Cookery School). She has just covered cupcakes and I just wonder if it might help you.

H x

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froufrou

Adjusting the mixing attachment

I have a Kenwood too.
It might be that you need to adjust the height of the mixing attachment - this is mentioned in the appliance handbook. I have had mixing disappointments with mine too as it seems that it doesn't quite 'get' to everything in the bowl. This might explain your issues with butter not being evenly mixed. I hope you are able to resolve it.

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Honey

Kenwood

I use my Kenwood for everything and never had a problem... cakes, pastry, bread, whisking. But it is VERY old and I doubt it has an adjustment. I hope you get it sorted out. Perhaps it's a duff one and you will need to send it back. I would certainly have a word with Kenwood and see if they can help you.

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Tompeters

Is the Kenwood Prospero?

I bought a cheap Kenwood Prospero that is really rubbish. Thomnasina broke the FP the first time she used it, the body is cheap brittle plastic, the quoted power is rubbish...only 50W to 100W even with a bowl of rich cake mix, whereas they quote something like 800W (I have a usage monitor and can see what things actually draw). At £135 including juicer, stainless bowl beaters, liquidiser and FP attachment I didn't expect it to be good, but it is junk. I couldn't sell it on Ebay....my conscience would prick.

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Honey

Kenwood

When I bought my Kenwood Chef and liquidiser back in 1971 (just before I married) it already had a good reputation. My Aunt had bought one of their very first models back in the 50's and believe it or not, her daughter still uses it! Mine is still going strong (a tad noisy compared to my daughters newer one of course). Do the newer Kenwood Chefs still have a good reputation, or have they gone down the tubes?

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challan

thanks you so much everyone!


yes that is really good advice, perhaps is not mixing well enough. Also, when it says cream the butter and sugar, I do it on a speed 3 and it goes white and fluffly very quickly - perhaps it is over beaten? I have a feeling when I put in the flour, I should put it on very low speed, as perhaps the machine (1.000 watt) is too powerful for the flour to go in gently..

I will look at chapter 3 and I will call kenwood

Love you all

xx

 
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