Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

Fun Find Friday-Mixer Mate!

Written by Patti on January 28th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

The nice folks from Beater Blade sent me this fab new bowl to try for mixing.

They sent me the sassy red model – to match the ribbons on my kitchen curtains. Red makes everything feel happier!

So, how does it work? Its curved sides keep batter (or icing, or meringue – you get the idea) from flying all over your just-cleaned kitchen. ┬áRemember Uncle Matt making birthday cupcakes for Eric’s birthday in the mountains? This could have been avoided if he had the Mixer Mate. Although we did get a great laugh out of the chocolate covered kitchen.

It takes just a smidge of getting used to. I had to find the right configuration for my mixer. But that could just because I am left-handed and everything seems a little backwards to me. But once you get the hang of it, you will be hooked. It even has grippy material underneath the handles for easy gripping and sides with spouts for simple pouring. Oh, I just love it.

And I have been giving it a workout lately. I made a cake yesterday for sweet Shane’s birthday last night and another cake today for dear friend Kerry’s birthday – lemon curd layer cake with a fluffy 7 minute frosting. Mmmmm. I will post photos and details from both parties next week. Today I am grappling with a bit of a head cold. And it’s Friday? Why not get a cold on Monday so I could be better for the weekend? Ah, it’s okay. I needed to slow down, lay on the couch, read and cuddle the dogs anyway.

Enjoy the weekend my darlings!
xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Bob Marley – Stir It Up


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Kathy says:

    Can you purchase this in a store? Suce a great idea. I make red velvet cake during the holidays, and it’s the worst to get splattered all over the kitchen!

  2. Patti says:

    Hi Kathy,

    From the website, it looks like it’s available at Cook’s Warehouse. Enjoy!


  3. tamara says:

    I just founmd your blog via and Eddie Ross twitter! Love your APRON in the press photo. Did you make it yourself?! Where can I get one?

    Off to read some more on your blog ­čÖé

  4. Patti says:

    Thanks, Tamara!

    The apron was a gift from some friends. Not sure who made it.

    Off to read your blog!