I like using a hand mixer to mix cake batter, but after burning out several hand mixers when making icing- I am ready for my kitchenaid stand mixer that I just bought. Your arm gets soooo tired when trying to battle the icing with the hand mixer. My last hand mixer that I bought was 225 watt, and it lasted for about 2 small cakes, and then got burned out on 1 big cake
I ordered my mixer from kohls.com at a really good price, so now I just have to wait
until it arrives at my house to use it for icing and many other things.
Of course my little boy will miss out on helping me with the hand mixer. Whenever I am making something that involves using the hand mixer he always wants to help out. He's really good at using it...I think he is going to take after his mom when it comes to cooking and baking. Thank goodness because my DH can't hardly cook worth a lick. He's very good at grilling and making stir fry, but that's about it.