Well actually Mama's got a brand new kitchen tool and this post should more appropriately be entitled "Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!"
Although I'm a fan of quick and easy cakes which often have a melt and mix technique, a lot of the recipes I'd like to try out start off their method with ".....preferably with a stand beater" so I decided it was time I got myself one.
Barbara of Winos and Foodies has announced this year's LIVESTRONG day baking event - A Taste of Yellow. Why is this relevant? The announcement reminded me how my hand-held mixer just about burned it's poor little motor out because it couldn't cope with my cake batter and I thought yep I NEED a stand mixer. I'd really like a Kitchen Aid but in New Zealand they are ridiculously expensive - almost $1,000. If a Kenwood was good enough for my Mum, it's good enough for me. It has a 600 watt motor and a 4.3L bowl so should be fairly sturdy.
So guess what I'm off to do now? What shall I make first?....You'll have to wait and see.