I’m a total amateur but I love baking. I bake the boys birthday cakes every year and I get pretty good comments on my baking skills.
Although I love baking, I do end up pretty tired from all of the mixing, especially as Lamb never helps me even though he says he will. So it was about time I upped my baking game with a brand new VonShef Stand Mixer from Domu!
I’ve always dreamed of owning a stand mixer so when I was offered one to review I did a little happy dance.
The mixer is really lovely. Very easy to use and certainly makes baking much simpler!
The mixer comes with with 3 attachments to use depending on what you’re baking. The Flat Beater – for medium to heavy concoctions including batters and sponge. The Dough Hook – for kneading heavy mixtures such as bread and short pastry. And the Balloon Whisk – for whipping up light and airy mixtures like meringue.
To make Lambs superhero cupcakes I used the flat beater, as the instructions said this was best for cakes, however I don’t think it whisked the batter enough so when I bake Bears cupcakes next month I’m going to use the balloon whisk to create a lighter batter.
The mixer has 6 speed settings as well as a pulse setting, ensuring you have the perfect speed for whatever you’re mixing. Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised at how much quicker I managed to bake 36 cupcakes for Lambs birthday!
There are a couple of features of the stand mixer that I really liked. First of all the blue light around the speed dial. Of course this is ideal for baking in low lights, but also I think it makes the overall appearance a little more finished. Secondly, the stand mixer’s tilt-head design has a safety switch to prevent it from accidentally starting when not in the correct position. This is so useful for someone who can be a little forgetful and clumsy when working under pressure!
The VonShef Classic Stand Mixer retails at £74.99, which compared with other leading brands, is really good value. The stainless steel mixing bowl is dishwasher safe (a bonus for any busy mum). And the product comes with a free extended 2 year warranty.
I am really happy with my new stand mixer. Having such useful product has inspired me to bake more and to venture away from my comfort zone of cakes.
Maybe next time I’ll attempt bread?!
* In collaboration with Domu