I bought a new toy yesterday – an electric mixer. You’d think that with cooking cakes for children I’d already have had one, wouldn’t you?
I had my grandmother’s old Sunbeam mixer for years, but when my mum’s identical one died a few years ago I gave it to her so she didn’t immediately have to go out and buy a new one. And I haven’t really thought about it much since then. I’ve just continued to cream the butter and sugar by hand (good thing I haven’t been wanting to make pavlova or meringue lately).
At Christmas when I had to make several batches of chocolate shortbread, I had to do a lot of mixing, and my shoulder let me know it wasn’t happy, especially after the constant use over the last year at art school (I’ve never had problems from my arthritis in my shoulder until now). So, I mentioned to my husband that I thought he could get me a mixer for mother’s day this year, and he said, if we need one, just get it – so I did!
And it’s RED!