Food hack: How to stop an electric whisk splattering

Watch how to stop an electric whisk splattering with this simple food hack. All you need is a tea towel and a steady hand and you’ve got yourself a clean and efficient way of stopping cake mixture or buttercream splattering around your kitchen.

Whether you’re whisking cake mix or making buttercream, it can be so frustrating when the mixture sprays out over the mixing bowl onto the kitchen surfaces or worse, onto you!

The main culprit when it comes to whisking and making a mess is icing sugar…

If you don’t add it in gradually to the butter to make buttercream or you accidently press the high speed setting on your electric whisk, you can end up in a big white cloud. That, and you’ll have to clean up the mess afterwards.

This handy tea towel trick shows you just how easy it is to stop all the mess!

All you have to do is place a tea towel carefully over the electric mixture or stand mixer, making sure it doesn’t drape into the bowl, and whisk away.

Once your mixture has come together, remove the tea towel and shake the leftovers into the sink or bin and pop the tea towel straight into the wash or save for next time.

This nifty little trick will save you having to wipe down all your surfaces. This technique works for electric stand mixers too.

How about trying this food hack when you're making buttercream? Or maybe even when making cream cheese frosting?

Safety tip: Make sure the tea towel doesn't fall into the bowl. If this happens, stop whisking immediately. You do not want the tea towel to get caught in the whisks.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies