We’re starting a new monthly series over here on Brooklyn Portland! The truth this, without all of our favorite kitchen tools we’re essentially powerless in the kitchen. So we’re thanking these tools in the best way we know how, giving them the spotlight right here on the blog! First up is an ode to the humble whisk, an essential in my Portland kitchen.


To say I love my whisk is really an understatement. I’m a little obsessed. And it’s no secret. I’ve started up a little collection of whisks all thanks to my good friend Cecilia who gave me a bouquet of vintage whisks, kale and dahlias for my birthday last year. Best gift ever?  What other tool can turn egg whites into meringue and heavy cream to whipped cream in just a few short minutes?! It’s also essential for marshmallow making and buttercream creating.  Quite simply, the whisk is the force behind most kitchen magic.


Admittedly, the whisk that sees the most action in my kitchen is my KitchenAid attachment. When I’m in the mood for a good arm workout I whip up some heavy cream by hand….okay, I very rarely do this, but whipping cream so thick it stayed put in an upside down bowl is a culinary school memory I’ll never forget.


Here are a  few whisk-essential recipes that I’m excited to “whip” up soon!

Lemon Cake with Marshmallow Frosting by How Sweet Eats

Strawberry Meringue Cloud Cake by Brooklyn-Portland

Sugar and Spice Delight Cake by Sweetapolita

Red, White and Blueberry Cake by Tillamook

Mini Strawberry and Champagne Pavlovas by Brooklyn-Portland

 Brown Butter Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese and Honey by Adventures in Cooking

Chocolate Marshmallow Cupcakes by Brooklyn-Portland

Chocolate Mousse Pie with Peanut Butter Whip and Pretzel Crust by Oh Ladycakes

Chai Cinnamon Marshmallows by Brooklyn-Portland