Smoothing Bettercreme?

Decorating By beachcakes Updated 28 Apr 2008 , 9:39pm by beachcakes

beachcakes Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 5:53pm
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Can someone enlighten me on how this is done? I have something called Whip 'n Ice from InstantWhip, which is a non-dairy whipped cream product that is frozen and you thaw and whip - sounds like Bettercreme to me! icon_smile.gif Directions are to whip with a KA on medium speed with a wire whip for 9 mins. There are sooooo many air bubbles in it! I've tried stirring by hand, but i can't get rid of them! I iced a cake and I cannot get it smooth!! There are craters where the air bubbles are. :'( Help please! I am so sad.

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katwomen1up Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 1:25am
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Here is a couple ideas, I have used the Bettercreme and spritzed with water from a water bottle and smoothed. (this is how I smooth all my cakes) The only other way I can think of is to get some very hot water, leave your spatula in it until it's nice and hot and run it over the frosting.

Hope these tips help you out.

Kat

beachcakes Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 5:35pm
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Thanks Kat. I'll have to try your water trick!

I ended up going over it with a darker shade - I figured since it was for water, I could get away with it rough looking. Didn't help my frustration level, though! http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1214559

JanH Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 9:31pm
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Decorating with Pastry Pride (similar to Rich's Bettercreme):

http://tinyurl.com/yv3dn8

HTH

beachcakes Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 9:39pm
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thanks Jan!

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