I bought some Wilton tips and have been trying to practice the basic stuff from the Wilton Course books but when I make BC it's full of tiny air bubbles , it doesn't matter if I just wanna cover a cake but when I went to pipe it really makes things look messy, I use an electric hand mixer which I know incorporates air into the mix but how can I avoid that? Is there any way, or is there a better recipe that doesn't get so 'airy'?
I saw Sugarshack's YouTube vid but I don't own a mixer like that and have no need to make huge amounts!
try letting your icing rest in a bowl, then gently stir the icing. I usually make my icing the day before i need it,then throw it back in the mixer to just stir it on the lowest setting, it helps to get rid of all those air bubbles.
Thanks Peg, I will give that a go
I was just having a nose at your pics, your BC is super neat! Can I ask what recipe you use?
You may also want to, sift the sugar and try to whip your icing at a lower speed. Let it rest overnight and work it the next day with a spatula, smooshing the icing on the sides of the bowl. Also, add a tbs. or so of corn syrup per recipe of Class Buttercream. But if it all fails, just add 1/3 of the container of the small ready-to-use decorators icing by Wilton (it works like magic to cream up and smooth down your icing)
Are the air bubbles coming after you add a color? When I am tinting the BC, I do it by hand and try to hold your bowl in one arm and sort of use your wrist back and forth on the mixing hand...I use a small off set spatula for this. Hope it makes sense!