How To Keep Air Out Of Buttercream?

Decorating By photofire Updated 21 Oct 2008 , 3:23am by Rocketgirl899

photofire Posted 20 Oct 2008 , 2:28am
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Anyone have any tips for me? I am having trouble finding what I am looking for through a search. Thanks!

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Rocketgirl899 Posted 20 Oct 2008 , 2:44am
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look for sugarshacks recipe and tips....

pretty much if you fill your mixer up really ful so the beaters are covered, it will help...

here is a youtube I swear by icon_smile.gif
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB4ibkH0V_4&feature=related
good luck
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB4ibkH0V_4&feature=related

indydebi Posted 20 Oct 2008 , 4:53pm
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I make sure I totally pulverize the fat in the icing. Here's the comparison I use to explain it:

Go to the beach and rub your hand across the very fine sand. You get a smooth path of sand. But .... ! If there is a pebble in the sand, when you rub your hand across the sand, the pebble will drag thru the sand and will leave a path in the smooth sand.

The pebble is the little chunks of fat. When you spread the icing, the knife is pushing that little "pebble" of icing across the smooth icing, creating what some call an air pocket.

So I beat the fat, milk, dream whip and vanilla, along with about 2 cups of p.sugar, until it's silky smooth with no particles of fat. Then I add the rest of the sugar. I rarely have the icing up over the top of my paddle and it comes out nice and smooth.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 3:23am
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indydebi~

Awesome tip icon_smile.gif I will try that for my smaller batches of BC, I always feel obligated to make 5 qts of sugarshacks: )

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