Blistering Buttercream - What Am I Doing Wrong?

Decorating By mooj Updated 10 Feb 2009 , 2:26am by mooj

mooj Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 5:18pm
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I get blisters or air bubbles under the surface of my buttercream after I have smoothed it with a warm spatula. It doesn't happen all the time, so I can't pinpoint exactly what I am doing to cause them. I always use the same recipe for buttercream. Sometimes I can pop the bubble and re-smooth. Sometimes the bubble comes back anyway - makes the buttercream look warty! What's going on? Anyone else ever have this happen and how do I get rid of the problem??

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jab2004 Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 5:52pm
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The only thing I can think of is that maybe you're over mixing your icing and putting too much air in it.
Good Luck

jab2004 Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 5:57pm
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The only thing I can think of is that maybe you're over mixing your icing and putting too much air in it.
Good Luck

KlyKat Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 6:11pm
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Are you icing your cake at room temp? The only time I've ever gotten air bubbles is when I iced a cold or nearly still frozen cake.

HTH, K'ly

mooj Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 2:26am
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I am icing a room temperature cake with room temp buttercream. I always mix the color into my buttercream by hand so it won't have too much air. Maybe I catch an air bubble as I am spreading the buttercream onto the cake and trap it under the surface.

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