Bubbles In Icing

Decorating By HoHo5 Updated 24 Feb 2009 , 3:05pm by kakeladi

HoHo5 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:56pm
post #1 of 5

I know this has been discussed before but I can seem to find it.
How do you get the air bubbles out of buttercream?
I made a batch this morning and have air bubbles galore!
HELP!

4 replies
springlakecake Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 2:09pm
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I have loads of trouble with smbc, but american buttercream I can do pretty well. With american buttercream (ie powdered sugar kind) I just keep the speed on the lowest once I start adding the sugar.

Deb_ Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 2:17pm
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I try to mix on the lowest speed also.

To help get most of the air bubbles out of this batch. Take a large rubber spatula and "smoosh" the icing from the middle pressing it against the sides of the bowl. (don't you love the technical term icon_biggrin.gif ) Just keep flattening it with the spatula and it should get rid of at least the big bubbles.

HTH

HoHo5 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 2:26pm
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Very technical terminology, LOL!
;]
Fortunately the cake is for my son, but....
You always want it to be your best work!
And thought it would be good to know for future cakes as I have to do one in BC this weekend.
Thanks for the help ladies!!!

kakeladi Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 3:05pm
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Look up Sharon Z's (aka: SugarShack) U.Tube videos and posts on this board. There is a ton of them regarding her methods & recipe for b'cream. One of the most helpful tips is to be sure your batch fills the bowl - at least covers the beaters and slow, long beating.
Oh yeh, (I think it's) Serious_Cakes also has some U.Tube videos on making smooth b'cream.

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