Trouble With Buttercream

Decorating By SweetM Updated 17 Mar 2009 , 6:58pm by sugarshack

SweetM Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 6:34pm
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Hi Everyone -
I need help. I am having a real problem with my buttercream icing. Once I ice a cake with it, it seems like there are lots of little air bubbles which makes it very hard to smooth. I thought I was mixing to long or too fast, but I have changed those items and I still have the problem.
ANY IDEAS???
Thanks -
Michelle

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flourjuice Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 6:42pm
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Is your butter at room temp?

barbydoll8 Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 6:45pm
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Usually, after I ice a cake, I immediately place in the fridge to let it "set." That seems to get the air bubbles out for me.

Try the "everything you wanted to know about BC" thread. There are some VERY helpful tips in there.

Barb

Win Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 6:46pm
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It sounds like you have air bubbles in it which means you have mixed it on too high a speed. What are you using to mix? If you use a stand-type mixer, it should not really go above a level 2. It takes longer to mix, but does not beat so quickly that you are incorporating air into the bc.

sugarshack Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 6:58pm
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here are my tips:


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