Air Pockets That Won't Smooth Out! What Do I Do????

Decorating By linsa Updated 7 Jun 2009 , 3:06am by BeeBoos-8599_

linsa Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 2:46pm
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I cannot smooth this crap out! I'm gonna cry! I've used the paper and the hot knife...what am I doing wrong? Please help! Are there any tricks?

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Donnagardner Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 2:56pm
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Poke a hole in them and then smoosh them to ket the air out.

__Jamie__ Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 2:59pm
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All the smoothing in the world ain't gonna get rid of trapped air. It has to escape. Pop with a pin and smoosh around until it's flat again. Then resume you other techniques.

Alice1230 Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 2:59pm
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I poke them with a pin then take a papertowel and smooth them out

linsa Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 3:15pm
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ok i didn't mean air pocket...I guess it's just a bunch of holes...it's on butter cream

I tried to post a pic but it was too big

__Jamie__ Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 3:21pm
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Ahhhh, that's a whole nother story. Did you turn the slower down real slow with the paddle attachment and let it spin for a few minutes? That helps get the air bubbles out. I do that with my SMBC, it isn't a crusting, so I don't get to do the Viva paper towel method, but it doesn't need it anyways.

blondeez Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 3:22pm
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Take a clean spray bottle with clean water and spray the sides of your cake. Then smooth with a hot knife. All gone. Then make sure to clean the board.

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 3:06am
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You can chill the cake then go over it with another thin coat to fill in any bubbles.

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