Air Bubbles In My Buttercream???

Baking By msc2006 Updated 2 Apr 2010 , 11:48pm by mamawrobin

msc2006 Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 7:23pm
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As I'm trying to frost a sheet cake I'm noticing what appears to be air bubbles in my buttercream which is making it hard to get the frosting to look smooth - any on ever had this happen? What did I do wrongicon_confused.gif?

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JGMB Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 11:20pm
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People have given a lot of tips on here before about this problem. One that I've found helpful is to run my rubber scraper through the frosting before I start putting it on the cake -- kind of swipe the frosting against the side of the bowl with the scraper.

sugar_britches Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 11:45pm
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I've found it helpful to add a drop or two of water to the buttercream and slowly cream it with a paddle mixer if I find air bubbles in it. Whipping it too fast while mixing creates air bubbles. If you've already frosted the cake, try dipping your spatula, bench scraper or whatever you're using in warm water and smoothing the buttercream with that.

mamawrobin Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 11:48pm
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Originally Posted by JGMB

People have given a lot of tips on here before about this problem. One that I've found helpful is to run my rubber scraper through the frosting before I start putting it on the cake -- kind of swipe the frosting against the side of the bowl with the scraper.




This works very well.

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