I tried to search for "air bubbles in buttercream" but all that returned were topics about an air bubble blow-out during settling and that is not my question.
I wish I had a photo, but I left my camera at home today. When I frost my cakes, I do a crumb coat, then I go back and frost with a spatula, then use a bench scraper to smooth and remove the extra frosting. Sometimes (not always), I have a problem with my frosting - it has all these small craters when I scrape it almost like there were dozens of little air bubbles that I'm popping as I go along. Have I beat the frosting too much? Or not pressed hard enough with the spatula as I'm frosting?
If anyone can understand what I'm tallking about, I'd really appreciate some tips. TIA!!
That happens to me when I mix too much, especially when I add the color and mix with the mixer.
Was your mixing bowl filled to the top enough to completely cover your beater blade so that you weren't whipping air into it?
Maybe that's it then, mixing too much...if it's happened to you also.
Yes, I'm pretty sure the blade was completely covered...I was making quite a bit of frosting.