no matter what i do, regardless of the speed of the mixer, the softness of the butter, or the quantity of liquid added, i can NEVER get a smooth buttercream?! everytime i make a buttercream, there is a consistent amount of bubbles which form when spreading onto the cake. an example is shown in photo-g below:
it's been far worse than this before, with tiny pock marks forming consistently as i spread. this is driving me crazy!
a lot of comments surrounding the issue have been making icing covering the paddle...but i don't ever require buttercream in this quantity, nor have the ingredients to do so, so this is not an option!
hope someone can help (-: